Next Meeting – 20th February 2018

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, 20th 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 Marshal & Prisoners, the second expansion to the gorgeous train robbing game, Colt Express.  The expansion adds extra characters and a prison wagon complete with prisoners and a marshal to guard them.  Players who succeed in freeing prisoners can use their special powers as well as their own in the race to be the richest bandit in the West!

Ave Caesar
– Image used with permission of boardgamephotos

And speaking of prisoners…

Jeff had been caught dealing drugs and was serving his sentence in the Scrubs.  One day, his father, an elderly farmer, came to visit, with some bad news.  His father explained the farm was in difficulty.

“Son, the ground is frozen and is much too hard for me to dig myself at my age.  I can’t afford extra men or to hire machines though.  I don’t think we will be able to plant crops this year, which will means we will go bankrupt and lose the farm.”

Later, Jeff went back to his cell and wrote a short letter to his father.

Dear Dad,

Please be aware that a very good friend of mine will be visiting soon. There is a large quantity of stuff he is collecting. It is well hidden on the farm, but he will know exactly what to do.

Lots of Love,

Some weeks later Jeff’s father went to visit again.

“Well, son, your friend never showed up, but before I even got your letter the police came round, searched the whole house and dug up all the land around.  They didn’t find anything though…”

Jeff smiled, “Happy planting, Dad.”