After finishing up with Railroad Tycoon it was starting to get late, so we decided to play a game that doesn't take nearly as much time.
Along with the Carcassonne that we got Mark and Lylje for Christmas we also got them the Al Capone Mystery Rummy. We have almost every rummy game that Mike Fitzgerald has come out with, and since they're all mostly the same, we decided to play one of those.
We settled on Wyatt Earp, a nice western themed rummy game. If you know one mystery rummy, you really know them all. So we very quickly outlined the course of the game and got to capturing us some bandits.
Lylje is known as quite the bandit in the Mystery Rummy back home, so it didn't surprise me at all at how she was playing this one. The game lasted three rounds total, and in all three rounds her first play on her first turn was to lay out a meld for Billy the Kid. How does she do it?!
During the game bullets were flying, everything was being robbed for some amount of money, and players desperately tried to put hideouts on the cards of opponents who threatened their outlaw busting empire.
Going in to round three, we knew that there would be one last round, and that most likely either Marisue or Lylje would be claiming the victory. Mark and I tried valiantly to block or steal as much as possible to try and stop the inevitable, but it was not to be.
When the dust settled, Lylje just barely squeaked out a win using her giant Billy the Kid point empire, which continued on into the third round, Marisue, with a giant stash of money on Belle Star, couldn't quite do it.
Life is rough in the wild wild west.