Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 9th September, 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 Darjeeling. This is a game about collecting and shipping crates of tea. Each player has a tea-collector meeple which moves around an array of tiles, picking up tea. When they have a set of complete tea chests, they can ship them, collecting bonuses for larger loads, but also for shipping the type of tea that is in the highest demand. The game ends when a player gets to a hundred points.
And talking of tea…
Jeff and his girlfriend were at a tea tasting session. The instructor explained, “Generally fresh tea smells very green, refreshing; if tea lacks freshness, it is likely you are getting little health benefit from your green tea.”
Jeff’s girlfriend asked, “What causes tea to go stale?”
The instructor replied, “When tea comes in contact with oxygen, it is oxidized. So it is important to make sure you buy your tea from a good supplier, otherwise it might not have been stored in an airtight container on its boat ride from China.”
Jeff asked, “How long does it take to ship tea from China by boat?”