Next up was Trias, and the first game with the new dinosaur pieces. Usually Trias hits the table as a 3 player so it was interesting to see how it was going to play as a 5 player.
Tel formed the first Island which Steve and Boog both managed to also get onto. The second island was of size 2 and was never to see land again as it slowly drifted off into oblivion with Andy and Oggie putting up a token fight for control. They were both more interested in the next island to be formed. Andy so much so that with 2/3 of the game gone he'd only got dinos on these 2 islands, but they were both heavily populated. Tel and Steve had managed to increase the size of the first island, before Steve made a bid for control. A couple of independent drifts had effectively knocked Boog out of contention. Tel made a late bid at splitting of another island to be joined by Boog. As the metor hit Tel had opened a 6 point lead from all the island creations. The last moves saw everyone consolidate what they already controlled. Tels advantage from the island formations proved decisive as he claimed a 5 point victory from Steve. Oggie just managed to pip Andy with Boog unable to recover from his disaster mid game.
The game seemed to work as well with 5 as it does with 3. It was played quite quickly so there wasn't too much downtime.
Tel 23, Steve 18, Oggie 15, Andy 13, Boog 8
Ratings / 10
Tel 8, Steve 8, Oggie 8, Andy 7, Boog 7