Four players tonight and a new game to everyone.
While the board was set up and PH read out the incomprehensible rules MC played a quick game of Space Invaders.
With only one UFO though, it was short lived.
And now the main game began. MC was told to play a card, so he did. This cause many issues and references again to the rulebook. After an age, comprehension finally dawned upon the four muppets present and PM finally played his card and the game was underway. It wasn’t until about 2 thirds of the way in when realisation dawned that the bonus white cards which were claimed pretty quickly had never been played or made any type of reappearance to the game. Again the rulebook was consulted. Ah! We get to steal them from each other when the tokens say we can. So, MC should have got the Princess first but then it goes to PM. That brief half-second was the only time in the entire game MC held a white card. PH had raced into the lead, but PM, now Princess assisted, quickly closed the gap along with AL who managed some decent province connections. MC was still in single digits and wondering what the hell he was doing wrong. During the final two provinces, he managed to step it up a bit, score a whole bunch of points and muck it up for PH big time as well as build the Taj Mahal. Was it enough? Nope, no it wasn’t.
Final scores: AL (Sand): 44, PH (Grey): 42, PM (Red): 41, MC (Blue): 23
With a bit of time left we decided to call forth:
Only a few rounds of which each player managed to play before AL killed it with an all-defeating Antigoal, which PM then played a Surprise, stealing victory for the jaws, claws and unmentionables of the Great Old Ones and looked smug about it too.