Next Meeting – 29th July 2014

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 29th 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 6 Nimmt (aka Category 5 amongst other things).  We have chosen this game to celebrate its 29th anniversary which is this year.  It is also a fairly quick, fun game of “bulls head collecting” that should be good to play as a warm up before we move on to something a little “meatier”.

6 Nimmt

And talking of bulls…

Three bulls heard the rancher was bringing another bull onto the ranch.

“I’ve been here five years. I’m not giving this new bull any of my hundred cows,” said the first bull.

The second bull responded, “I’ve been here three years and have earned my right to my fifty cows – I’m keeping them all.”

The third bull added, “I’ve only been here a year, and so far, you guys have only let me have 10 cows. I may not be as big as you fellows, but I worked hard for my cows and I’m keeping all ten of them.”

Just then an enormous cattle truck pulled up in the yard carrying the biggest bull they’ve ever seen.  At 4,700 pounds, each step he takes strains the steel ramp – the bulls can almost feel the ground shaking as he approached.

The first bull was first to react, “I think I can spare a few cows for our new friend,” he says trying to look nonchalant.

The second bull added, “Yes, well, I actually have too many cows to take care of – I definitely can spare a few.  I’m certainly not looking for an argument.”

They looked over at the third bull and find him pawing the dirt, shaking his horns and snorting.

“Don’t be foolish son,” whispered the first bull,  “Let him have some of your cows and live to tell everyone about it.  It’s not worth fighting him for, really, it’s not!”

The third bull replied, voice shaking, “Hell, he can have all my cows. I’m just making sure he knows I’m a bull!”