On Saturday, my neighbors invited me to go to their friends' house in downtown SF to celebrate Chinese New Year. I was asked to bring games along, so I picked out a selection that could handle at least 5 players. When we arrived, we started out with a game of Mai-Star, which has proven to be very popular with the group.
We took a break to walk the dogs and then have supper. Once all the plates were cleared away, I brought out Pandemic (with the roles from On the Brink) for a 5-player game. We managed to cure 3 diseases, but we ran out of cards to draw two turns before we could cure the last disease. Quote from my neighbor: "We'll have to play that again to see if we can win. Can you bring it to the next game night?"
We still had a bit of time after that, so I brought out Dominion: Intrigue with extra base cards for a 6-player game. (There were 7 people present, so I sat out and just acted as a coach.) It turned out to be a bizarre randomized kingdom set with no 5-cost cards and only Masquerade for trashing (which no one bought). Lacking any good 5-cost actions, the pile of silver was the first thing to go. (This was partially my fault, though, because I accidentally left half the silver cards in the box when I was setting up.) The game eventually ended on four piles, which isn't the most exciting conclusion, but everyone seemed to enjoy the game itself.