In the middle of winter and with the current stresses, people need social contact more than ever, and board games are a great medium for that. Despite the limitations of “remote gaming”, everyone feels it is important to stay in touch, so we are persisting with online meetings. Therefore, our next meeting will be on Tuesday 2nd February 2021; we will gather from around 7.30pm, and start playing at 8pm.
This week, the “Feature Game” will be Take it Easy!. This is a clever little game where players are trying to build pipes by placing hexagon-shaped tiles (because hexagons are the bestagons). Players who connect one side of the board to another with pipes of a single colour score points and the player with the most points is the winner.
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And talking of pipes…
Jeff was working as a plumber and was called out to look at the pipe beneath a lady’s sink. When he arrived, she was just going out, but she told Jeff he could take a look while she was away. She was very good looking, so Jeff agreed, but as she showed him in, she was greeted by an enormous dog. Worried about the Rotweiler, Jeff asked if he could come back later.
“Oh,” the lady said, “Don’t worry about the dog, he won’t hurt you.” Then, pointing to a cage in the corner of the lounge she added, “But whatever you do, don’t talk to the parrot.” The dog was looking a bit goofy and wagging its tail, and Jeff didn’t want to look scared in front of a pretty lass, so he agreed to take a look at the pipes while she was out.
Feeling more confident about the Rotweiler, Jeff started working on the sink. He’d barely got going when there was a noise behind him and he saw the parrot, escaped from its cage sitting next to the Rotweiler. All of a sudden the parrot started shouting with the most foul language Jeff had ever heard. Mindful of the lady’s warning though, he tried to block it out and got on with the job.
The parrot was still hurling insults and Jeff had almost finished when, without thinking, he turned to the bird and yelled “Why don’t you just shut up!”
The parrot fell silent and Jeff breathed a sigh of relief. Then, very softly, the parrot said, “Go get him Rex…”