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 18th August 2020; we will gather from around 7.30pm, and start playing at 8pm.
This week, the “Feature Game” will be Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition. This is a return to the the recent “Roll and Write” style games that have been so successful, though rather than the communal colouring fest that is Second Chance and Cartographers, in this game players are planning a road and rail network. It is more complex than some of the games we’ve played like Noch Mal! and Second Chance, and those with good spacial awareness will be at a slight advantage, though careful planning is the key.
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And talking of railway lines…
Jeff swaggered into his favourite pub, and asked the landlord for a pint.
As the bartender reached for a fresh glass, he commented, “You look very pleased with yourself, did you win the lottery?”
Jeff replied, “On my way home from here last night, I had to cross the railway, and I came across this girl tied to the tracks. So I untied her, and took her home, and we had a fantastic night.”
The landlord was shocked. Reflecting he said, “I cannot imagine anything as terrifying as being lashed onto the cold steel rails, waiting with dread for the distant whistle then the vibration of the oncoming train, desperately hoping that someone would come along to help. She must have been really grateful! Tell me, is she pretty?”
Jeff paused for a second thoughtfully. “Hard to say,” he said. “It was dark, and I never did find her head.”