Ming the Moderately Merciless
A new 2-player game this evening (a recent kickstarter arrival, if that means anything to you), The Ming Voyages.
It's what's called an asymmetrical game, the roles, rules and actions of the two players are very different. One player plays the Chinese emperor wanting to sail off in search of, um, a different cup of tea I guess; the other plays the barbarian hordes trying to invade and settle the north of the empire.
I, as Ming, narrowly won tonight - the return match, with reversed roles, is scheduled for tomorrow.