Next Meeting – 15th July 2014

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 15th July, at the Horse and Jockey pub in Stanford-in-the-Vale.  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 Camel Up (also known as Camel Cup).  We have chosen this game to celebrate the Spiel de Jahres (German Game of the Year) which was awarded yesterday to Camel Up.  It is a fairly quick, fun game of camel racing that should be good to play as a warm up before we move on to something a little “meatier”.

Camel Up

And talking of camels…

Two camels, a father and son are grazing peacfully.  The younger camel looks up to his father and says, “Dad!  Why do we have these giant humps on our backs?”  The father camel looks down at his young son and says, “Why, they are so we can travel for miles in the desert without stopping for water.”  The young camel looks astonished and says “Wow, I didn’t know that!”

A minute or so later, the younger camel pips up again, “Dad! Why do we have really thick eyelids?”  His father, slightly irritated at being disturbed from his grazing by his son’s curiosity, answers quickly, “So that our eyes are not scratched by sand storms.

“Wow!” the young camel replies and then a moment later, daddy camel hears his son again, “Dad!”

“What now!” his father asks clearly biting his tongue. His son asks, “Why do we have such huge feet, Dad?”

“Well son,” his father says in strained patience, “We need to tread through the sand and out feet are big so we can travel much easier.”

This time a few minutes pass before the father hears his son again.  Daddy camel, clearly agitated snaps, “What!?!?”

“Dad… What are we doing in a zoo then?”