Next Meeting – 25th June 2019

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, 25th June, 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 Hook!. This is a very quick, silly little game where players are pirates under attack and who are trying to retaliate by catching other pirates, parrots and bottles of rum in the sights of their cannon without injuring themselves.  We’ve chosen this game because it is likely to be a quiet night and this gives lots of versatility while allowing plenty of time to play something else.

– Image by boardGOATS

And speaking of pirates and their hooks…

Two pirates, Jeff and Joe, were exchanging salty sea-dog stories when Joe pointed to the hook where Jeff’s hand should have been and asked, “How d’ye get that then me ‘arty?”

Jeff replied conversationally, “Arrrrr, well, I fought Red Beard’s crew and lost me hand in the battle.”  He went on, pointing at Joe’s peg-leg, “What about you? What ‘appened to yer leg?”

Joe answered, “Weeeeell, ah was wrestlin’ wi’ a shark and although I got ‘im in the end, ‘ee got me leg first.” There was a pause, then he pointed at Jeff’s patch and asked, “What about yer eye?”

Jeff responded, “Aye, well it was bonny Sundee afteenoon when a ruddy big seagull came by and left ‘is droppings in me eye.”

There was a long silence, but eventually Joe commented, “That’s not as impressive as the others.”

“Aye, ah know,” Jeff answered. “It was me first day with the ‘ook.”