Tonight we played.
A great game of building trainlines and upgrading engines and getting shares and would bore you all to tears if I were to subject you to a play-by-play account.
In quick summery, then:
PH & MC vied for the East coast but with PH being before MC, PH reigned supreme. AL dominated the north, built a western link which did not much at all, and SC mucked about in the middle.
PH won very comfortably and with over 50 points was the only one whose score tracker reached the east side of the board. MC was 2nd, AL 3rd and SC finished in the top 5.
With a bit of time left we thought we’d try a quick game of.
After about 40 PH was finally eliminated and took the opportunity to go home to bed. MC was next to fall, leaving AL and SC to battle it out for another 20 minutes before AL finally became the victor.
The recent tale of tantalising terror saw murder most yucky when one member of a group of four house-breakers show their true intent with the bwa haa haa and other general other despicableness.
Professor Longfellow (played by AL), Peter Alimoto (PH) and Vivian Lopez (SC) started off exploring the ground floor while Darrin “Flash” Williams (MC) (so nicknamed due to the speed with which he scarpars after every ‘flash’) darted upstairs, found a delightful female companion and a nice big bed. The professor fell from one damaging disaster to the next before falling through the floor and ending up stuck in the basement. During the exploration, nothing of real note turned up before the haunting was activated by the hapless professor doing stuff he really should not have been.
Having explored as much of the house as they had, it was somewhat inexplicable that there had so far been no sign of the plethora of body parts and smell of overcooked meat that suddenly seemed to fill the house and nostrils (okay, there were the skeletons, but this is an old spooky house, it would be weird if there weren’t skeletons). There were only four rooms between the attic where 3 screaming victims were discovered and the, now bolted, front door. It should have been an easy task of freeing them. Unfortunately, with Vivian stuck in the basement with only magical lift that could only randomly move to anywhere… in the basement and a hoard of dirty cannibals (scenario 46) sitting in the dining room situated right next to the main hallway, things looked bleak.
Flash wasted no time and rushed downstairs to hold back the cannibals and give the victims their chance to run the gauntlet. The first altercation saw him lose the spear to thieving cannibal hands. Little Peter managed to get the door open and successfully flailed pathetically at the cannibals while Flash carried one victim to safety. With exceptional bravery, Flash darted back into danger to rescue a second victim, but not before the third victim fell to the brutal bites and spear thrusts of the cannibals. Once they were finished, there wasn’t much of anything left to rescue. Flash could have stayed outside with the victims, safe from the horrors of the house, but with little Peter and Vivian still stuck in the basement, futilely searching for non-existent stairs, he had to save them.
In he rushed, acquired a pistol and the cannibals then enjoyed feasting upon him and Peter. Vivian, running through a series of equally unhelpful rooms, including an underground lake, found herself facing-off against the evil Longfellow. Somehow, she overpowered the flesh-eating moron who became food to his posse of cannibals. Vivian dashed through a kitchen and into a dead end, appropriately the larder. It was here she met her grisly end.
Game Result: No winners. Hurrah for flesh eating cannibals, the girl who watched her companion get eaten and 2 victims who ran the wrong way and fell off a cliff.
Following this, we played a quick game of the newly-acquired
AL scored 16 points first. Well done.
Finally we played
Some effort was made to keep to the storytelling aspect of the game, but it soon just became a case of mucking it up for everyone else. 1 reshuffled deck later PH finally killed off the last of his family members leaving the final score as:
Adam -155 with 3 dead but had just stolen the story card from MC which allowed living characters to score.
PH -120 with all 4 dead
MC -75 with 2 dead, but was counting on the recently nicked aforementioned story card.
SC -20 with only one dead.
Player of the evening: AL for being a backstabbing and then eating baddie who fell foul to his own minions and then won both the following filler games.