Next Meeting, 14th April 2020 – Online!

It is at times like this that we need social contact more than ever, and board games are a great medium for that.  Despite the limitations experienced last time, the overwhelming impression is that we should persist with online meetings.  So, our next meeting will be on Tuesday 14th April 2020; we will gather from around 7.30pm, and start playing at 8pm.

This week, the “Feature Game” will be Camel Up.  We have chosen this game because lots of people can play (especially with the Supercup expansion), and this is intended to be a social event so lots of people can be involved.  The game has some hidden information, but with a couple of minor tweaks it should still work.

Camel Up
– Image by boardGOATS

And speaking of Camels…

Two camels, a father and son are grazing peacefully.  The younger camel looks up to his father and says, “Dad!  Why do we have these giant humps on our backs?”  The father camel looks down at his young son and says, “Why, they are so we can travel for miles in the desert without stopping for water.”  The young camel looks astonished and says “Wow, I didn’t know that!”

A minute or so later, the younger camel pipes up again, “Dad! Why do we have really thick eyelashes?”  His father, slightly irritated at being disturbed from his grazing by his son’s curiosity, answers quickly, “So that our eyes are not scratched by sand storms.”

“Wow!” the young camel replies and then a moment later, daddy camel hears his son again, “Dad!”

“What now!” his father asks clearly biting his tongue. His son asks, “Why do we have such huge feet, Dad?”

“Well son,” his father said in strained patience, “We need to tread through the sand and our feet are big so we can travel more easily.”

This time a few minutes pass before the father hears his son again.  Daddy camel, clearly agitated snaps, “What!?!?”

“Dad… What are we doing in a zoo then?”