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Lines of Action

In boardgames, reviews on November 12th, 2007 at 3:07 am

I first discovered Lines of Action several years ago, when I read Sid Sackson’s book A Gamut of Games. I was immediately intrigued by it, and, although I was not an active boardgamer at the time, it lurked in the back of my mind as something I would like to try.After I signed up for Boardgamegeek, I thought to check it out. I discovered that it was well-rated, but not widely known. I made a mental note to play it when I got a chance, but that meant indoctrinating some friends into boardgaming first.

Fast forward a year or so, and I had a couple of friends that I played my nascent Eurogame collection with. One night, I stayed late at a gaming session with one other player, and I decided to spring LoA on him. We both enjoyed it quite a bit, but we didn’t play it again for about a year and a half. I wanted to, but it was never a convenient choice.A couple of weeks ago I decided to go out of my way to play LoA again, and this time it caught. I played 15 games of it over the course of two days, and I am even more fond of the game than ever. Read the rest of this entry »

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