Cyclades- Lynn had been wanting to pick this one up ever since she'd played it at one of the meetups. We had five players all struggling for control of ancient Greece and frantically bidding to win favor with the Gods and John managed to sneak a victory out from under our noses by amassing four philosopher cards to construct a second metropolis.
Ultimate Werewolf- After Cyclades more people had shown up and we started playing UW. Unlike standard Werewolf, the ultimate version has a variety of roles you can assign to players to keep things interesting. Like the Priest who can choose one player a night to protect from being killed. Or the Cursed Villager who turns into a werewolf if he's attacked. It was a lot of fun and I think it's pretty much my favorite party game.
Mansions of Madness- We'd picked this one up on our last round of game buying. It's a Lovecraft themed exploration game that takes place in Fantasy Flight's Arkham Asylumn universe. This was a loooooong one. Don't get me wrong, I love this game. It's just that set-up takes quite a while and the game itself lasted about four hours! It was a gas. The investigators struggled bravely against and endless horde of zomibes and in the end solved the mystery and ended the horrible curse. Huzzah!
Yomi- Following in Dave Sirlin's tradition of games with simple yet deep mechanics and good player balance Yomi is Janken/War-esque card game mimicing a fighting game. I'd really been wanting to play this but by the time I got around to it it was the end of the night and I was pretty worn out. Still I really liked what I saw and wouldn't mind playing it again.
We're glad the party was a success and we can't wait for the next one. Of course we need to recover from this one first...