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 4th August 2020; we will gather from around 7.30pm, and start playing at 8pm.
This week, in a change from the recent “Roll and Write” games (namely Noch Mal!, Second Chance and Cartographers), the “Feature Game” will be Finstere Flure (aka Fearsome Floors). This is an older game where players are trying to get their pieces across the dungeon of prince Fieso’s fortress, without being eaten by the monster, Furukulus.
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And talking of monsters…
Jeff had a fear that there was a monster living under his bed. Because he wasn’t sleeping, it was affecting all aspects of his life, so he decided to seek professional help. During the consultation, the specialist told him his situation was unusual but not unheard of. He explained that he could be cured, but it would take a minimum of six sessions at £250 each.
Jeff declined citing the large cost and decided to struggle on.
A few months later, Jeff was at a pub when he bumped into the same specialist, who asked if he’d made any progress.
“It’s perfect doctor,” Jeff responded, “No more monsters.”
“That’s really excellent, but how did you manage it?” the specialist asked.
“Well,” said Jeff, “I told a friend of mine, and she solved my problem in exchange for a bottle of whiskey.”
The specialist was puzzled. “What did she do?” he asked.
Jeff, replied gleefully, “She told me to saw the legs off my bed!”