LORDS OF VEGAS
I forgot to take a photo of this game in progress. It's a very light card game for 2-4 players. The box claims it's for ages 13+, but I taught my eight-year-old nephew the game and he picked it up just fine. The age range on the box probably has more to do with the avoiding entanglement with the CPSIA law than the complexity of the game. It's a nice little filler and I like it best as a four-player partnership game.
TICKET TO RIDE
I had not ever played this before. It was a good way to end a day of gaming; chaotic, silly, and plenty of opportunity for screwing with other players. There was a lot of laughter and half-earnest finger-pointing. I was thinking whether I already had a game in my collection that fit into this category - perhaps Survive: Escape from Atlantis! though it's about twice as long in playing time.
It was a terrific day of gaming and my thanks to everyone who came and played.