Had a great game of TI4 (lost as the Xxcha, but got to pronounce the race as “Chicka-chick-AH” every time, so that counts as a win!), and we’ve already scheduled our March game (in which I will be playing the L-One-Z-One-X, and I have high hopes… last game I rushed all my dreadnoughts onto the table, and that worked out pretty well, so doing it again with a race designed for that should be fun!).
Played Forbidden Stars as an only 2 player game for the first time. It was a tonne of fun, although surprisingly long (there were 2 turns out of the 8 turn game that both my opponent and I didn’t launch a single attack, and I ended up winning on a technicality since we both had 1 objective but I controlled more planets… there was a last-turn dive for the win on my part that required me rolling 7 dice and getting at least 2 Shields plus a bunch of bolters… instead I got lots of bolters but only 1 Shield, which meant I couldn’t land troops and therefore couldn’t fight for control of my last objective). Still a fantastic game, but I’m thinking it may be only 3+ in the future.
Other than these, played a couple games of “Quacks of Qudasd;lkajfsdfas”, which was pretty good (I still prefer Incan Gold, but YMMV), and two games of Nemesis. Nemesis is pretty good… I don’t think it’s the greatest game ever, but it’s a solid design.