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(credit: Serious Poulp)
I tend to mutter to myself when I play board games. Working out strategies, crunching numbers, fretting over tactical options—it’s an annoying habit that kicks into overdrive when I’m playing a game solo. (This is naturally to the eternal consternation of my longsuffering wife, who is often in the same room as I mumble endlessly about efficient wood-to-stone conversion rates.) But while I was doing a solo playthrough of the first scenario in The 7th Continent, a new cooperative adventure board game, most of my monologues came out as exclamations of surprised joy.
Oh my God, that is SO cool. Wait…but how does that… oh. Wow. Wowww. What?!! I love that!!
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