Next Meeting – 12th August 2014

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 12th August, 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 7 Wonders.  This is a card-drafting game that we’ve played before a couple of times – firstly at Christmas when there were loads of us and it was complete chaos, then again a few weeks later with very few people which meant most people didn’t get the chance to play it.  So it’s time for another go.  In this game, players travel back in time to become leaders of one of the seven great cities of the Ancient World, gather resources, develop commercial routes, and affirm their military supremacy, ultimately making their city and its Wonder the most impressive.

7 Wonders

And talking of travelling back in time…

Jeff and his American cousin, John-boy are shown a time machine which can see 50 years into the future.  They both decide to test it by asking a question each.

John-boy goes first, “What will the USA be like in fifty years time?”

The machine whirls and beeps and goes into action and gives him a printout.  He reads it out, “The country is in good hands under the new president, Jose Fernandez…. crime is non-existent, there is no conflict, and the economy is healthy. Vice President Jin Tao has declared Chinese language mandatory in all USA schools.  There are no worries.”

Jeff thinks, “It’s not bad, this time machine, I’ll have a bit of that.”  So he asks, “What will the UK be like in fifty years time?”

The machine whirls and beeps and goes into action again and once again, he gets a printout.  But Jeff just stupidly just stares at it.

“Come on, Jeff,” says John-boy, “It can’t be that bad – tell us what it says!”

“I can’t…” replied Jeff, “It’s all in Punjabi!”