We held an emergency game night because one of the regulars really wanted to play Puerto Rico, having just bought it. We were originally thinking it would not be held at the ancestral home of games, but in the end it was, in fact, played at Mahk's. Five of us played. The winner, also a first-time player, crushed us by simply getting fivef corn plantations fast and sucking in 5 VPs nearly every time we captain'd. We did keep victory points secret this time but we knew he was crushing regardless. I believe the final scores were 41, 33, 32, 32, and 28.
I hadn't showered for 36 hours (due to dysfunctional plumbing) and probably smelled bad. Oops.