September 18th, 2010. My girlfriend and I missed our opportunity to attend the annual Portland Pirate Festival (http://www.portlandpiratevestival.com ) and our group’s bi-weekly movie night fell through, but the day wasn’t a loss. Instead of movie night, some friends threw together an impromptu board game night, so we packed a bag full of games and headed downtown for a night of entertainment.
We were told to bring as many as we could, since everyone was dying to try something new and they knew our library of board games was starting to get quite large. I remember that we brought Ivanhoe, Grand Tribunal, Knights of Camelot, Middle Kingdom, Settlers of Catan: Germany, Cleopatra, and Dork Tower. There may have been one or two more, but it ended up almost being irrelevant. We had just arrived at our friend’s apartment when another movie night regular called. He and two others were also looking for something to do now that movie night was cancelled, and they were interested in trying out a game of A Touch of Evil which one of them picked up at PAX. The group of three that were already there before I had arrived ended their game of Alhambra and we decided to throw together a quick game of King Me while we waited for the others to arrive.