Naturally, they wanted to play it now.
And so late this afternoon, we opened it up. Gretchen and Julie played as a team, while Katie and I played as individuals. The game went on and on.
Eventually, Gretchen left us to push her piece around the board while she went to get dinner together. And not too long after that, Katie went bankrupt to the absent Gretchen.
Much wailing and gnashing of teeth ensued. And then there was a dinner break.
We resumed after dinner with Katie and Julie playing Gretchen's position as a team against me. Gretchen went out to return books to the library.
The game was more or less stalemated. Someone might eventually win, but only by luck. And I wanted it over.
So I declared Katie and Julie the winners on Gretchen's behalf.
And then I went down to the studio. :)