Next Meeting, 13th January 2022

We are still meeting on Thursdays for the time being, so, our next meeting will be on THURSDAY 13th January 2022.  We will start playing shorter games from 7.30pm as people arrive, until 8pm when we will start something a little longer (table is booked from 6.30pm for those who would like to eat first).

This week, the “Feature Game” will be Streets.  This is a tile laying game by the same people as Villagers.  It is, perhaps, a little lighter and, rather than developing the occupants of a village, players are building a city, transforming it street by street, from a small town into a centre of culture and commerce.

– Image by boardGOATS

And speaking of city folk and villagers…

Jeff, a city boy taking a break in the country was staying on a farm.  The weather was lovely and he was taking a gentle stroll round the farmyard when he saw the farmer in a barn and went in for a bit of a chat.

Looking for an in, he asked the farmer, “Excuse me, why does that cow have no horns?”

“Well sir,” the farmer began, “There’s many reasons why some cows don’t have horns.  Some breeds don’t have horns;  Angus cows don’t have them for example.”

The farmer continued, “In some breeds and in some individuals, the horns may grow towards the head, eventually causing injury, so we remove them with as little pain as possible.  And in some cases we don’t want them to grow horns, so when they are calves, we can put a little acid where the horns would grow, the buds, and then they never grow horns.”

“I see,” said Jeff.

The farmer, paused and then finished, “The reason why THAT cow doesn’t have horns though, is because THAT cow is a horse!”