Mike is in town for another night. We went for Thai food (sent William in ahead of us to ensure that the place had air conditioning) and spent meal time reading through the instructions for the newest expansion to The Settlers of Catan; namely the helpers of Catan. We played one round of it when we got home; Mike had a solid lead from the start and won but William and I almost caught up near the end. Great expansion. It doesn't upset the balance but does give players options, even when they are far behind in the game (which quite often happens).