Ssshhhh! We're trying to have fun over here...: Isleworth Boardgamers on 8th May, 2019
Jon Wooden
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Tonight saw the long-awaited return of Neil after his European travels with some whippersnapper rap star.

Amongst the usual euro-fare and standard forms of Wednesday evening entertainment, there was also a completely raucous game going on in one corner, which had something to do with being an athlete but also being magical. Must have been the board game equivalent of Ben Johnson's medicine cabinet...
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1. Board Game: Brass: Birmingham [Average Rating:8.67 Overall Rank:3]
Board Game: Brass: Birmingham
Jon Wooden
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It started early to make sure that it finished. All I can say is that it's dark...very dark...and they weren't even playing on the dark side of the board...
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2. Board Game: Skull [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:393]
Board Game: Skull
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Isleworth
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Tom chose to be chicken-licken. Ricky went down in a blaze of glory. And Tony won...
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3. Board Game: Tybor the Builder [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:2073]
Board Game: Tybor the Builder
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A second outing for this drafting game (which included an element from the expansion). This time, Dan took over from Tom in the 'not understanding a rule until it's too late then blaming Jon' mantle...
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4. Board Game: Mai-Star [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:3123]
Board Game: Mai-Star
Jon Wooden
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No idea about this one. Over to Tom...
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5. Board Game: Illusion [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:1336]
Board Game: Illusion
Jon Wooden
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Several rounds of this novel little filler. And apparently, it's growing on Neil...
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6. Board Game: High Society [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:550]
Board Game: High Society
Jon Wooden
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I'm sorry, but what is all the love for this reprint's artwork??? Still an awesome game though...
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7. Board Game: Magical Athlete [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:3210]
Board Game: Magical Athlete
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Whatever can be said about this game, it certainly isn't quiet (at least, not when Tom's playing it...)
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8. Board Game: Peloponnes [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:1033]
Board Game: Peloponnes
Jon Wooden
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Isleworth
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This '8-decision civ builder' hasn't hit the table for many moons. So Neil & Jon had to dredge their memories (and the rulebook) to ensure that Tony and Chris knew what they were doing...
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9. Board Game: Catch the Moon [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:2522]
Board Game: Catch the Moon
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Tricky, engaging and strangely beautiful all in one...
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10. Board Game: The Mind [Average Rating:6.88 Overall Rank:682]
Board Game: The Mind
Paul 2 and Chris played a 2 player game of the Mind.
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11. Board Game: Patronize [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:7065]
Board Game: Patronize
David, Chris, and Paul 2 played a trick-taking game that has tricks of its own.
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12. Board Game: Thrown [Average Rating:5.86 Unranked]
Board Game: Thrown
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Chris: "I'm doing this for the purposes of comedy". Chris proceeds to steal Ricky's third dice in a row.

Brilliant stuff.
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