Next Meeting – 27th January 2015

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 27th January, 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 card game Saboteur. This is a quick game that we’ve played before, where players are dwarves working together digging tunnels to find gold.  But there is a catch – there is a saboteur in their midst…!  The game is quite quick and great fun with a crowd, so chosen this game so that we can play something a little longer afterwards.

– Image used with permission of BGG contributor mothertruckin

And talking of tunnels…

Tenders were invited from various construction companies for the building of a replacement for the Channel Tunnel.  Jeff had been working in construction and, as his workload was light, when he came across an advert, he decided apply.

On the day of opening the tenders everybody was surprised to find Jeff’s tender was the lowest.  Other tenders were quoting billions of pounds, but Jeff had offered to do the job for just £10,000.  Under EU ruling, the tender had to go to the lowest bidder, which put Jeff in the hot seat.  However, before giving the works order to Jeff, the civil servant in charge asked Jeff as to how he could afford to work at such a low budget.

Jeff said,”Look, there’s me and there’s my brother Joe.  We will take two shovels and I will start digging from English bank and Joe will start digging from French bank. The moment we meet, you get a tunnel.”

The dumbstruck officer asked with courage,”And if you don’t meet?”

Jeff replied,”Then you will get two tunnels for the same price.”