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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by Arrow-shower (U14738997) on Sunday, 18th November 2012

    with Fallon... Wow- what an idea! She's amazing.

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    Posted by anna kist (U2314477) on Sunday, 18th November 2012

    not.

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    Posted by Earldunda (U14196337) on Sunday, 18th November 2012

    Where does she get these amazing ideas from?

    She must have inherited her parents' intelligence.......

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    Posted by Purple_Hay (U14319650) on Sunday, 18th November 2012

    Ludo, that'll get the punters in.

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    Posted by Borrowed Time (U14261253) on Sunday, 18th November 2012

    How to make a lunchtime being waited on by Fallon/Krusty/Rhys, eating Franks bellybuster roast pork?

    Add Monopoly.

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  • Message 6

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    Posted by fondantfancee (U14086841) on Sunday, 18th November 2012

    In our local - a Cornish pub that is VERY quiet out of the holiday season - board games on a Sunday evening became very popular and much enjoyed. A quiz league was then brought in by the brewery and that became

    However, our local is not a 'trendy' cocktail bar.

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    Posted by JudithL (U14272244) on Sunday, 18th November 2012

    Yes, I could imagine board games going down quite well in a village pub.
    But a trendy wine bar? Yet more evidence that Fallon is out of her depth in this job.

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  • Message 8

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    Posted by Dinah Shore (U14984316) on Sunday, 18th November 2012

    Will it be families, with children who will loose/pocket/eat the playing pieces/Chance cards?

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  • Message 9

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    Posted by The Leech Pedlar (U15129703) on Sunday, 18th November 2012

    Board games eh?

    Like, Cluedo?

    She can be Miss Scarlett (a bit of type-casting there) and the rest of us can get to bludgeon her with candlesticks in various parts of Jaxx.

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  • Message 10

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    Posted by semidimes (U14259347) on Sunday, 18th November 2012

    Board games  Headboard games later in the week, by the look of it.

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  • Message 11

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    Posted by The Leech Pedlar (U15129703) on Sunday, 18th November 2012

    Where does she get these amazing ideas from?

    She must have inherited her parents' intelligence....... 

    The looks of Wayne and the brian-power of Jolene, you mean?

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  • Message 12

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    Posted by The Leech Pedlar (U15129703) on Sunday, 18th November 2012

    Will it be families, with children who will loose/pocket/eat the playing pieces/Chance cards?  
    ... and if so, can the scriptwriters please arrange for Helen to take Hank and Emma to take Keira and George, as soon as possible.

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  • Message 13

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    Posted by fondantfancee (U14086841) on Sunday, 18th November 2012

    Yes, I could imagine board games going down quite well in a village pub.
    But a trendy wine bar? Yet more evidence that Fallon is out of her depth in this job. 

    Well of course!

    I'm just trying to give a bit of reality to this SL .....oh no, actually ...I give up.

    Where DO the SWs get it all from??

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  • Message 14

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    Posted by Turkey Baster (U14562428) on Sunday, 18th November 2012

    Yes, I could imagine board games going down quite well in a village pub.
    But a trendy wine bar? Yet more evidence that Fallon is out of her depth in this job. 
    Maybe she'll promote it as 'vintage' board games. Or maybe those at the forefront of trend in Borchester will play it ironically.

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  • Message 15

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    Posted by Purple_Hay (U14319650) on Sunday, 18th November 2012

    What about drinking games based around snakes & ladders, if you go down a snake you buy a round.

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  • Message 16

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    Posted by virtual_jan (U13662056) on Sunday, 18th November 2012

    I'm sure Jazzer would be up for a game of Lewdo....would make a change from Scrabble or Frustration. For the really adventurous there's Connect4.


    v_j

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  • Message 17

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    Posted by tubthumpin (U15423334) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    To be fair quite a few of the Jaxx-type 'trendy' cafe/bar type places in my old university town used to do boardgames on Sundays and it was always very popular. After a drunken, messy night out usually entailing many grim unintended consequences, my friends and I, and apparently many others used to find it quite comforting to spend our hungover Sundays doing something wholesome, as do many in their 20s/30s who live away from their families and don't have many places to go to get that 'Sunday' type experience. Fallon may be criminally dull, but I've known these types of things go down well with the punters.

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  • Message 18

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    Posted by ANDROMEDAKRAKEN (U14391535) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    you mean an "Urban" bar!!

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  • Message 19

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    Posted by pollyanna (U7304225) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    A pub near where I used to live in London that has a young and hip (a word which clearly shows I'm neither) clientele, and serves trendy pub food as well as 'good' beers, has board games that are in great demand,, especially at times such as Sunday and Saturday afternoons and I gather this is a growing trend in similar pubs trying to attract the same sort of customers.

    Which to me shows not that Fallon is this marvellous trend setting, blue sky thinker but rather that she reads the trade press/websites and/or has seen this innovation for herself (although given she never goes anywhere, perhaps not).

    The problem is that the whole concept of Jaxx sounds old hat. and confused. The food seems to be of the burger and chips variety which somehow doesn't go with cocktails, which themselves have had their moment. I can't imagine why anyone would want to spend a whole evening there, let alone Sunday lunchtime. Sounds at best the sort of place you'd have one drink in before going on somewhere else after work.

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    Posted by anna kist (U2314477) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    Agreed Polly. One must conclude that the only reason people go there is that there are no other wine bars in town and it caters for the desperate and lonely. You know people like its manager.

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  • Message 21

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    Posted by MsMumbo-Jumbo (U3613133) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    Kenton will catch on to it.
    I want to hear Brine and Edday Grunday in TB playing Snakes and Ladders.
    It will be rivetting.
    MJ

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  • Message 22

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    Posted by Alyson6 (U14274714) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    "Yes, I could imagine board games going down quite well in a village pub."



    Pity Fallon didnt stay where she was and introduce them to the Dull.

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  • Message 23

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    Posted by The Leech Pedlar (U15129703) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    So what board-games do we think would be favourite amongst the regular characters?

    Monopoly for Matt of course.

    Totopoly (Pt.1) for Shula.
    Totopoly (Pt.2) for Alistair.

    Pointless for TVOA.

    Diplomacy for William?

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  • Message 24

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    Posted by Dee (U3082905) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    But why is so very different to cribbage, other card games or dominoes traditionally played in pubs really? Personally, I would far rather a Scrabble set and Monopoly (you can get ones especially for your town now, so maybe a Borcsetshire edition) than noisy fruit machines etc. But as has been said, more suited to The Bull than a trendy wine bar.

    I suppopse it depends on the competition; if there are other more raucous venues maybe having a more upmarket, gentle, feel safe, not just there to get "lashed" and pick up someone for a quick night of passion would give Jaxx a USP. Somewhere where less confident or maybe a more mature clientel might like to go to enjoy a night out & a few drinks without being worried that there might be a fight or unwanted attention?

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  • Message 25

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    Posted by DracoM1 (U14252039) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    So the TA production team see Jaxx as a sort of "Friends" style drop-in, do they? Board-games in a wine bar / cocktail bar?? Really?

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  • Message 26

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    Posted by wynkyn de worde (U14928439) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    What! What? Bored Games.

    WooHoo!

    What next? Darts and dominoes?

    Utter bull-ox

    I thought Jaxx was a wannabe Weimar republic type of place. Entertainment more like this :-

    www.youtube.com/watc...

    With the addition of white powder...

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  • Message 27

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    Posted by Dee (U3082905) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    So the TA production team see Jaxx as a sort of "Friends" style drop-in, do they? Board-games in a wine bar / cocktail bar?? Really?   Wouldn't suprise me if they do.

    Some wine bars/cafés to have a differnt atmosphere & client base during the day to that of the evening. Having a wide range of coffees & soft drinks and providing papers, mags, games, even paperbacks for the daytime crowd might not be such a bad thing. Encourage local office workers to drop in if tehy don't want a proper luchtime meal but do want to get away for an hour somewhere that isn't a pub. Women shopping alone who want a coffee of juice without going into a restaurant, people on their way to business meetings, all sorts. Around 18:30 say, the games etc could be put away and the cocktail menus put out & the music switched on. Worth a go for very litte outlay.

    Could well be a big flop but at least she is trying to do something different.

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  • Message 28

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    Posted by The Leech Pedlar (U15129703) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    Monopoly (you can get ones especially for your town now, so maybe a Borcsetshire edition) 

    That's not a bad idea, Dee. It would probably sell very well amongst TA fans...The only problem might be finding enough locations in Ambridge.

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  • Message 29

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    Posted by The Leech Pedlar (U15129703) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    Nelson would naver have stood for it.

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  • Message 30

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    Posted by maisiepusscat (U11889543) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    Well, I think it sounds like a good idea (and seems to have been proven to work elsewhere). More controversially, I like Fallon and hope she makes a go of Jaxx. Even more controversially, I hope she and Rhys get together and make a go of their relationship, as well. Given most of the other couples in TA they seem refreshingly normal. And I don't hear them as particularly boring either. Maybe my radio is transmitting differently from everyone else's?

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  • Message 31

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    Posted by pollyanna (U7304225) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    Board games are a growing trend amongst certain youngish (I'd say mid twenties / early thirties) people. There are websites and even shops which specialise in selling them, a sort of reaction the computer games they grew up with, perhaps - bored with those, lets do something else. I know some 'well educated', 'professional' (but, outwardly at least, otherwise pretty normal) etc etc people of that generation who have board game evening with their mates at home.

    So Fallon isn't completely bonkers, just not as amazingly inventive as Rhys thinks, but rather tagging onto a trend.. Nor does the ambiance of Jaxx - which seems to comprise irritating music and people shrieking - lend itself to board game playing. Pubs which do good bar food and beers in a a relaxed atmosphere are the home of board games, not a bar which sounds more like the destination of choice of stag and hen parties.

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  • Message 32

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    Posted by Dee (U3082905) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    There was a similar board game in the 1960s, quite collectable now:
    www.games-collector....

    Another Archers game came out in the 1980s. We bought one from Sandringham gift shop - must dust it down.

    For a modern day one, well: LL, GG, Dower House, The Green, Village Shop, The Bull, The Laurels, Brookfield, Home Farm, Grange Farm, The Old Police House, Lakey Hill, The Stables, The Cider Barn, Honeysuckle Cottage, Ambridge View, The Vicarage, St Stephens for starters. Bet we could easily fill a Monopoly Board with relevant place names.

    What could we have as the playing tokens (instead of the dog, top hat, iron, boot etc)?

    cow
    pig
    sheepdog
    horse
    tractor
    deer


    What else?

    Pleasingly, the Autralian edition includes a koala!

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  • Message 33

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    Posted by wynkyn de worde (U14928439) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    Thank you for that info pollyanna.

    I would never have guessed. Blimey we are all doomed if that is considered adult entertainment or fun in Britain today.

    Unless, of course, the drink takes over during a heated game of Monopoly and we get wholesale mayhem.

    What next? The Multicultural Rev Bunter preaching in the bar whilst the Welsh windbag plays the harp and sings along in Druidic Welsh?

    What fun!

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  • Message 34

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    Posted by SredniVashtar07 (U9755761) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    Where does she get these amazing ideas from?

    She must have inherited her parents' intelligence....... 
    Or visited any Earls Court pub circa 1999 when such trendy nonsense was rife !

    Does it really take 13 years for the capitals trendy trivia to make it to the midlands ?

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  • Message 35

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    Posted by The Leech Pedlar (U15129703) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    Perhaps MPC, but I really can't see what TA as a radio-show gets out of it.

    Is there any massive or even slight interest in radio broadcasting the sound effects of people supposedly moving bits of plastic around a board?

    Maybe they'll get a team of mime-artists and some other silent characters in, to play a tournament?

    I fear this is yet another storyline that hasn't been thought out.

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  • Message 36

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    Posted by The Leech Pedlar (U15129703) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    Yes, Dee. There was also a computer-game for now defunct Atari computer, c. 1981.

    I have a copy. I've never played it (never owned an Atari), so have no idea what it's about. I bought it as a curiosity, but its very existence shows there must have been a market for such things.

    You're right about the place names, There are a lot more in your list than I came up with.

    Disappointed not to see a player token in the shape of a sausage. :- )

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    Posted by anna kist (U2314477) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    Yes daughter and son-in-law do this at home with friends as it saves on babysitters and it s a good way to be social. We've always played board and card games [tv is often so boring] so it is interesting to think we might be trendy again.

    I agree board games are more suited to pubs than wine bars where there usually aren't tables of the right size/height to play board games and the noise from the music is deafening.

    Board games might increase the number of 'punters' but they might not spend much money of they are preoccupied with games. Has she thought of that?

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    Posted by DracoM1 (U14252039) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    But if they bring in their mates for a jolly, boozy evening, then she';s making headway?

    I like Fallon too, and what we do not want is the inevitable Rhys wittering into the scene. It';s going to happen, we know it is, but can we keep it as late as possible, Rhys is a dribbling and no more. Fallon is the biz.

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  • Message 39

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    Posted by Tadpole (U2267185) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    I like board games, but the likes of Monopoly and Scrabble seem a bit long and complex for a pub/wine bar setting - they can run to hours in my house and can get a bit heated and obsessive. Trivial Pursuit or Pictionary would work better.

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    Posted by SteveKills (U14949122) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    with Fallon... Wow- what an idea! She's amazing.  That was remarkable, Arrers. Let the punters sit for hours over a game of Monotony nursing a bottle of beer. Great business and no mistake!

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  • Message 41

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    Posted by SredniVashtar07 (U9755761) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    Glad to see my fave board game Ad. back on TV for Christmas - the two dough men advertsing Rapido !

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    Posted by SredniVashtar07 (U9755761) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    Glad to see my fave board game Ad. back on TV for Christmas - the two dough men advertsing Rapido !

     
    Oops spelt it wrongly !

    www.youtube.com/watc...

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  • Message 43

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    Posted by Purple_Hay (U14319650) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    "You've sunk my battleship" will be ringing out around Jaxx.

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    Posted by Dee (U3082905) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    Probably a darn sight more money to be made on coffee & soft drinks than on booze anyway. Not sure if they do food, but cookies, sandwiches, toasties & those kind of snacks don't require a qualified chef or much in teh way of special equipment and have a healthy profit margin.


    Maybe Fallon wants to target the late twenties- early thirties market. The crowd that mayb eno longer want to go "clubbin" or drink huge quantities of booze,especially on a week night but still want somewhere that is a bit more trendy then the local pub. There must also be quite a few youong persons who want to go out at night but to somewhere where having coffee all night is perfectly normal - rather than lots of alcohol - especially on a week night.

    If playing board games is what some younger people are doing for entertainment then that's great as far as I'm concerned. Might help a few of us oldies venture out to the town centre at night without the fear of someone throwing up or urinating in front of me, women flashing their boobs, men flashing their bottoms or having to avoid fights.

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    Posted by mike (U14258103) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    There is a tradition (admittedly not very extensive) of playing chess in some pubs. At least 2 chess clubs in the London area have pubs as their HQ where they play home games in the local chess league. At our local chess club some of us go down to the pub after matches where in the past we would analyse games played earlier using the sets we had stored behind the bar. Unfortunately several managements ago the landlord threw away our chess sets when he took over the pub saying "this is not the sort of image I want for my pub!"

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  • Message 46

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    Posted by SteveKills (U14949122) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    "You've sunk my battleship" will be ringing out around Jaxx.  I would have thought Pole dancing would have been the best idea. After all there is no shortage of Poles.

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    Posted by wynkyn de worde (U14928439) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    I commend Ems auditioning for that post (sorry) posted up thread

    www.youtube.com/watc...

    Afternoon btw.

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  • Message 48

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    Posted by Dinah Shore (U14984316) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    Let the punters sit for hours over a game of Monotony nursing  What, listening to Rhys droning on about his flu, saying, "Don't drink alcohol with them Auntie Bi-Optics" and similar rip-roaring scriptie jokes?

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  • Message 49

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    Posted by SteveKills (U14949122) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    I commend Ems auditioning for that post (sorry) posted up thread

    www.youtube.com/watc...

    Afternoon btw. 
    Good afternoon, B-B. Sadly Emms, having not eaten for weeks, might now be used as the pole.

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  • Message 50

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    Posted by wynkyn de worde (U14928439) on Monday, 19th November 2012

    You know I wouldn't go near a pub/bar/winery/club that had a clientele of entusiastic bard game players!

    That's not what such establisments are for. Have these buffons been lobotomised? Ah yes the SWs.

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