Next Meeting – 21st April 2015

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 21st April, 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 Black Fleet.  This was one of the games brought back from Essen last year and is a beautiful game involving skulduggery on the high seas.  The game involves pirates, merchants and naval vessels all seeking glory and fortune in the Caribbean.

Black Fleet
– Image used with permission of BGG contributor Toynan

And talking of pirates…

Pirate Jeff walked into a bar and the bartender said, “Hey, Jeff, I haven’t seen you in ages – What happened, you look terrible!”

“What d’ya mean?” replied Jeff, “I’m fine.”

“But,” The bartender stammered, “What about that wooden leg? You didn’t have that before.”

“Arrrr, well,” said pirate Jeff, “We were in a battle at sea and a cannon ball hit me leg but the surgeon fixed me up, and Oi’m fine, really.”

“Yeah,” responded the bartender, “And what about that hook? Last time I saw you, you definitely had both hands.”

“Arrrr, well,” said the pirate, “We were in another battle and we boarded the enemy ship. Oi was in a sword fight and me hand was cut off but the surgeon fixed me up with this hook, and Oi feel great, really.”

“Oh,” said the bartender more than a little taken aback.  “And then there’s your eye patch? Last time you were in here you had both eyes.”

“Arrr, well,” said pirate Jeff, “One day when we were at sea, some birds were flying over the ship. Oi looked up, and one of dropped one in me eye.”

The bartender thought for a moment and then continued, “So, what happened? You couldn’t have lost an eye just from some bird lime!”

“Arrrr, well,” said pirate Jeff looking slightly embarrassed, “Oi really wasn’t used to the hook yet…”