Just trying to get caught up on session reports now after the longer ones from the Geekway! Couple weeks ago, Matthew Frederick, Amelia Boli and Nathan Winchester stopped over for a few games. I pulled out Hamsterrolle to start us out for the night. This was supposed to be one of the better dexterity games out there and I hadn't even taken off the shrink yet. Sadly, one of the "shelves" in the rolle were missing - though we played it twice anyway. It is an interesting take on the stacking genre and I enjoyed this. Ameila won the first game and Matthew won the second. This needs a die like in Tier Auf Tier ;)
Next up, I pulled out Wabash Cannonball. Matthew and Amelia had played before, though that was a little while ago. I'm now over 10 plays and starting to recognize a couple of the subtle little things that go into the bidding and play. None of that helped me, as I got shut out of red, then couldn't end the game fast enough to keep the other's shares from paying out well. Nathan won by $3 with his rainbow set of shares with Matthew a close second. I'm not sure if Matthew cares for this or not, but I'd really like to get some more of this in soon (and I know Nathan likes it, so hopefully other takers will be there).
Being the middle of the week, we planned to end around 9:30, so we had time to teach Nathan Tichu and play a few hands. Amelia and I took on Matthew and Nathan. We got killed the first few hands, but Amelia had a good hand on our last to make the scores look a little better (285-215). This is another that should see more play now that Nathan knows the game.