The next meeting is on Tuesday 11th June playing shorter games from 7.30pm as people arrive, until 8pm when we will start something a little longer.
This week the “Feature Game” is Mission: Red Planet, which is about colonizing Mars. In this game, each player is a colonial power which sends astronauts, in space shuttles, to occupy the most promising zones on the planet. We’ve chosen this game as it is not too long and we should be able to play two or three others.
And talking of Mars…
NASA was interviewing professionals to be sent to Mars. Only one person could go, and it was a one way trip.
The first applicant, an engineer, who was asked how much he wanted to be paid for going.
“One million pounds”, he answered, “Because I wish to donate it to an educational trust.”
The next applicant, a doctor, was asked the same question.
He asked for two million pounds. “I would give a million to my family,” he explained, “And leave the other million for the advancement of medical research.”
The last applicant was a politician.
When asked how much money he wanted, he whispered in the interviewers ear, “Three million pounds.”
“Why so much more than the others?” the interviewer asked.
The politician replied, “One million is for you, I’ll keep one million, and we’ll give the engineer one million and send him to Mars.”