In order to help one of our members come more regularly, we are switching weeks. So, rather than miss two weeks, we thought we would meet on consecutive weeks instead. Following the fire at the Jockey, our next meeting on Tuesday 22nd October will be held in a private house in Stanford. Please get in touch if you would like to come along and need directions. As usual, we will be playing shorter games from 7.30pm as people arrive, until 8pm when we will start something a little longer.
This week the “Feature Game” will be Tsuro, which is fast and simple game where players take turns to lay tiles to extend the paths of their own stone trying to keep it on the board longer than anyone else. However, as the board fills up this becomes increasingly difficult as there are fewer empty spaces left, fewer tiles to choose from and another player’s tile may take your stone in a direction you’d rather not go…
And talking of stones…
Jeff was on a tour visiting Ireland and on the last day they arrived at the site of the famous Blarney Stone. Now, the tour guide was a very attractive young blond and Jeff was desperate to catch her eye and had been making a bit of a nuisance of himself all week.
“Good luck will be following you all your days, if you kiss the Blarney Stone,” the guide explained. “Unfortunately, it’s being cleaned today and so no one will be able to kiss it, but perhaps you can come back tomorrow.”
“We can’t be here tomorrow,” Jeff responded, “We are going home.”
“Well now,” the young lady said, “It is said that if you kiss someone who has kissed the stone, you’ll have the same good fortune.”
Jeff really thought his luck was in now, “And I suppose you’ve kissed the stone?” he replied enthusiastically.
“No,” she answered without missing a beat, “But I’ve sat on it…”