Next Meeting – 3rd Movember 2015

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 3rd Movember, 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 Witch’s Brew, which is a set collecting and bluffing card game where players have to collect the ingredients for potions and then prepare them.  The game has been reimplemented as this year’s Kennerspiel des Jahres, Broom Service.

Witch's Brew
– Image used with permission of BGG reviewer EndersGame

And speaking of witches…

Jeff and his wife, Josephine were going to a masked Halloween party.  Unfortunately, Josephine had a bad day at work and by the time she got home had a terrible headache.  Not wanting to spoil his fun, she told Jeff to go to the party alone. He, being a devoted husband, protested, but she said she was just going to take some aspirin and go to bed, and so there was no point in his evening being spoiled by not going.  So Jeff took his costume and and Josephine went to bed.

After sleeping soundly for about hour, Josephine awakened without pain, and, as it was still early, she decided to go to the party.  Since Jeff did not know what her costume was, she thought she would have some fun by watching her husband to see how he acted when she was not with him.

Josephine joined the party and soon spotted Jeff in his monster outfit cavorting around on the dance floor, dancing with everyone he could and taking advantage wherever possible.  Josephine went up to him, and being rather seductive herself, Jeff left his partner high and dry and devoted his time to this new person.  She let him go as far as he wished; naturally, since he was her husband and he went all the way sneaking off to one of the bedrooms in the dark.

Just before the unmasking at midnight, Josephine slipped away and went home.  She put the costume away and got into bed, wondering what kind of explanation Jeff would make for his behavior.  So, she was sitting up reading when Jeff came in and she asked him what his evening had been like.

Jeff replied, “Oh, the same old thing. You know I never have a good time when you’re not there.” Slightly surprised by his brazenness, Josephine asked, “Did you dance much?”

He responded, “I tell you, I never even danced one dance. When I got there, I met Pete, Bill Brown and some other guys, so we went into the den and played poker all evening. But you know what?  The guy I loaned my costume to, well, he had a really amazing time!”