Next Meeting – 18th April 2017

Our next meeting will be on Easter Tuesday, 18th 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 Power Grid, which is a game where the aim is to supply the most cities with power when someone’s network reaches a predetermined size. Players mark pre-existing routes between cities for connection, then bid against each other to purchase the power plants that they need to power these cities. However, as power plants are purchased, newer, more efficient plants become available, so by merely purchasing, you’re potentially allowing others access to superior equipment.

Power Grid Deluxe: Europe/North America
– Image used with permission of boardgamephotos

And talking of electricity…

Jeff was working as an electrician rewiring a property.  After a full week of work, the homeowner was delighted with end result and all the hard work Jeff had put into his house.

“You did a great job,” he said, and handed Jeff a cheque. “Also, as a special thank-you, here’s an extra £80 to take the missus out to dinner and maybe see a film.  Show her a good time – I’m sure she deserves it.”

Later that evening, the doorbell rang and it was Jeff.  Thinking the electrician had maybe left something behind the homeowner asked, “Is everything OK?  Did you forget something?”

“No,” Jeff replied. “I’m just here to take your missus out to dinner and show her a good time, just like you asked…”