Next Meeting – 15th Movember 2016

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 15th 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 Key to the City – London, which is a streamlined version of one of our favourite games, Keyflower.  Released at Essen and themed around the City of London, each tile features an iconic landmark, and players “buy” these tiles and add them to their boroughs.  The game uses many of the same mechanisms as Keyflower, with an additional connection element that simplifies and enhances the spacial component of the game.

Key to the City - London
– Image by boardGOATS

And speaking of London…

Jeff and Joe had gone to London looking for work. were strolling down Bond Street.  After walking for a few minutes, Jeff turned to Joe with a look of amazement on his face.  “Joe!  Look at that shop over there – I thought that London was supposed to be expensive, but that shop is as cheap as chips!”

Joe replied, “Wow – suits £10, shirts £4, trousers £5.  I think that we should buy the lot and take them back with us – we would make a tidy profit selling them in Oxford.”

So the two visitors went into the shop, where Jeff was greeted politely by the owner. Jeff, doing his best to sound local, said, “I’ll ‘ave twenty of yer ‘Whistles’, twenty ‘Uncle Berts’ and twenty pairs o’ ‘Callards’ please.”

Upon hearing this request, the owner smiled, and said, “You’re not from round here, are you?”

Quite bemused, Jeff responded, “No, how can you tell?”

The Owner replied, “This is a Dry Cleaners.”