Summer holidays hit GNN as only four gamers could make it to mine (Adam) and Hannah's this week. However with Martin and Katy present the foursome probably made up the most (over) competitive field GNN can field.
Competitivity struck early: As the only one of us who'd played Mammut I struggled to explain how players divvy up the cardboard spoils from their Mammoth hunt so that others won't steal them. Martin quietly snuck the rule book from my hands and proceeded to take over - unknowingly paying homage to a grand old tradition of competitive rules explanation. It was probably for the best as I trailed in last. Martin also struggled, thus proving that explainers curse is still a real and cruel affliction. Katie ran away with the game early on and the result was never in doubt and entirely unrelatedly she enjoyed it.
Next up was Deep Sea Adventure. The dice-based-push-your-luck-oxygen-deprivation game. A game which saw Katy imploring her competitors "don't be greedy" as if for all our benefit. A transparent ploy to save her own skin which we duly ignored, abandoning her to drown as we hauled our huge stacks of loot back to the surface. Twice. It was around now that Martin gave us the title for this post.
Hannah & Katy 30
Martin & Adam 27