Just 4 of us this week, with Dave C, Ben and Alec, plus me. Steve was off seeing the Australian Pink Floyd, while Mike was also missing and I gather will be for the next meeting also.
Alec enjoyed himself last week and we introduced him to some more new games this week. First up was Ra, the first time we have played this since 2006. Alec wasted no time picking this up as the scores show, he amassed a lot of Pharaohs, giving him the majority in every epoch and scored well at the end with 2 sets of 3 of a kind monuments, plus 7 different ones.
I made most of my points with a set of 4 different civilisation in the first epoch and 3 different in the third, while Ben also scored a few with monuments. Dave spent most of the game battling with me to avoid being last in Pharaohs, with both of us failing and had the lowest Sun total at the end, while Ben & I tied for highest.
Ra 60 mins
Next up was Scotland Yard (first play since 2004). I played Mister X, while Dave coordinated the detectives as Ben and Alec hadn't played before. I started south of the Thames and was able to reveal for the first time on a River stop, from that point I worked west and although the detectives got close after my second reveal, I was able to find my way to a tube station and use a double move to escape. They gave up the chase after I made my fourth reveal at a tube station and they were out of position and short of tickets.
Scotland Yard 50 mins
Alec had a good time again and having seen it last week expressed an interest in playing Hamburgum. Unfortunately it is Steve P who has that so it is not available as often as some, but I am sure we can find others, such as Power Grid to introduce.