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 7th July 2020; we will gather from around 7.30pm, and start playing at 8pm.
This week, the “Feature Game” will be Second Chance. This is a very simple “Roll and Write” game, similar to Noch Mal! which worked so well a few weeks back, that we played it twice. Although Roll and Write games have a tendency to feel like multiplayer solitaire, they are very successful when played remotely and can usually play a lot of people (often more than originally designed for).
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And talking of second chances…
Jeff and Joe we were sitting exams. On the eve of their final paper, they drove for an hour to a bar, to celebrate. Unfortunately, they had a couple too many and ended up spending the night in the car.
By the time they reached the examination room the next morning, the exam was over and invigilator had collected all the papers. Jeff and Joe explained to their supervisor how they’d had a puncture in the middle of the night and had to wait for daylight to get someone to change the tyre for them. They begged and pleaded with the lecturer for a second chance to take the exam. Much to the lads’ surprise and delight, their examiner was sympathetic towards them and told them to come back to take the paper the next day at 9am.
So, the next day, Jeff and Joe turned up promptly and were ushered into separate rooms. In each room there was one desk with a pen and the exam paper, face down.
At exactly 9am, Jeff and Joe were both told to turn over the paper which revealed just one question.