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Do you remember when some kid would phone in to the Multicoloured Swapshop and tell Noel that they had an Action Man with no head and one leg, and a jigsaw puzzle with some pieces missing, and some copies of the Beano with a few pages torn out to swap and in return they’d like a brand new deLuxe Scalextrix set delivered to their house please? And Noel would roll his eyes to the lighting above and the camera crew would all snicker quietly.
How times change. Now we have someone with a deLuxe Scalextrix willing to swap for something lesser. Well, it’s not Scalextrix, but it is the deLuxe edition of Hey! That’s My Fish!. Dan was so enamoured with playing it a while back, he bought a copy off eBay to bring to school. But he thought he was buying the small edition, and is actually miffed. It has to be small for ease of carriage.
So Dan is asking to swap his deLuxe edition with delightful penguin figurines for your small, basic, wood edition. And he’ll throw in a pint or similar to sweeten the deal! He’s promised his chums at school the game this Friday, so unless you get in soonest, you’ll be getting an opened, clean, gently used copy. But basically, you get an upgrade and do a good turn.
Get in touch by the usual methods (email@example.com) and claim your deLuxe penguins.
UPDATE: Dan is actually a teacher at the school, not a pupil, and wants to get the children playing modern games! So you’ll be directly influencing a new generation through the medium of Dan.
In fact, we have a number of teachers in the club who play games with their charges at lunchtimes, and if you do have games to donate, they’d be interested.
It happens that November 2013 has five Saturdays. Some folk, mad fools that they are, imagine we meet every other Saturday. But we don’t. Only on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays. So our next meeting is Saturday 7th December 2013 from 10am.
That’s all. Please go about your business.
Note to self: Things To Do
We need to clear out more old games, just to make room. We don’t need to make any money off them, but we really need the space. Maybe a Bring & Buy sale in the club would be good. Or sell them off through eBay. Next Action, find a seller to take the surplus off our hands.
We need to get our club accounts audited. They’ve not been done for over two years. It’s all above board, but getting a proper audit is important. So we need someone with proper accountancy skills willing to work on them for free or a low charge. Next Action, find an accountant.
We want to move from paperwork to using a Tablet. Automating many tasks will make the organising on the day much easier, and it gives potential for more benefits. Next Action, find a project manager to resolve the tasks.
You can listen to the interview here.
Just had a nice chat with Jonathan Cowap on BBC Radio York, thank you very much! If anyone’s found us from that, then your first visit to BM! is FREE. Well, your first visit is always free, but come along Friday after 5pm or Saturday after 10am and just have a quick look see. We’re in the Bar Convent on Blossom St in York, and if the blue front door is closed, ring the bell and you’ll be let in. Come empty-handed and open-minded and start your great new hobby this week!
Blimus! Ain’t it confusing! Sometimes we meet. Sometimes we don’t meet. Sometimes we can’t meet. Sometimes we meet too much!
So this weekend is a Beyond Monopoly! explosion of delight, as we meet both on Friday evening and all day Saturday. Our 3rd Saturday meeting got bumped to 4th Saturday, so it follows our usual 4th Friday meet. How many times can we say meet? Meet meet meet.
We meet Join us at the Bar Convent on Blossom St, York, this Friday 22nd November 2013 from 5pm to 9pm. Then stay in the street outside all night and come back in on Saturday 23rd November 2013 from 10am to 9pm. Stay as long or little as you like, play as many or few games as you like, but do be nice. We’re a very friendly social club in York, and if you want something new to do, make interesting new friends and maybe even get some ideas for gifts, then just roll up when you like and have a look see.
Here’s a small selection of what was played at our last um.. er.. meet. sorry.
No, we do NOT meet this Saturday. Yes, this is the 3rd Saturday of the month. Yes, we normally would be meeting on the 16th November 2013. But we are NOT. That’s because our venue is totally booked out and there’s no room for us or our donkey. So our 3rd Saturday meet has been moved to the 4th Saturday, 24th November 2013. Yes, that is the day after our 4th Friday. Yes, we do actually own a donkey. We can’t spend all the money on games.
So now the only question that remains is; how many people will ignore this and turn up on the 16th and complain that they weren’t told? And what shall we name the donkey?
We meet this Friday as usual at the Bar Convent on Blossom Street, York from 5pm to 9pm. If the main door is closed, just ring the bell and it will be opened for you. And when you leave, please close it after you. Who are we? Oh, we’re York’s friendliest boardgame club, and a great social club you’ll want to visit.
NOW READ THIS – the first of many reminders that our 3rd Saturday meeting in November has moved to 4th Saturday. This is just for this November only. We do NOT meet on Saturday 16th November 2013. Instead, that meeting has moved to Saturday 23rd November 2013. No, this is not a permanent change. It’s a one-off because our venue is totally booked out. We are second to nuns. Yes, we’ll be back to 1st & 3rd Saturdays in December.