As a change of pace from Dark Cults, I introduced my co-worker to yet another card game: CAR WARS.
She was a bit stand offish and whined, "you don't know how to play?" when I was going through the rule book to refresh my memory on how to play. I shushed her and explained the rules to the game. I picked the Banzai car, she picked the "Batman car" (The Pirhana). I dealt each of us six cards and away we went.
Round 1: We spent mostly sniping back and forth on our cars. She kept nailing the rear of my car and breached the armor, whereas I kept trying to nail her left side and she kept swerving and applying armor cards. Once my rear armor was breached, I left the arena. Cyndi: 20. Me: 0. (But alive!)
Round 2: Autocannon backfires were order for the round. She banged up her right side, while my left got blown to pieces. However, I did succeed in taking out her tires and I planned to destroy her like an opportunistic vulture. Alas, she succeeded in breaching my rear armor again. Again, I hauled my exposed butt out of the arena. Cyndi: 40. Me: 0 (I'm cowardly, but scrappy!)
Round 3: I tried destroying her rear armor with missiles, which led to double entendres such as, "Missile to the REAR!" She either swerved or used Dud Missiles to negate them. I shot up the front, right, and rear of her car but I could never gain traction in getting just one particular side. If I did, she usually had armor to mitigate my hits. As in the previous rounds, she completely blew my back armor off. I ran like a whipped pup off the field, broken but unbowed! Cyndi: 60. Me: 0.
Cyndi was the winner, completely shutting me out. I whined that it was the car that gave me bad joss and made a point to switch cars next time.