Gaming inspired by life events: Isleworth Boardgamers on 17th April, 2019
Jon Wooden
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Isleworth
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People play boardgames for a lot of reasons, but events in Paris over the last couple of days inspired a reappearance of a well-loved classic that hadn't seen the light of day at IBG for a long time.

And, in other news, it wouldn't have been a Wednesday evening without James getting at least a couple of rules wrong...
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1. Board Game: San Juan (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:344]
Board Game: San Juan (Second Edition)
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'The game that Race for the Galaxy wishes it was' hadn't appeared for some time, so earlybirds Dan, David and Jon blew off the dust of this one...
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2. Board Game: Cockroach Poker Royal [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:1174]
Board Game: Cockroach Poker Royal
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When is a cockroach not a cockroach? When it's a Royal Cockroach...
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3. Board Game: Love Letter [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:286]
Board Game: Love Letter
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Fortunately, this wasn't played in Jon's vicinity...
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4. Board Game: Corinth [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:1679]
Board Game: Corinth
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Shiny and new, based on a previously-popular eurogame, but already polarising opinions...
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5. Board Game: Hellapagos [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:2387] [Average Rating:6.64 Unranked]
Board Game: Hellapagos
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9 players - 3 spaces on the raft - Dan has a gun - cue the bloodbath...
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6. Board Game: Flamme Rouge [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:210]
Board Game: Flamme Rouge
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After lots of recent plays with 6 players and a breakaway, we were back to good old 4-player action...
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7. Board Game: Notre Dame [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:306]
Board Game: Notre Dame
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It's funny the different reasons that make you pull out a particular game to play, but whatever the reason, this game has certainly stood the test of time...
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8. Board Game: Yellow & Yangtze [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:815]
Board Game: Yellow & Yangtze
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Another outing for this T&E remake...
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9. Board Game: The Quest for El Dorado [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:151] [Average Rating:7.62 Unranked]
Board Game: The Quest for El Dorado
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New to Tom & Chris (who doesn't appear to have played any deck-builders before???) - but Dan assured Jon that it was fine to add in all the expansion bits to the mix - which, to be fair, it was...
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10. Board Game: Fine Sand [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:3690]
Board Game: Fine Sand
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End of the evening and a decidedly ropey rules explanation from Jon...
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