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Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 16 October 2023 09 November 2023

This Meetup-based boardgames group continues at the Marlow Donkey.

Another play of In the Name of Odin, and I don't love it any more than I did last time (see linked post), but the owner of this copy likes it a great deal. It doesn't get anything egregiously wrong, but when you see your set of cards at the start of each turn it's pretty clear what you should do with them, because your options will be to do one thing well and perhaps a second thing half-heartedly.

"Unlike the man to my left, I am a peaceful trading Viking. You can tell from my hand-axe."

There's no tempo to the game, though: the things you do at the end are basically the things you do at the beginning, only perhaps with a bit more mitigation available.

Honestly I'd rather have red/blue/black tokens, but as far as I can tell even the retail version came with the miniatures.

Make the most of those second half-hearted actions, and you may well find you win—as I did this time, by knocking off the last available raid before anyone else had a chance at it.

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See also:
Marlow Tabletop and Board Games 1 November 2021

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