Next Meeting – 14th June 2016

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 14th 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 Pi mal Pflaumen, which is a trick-taking card game with elements of set collecting and lovely artwork.  Players simultaneously play cards and then claim one of the played fruit cards based on the strength of the card that they played. Each card depicts a fruit, and a scoring pattern or a special action.  At the end of the game players tally their points based on completed contracts and whoever has the highest score wins.

Pi Mal Pflaumen
– Image by boardGOATS

And speaking of fruit…

Jeff was working in a bar when a duck walked in and asked, “Got any grapes?”  Jeff, very confused by this, told the duck that no the bar didn’t serve grapes. The duck thanked him politely and left.

The next day, the duck returned and again said, “Got any grapes?” Again, Jeff politely explained that no, the bar did not serve grapes, never had served grapes, and, furthermore, probably never would serve grapes. The duck, a little ruffled, fluffed his feathers slightly. thanked him and left.

After a week of this, Jeff was beginning to lose patience.  So, one day, when the duck came in, before it could say anything, Jeff started, “Listen, duck, this is a bar: we do not serve grapes! If you ask for grapes again, I will nail your beak to the bar, got it?”

The duck was silent for a moment, and then asked, “Got any nails?” Totally confused, Jeff replied, “No…”  Before he could get any further, however, the Duck continued,  “Good. Got any grapes?”