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Play Matt: Miremarsh Review

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26 Jul 2020 19:09 #312513 by Matt Thrower
As soon as I tried, however, I found out exactly...

Miremarsh didn’t land with the swampy splash the designer must have hoped for. It bubbled under a lot of people’s radars and initial reports weren’t positive. So it sat, ignored, on my shelf for weeks before I took a dive into the rulebook. And what I found there was astonishing: a silly, charming push your luck game about driving goblins through a terrifying swamp in the hope of surviving long enough to commit some goblinesque atrocities. It felt like a must-play.

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27 Jul 2020 14:53 #312517 by hotseatgames
Nice review!

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27 Jul 2020 15:21 #312518 by OhBollox
This sounds worth a try at least. I have to be careful or I just end up picking up most of the games Matt reviews. Only just got Undaunted North Africa.
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28 Jul 2020 07:09 #312530 by Matt Thrower

OhBollox wrote: This sounds worth a try at least. I have to be careful or I just end up picking up most of the games Matt reviews. Only just got Undaunted North Africa.


Sorry. If you wonder why I generally post 3*+ reviews it's because I just don't write up games that don't appeal. Life's too short and there are too many games.

I'd do the research, or wait for a FAQ, before investing in this one. Maybe download the rulebook and see if you can find a playthrough to watch - there's a bunch on YouTube. It's fun but it's not for all tastes and it's really unfortunate how it's defeated by it's own rulebook

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29 Jul 2020 09:10 #312570 by mgreen02
Totally fair review. Thank you for taking the time, Sam and I (there are two designers) have been talking it through this morning. We haven't published many games, we are very much still learning and we will learn from MireMarsh. I don't think the initial reports were bad pe se- I think they were almost completely absent (unless I've missed something). For us, then, working out what we did right and wrong with the game becomes really tough and makes a critical review like this incredibly useful.

A FAQ. Yes. I got onto that after the tweet exchange:

docs.google.com/document/d/1ADHx81cP4QJ_...IIw/edit?usp=sharing

We are still discussing where exactly to put it given that Room17s website is down. It is likely to find a home on the BGG files page.
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