(A Board Game)
We meet on the third Monday morning of each month, 10am to 12noon
Following the easing of the Covid-19 lockdown we look forward to meeting as a group again and welcoming any u3a members to come and see for themselves whether or not Diplomacy is a board game they would like to play.
Our next meeting, and first meeting in any form since the lockdown will be at 10 am on Monday July 19th.
May I emphasise, Diplomacy is a Board Game. Our Group is not a discussion group exploring the practice of Diplomacy by the world’s diplomats. However, I can confirm that we like think how we play the game has many similarities!
If you enjoy board games and would like to try something with a little more 'edge' Diplomacy could be the game for you!
Set in Europe at the dawn of the 20th Century each player is assigned one of the Great Powers to control (England, France, Germany, Russia, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Turkey). The objective is to gain control of Europe.
Luck plays no part in Diplomacy, winning or losing does not depend on the roll of the dice. It's a game which tests your skills as a logistician, negotiator and a diplomat. The key part of the game is the period of 'diplomacy' when each player has an opportunity to forge alliances, spread rumours, leak information and betray others. In other words, dare I say it, play politics!
The game was developed in the US and I understand it was a favourite pastime of John Kennedy and Henry Kissinger. You would have thought that they would have had enough dealing with the real thing!
There are no 'fanatics' in our group ( thank goodness! ) We enjoy each other’s company and an opportunity to ( hopefully ) out think each other in terms of diplomacy and strategy.
New members always welcome.