Regular readers know that we have been known to play a board game called Tock, introduced to us by L & L. Given current Stay at Home orders, a game of Tock with them was going to be a challenge.
If necessity is the Mother of Invention, then Covid 19 and Physical Distancing must be the Mad Scientist of Invention. Self isolating some 4,652 driving (3,434 air) km apart, my Patty and I in Alberta came up with a solution to allow us to play the board game Tock with L & L in New Brunswick. It was neither highly sophisticated, nor pretty, but it was a ton of fun, as we rolled through (2) bottles of Yellow Tail, (2) full Tock games and some 3 hours, 37 minutes and 47 seconds of Skype time, before signing off, after a lot of Tock and laughter. The women were victorious in both games, albeit, we were all going in circles for what seemed like hours on the last one.
Books and bungees securing our tech pile,
we signed on with chatter and a wide smile.
After pleasantries and popping of corks,
we buckled on down and got right to work.
Two decks of cards and 2 Tock playing boards,
what’s the thinking, were we outta our gourds?
Smoothing out the kinks, we soon got the knack,
laughter flowed smoothly, as did the wisecracks.
Our adaptations caused permutations,
ladies won first to men’s consternation.
A short break taken to stretch and review,
we jumped right back in for game number two.
Perhaps ’twas the time or just the bubbles,
game completion was giving us troubles.
As each team got close, strange cards did appear,
leading team’s men were bounced back to the rear.
Around and around the board, both teams went,
if you don’t play nasty, you can get bent.
At long last, our ladies again prevailed,
men had to admit that their butts got nailed.
Now growing late near Canada’s East coast,
we all signed off, this Skype game was the most.