First up -- Congrats to Mark's newest Mini-Me-ple
Dad is very proud!
That I am.
Second up --- Command and Colors OR Descent OR Brass
which would YOU pick?
For our group? Brass. Descent has a listed play time of 4 hours and we'd likely never get through a session in one gamenight, though I'd love to play it sometime. C&CA is fundamentally a 2-player game and its sibling games (Battlelore, Memoir 44, Battle Cry) hardly get playtime anymore. At ~2 hours and 3-4 players Brass seems best suited to our weekday-evening crew that meets for 3-3.5 hours at a time and seldom plays 2-ers that aren't quick abstracts.
RACE FOR THE GALAXY
-- Played I think 3 times -- results to be posted by winners or not sore losers.
Played twice. Won both times by Steve. In fact, I believe the finish order was the same both games. Steve-Kurt-Mark-Morley. My first game I couldn't draw a card with a consume power to save my life. My second game I couldn't draw a card with a produce power to save my life (though I actually did well - 39 pts - with a Development-heavy strategy).
Steve also won a very short game of Scrabble Scramble, and Carcassonne was won in a romp by our late arrival Andre.