Next Meeting, 8th December 2020 – Online!

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 everyone feels it is important to stay in touch, so we are persisting with online meetings.  Therefore, our next meeting will be on Tuesday 8th December 2020; we will gather from around 7.30pm, and start playing at 8pm.

This week, the “Feature Game” will be the River Expansion for Railroad Ink.  This is the expansion to the “Roll and Write” game and comes with the Deep Blue Edition the game, adding rivers to the railway, road and intersection options.  The group have really enjoyed playing Railroad Ink, so it is time to give it another outing and maybe increase the challenge a bit.  Although it is more complex than some of the games we’ve played it is definitely not as much of a challenge as the “Feature Game” last time.

Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition
– Image by boardGOATS

And talking of railways and intersections…

Jeff was out walking when he come across an un-gated level crossing where the railway and the road crossed. Seeing a beautiful woman playing with her mobile phone on the other side, he decided he would try to impress her and walked to the middle of the crossing.

As he did so, there was a rumble of a train in the distance.

“Shouldn’t you come away from there?” the beautiful lady asked.

Jeff (being Jeff), was thrilled at having caught her attention and decided to impress her further by ducking out of the way of the train at the very last second. So, as the train appeared round the corner, he readied himself to jump out of the way. Then, as soon as the driver saw the idiot standing in the way of the train, he slammed on the brakes and the train began to slow down, stopping just before the level crossing where Jeff was standing.

Jeff was delighted, “Look at that,” he said to the woman with a big grin, “The train stopped for me!”

It was then that he was hit by a speeding car