John and Dave turned up last night. We played Linie 1 which I have played several times now, it always leaves me cold, it left me cold again yesterday even though I won (winning usually makes me think very highly of a game!) The tile-laying bit is too confusing for me, I can't plot a strategy through all the chaos, then the actual race at the end is too much of a lottery.
Then I persuaded them to try an IceHouse game with my laboriously assembled paper IceHouse set. We played Trice, which is a cute three-way game of manouvre on a cramped triangular board. John kept saying "This is pointless", but he also kept demanding another game, so I think it was a moderate success.