The game of the day...
...wasn't a boardgame. Welcome to the world of MMA.
Dennis brought over his UFC 2009 Undisputed for the XB360, and some of the gang fired it up while others ran to Taco Cabana for food. The game was an instant hit, with people taking turns throughout the afternoon pounding on each other, pulling knees and arms in ways they don't bend, and dropping people on their heads. The game has a lot going for it--great graphics, quick playing time, many options for moves and maneuvers, and competition
We got in a variety of boardgames as well today. We started with a 5-player game of Small World that moved pretty fast and saw Dennis prove insurmountable with his Formidable Sorcerers. The Galactica once again sailed through the ether and ran into the unassailable variant Cylons. Meanwhile, Tiff, Brian and I (with Ben joining later) got in some games of Dominion. We got Talisman to the table again, with Dennis running just ahead of me into the Plain of Peril and grabbing the Crown of Command for the win. Dennnis, Ben and I also got one of my new games, Memoir '44: Tigers in the Snow, to the table, with the German Tigers proving just barely too strong for their British counterparts. Brian and Dennis played a quick game of Ace of Aces (the dogfighting picturebooks), and Brian, Dennis, and I finished up with Through The Ages, with Dennis again pulling away for the win.
Thanks to all who came. I'm sure we'll do it again soon. Practice your kung-fu.