A new year and a new pub, the Crow and Gate, Crowborough
With the beginning of the New Year we decided to take our merry band on the road and try out a new venue. We have been meeting at the Blue Anchor now for 2 years and it had been my hope to bring the wealth of modern board and card games to the attention of the wider community, not just gamers.
The reality is that with a few exceptions and in spite of the redoubtable efforts of Damian (the landlord at the Blue Anchor) to interest his clientèle in our activities, largely little interest has been shown. So following the premise of nothing ventured nothing gained the idea is to try a new nearby location and see if the winds of chaos result in a different outcome! Time will tell.
With two of our number sick (it’s that time of year!) it left just 4 of us to play. The question was what? Robin had been given Settlers of Catan last year for Father’s Day and the game was still un-punched so what better way to start the year than with the daddy of modern board games. A game that as recounted elsewhere in my blog we have played many times over the last decade but one which Robin was yet to play.