We finished off with a perennial favourite, 6 Nimmt, which is always good fun and does involve lots of angst in picking cards to avoid taking penalties. As usual, when people picked up their hands, everyone declared what bad cards they had. In the first round, Nige followed up on such a claim by taking a whopping 32 penalty points. Mark G ended the round with just one penalty point but made up for it in the remaining three with 25, 20 and 30 points respectively. Steve remained in contention with me quite well in the first two rounds but then got 19 points in each of rounds three and four. Mark K’s game came good at the end taking no penalties from the last hand but after three bad rounds previously. Yours truly proved what a fine judge he is of 6 Nimmt though, taking just 18 points over all four rounds for a fine win.
6 Nimmt is a classic card game which I am always happy to play. It is one of those really good examples of being able to use the odds to determine the best card to play, although it doesn’t always work, and judging when to take the pain for minimum loss. Great stuff.