Although the spring is definitely on its way, with the current stresses, people still need what social contact they can get, 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 16th March 2021; we will gather from around 7.30pm, and start playing at 8pm.
This week, the “Feature Game” will be Das Labyrinth des Pharao. This is a tile laying game in a similar vein to Take it Easy! which we played a few weeks ago, or the Spiel des Jahres nominee Karuba which we last played a long time ago. This game has an Egyptian theme though, with players exploring a pyramid.
|– Image by boardGOATS|
And talking about Egypt…
Jeff was living in Egypt by the banks of a beautiful ancient river. Every year the river flooded, but Jeff remained certain that the river would not destroy his house. One year, the people of the village tried desperately to persuade him to evacuate, as the floods that year were particularly severe. Jeff would not listen though, convinced he was right. The floods came within the month, however, ruining his house and pulling him, and the debris, into the river. The people, watched from the shores, shouting at him, and yelling, asking him why he didn’t listen. Jeff continued ignoring them—he was still in de-Nile.