However, I do have two chairs and a stout table and so I was able to accommodate Sam in a test run of my facilities. Fridge? Check. Roof? Check. That's all we need, isn't it?
We played Biblios at first, hoping to unlock its enigmatic strategy. We played two games. Sam won the first and I won the second, and neither result threw any more light on what we were supposed to be doing.
Then for our main game, we rolled a die to chose between Lords of Waterdeep and London. It chose London, and so this old favourite (then fallen out of favour and so about time for a revival) returned to the tabletop.
|No chest of drawers, but I do have a Dreamcast. Oh yeah!|
It had been a long time since we'd played London. So long that rules were frequently checked, forgotten and then rechecked. We were both quietly proud of our lack of poverty as we played, but I thought I was in the lead halfway through, with money in the bank and boroughs on the map. Sam suddenly placed three big-scoring cards, and then activated them for a final burst of victory points. He admits it was a bit of luck, since all of those cards arrived in his hand at the same time, but points are points. And what do points make? Winners.
A pleasant return to game which is much improved by not knowing the winning strategy, and a successful trial of my hosting abilites, and once I get some more furniture in a couple of weeks, it may become a suitable venue for GNN's refined tastes.