I'd brought along Beowulf: the Legend a few times recently without success, but tonight it got its chance. Being a Reiner Knizia game, it's not the most thematic ever, with Beowulf's epic travails represented through the medium of auctions. I think it's a lot of fun though, with plentiful opportunities to play the odds and double-entendre-prone cards ("double fist" anyone?). Unfortunately for Joe, it seemed the odds preferred to play him, as he proceeded to fail almost every risk he took. It was a lot like last week's game of San Quentin Kings, but without the twist ending where he won.
Finally, Joe was eager to unbox his new acquisition Sail To India. I thought it was a very clever game, boiling the Euro genre down to its purest essence of cards and cubes. But I'm not sure I found it that much fun. It seemed like we each fell into one of a few fairly obvious strategies (I was the trader, Ian was the explorer, Matt was the banker and Joe focused on strongholds) and churned the cubes until we had a winner. Which was me ;)
Ian 18 (wins tie-break)