Thursday, 26 March 2009

Probability goes out the window

Whilst Jimmy, Matt, Ben and Rich where playing a euro conflict game that Jimmy had owned since before any other of us had been born. Jack, Hal, James and myself played through several games.

We started with Oasis which went down well and then Torres which was also popular. Both games where won by me Jack was second in Oasis and Hal was piped by a very small margin in Torres. We smiled at the remarks coming from the other table and Rich getting medieval on Ben and deciding in for a penny in for a ‘pound’.

But the evenings entertainment increased immeasurably when I took out the infamous ‘coach roach poker’ as an end of evening filler. We played 3 games all of which Jack FANTASICALLY lost. It wasn’t even close. Time and time again, Jack acquired numerous cards in front of himself as we rolled around in laughter as he haplessly pushed cards to me and was repeatedly challenged. The game got to the point where James and myself where choosing cards randomly from our hands with ZERO knowledge of what they where, pushing them to Jack and having him lose. When he challenged, he was invariably wrong. With only a one in nine chance of us being correct to have him be wrong FIVE times in a row was very freaky. This is a fun game which only Derren Brown can pretend to play with skill. I always smile and laugh when playing it and for that reason alone it should be played more often.

1 comment:

andy malcolm said...

i am glad to see that cockroach poker is finally receiving the level of respect it deserves. easily one of the best games played at the ribs.