Next Meeting – 5th November 2013

Remember, remember, the fifth of November,
Gunpowder Treason and Plot!
I see no reason, why Gunpowder Treason,
Should ever be forgot…

Given the date, the “Feature Game” could really only be Hanabi, which is an unusual cooperative game about fireworks.  It was also awarded the coveted German Game of the Year award, the Spiel des Jares for 2013.  The original incarnation is as a card game, however, one of the toys brought back from Essen was the “Deluxe” version with tiles, so that may get an outing.


As normal, following the fire at the Jockey, our next meeting on Tuesday 5th November 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 7.30pm as people arrive, until 8pm when we will start something a little longer.

Oh, and talking of fireworks…

After having their eleventh child, Jeff went to the doctor and told him that he and his wife didn’t want to have any more children.

The doctor told him there was a procedure called a vasectomy that would fix the problem, but that it was expensive.  He said, a less costly alternative was to go home, get a firework, light it, put it in a beer can, then hold the can up to his ear and count to ten.

Jeff said to the doctor, “I may not be the smartest guy in the world, but I don’t see how putting a firework in a beer can next to my ear is going to help me.”

“Trust me,” replied the doctor, “It will do the job.”

So Jeff went home, lit a banger and put it in a beer can.  He held the can up to his ear and began to count, “1, 2, 3, 4, 5…” then he paused, thought a moment, and placed the beer can between his legs so he could continue counting on his other hand…