Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, 6th February, 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 Ave Caesar, the quick playing, savage, Roman chariot racing game. Players are required to race three laps of the track, and must stop to “Hail Caesar” before they can finish. The game is light, wasting too many moves taking the longer, outside-routes on corners, can leave players without enough moves to finish the race…
|– Adapted from image by BGG contributor Narl|
And speaking of Romans…
It had been a hard fought campaign, and on his return Julius Caesar felt it was necessary to addressing his people. A crowd gathered in the Colosseum to hear what he had to say.
“Friends, Romans and countrymen. I have returned from my campaign in France where I killed fifty thousand Gauls!”
The crowd rose to its feet cheering, “Hail almighty Caesar!”
At this point a voice pipes up, “Caesar lies!”
There’s a stunned silence as everyone looks round to see who dares suggest such a thing. After a pause, the voice continues, it is Brutus Jeffus who continues, “I’ve discovered Caesar only killed twenty-five thousand Gauls!”
The crowd are aghast, but Caesar replies, “That maybe true, but you must remember that away Gauls count double in Europe…”