Because we were joined by Our ‘Becca’s fellah, Alex we decided to have gamesnight a day early. Who know, maybe we’ll get another game of something tomorrow.
We started the night with Carcassonne as neither Hannah nor Mrs Rumleech had played it before and I thought it’s medieval Frenchiness might appeal to Mrs Rumleech.
The All-Meeple Glee Club Display Team provided our pre-match entertainment tonight. Please, everyone, give them a big hand!
and here we have the complete river. Hannah has gone for a very early farmer strategy - we’ll see how that does later.
No one trusts my shuffling and to demonstrate this Mrs Rumleech elected to pick from each tile stack in turn. Honestly! I try to not be offended but it can be hard some days.
I placed the highlighted tile rather to passively-aggressively for Hannah (in blue). She hasn’t spoken to me since.
This is our completed Languedoc - Hannah just skipped to an easy victory thatnks to her early-bird farmer and I came away weeping openly.
The chaps and I held a post-mortem and have decided that it’s all Jean-Claude’s fault.
We moved onto another oldie but goldie, Ticket to Ride, which Alex had never played before, an opportunity for teaching.
Is this how the US looks to Canadians?
There was a lot of blocking in this game, the area east of Oklahoma was an especially hot spot.
The fighting then moves to my quiet corner and stops my attempt to get longest track, dammit! (Notice Hannah’s blue, is she getting revenge for earlier do we think?)
The game ended soon after this (Our ‘Becca winning but in a much tighter competition than Carcassonne so I didn’t feel nearly so ashamed). Alex seemed to enjoy himself so he can come back!
It was going to be tricky - how were we to fit in a day of awesome Tabletop gaming AND a pop culture convention at the same time?
Thankfully, some lovely people set up a Tabletop gaming stall at Supanova exactly for this dilemma.
Instead of partaking at their stall, we headed back to our hotel for a number of rounds of Cards Against Humanity - the Bigger, Blacker Box (base set, 4 expansions and the Box expansion).
Whilst we didn’t get too many pics of our horrible CAH choices (including some pearlers from the 12 and 16 year-olds staying with us…we are SO going to hell on the bullet train for introducing them to this game), we still had plenty of fun!