Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 2nd December, 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 Grog Island, which is a game we brought back from Essen. The idea is that even the mightiest pirates must give up their lives of invading and plunder eventually, but then, what do they do for their retirement? Well, on the five peninsulas of Grog Island, they can invest their loot in rock-solid businesses, such as peg-leg shops, carpentries for figureheads, workshops for voodoo dolls, or the infamous “Grog Hole” pub. The core of Grog Island is its unique auction mechanism, which uses five coloured dice. The players use these dice and the pips on them to create and raise bids.
And talking of the pirates…
A pirate went into a pub, but as he entered, the Landlord couldn’t help noticing that he was walking funny. As the pirate staggered over, the Landlord became transfixed as he realised that the pirate had a ships steering-wheel down his trousers.
“Gissa pint o’ rum,” replied the pirate to the Landlord’s query. The drink was duly poured and the pirate supped greedily, before asking for another.
By this time, the Landlord had gathered together his courage, and asked, “Excuse me sir, but did you know that you, well, you’ve got a ships steering-wheel down your trousers?”
The pirate looked cross and replied, “Arrrr, it’s driving me nuts!”