Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Teaching Trains to Troy

Had an old friend from high school call me up the other day.

"Saw your blog." says he, "and was wondering if you'd like to come over for some board games."

The answer is yes. It's always yes.

When I got there he was all ready. Rail Baron (1977) was all nicely laid out on the table, and he had invited 2 guests over that I had never met. This was my kind of evening.

Never had I thought that a game based on trains could be so cutthroat. I found myself to be out of my league and the other (more callous) rail barons seemed to make quick work of my pathetic railroad empire that I was attempting to build.

Mike's brother Jeff won. But that's not important. It's only important when I win.

Trish had clinical rotations at the hospital the evening of the game, so I took Grayson over to play at Mike's house while we gamed. The little tyke must be getting more mature, because he was quite the little angel for the bulk of the evening. Either that, or this meet new people thing is starting to affect him.

That's the long and the short of it. Sure is nice when people lay out our evening for us. Thanks Mike! No thanks to Jeff, the sore winner. I don't know what that makes me.

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  1. Hey, Jeff didn't win. Don't give him the credit! I (Mike) totally dominated with everyone going to Portland Maine ;)

  2. But, we will have to do it again and give you a chance to redeem yourself