Got two and a half games played today
Had a quick game of Ganz Schon Clever with 3p, while we waited for our fourth
Then we played Newton. Interesting game, I guess you’d call it hand management. Each round you play five cards from your hand, each has a basic action, and sometimes a special effect. The main actions are work (move along a work track, getting money and special actions), technology (move your students along various technology paths), travel (move your scientist around a map), lessons (take a new action card), and study (move bookshelf tiles onto your player board to get bonuses). The value of an action is the number of times that symbol appears on your player board, which allow you to move more, or get better cards. After each round, you can move one of your played cards underneath your player board, so you get that symbol to use in the future. As you move around, you get bonus tiles, and if you end your movement on a special space, you get to use that action.
It played pretty smoothly, and it was a close (ish) game. The winner pulled out a huge number of points in end games bonuses. You really have to plan to get most out of your actions, and in the right order.
We ended with half a game of Brass; Birmingham. I really just wasnt getting this game, so we called it early.