A fan of new Knizia games
Doug Adams writes:
Midway through the evening we scoured the game crates for six player games. Show Manager stood out - a new game to Debbie, Tina and Craig, and one we haven't played in quite a while.
Roger did a great job with the rules and we were all moving happily along until Tina proudly presented a Lear show. Unfortunately, she didn't realise that you needed to match the letters up to the cast members, thus her Lear scored poorly.
Doug demonstrated to the newbies the value of clearing the cast board for $2000, and that demonstration turned Craig (especially Craig), Debbie and Tina into board clearing monsters! Wonderful to see, really, watching their cash rapidly dropping!
Craig seemed to be in a board clearing frenzy and ended up borrowing from three of his four shows (I think). Roger had to borrow against a superb 45 point ballet, dropping it to 40 in New York. Craig came in with a 45 to take top spot, borrowed down to 41 only to lose the lead to Doug with a 42.
While borrowing chaos reigned across the board, Janet was quietly slipping in with top shows in all but New York. In the end, a comfortable win....