Spring is here, the evenings are getting brighter and it feels like the end is in sight, maybe. People still need what social contact they can get though, 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 27th April 2021; we will gather from around 7.30pm, and start playing at 8pm.
This week, to celebrate the start of “Golden Week” on Thursday, the “Feature Game” will be the MetroX expansion, Sendai & Hakata & Nagoya. “Golden Week” encompasses four of Japan’s national holidays, celebrating the Japanese Constitution (May 3rd), Children’s day (May 5th), Emperor Hirohito’s birthday (April 29th) and his love of plants (May 4th, also known as Star Wars Day).
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And talking of holidays…
Jeff was working in a department store in Japan when a small boy went up to him and said he would like an electric train set to play with during “Golden Week”.
Jeff thought for a moment, and then said, “If you get a train, your dad is going to want to play with it too. Is that all OK?”
The boy went very quiet. So, moving the conversation along, Jeff asked, “What else would you like for “Golden Week”?”
The little boy promptly replied, “Another train.”