Next Meeting – 23rd July 2013

Following the fire at the Jockey, our next meeting on Tuesday 23rd July will be held in a private house in Stanford.  Please get in touch if you would like to come along and would like directions.  As usual, we will be playing shorter games from about 7.30pm as people arrive, until 8pm when we will start something a little longer.

This week the “Feature Game” is Vasco da Gama, which we played a few months ago and is a resource management game, with an element of risk management.  Players recruit workers, start projects, build ships and sail new commercial routes to eastern Africa and India, to earn money and glory.

Vasco da Gama

And talking of sailors…

A young sailor called Jeff was on his first assignment, guard duty, when he was approached by the Captain, taking his dog for a walk.

Jeff nervously snapped to attention, made a perfect salute, ” Good Evening, Sir!”

The Captain, who was out for some relaxation, returned the salute and said “Good evening, beautiful night, isn’t it?”

Well it was horrid weather, but Jeff knew enough not to disagree with his Captain, so the he saluted again and replied, “Yes, Sir!”

The Captain continued, “You know there’s something about a stormy night that I find soothing, really relaxing. Don’t you agree?”

Jeff didn’t agree, but then he was just an ordinary seaman, so he responded, “Yes, Sir!”

Then the Captain, pointing to his dog said, “This is a Golden Retriever, the best type of dog to train.”

Jeff glanced at the dog, saluted yet again and said “Yes, Sir!”

The Captain continued, “I got this dog for my wife.”

Jeff simply said, “Good trade, Sir…”