Next Meeting, 7th March 2023

Our next meeting will be Tuesday 7th March 2023.  As usual, we will start playing shorter games from 7.30pm as people arrive, until 8pm when we will start something a little longer.  For those who want to eat, the table is booked from 6.45pm.

This week, the “Feature Game” will be New York Zoo (review; tutorial video; rules), a tile laying game by Uwe Rosenberg (designer of Agricola, Bohnanza and Patchwork and many other games).  The idea is that players are building pens in their zoo, populating them with animals, and building attractions.

New York Zoo
– Adapted from image by BGG contributor aldoojeda

Speaking of zoos…

The kangaroo kept escaping from his enclosure at a zoo. The zookeeper, Jeff, decided the way to fix it was to make the wall higher, so increased its height by a meter.

Unfortunately, that didn’t work, and the next day, the kangaroo escaped again.  So Jeff added another two meters to the wall.  That didn’t work either though, and the following morning the kangaroo had got out again.  It was clear to Jeff that the wall just wasn’t high enough so this time he added another three meters to its height.

But the kangaroo escaped again and again.  When the kangaroo had been brought back for the tenth time, his friend, the elephant asked, “When are you going to stop?”

The kangaroo replied, “When Jeff closes the door of my enclosure, I guess.”