The first game after lunch was Foursite, this is quite an intersting game as you draw tiles to place on the board that have to match symbols with existing tiles on the board. You score 1 point for each matching symbol and you also score 1 point for each square that you enclose. This little twist added lots of thought on how to play each tile. Some of it is down to luck as to whether you draw a useful tile or not but the rules add a time limit for how long each turn should take so you need to be able to spot a good move.
The next game was Beowulf. Although it has a movie tie-in it is a great game and you can't go wrong with a game designed by Reiner Knizia. It all about placing +ve and -ve tiles on the board and placing you scoring tokens in line with them. Place you tokens too early and the other players will play -ve points inline with them, leave it too late and you miss the best scoring areas. Some tile have special abilites so all is not lost and the game is played over 3 Acts which are on different boards, the picture shows act 3 the largest of the boards.
With time running out we played an old game called "Advance to Marble Arch". It's a simple game were you are trying to obtain the most value in hotel chains. Each turn you roll 3 dice, two show how much money you have to spend and the 3rd dice says which colour zone you can spend it in. It is possible to take over hotels belonging to another player and a few cards that give extra actions, quick and fun. You can always blame the dice if you loose.