Monday, 13 October 2014

A Board Game Meetup!

On Saturday 4th October I got together with my friends to visit a café in Oxford called Thirsty Meeples. They stock a vast collection of board games which you can both buy or play over a tasty lunch. I'd never been to it before, but I loved the concept, and was happy to find it was a great place for a get-together.

Ok... so I only truly enjoyed one of the games we played ("Articulate!" has to be my favourite game ever. I was the winner when we played it!) but the atmosphere was great, and I was happy to be there on rainy day. The other tables seemed to be really enjoying themselves, too, including a group of people who aiming plastic guns at each other! I wish I'd found out what that game was called because it looked hilarious.

I only got a slice of carrot cake and a pot of Earl Grey, but both were amazing. I seem to have gotten into loose leaf tea lately! I must invest in a tea pot!

A card from one of the games we played, which was called Marrying Mr Darcy. This game nearly bored me to tears! It was based on Pride and Prejudice, and you had to follow the instructions on the cards with the aim of winning yourself a husband. The cards were pretty, and I think that's the only positive thing I have to say about it!

We also played Concept (a really bad, long-winded version of Articulate! that was very slow and ultimately boring). Cards Against Humanity happened, which I found to be an unnecessarily crude, naff game I might have enjoyed if I was twelve years old, wilfully ignorant, or very drunk. I literally don't understand why this game (if you can call it that) is so popular.

This seems to have turned into a scathing review of games rather than a meetup report-- time to get back on track!

After our three hour time slot was up, we found somewhere to take group photos. It was an unexpectedly cold day so we all look a bit chilly. I loved everyone's casual coordinates!

We ended our day in the pub. I was so hungry by this point that I ordered myself a nice main course of beef lasagne and chips.
The menu said that it was served with garlic bread. It did not specify how much, but somehow, I expected more than a single slice, haha! It didn't matter so much in the end because I was very full by the time I finally finished my side of chips.

To finish off with, here's a photo of my coordinate for the day.
Hair comb: Cloudberry Lady
Blouse: H&M
Jumperskirt: Princess Wardrobe by Metamorphose
Boots: Red Herring

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoyed this post! See you next time