With Peleg and Sheer unavoidably detailed – they had an urgent meeting with their respective hairdressers – Rosalynn brought along her daughter Eliana, and we had a pleasant three person gaming evening.
We started with Ticket to Ride Nordic Countries, as it is designed specifically for 2-3 player play. Eliana was familiar with the core game, and she had no trouble picking up the differences. Play went smoothly, with Eliana crushing my hopes for victory by inadvertently – I think – blocking me off from my main ticket route. Meantime, Rosalynn nabbed the long 9 space route, and sauntered to victory. Eliana was second. I was after Eliana…
We moved on to Ivanhoe, a game which I taught Eliana and Rosalynn to play. Of course, I taught it so well, Eliana won. Rosalynn had gone in to an early lead, Eliana and I caught up, and then the youngster just kept going for the win.
We finished with Take it Easy and finally I could claim a win.
The ladies won two out of three, though. Not bad, eh? Eliana proved herself a genuine game player. They must have interesting games in that household given the number of good players there.