The night started off with Arkham Horror and Leaping Lemmings. Regulars Luke and Liz, made use of one of our large tables to play a semi-basic version of Arkham while the rest of us “leaped” on Lemmings (sorry, I couldn’t resist). Turns out that GMT’s first venue into the family game market is pretty fun. I’d recommend it to any family especially with kids around 8 or 9 and up. It’s very ‘cat and mouse’ with a lot of good random fun.
Then while waiting for another member to show up we ran into the awkward ‘what to do with six people’ conundrum and decided to break out Cartagena. The night’s not a proper game night without a little pirate theme thrown in.
While Arkham was still going (remember this is the base game version) we split into two more games of Vegas Showdown and Roborally. The Robo crowd only played two flags so it ended quick. While waiting for Vegas to end, they threw in a quick game of Can’t Stop. Jake ended up pulling out a masterful victory in Vegas due to building all the fancy lounges in existence (or so it seemed).
Part of this night was the fact that it was Andrew’s last night. We wanted to make sure he had a chance to play the titles he hadn’t had a chance yet and his final choice was Dungeon Lords. The groups re-sorted and we ended up with D.L. at one table and Arcana at another. Arcana is a simpler version of the deck-building games that have been all the rage lately. It went very quickly but obviously didn’t last nearly as long as the infamously longer D.L. which had two new players involved. In the end, the Dungeon Lord victory went to Larry.