Next Meeting – 2nd June 2015

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 2nd June, 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 Bania, which was reviewed in the latest edition of the SpielBox magazine.  This is a game of resource management and tile laying, with elephants…

Bania
– Image used with permission of BGG contributor henk.rolleman

And speaking of elephants…

One day, Jeff’s young cousin Joe asked him, “How do you put an elephant in the fridge?” Jeff replied, “I don’t know, how DO you put an elephant in the fridge?”

Joe replied, “You open the door and put it in, silly!”

“Oh.” said Jeff said, only to find that Joe hadn’t finished.  Joe went on, “How do you put a giraffe in the fridge?”  Jeff thought he’d got it now, and responded, “I know this one, you open the door and put it in.”

Joe shook his head, “No, you open the door, take the elephant out, and THEN you put it in.”

There was a moment’s pause while both Jeff and Joe thought about it, then Joe asked another question, “If all the animals except one went to the lions birthday party, which one was it that didn’t go?”  Jeff was totally confused by this one, “The lion?” he answered.

“No!  Why wouldn’t the lion go to his own birthday party?  It’s the giraffe of course, because he’s still in the fridge.” Before Jeff could comment, Joe went on, “If there is a river full of crocodiles and you wanted to cross it, how would you?”  By this time, Jeff was struggling with Joe’s stream of questions, but as the dutiful uncle, he replied “You’d walk over the bridge.”

Joe was quick to correct him, “Nah, you would swim across, because all the crocodiles are at the lions birthday party…”