With the summer holidays over, teenagers back to school and the end a wonderful summer of Olympics it was back to games night on Mondays.
Saboteur 2 even more difficult to win at. After much tunnel digging victory eventually went to Crispin, helped in part by the normal interplay between Ian and I which saw both of us (instead of my elderly and increasingly rich friend) being robbed by our fellow dwarves.
Bohnanza. The only game where you can legitimately answer the question “what would you give me for a stinkey?”with “a blackeye!” Less helpful was Crispin’s response of “a slap”, however unsurprisingly it raised chuckles around the table. This is a game we were all familiar with and have played many times so perhaps no great surprise that when the gold was counted that a mere 4 points separated the winner (Liza) from the bottom placed looser – yes that was me!
Straw. This is another game that Ian has built an enviable reputation at, resulting in those with longer memories trying to swap seats so they were not sat next to the master of this game. It was a little like the Tom & Jerry cartoons where you see the characters diving out of the windows in an effort to get away from what ever bad thing is about to happen. Sadly with age (hee hee) and / or lack of practice, his skills were a little dulled, allowing Gwen and I both to amass impressive point scores (80 points as we entered the final round). Sadly for me my better half won despite the handicap of being seated next to Ian!