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Friday 22nd May - Phone Keys

Ben Bateson
United Kingdom
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Easy for you lot to say. A bunch of blokes playing computer simulations of boardgames every week does not exactly provide stimulating literary material, especially when we end up playing more or less the same stuff every week. I am having much more luck with my Lockdown Knockdown list because at least we are playing some new stuff. But, in the name of my loyal readership (both of them), I will persevere and get us up to date.

It was a bijou threesome tonight: just myself, Becky and Gerv. And the latter was struggling with life generally (thankfully he's been more cheerful since the football came back on TV), so we finished early giving me even less to report.

First up, Keyflower at Gerv's behest. He's very enamoured of the BGA implementation and starting to understand the game properly for the first time. And it showed, too: a solid mid-fifties score beating Becky back into third place. It would have been more impressive if they hadn't let me score 108 based on an enormous and abusive meeple engine.

We taught him Bruges next, although it wasn't a success. We INITIALLY decided we wanted to play Transatlantic, but then realised we couldn't remember how, and Yucata's interface both doesn't let us quit the game AND forces us to do something when it's our turn. Therefore, our game of Bruges was liberally interrupted with repeat visits to the high seas, which is far from ideal for a teaching game. We all finished distracted, frustrated and fed up, which seemed about the right time to pack it in.

Not a fine hour in the history of RoW games - you can see why I don't write the blog sometimes, can't you?
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