Games, games and more games!
Last Friday we started with 6, which became 7 when Matt arrived. We started with Escalation! while waiting for the last couple of arrive, then split into two groups. I suggested a list of games, and Marion showed interest in On the Underground, so we took that one downstairs - it turned out to be a very long game, with a very close finish! Upstairs meanwhile played Blue Moon City and Carcassonne, and then a 2 player Race for the Galaxy while Colin went to the station. Colin and Matt hadn’t returned by the time we finished, so we joined the upstairs group for a hand of Coloretto before they appeared.
Then we re-split into two groups, Richard requesting RoboRally on one table, so we played that, leaving the Marion, Sami and Colin group. The suggestion of Hansa Teutonica was not popular, so they went with London instead. RoboRally was a very bad board - the one with lots of rotators in the middle of the board, a bad positioning of checkpoint 1 (by me, oops!) which meant it was almost impossible to get to, and randomizers for players to hit when they weren’t in control (and which generally resulted in the player stepping into a pit or off the board), and then James caused great chaos with a scrambler bomb that got everyone except his other robot - board now removed from the main board box by general agreement! Richard was eliminated partway through, impressively losing both robots on the same phase of the same turn, so, as I was down to just one robot, we played a few cards of Vitrail on the side while waiting for the other two to program their robots.
After that 7 Wonders, and despite some initial protests it was a 7 player, rather than splitting into two tables. That finished with a bit of time to spare, but Sami headed bedwards so we pulled out Jungle Speed for the remaining 6 of us.