The first weekend of March and that means game nights. I had some fresh meat this weekend too 3 retired people ages 58 - 72. Gaming experience of mostly card games, knucklebones and the Milton Bradly Hasbro classics. I think the only somewhat new game between them was Taboo. Game night this week there were 7 people which went beyond the capacity of most of my games so we paired up an experienced player to help the new 3 and dived into a 6 player game of Ticket to Ride Old West.
Being an introductory game it wasn't played very fast but everyone got into the swing of things after the first few turns. I got to share a bit about how modern games work and the various expansions to ticket to ride. I have requests to play it again next time this group can get together and it looks like they will be picking up their own copy of at least the base game this week. After that game 3 of us played a few rounds of Sushi Go! before cleaning up.
There is another game night of tonight with the previous group of 4 returning for game 2 of Catan. This should be fun with the introductory game out of the way and a lot of questions having been answered. If it does go well I will be adding the 5-6 player expansion soon. Also on the docket is Forbidden Island since co-op games have been a big hit.
That's all I have for you this weekend. What have you all brought to the table? Any new games picked up? Next weekend I might have a group of 8 so it will have two games to run.
[Forbidden Island, Sushi Go!, Catan: 5-6 Player Extension, Catan, Ticket to Ride: France and Old West Expansion Map Collection 6]