Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 16th 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 CO2. This is an unusual game as it is both co-operative and competitive. The idea is that players have to work together to save the planet, if they fail, they all fail. However, if they succeed, then the player with the most successful energy company wins. This means that players constantly have to balance doing the best thing for the team and the best thing for themselves.
And talking about the saving the planet…
The leaders of Europe are all sitting around a table at the Copenhagen Climate Change summit.
After the initial pleasantries, Gordon Brown speaks first. “I will end climate change, just like I ended boom and bust! I will be tough on Climate Change and tough on the causes of climate change! Britain will spend “£200 billion on fighting Climate Change this year!”
Before Brown has even sat back down, Angela Merkel of Germany begins to speak. “That’s nothing! We will spend €300 billion on fighting climate change!”
Nicolas Sarkozy of France speaks next; “We will end zis climate change. We will spend €1 trillion on fighting climate change!”
Attention now turns to the president of Armenia, he stands and meekly announces, “We have budgeted to spend $1,000 on fighting climate change over the next 10 years.”
People around the table begin to snigger. Embarrassed, the Armenian president slams his fist onto the table and shouts “OK, OK, we will spend $100 trillion on climate change!”.
The sniggering around the table has now become hysterics. After a couple of minutes, the noise abates and Gordon Brown asks, “How will you afford that?”
“Well” the Armenian president began, “The real figure was bit low, so I just made something up. Isn’t that how it works around here?”