Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 1st 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 Batavia, which is a medium weight game about merchants visiting the trading posts of the five East India companies all over Asia.
|– Image used with permission of BGG reviewer EndersGame|
And speaking of traders…
A successful trader parked his brand new Porsche in front of the office ready to show it off to his colleagues. As he prepared to get out a juggernaut went past, too close and completely tore off the driver’s side. The trader immediately grabbed his mobile and dialled 999. It wasn’t more than five minutes before a policeman pulled up, but before the policeman had a chance to ask any questions, the trader started screaming how his car, which he just picked up that day, was completely ruined and would never be the same again. After the trader finally finished his rant, the policeman shook his head in disbelief.
“I can’t believe how materialistic you traders are,” he said. “You’re so focused on your possessions you don’t notice anything else.”
“How can you say that?” asked the trader.
The policeman replied, “Didn’t you realise that your arm is missing from your elbow down? It was looks like it was torn off when the truck hit you.”
The trader looked down in absolute horror. “$%#*@!” he screamed, “Where’s my Rolex?!?!?!”