Don't fret if you're visiting for the first time and the blog seems out-of-date. We still meet, regular as clockwork; we just don't blog about it every time!

Friday, 30 December 2011

Isn't this beautiful.....

I swear I'll write up BBGG6 soon and all that but first...look!!

Home-made wooden Settlers of Catan!  For God's sake someone bring it along next time, I'm jonesing..

Apparently the crafter in question was inspired by

Just beautiful.....

Friday, 16 December 2011


Hi all!

Apologies for protracted absence of updating - it's almost like I've been horribly rundown and ill with a sickness virus followed back-on-back with a chesty cough that left me weak and crap unless I stayed in bed all the time whilst still having plenty of other commitments to try and complete!

Determined as I am to not embarrass myself by having #6 roll around without completing this post, I am here to give you a goodly fifteen minutes of my precious time to make an account of our lovely fifth meeting.

As I mentioned before, week 5 saw the Bell provide us with a lovely long trestle table to game on.  To my great relief, it was not obtrusive and embarrassing and all take-up-all-the-pub-ey, it actually worked pretty nicely!  We started with a bit of Jenga and Shithead as always and quickly moved on to our more serious games. Plenty got involved with a good, spread-out game of Carcassonne, possible now that we had the table space whilst the others played some Scrabble and another table did a bit of Blokus.  I lost horribly at Scrabble.  This losing fluke is becoming a streak. I think I might need to rethink my official stand on 'How Good I Am At Scrabble' - it's not holding up empirically.

Around about this time, a lady came over with a posh-looking camera and tripod and started setting up.  To our great pleasure (fear? I don't know), we found out that the Bell had asked her to take some proper photos for their website.  These don't appear to be up just yet but I look forward to seeing them and doing a bit of linking!  This made the whole gaming feel very proper and I am very happy to have this liaison with the Bell - we're good for each other.

After photos, Scrabble and Carcassonne, I remember being involved with a game of which I cannot remember the name.  It was a charming, mid-20th century, child's game that was sort of like Ludo except that you had to capture pieces to get them back to your area.

We also saw some new faces, who were very welcome and we also had an extra game going on during all this.  I don't know the proper name for it but it's sort of similar to Chinese Whispers.  You take a notebook, someone writes a scenario, then someone draws a picture of that scenario, then someone writes an account of the scenario drawn, then someone draws that, and so on and so forth.  Very amusing, would highly recommend for Christmas with the family.

BBGG5 ended abruptly with everyone sort of disappearing at once after last orders whilst I and another stalwart joined some other friends for a protracted argument about the game-play mechanics of dominoes.

Next session will be on the 20th December at 7.30 as always.  Following this, we will have our Christmas hiatus and game on in the New Year!