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The Games We Play (Part 2)

Two-Jay felt that familiar buzz and reached for his phone, expecting to hear the voice of his co-conspirator.  “Do you have the item?” said the voice.  “Was it worth it?”

“Well,’ replied Two-Jay, “it all came down to a game of Parcheesi.  That should tell you everything you need to know.”

“So it was a trap after all.  I suspect it was for Tomar.  Any hard feelings that we were the ones to take care of that issue?”

“I don’t believe so, sir.  In fact, I won that key Tomar was so eager for us to steal.”

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Risk 2210 (game session)

The Players:

  • Peter: a 5-time winner of the trophy; The Risk Master
  • Gary: the previous holder of the Risk Master trophy; The Atlantean Champion
  • Alan: has never won the trophy, despite his love of nuclear explosions; Proponent of “Peaceful Coexistence”
  • Steve: perhaps the only one who could prove a threat to Pete’s might– if he played more games; The Occasionally Present
  • Jim: he, too, has never won the trophy, but his unpredictable nature has caught many off-guard; The Hated One

The Game: Risk 2210

Though we all started at equal footing in our quest for world domination, we five did not all end whole and sturdy.  Alan’s strategic thinking allowed him to take over Australia, and after the first year of war Pete nearly had Africa.  Away from Pete and Alan, Jim seemed to prosper; the oceans swiftly fell to his might.

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