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3rd December 2021 - Piles of potential

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I nipped over to return some loaned games to one of my nearby fellow BGGers this afternoon and also to pick up some new ones to try, so while I have pared down the collection a little it is struggling to lose its lockdown paunch, but it is getting there slowly. Two piles out and two piles in, a zero sum visit.

Among the games to try are Pocket Landship, which looks right up my street. I had a quick tinker with the components this afternoon and it appears to be quite fun and it fits into that quick and portable solo category that usually works well for me.

Next up was a first edition copy of Lewis & Clark: The Expedition to try alongside my various online plays, and it naturally looks much more gorgeous in the flesh. I think that this might fry KT’s mind almost as much as it does mine so it will probably be a solo solo experience for the time being but I am still very happy to have it on the shelf.

The Search for Planet X is one that I was not aware of until it was mentioned to me this afternoon, and it looks to play well as a solo and also as a two-player, so I am going to dig into this a little more and find out what it is all about, whereas Carcassonne: The Castle is one that I have wanted to play for a good long time, so I am very happy to have been loaned a copy of this little gem. I set up its border this evening and KT was immediately interested so the omens are good.

There were a couple of small boxes in there as well, such as Coup - light and frothy - and Bios: Genesis - definitely not light or frothy, one of which I know will get played many times and one of which might take just a little more effort. Bios is one that I am really interested in digging into after my experience with Neanderthal, even if it will certainly take me a while to get there, but I have more than enough excellent fodder to play with until then.

Happy gaming!

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