Next Meeting – 26th August 2014

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 26th 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 The Speicherstadt.  This is an unusual auction card game where players compete for victory points, which come mainly from contracts (sets of resources) and special cards.  The game is set in Hamburg around 1900 where there was a unique complex of storehouses (Speicherstadt) and a network of canals and bridges forming a terminus for spices, coffee, tea and carpets from all over the world.  Players act as wholesaler at the heyday of the Speicherstadt acquiring shiploads for the storehouses and making profits selling selling them.  We played this game quite a bit a few months back and felt it was due for another outing.

The Speicherstadt

And talking of Hamburgers…

Jeff was taking his new girlfriend out for lunch.  She ordered a smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel and Jeff went for a hamburger.  There was a flurry of activity behind the counter, the chef spat into his hands, rubbed them against each other, grabbed a handful of ground beef and started rolling it into a ball.  He then spat on the grill, put the ball of minced beef under his armpit to make a patty and then started cooking it.

Jeff’s girlfriend looked at Jeff in horror and whispered, “That’s gross!”

Without thinking, Jeff replied, “That’s nothing, you should come in early in the morning and see how he makes bagels…”