Aaron, Neil, Sam and Peter M had a first play through Yedo (newly-arrived that day at Aaron's house; between you and me, I think Aaron's bank balance will be better off when he's returned to work). This stunning Japanese medieval-themed worker placement game kept them quiet all evening; meanwhile Marcin set to work putting together the prototype table.
Once we'd had a good look and asked a few questions it was time for the gaming; Mysterium graced the table and looked every bit the cross between Dixit and Cluedo that our Bristol guests described. This clever co-operative "murder mystery" type game proved the better of us and the ghost (Nikki) sadly couldn't lead us to discover her murderer (despite copious amounts of cheating once we'd realised the game was lost) but a great time was had by all. Of course, there was only one game that could banish the harmonious and heart-warming communal spirit created by such a collaborative effort: Family Business. This was when the high-fives and jovial banter turned to contract killing and revenge. Welcome to BBG Colin! Somehow, shortly after Jon's 2nd St Valentine's Day massacre, 4 gangs were liquidated leaving Tom and Nikki in their respective Bristol crews fighting to the end. It was Tom who prevailed, turning round a 2-1 gang member deficit, to claim victory at the last.
Peter M* 23
Marcin (Co-operative; players lost)
In another first for Bromsgrove Board Gamers, my gamer of the week goes to guest Tom Randell for his epic and bloodthirsty victory in Family Business.