Final game of the night was Wyatt Earp, a game of which I’d heard good things. John was the only cowpoke with any experience on this occasion.
I came out shooting and fired myself into a big lead in the first round by going out quickly. John started to pull up with a shooting sheriff that never missed. Pete, meanwhile, continued to fire blanks.
I got up to $24k, just missing the winning total by one, and so leading to the big showdown. Once again John's sheriff proved a fine shot, while mine couldn’t hit a ranch with a rifle.
The critical moment came when I played a Most Wanted card to try and filch some Capture Points that John had amassed on the hopeless Belle Star (she should really choose another profession). I missed, John survived and prospered to clinch a narrow victory. The varmint!
In these days of dull abstract games, trying to disguise their essence by pretending to be about palaces and deserts, it’s refreshing to play a game with such a strong sense of theme. It’s certainly one that we will be returning to.
Result: John $29; Brian $26k; Pete $14k.