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Marlow Board Games 17 July 2023 17 August 2023

This Meetup-based boardgames group continues, this evening at my place.

And, by request, a surprise game of Aeon's End, which I haven't touched for too long. (The vast majority of my plays have involved demonstrating it, including its variants and expansions, at Essen.)

It took a bit of work to load the rules back into my mind but it came together reasonably well. (I need a better term for the "pending discard" stack of cards you've played this turn that aren't on your discard pile yet.)

On the other hand (using mostly original box content) we lost comprehensively against Carapace Queen.

I also need better organisation for this game! (Not so much the cards, but the other ancillary bits.) I haven't even got Past and Future integrated into the main boxes, and probably it won't fit; and finding and deploying the various bits took rather longer than it should have. But the thing that really struck me was how much I wanted to play it again – even though I now have Sentinels of the Multiverse which in gameplay terms does many of the same things.

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