After the unpictured incredible dinner, games started again in earnest. Jeremy brought out Tikal. Aaren brought out Scythe. There was also Star Trek Catan, Ticket to Ride: Europe, and an aborted game of Smash Up.
Jeremy, Sarah, and Justin played Tikal. I didn’t see much of what happened in that game, but it looked interesting. It was a learning game for Sarah and Justin. The game also ended up being very close. Justin won with 118 points followed by Sarah at 117 and Jeremy over 100. Justin, Sarah, and Halen took off after this game finished.
The game of Scythe ended up going quite long, but it was still a good game. It was a learning game for Justyna and Jef. It was also only the 2nd game for Aaren, Jenna, and myself. Matt once again teamed up with Jenna which was a good choice. The team of Matt and Jenna won once again with a commanding 89 coins compared to second place (me) at 57, Jef at 53, Justyna at 50, and Aaren losing out because of her unlucky position in the game always fighting off Jef and being a convenient target for me at the end. Sorry Aaren. This game went through all the way to the end of the night with people cleaning up and going after it finished.
Star Trek Catan was between Injae, Daniel, and Bruce. It sounds like Bruce has extensive Catan experience which carried over to the Star Trek version and gave him the victory over practiced but less experienced players. Bruce 10, Daniel and Injae tied at 4 in the end.
The final game of the night for this table was a 4 player game of Ticket to Ride: Europe with Daniel, Injae, Bruce, and Ginger. Daniel’s practice using the phone app paid off giving him the victory with 118 points over Ginger’s close second with 116. Bruce and Injae were not far behind.
This table started up a game of Smash Up while waiting for Scythe to finish as well, but it was not completed as Bruce didn’t get a full 2 decks to play, and it was getting late.