Our first game was PitchCar Mini and it was chosen by Georgia. The girls wanted to have teams so it was Maddie and Georgia vs Grandma and me.
It was an exciting 3 lap race with the lead changing several times. We use a house rule where if a player is in last place after their flick, they can take a second flick. We find this works well and keeps everyone in with a chance. The final scores were 1st Georgia, 2nd Wayne, 3rd Grandma and 4th Maddie.
The second game was Der schwarze Pirat (The Black Pirate). In this game players use a rubber bellows to blow wooden ships around the board in search of golden treasure on the many islands. This is a game we all enjoy and everyone gets to talk like a pirate. Final scores were 1st Grandma with 13 gold, 2nd Wayne with 9 gold, 3rd Maddie with 8 gold and 4th Georgia with 6 gold.
Der schwarze Pirat
Our final game of the morning was Burg Appenzell (AKA Chateau Roquefort). In this game players have 4 mice each to scamper under the roofs of the castle in search of cheese. This is a game which uses action points to move, run or slide a piece of ceiling tile. The sliding mechanic allows you to move pieces of the board horizontally and vertically which adds to the strategy. This was the first time Georgia has played this game and she soon got the hang of it. Both girls were leading for the majority of the time but I made a quick burst at the end to claim my 4th piece of cheese and the sweet (or should that be cheesy) victory. Final scores were 1st Wayne with 4 pieces of cheese, 2nd Maddie and Georgia with 3 cheeses each and 4th Grandma with 1 piece of cheese.