Snow in the forecast. I decide to drive in because it is not that cold and the roads are just wet at 6 pm. No problem at all. Dave, Tim, Ted, James, and Charlie are there.
Fische Fluppen Frikadellen - I really like pick up and deliver games. This is a very good one though it is odd. I arrived just as this one started. Dave had a rough start. James seemed to have lots of stuff. I was doing pretty good but James closed a shop and I lost a turn. Ted got moved several times so he also lost a turn or two. Tim won by staying on track and just did a better job of collecting his fetishes.
Traumfabrik - Tim had recently talked to Ted about an idea for a game about movie studios with directors and actors so we played this one. Guess what? Tim thinks this pretty much does what he was wanting to do. James plays this regularly as a 3 player game but had never played 5 player. Ted won by a bunch. James did finish 2nd.
At that point, a couple of the guys went outside to check the weather. When they came back they said I needed to leave immediately. The roads were covered. I drive a Miata. It is rear wheel drive, light as a feather, and has high performance summer tires on it. So we all decided to leave. I made it slightly down the hill and decided I did not want to drive 30 miles like that so I parked and walked back to Ted's to spend the night.
So we played games for about an hour.
Infinite City - Pretty good tile laying, abstract city building game. Our game was close. You have 5 tiles in your hand. You play one, place your marker on it and perform the action on the card, and draw back up to 5. The game ends when one player places his last marker. You score by contiguous tiles and points on some of the tiles. I managed to break Ted's connected tiles but he scored more points on the special tiles. I think I won by 1 point.
Neuroshima Hex! - Nice light wargame. Each turn you will draw 3 units and you can play 2 and discard the 3rd one. Lots of interesting decisions. There are 4 races and the strengths of each race are all different. It will take several games to appreciate the different races. Ted won the first game when I had very few soldiers and in the second game I seemed to get all of soldiers and Ted got the less offensive units. It is a good quick wargame.
So ended another great night of gaming.
Ask me sometime about the ride back to Montgomery the next morning.