Next Meeting – 4th April 2017

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 4th April, 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 Viticulture, where players take on the roles of beneficiaries in rustic, pre-modern Tuscany who have inherited meager vineyards. Each player starts with a few plots of land, an old crushpad, a tiny cellar, and three workers.  Using those workers and visitors, players can expand their vineyards by building structures, planting vines, and filling wine orders.  The winner is the player with the most successful vineyard in Tuscany.

– Image used with permission of BGG reviewer EndersGame

And talking of wine…

Jeff got on a bus one morning and sat down next to a priest.  He was on his way home after a night out and stank of wine, his shirt was stained, his face was all red, and he had a half-empty bottle of wine sticking out of his pocket.  He opened his newspaper and slowly started reading.

A couple of minutes later, he asked the priest, “Father, what causes arthritis?”

The priest replied, “Mister, it’s caused by loose living, being with cheap, wicked women, too much alcohol, and contempt for your fellow man.”

“Well, imagine that,” the Jeff muttered in reply and returned to reading his paper.

The priest, thought about what he had said, and after a couple of moments, turned to Jeff and apologised.  “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to be so judgmental. How long have you had arthritis?”

“I don’t have arthritis, Father,” Jeff replied, “But I just read in the paper that the Pope does.”