I got there again at 4pm expecting to find only Jeff. So I brought with me a bag full of 2 player games. But lo and behold, Simon was there too. Luckily I had Louis XIV with me. It was a well-fought game, but again I met my demise by ignoring the oh-so-easy-to-neglect coat of arms (= to 1 victory point each vs 5 for completed missions). Simon took the win by hoarding the aforementioned in the last round.
Chad, and Carlos waltzed in. Cartagena was put on the table. Simon again took the win. (Nice light filler game with a decent dash of strategy...enough to satisfy any gamer hungry for a quick snack).
Simon should have left after this streak, but instead he decided to pit his demonic hordes against mine in a game of Hecatomb. Very interesting mechanics; very reminiscent of MtG. Still, I feel that I haven't mastered deck-building with this game. I'm getting there....
Rick swung by and hosted a game of Hey that's my fish. A little after that Ted and I plunged into a tiny-but-tense scenario of Colombia Game's Pacific Victory. I liked the game a lot, not only because of the theater covered, but because it's so much different than Crusader Rex and Hammer of the Scots (no underscoring of these 2 intended by that comment though). Simon and a bunch of others played some mysterious dexterity game. Looked fun from where I was..... deep in the jungles of Singapore defending my holdings with my precious Japanese army.
'Til next Monday. This Saturday? ....still working on the logistics.