It is at times of stress that people need social contact more than ever, and board games are a great medium for that. Despite the limitations of “remote gaming”, the overwhelming impression is that it is important to stay in touch, so we are persisting with online meetings. Therefore, our next meeting will be on Tuesday 28th April 2020; we will gather from around 7.30pm, and start playing at 8pm.
This week, the “Feature Game” will be Tsuro, “The Game of the Path”. We have chosen this game because lots of people can play, and this is intended to be a social event so it is important that everyone can be involved. The rules as written have hidden information, but we are going to make some modifications to make it work, and play it on the slightly larger, Tsuro of the Seas board.
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And speaking of paths…
Jeff and his housemate Joe were out for their daily exercise walking down a path near their home, when they spot a deep hole in the ground. As they stood around the hole together looking in, Jeff asked, “How far down do you reckon that hole goes?”
Joe replied, “I don’t know, let’s chuck something in and find out.”
With that, they looked about and spotted an old radiator in the nearby bushes that someone had fly-tipped (since the Council had closed the tip as a non-essential service). Jeff pointed to it and started to drag it towards the hole. Joe gave him a hand and together, the pair half dragged, half carried it and dropped it into the hole.
They started to count and listen for the thud, but before they heard the radiator land, they saw a large goat charging at them from the bushes. Terrified by it’s huge horns they started to run, but as they did so, the goat leapt into the hole. Now some distance from the hole and shocked and confused, Jeff and Joe decided to continue their walk along the footpath.
About ten minutes later, they were confronted by an old farmer who asked, “You haven’t seen a goat lately, have you?”
Jeff answered, “We have actually – about a mile back. It sort of ran at us and then dived into a pit at high speed.”
The farmer gave him a strange look, “But that’s impossible, he was tied to an old radiator…”