After this we split into two groups of 3, three choosing to head to the Stone Age, which Neil and I contrived to lose and hand Jon 'Princess' Gameson victory against all reasonable Irish lottery odds. Easily the lowest scoring game of Stone Age ever played at BBG, Jon's eventual starvation strategy proved enough to gain a narrow win over Neil while I battered my briefly-earned self-confidence in a game I thought I had mastered but spectacularly failed at this time around. Thankfully for all concerned, we hadn't insisted on Neil's suggested "reward" for pulling off this most unexpected of wins of Jon dancing round the pool table naked...
...Meanwhile the others played Peter M's newly-arrived kickstarter-funded game Epic, "a card game with a fantasy theme. Starting with 30 cards and 30 points, players have one gold at the beginning of their turn. They play any number of zero cost cards per turn, and up to one card which costs gold. The cards can be champions or events. Players can then try to attack their opponents, and bring their opponents' points down to zero." The jury is out on this one after 2 plays with the feeling that this may be a little too influenced by luck. Still, Aaron and Peter M both came away with a win and David managed 2 second places.
And finally, we joined back together for a fantastic last game of 6 nimmt!, fast becoming a favourite of BBG gamers thanks to its pleasant blend of strategy and complete misfortune. The biggest shock of this game was that Aaron somehow found a way to creep into 5th place by 1 point as Neil snatched defeat from the jaws of, well, not victory but mid-table obscurity. David finished off an impressive night with his 2nd victory.
Peter M 40
Peter H 26
Peter M 1st
Peter M 3rd
Peter H 86
Peter M 48
Peter H 60
My gamer of the week is David for an impressive debut win in Evolution and rounding off the evening with victory in 6 nimmt!.