Next Meeting – 20th September 2016

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 20th September, 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 Cuba which is a longer game set in Cuba prior to the revolution where, under turbulent circumstances, the villages of the island strive for independent wealth and influence.  Players earn points by shipping merchandise from the harbor, but also by erecting and using buildings, and by abiding by the law.

– Image used with permission of BGG contributor jsper

And speaking of Cuba…

When Fidel Castro died he arrived in Heaven in front of the Pearly Gates.  Saint Peter approached and said, “I’m sorry, but you will have to go to Hell.”  So, off Castro went and when he got there, the Devil greeted him warmly, “We’re so glad to have you, welcome, welcome.”

Castro was just settling in, when he realised he had forgotten his suitcases, having left them at the Pearly Gate House.  So the Devil said, “That’s no problem, I’ll send a couple of my minions to fetch it for you.”

Unfortunately, when the two minions got to heaven they found that Saint Peter was out and the gates were firmly closed with the suitcases visible just on the other side.  So, they decided to climb the fence.  Just as they started climbing, Saint Peter returned and saw them.  St. Peter gave a deep sigh and commented, “Castro is in hell for just ten minutes and already we have refugees…!”