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 26th May 2020; we will gather from around 7.30pm, and start playing at 8pm.
This week, the “Feature Game” will be Saboteur. Once again, the main reason this was chosen is because lots of people can play; the social aspect is so important at the moment and games where everyone can be involved are great. This is a very fairly light hidden role game with lots of interaction, where players are dwarves digging tunnels to find gold, unless they are Saboteurs of course…
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And talking of tunnels…
Tenders were invited from various construction companies for the building of a replacement for the Channel Tunnel. Jeff had been working in construction and, as his workload was light, when he came across an advert, he decided apply.
On the day of opening the tenders everybody was surprised to find Jeff’s tender was the lowest. Other tenders were quoting billions of pounds, but Jeff had offered to do the job for just £10,000. Under EU ruling, the tender had to go to the lowest bidder, which put Jeff in the hot seat. However, before giving the works order to Jeff, the civil servant in charge asked Jeff how he could afford to do the work at such a low budget.
Jeff said, “Look, there’s me and there’s my brother Joe. We will take two shovels and I will start digging from English bank and Joe will start digging from French bank. The moment we meet, you get a tunnel.”
The dumbstruck officer asked with courage, “And if you don’t meet?”
Jeff replied, “Then you will get two tunnels for the same price.”