Smoke dem fishes if you got em.
Scott, Chris and I started with No Thanks. I have decided that standard laws of probability do not apply, as the number of times where card N was followed by N +/- 1 is way higher than normal. (And, as Scott and Chris will attest to, I kept shuffling and cutting the deck between cards during the game). Due to the unfortunate (and highly improbable) card draw, Chris won.
At that point, we added Tiffany as well as a new face (Pat). Actually, she wasn't the first new face, as Chris and Scott were talking with Frank when I came in. Pat joined us for Adel Verpflictect (how to pronounce it). Scott led for most of the game, and I was doing fine until my thief was caught by every single detective in the game. Literally. Every Single one. This triggered the end game, and not to my benefit. Chris buried Scott's lead under a wave of curiousities.
At this point, Chris decided he needed to lose something, so played Memoir '44. Sean joined the rest of us in Phoenicia. And won. (Pat was just a point behind me in second, not bad for the first game). Pat had to leave, so Tiffany, Sean and I played Le Havre. After a bit, another gamer wandered by and watched the last half of the game, making this a banner night for new faces.
By the way, discussing Bridge with Chris reminds me that a) I'm still willing to teach people if they want to learn, b) I wrote an article on how tournaments work, and c) there is a regional tournament in San Antonio in a few months. (I wouldn't expect new players to be interested, but they'll probably have dedicated novice games ... )
And mybrute is down for maintenance. Boo.
Labels: Monday night planning