Next Meeting – 1st December 2015

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 1st 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 Pandemic: ContagionPandemic is a very well known cooperative game where everyone plays together to defeat the tide of disease that is overcoming the world.  Pandemic: Contagion is a lighter game and almost the complete opposite:  players are the diseases and compete against each other to be the most effective and take over the world – there is no cure.

Pandemic: Contagion
– Image by boardGOATS

And speaking of diseases…

Jeff went to the doctor for the results of his blood test.  When he arrived, the doctor asked him to take a seat, before he took sat down himself and took a deep breath.

Jeff said, “Well, come on then Doc, give it to me straight.”

After a moment, the doctor replied, “OK Mr. Pie, but would do you want the good news or the bad news first?”

Jeff thought a moment before he responded, “Um, give me the bad news first please.”

The Doctor paused again, took another deep breath and said, “Okay well, I’m very sorry, it’s the worst possible news.  There’s nothing we can do for you.  There’s no easy way to say this, but you’ve only got days left to live.”

Jeff was obviously very shocked.  Lip trembling, after a bit he said, “Well, so, what’s the good news?”

The Doctor brightened up a little suddenly and replied, “Well, it’s actually very interesting and we’re naming the disease after you.”