Well, we had a whopping 9 people stop in for Tuesday night boardgaming fun at The Game Parlor. With that many people (which was actually lower than we had expected), we split into two groups. Carson, Mike R., Mason and Brian D. played Ground Floor (which I have yet to play), and several rounds of the card game Hanabi. The early birds among us were going to squeeze in a game of Hanabi, but the rest of the folks arrived earlier as well...it looks like an interesting card game in which you know everyone's cards...except your own. The game is a cooperative endeavor to try and lay down cards of different colors in the correct order. I'd definitely like to try it at some point.
In any case, our "sub-group" consisted of Mike BW, Tom, Traci, myself, and a fellow named Jeff who had wandered into the Game Parlor, looking for a game. I decided to introduce this group to that old standby...Puerto Rico. Mike, Tom & Traci had never played, and it had been a long time for Jeff. A firm believer in "the burned hand teaches best", I set out to crush these newbies...in a fun, socially acceptable euro-game way of course.
|Heading into the end game....|
|Here comes the boulder....|
|WILL HE MAKE IT?!?!|
That was a fun game...and nice way to end the evening. There are some rumblings to pull out Eclipse in the near future...which is something I've been wanting to play for some time....