Next Meeting – 21st March 2017

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 21st March, 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 Habitats, a tile laying game in which players build a big wildlife park without cages or fences.  Animals need their natural habitats: grassland, bush, rocks or lakes.  Points are awarded at the end of the game based on whether an animal’s requirements are satisfied; the player with the most points is the winner.

– Image used with permission of BGG contributor punkin312

And talking of wildlife parks…

Starting his new job at a wildlife park, Jeff asked the Head keeper what he should do for his first task.

“Go and clean out the aquarium” he was told.

Arriving at the aquarium, he discovered that all the fish were dead. He rushed back to the head keeper and asked what he should do.

“Throw them to the lions,” said the head keeper, “The lions will eat anything”.

So, Jeff returned to the aquarium, picked up all the dead fish and threw them into the lion’s cage. That done, he was instructed to go and clean out the ape house.  When he got there, he was shocked to discover two of the chimpanzees dead in the cage, so he rushed back for instructions.

“Don’t worry,” said the head keeper, “Just throw them to the lions, the lions will eat anything.”

So Jeff returned to the ape house and threw the dead animals into the lions cage.  Next he was told to go along and help clean up the insect house. Busy cleaning out one off the exotic hives, Jeff noticed that in one hive all the bees had died.

“I know what to do,” he thought to himself, “I’ll throw them all to the lions, as the lions will eat anything.”  So Jeff he swept up all the dead bees and threw them into the lion cage.

The next day, the zoo obtained a new lioness. The lioness was walking around the new cage for the first time, and started asking the other lions what to expect.

“Hows the accommodation?” she asked.

“Fine,” came the reply from one lion.

“And whats the food like?” she asked.

“Not bad,” answered another lion, “Yesterday, we had fish, chimps and mushy bees…”