Games Night 24th November 2016

This week we played the most voted for game with all of 1 vote which was

A new one for EM and PH, and the first time we played it as a 5-player game. Two plays of this tonight.
SC in the other room helpfully chose 2 random numbers 4 and 7 meaning we played the Volta and Morgenland maps.
With 5 players being an odd number, the aliens were in the majority (an odd rule there).
The alien formerly known as MC tore into PH then raced on to dispatch AL. Not sure what the other 2 aliens were doing…
The game lasted all of 6 rounds.
Aliens for the Win (at this point everyone who is not AL).
Fot the *** board, we switched the rule so the humans were in the majority.
Alien & Human cards dealt out…
The alien formerly known as AL pounced on a sector next to Escape Pod 2 where 2 individuals were believed to be (the alien formerly known as MC and the very lucky SF), they even flat out said they were both there. Nope.
However SF’s luck quickly changed as MC’s alien killed him.

The now super-fast MC alien charged off to dispatch EM who was lingering about between Escape pods 1 and 2.
PH, who was hiding below pod 2 all this time quietly hopped in and made his merry way off the ship.
Despite the smaller layout, the game lasted a couple of rounds longer.
Everyone wins (as long as they weren’t EM).
PH wins the Signing-Off award for being the only human to actually achieve what the game title is and being the last survivor.
MC wins the Xenomorph award for being a starting alien in both rounds, being the only alien to score a kill and killing 4 humans.

With a bit-o-time left,

was dug up.

AL started out as Vampire Gnomes and concluded as Immortal Drows
EM began as Wise Kraken and ended up as Muddy Shrooms.
MC burned through Tomb Lizardmen and Frightened Flames before finishing up as Martyr Mudmen.
PH kicked off with Shield Ogres and left the pitch as Magic Mummies
SF played as those Flocking Liches until he moved on to the Stone Cultists.

Noteworthy mentions:
PH’s Magic Mummies possession of Stone Hedge saw them flailing at their foes with 3 Stinky Trolls Socks.
MC’s Frightened Flames’ devastating debut, closely followed by the hammering they received from the endless swarms of Magic Mummies and a Balrog.
AL’s disdain for Froggy’s Ring.
The winning loot sat on the Immortal Drows as claimed by AL.
End result:
AL won with 84
EM came in second with 81
MC got the bronze with 75
SF missed out on a medal with 71
PH was in the top 5 with 68

Games Night 17th November 2016

Tonight’s games was a 3 player outing of:

MC kicked off by spending all of his money on 8 drilling rigs, 2 gas stations and 1 refinery.
PH and EM spent more conservatively with 1 refinery, 1 gas station and numerous drilling rigs.
A surprisingly small number of doubles was rolled during this game, forcing the selling price of gasoline down to single figures with just a few doubles to push it up.
At no point was either Prosperity nor Recession reached.
PH was the first to strike oil.
By the time EM struck oil and could afford their one and only pumping station, it retailed at $90 million dollars.
MC announced their reaching of the billion.

At game end the final net worth of each player was:
EM: $795,000,000
MC: $1,967,000,000
PH: $1,895,000,000
Hooray for MC!

To round off the evening, we finished of with a game of:

EM played as Time Travelling Steampunks or Steampunk Time Travellers
MC played as Zombie Warriors or Warrior Zombies
PH played as Orc Fairies or Fairy Orcs

Final scores:
EM: 18
MC: 9
PH: 9
Well done EM, you wiped the floor with both of us.

Games Night 10th November 2016

This week, PH wanted to make sure his

would fit its giant board into Denis.
It did.
For the most part, everyone who didn’t employ whatever technique MC (purple) was attempting, moved their trains the score track quite happily. MC’s train needed pushing.
As per usual PH (green) left the rest in the dust, though AL (yellow) and EM (black) did keep him in sight. SF (red) seemed content in keeping one step ahead of MC.
By the end, PH did briefly enjoy life on the other score track, but the shares pulled him back to join everyone else.
Final scores:
AL: 40
EM: 44
MC: 18
PH: 48
SF: 23
Of course, being a game with maps and trains, PH is the winner – though not by much, considering EM has never played this before.

Games Night 20th October 2016

On this fine night our main game was

However we kicked off with a quick game of
Rumble in the House
End result of that was: EM-27; MC-28; PH-15
Huzzahs for MC!

So yeah, we had a go at Agricola.
Crops were grown, animals were birthed…and eaten.
End result of that was: EM-26; MC-26; PH-34.
Whoopi for PH!

With a bit of time left we had a run of
Death! Mayhem! More death! More mayahem! Less death! Feeling better! Feeling better! Argh! Death again!
End result:
EM: -215
MC: -125
PH: -115
Zippedy do for EM!