Played Pounce before eating loh 's very very good lasagna. I did worse than Frau J, better than Herr J. He is apparently legendarily unlucky in Pounce. nick_number was the winner of the game, after 24 rounds, which is surely unprecedented.
After dinner, we played Wise and Otherwise, and please kindly note that I lost - in fact, I had the worst score. nick_number and loh tied for first, and when the tiebreaker didn't break the tie, they shook hands and determined that it was a "good game" at 23 points apiece.
During a short break, we played a long hand of Egyptian ratscrew, which was also won by nick_number. He-J was amused by my whining about the hand-slapping. It hurts!
We attempted to learn, ah, point(edit: it's called "pitch" - loh set me straight), I think it was called; a bidding game similar to hearts or spades. I don't know how to play hearts or spades; I have learned multiple times in the past, and have forgotten the rules every single time and had to relearn them anew each time one of these games comes up. I always do this with card games, it seems, and thus am stuck as the perennial card game newbie. On this occasion, I declared that I was too stupidheaded to learn the highly complicated rules, so instead we played another game of Pounce. nick_number won that one too, but amazingly, I came really close to winning that one. I seem to play better when stupidheaded. :)