Next Meeting – 23rd January 2018

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, 23rd January, 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 Cities of Splendor, the expansion to Splendor, a splendid game that we’ve played quite a lot.  Cities of Splendor consists of four modules to be used independently (Cities, Trading Posts, Orient and Strongholds).  The idea is that with multiple copies of the base game we can play more than one of the modules at the same time.

Cities of Splendor
– Image used with permission of BGG contributor punkin312

And speaking of Cities…

Jeff was visiting London with his young son, Joe. They came from a very quiet village, so they were amazed by almost everything they saw. They were particularly fascinated by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and back together again.

Joe asked his father, “What is that, Dad?”

Jeff replied, “I’ve no idea—I’ve have never seen anything like it in my life!”

While Jeff and Joe were watching wide-eyed, a very old lady in a wheelchair rolled up to the moving walls and pressed a button. The walls opened and the lady rolled between them into a small room. The walls closed and the boy and his father watched small circles of lights with numbers above the walls light up: 1…2…3…4…5…

As they watched, the circles began to light up in the reverse direction: 5…4…3…2…1…

After a moment’s pause, the walls opened up again and, Jeff’s and Joe’s eyes nearly popped out of their heads as a beautiful young woman stepped out.

There was a stunned silence, then Jeff whispered to his son, “Quick Joe, run and get your Mother…!”