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 21st July 2020; we will gather from around 7.30pm, and start playing at 8pm.
This week, the “Feature Game” will be Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale. This is a slightly more complicated “Roll and Write” game, that builds on our experience with Noch Mal! and Second Chance which both worked so well. Cartographers is a little bit more involved than the other two, but also works with many players. It was nominated for the Kennerspiel des Jahres Award this year and we thought we would play it to celebrate the winners of the Spiel/Kennerspiel des Jahres winners which have just been announced.
|– Adapted from image by BGG Contributor Johnny Dangerously|
And talking of cartographers…
Jeff’s cartographer wife, Jill, was worried she’d lost some very important topographical maps. They spent all morning trying to find them, looking high and low. Eventually, when all hope was lost and Jill thought she was going to have to start again from scratch, Jeff opened a desk draw they had already searched twice, and there they were.
When Jeff showed his wife what he’d found, she said, “Oh, that’s a relief…!”