Everything is relative to perception, and your perception is limited.
The Ginger Ninja
So, with 5 players attending, I was thrilled to get the new to me game Cyclades, to the table. Especially, after painting literal armies of minis. After a tense and relatively quick buildup; Pat subsequently being bestowed with the blessing of Apollo, had the means to convince the god Athena to do his bidding. Calling forth the Chimera, who took the form of the Satyr, he stole the philosophical knowledge to build his 2nd metropolis, and snatched victory in the eyes of defeat; with everyone a move or two from victory. Fantastic stuff.
Not sure if it would have mattered, but I just realized we should have completed that last turn. If someone would have been able to claim a 2nd metropolis, on that turn, it would have gone to a tie-break.
After eating and drinking honey and ambrosia with the gods, Pat then sold his soul to Hades to make the most profitable living buying and selling Modern Art. Of course, this road to prosperity was fraught with peril, foul language, stress, poor judgement, and frankly to much time :-) So much for the 45 min listed playtime....again. At least Yoko resurrected her fledgling career.