On Sunday Steve, Eric, and I got together for some holiday board games. We started with Race for the Galaxy with the new expansion. Solid game with I think Steve winning. Susanne came by while we finished so I taught her the game quickly while the guys scarfed on home made chili and hot dogs.
The second game had Susanne getting some great cards and she played them well for her first game. In the end it was very close with me eking out a win at the last by one point.
Susanne took off and the three of us played a new game that Eric picked up called Cave Troll, as in "They have a Cave Troll" fame. :) It was a fun little game. I know Eric was hoping for more PvP in the game, but it was still a good, quick played dungeon crawl type. I one our game with a solid lead thanks to Steve and Eric beating each other up.
Rob came by just as we finished and he joined in a game of Agricola. I do enjoy this game, but I need to remember that it doesn't play as fast as I think it does. I had to pack up an bail at 5 and we were only on round 8 or so which was sad, but the guys pressed on with Steve taking the game after Eric gave him a solid run.
On Monday Steve, Susanne and I took to the road and went to the Star Wars in Concert event in Des Monies. The concert was pretty good and they had Anthony Daniels as he narrator. We all enjoyed the show which lasted about 2 1/2 hours or so. The orchestra was very good as were the chosen visuals. Afterwards we met TJ and Casey for dinner at Fong's Pizza which is one of the coolest themed pizza places I've been to. I had a slice of the Thai Pizza that was outstanding. It was good to see TJ and Casey, but they were off to the late version of the show and we all took off shortly after eating.
This month looks to be a grind at work. Most likely traveling every week... Grrrr....
Hope you all get some good gaming in!