We finished off with this very good little card game by Martin Schlegel and published by Eggertspiele.
Each player has six cards and on their turn they play a card, score if appropriate, and draw a card. The cards are in three suits and range from 1-13 in value. They also have symbols on them for scoring: gold coins, apples, or black spots. Cards are placed under one of the four player characters in the corresponding row for the suit. Whenever the fourth card is placed in a row, the row is scored and all cards are removed. The player whose character has the highest card in the row takes that card and te second highest; the character with the lowest card takes that and the second lowest. When all plays are made, any incomplete rows are discarded and players score according to the symbols on the cards they've collected: one point for each coin, one point for each apple but these are passed to the player on your left, and -8 and -4 to the players with most and second-most black spots. Most points wins.
Such a simple game but lots of possibilities for tactical play. Mark G benefitted from having lots of apples passed to him by me. I got hit early on with black spots but managed to escape the negative points as both NIge and Mark G overtook me. Although I managed to claw my way back into contention late on, Mark G was still well ahead and registered his second win of the evening. Very good stuff and the best game I played this month.