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You Know Where You Can Stick Your Playstation.
Member Name: bass100
Date: 23/11/00, updated on 23/11/00 (108 review reads)
Advantages: Best game on the planet.
Disadvantages: Don't be silly.
Yes, crazy but true, I have only very recently discovered the outrageous board game known as draughts. (Also known as checkers.) Don't get me wrong, I vaguely remember playing the game as a small boy but foolishly dismissed it as mere childish folly. Well, I was wrong, oh, so wrong.
To cut a short story even shorter, myself and a friend had recently been squabbling over a woman. Our constant bickering was getting us nowhere so we eventually decided to have a duel to decide once and for all who should be the one to wed the lovely lady in question.
We then had to discuss the form the duel should take. I suggested naked Pictionary, my friend suggested semi-naked draughts. After much discussion we plumped for the latter.
The day of the duel arrived and we both eyed each other nervously across the draughts board. I was wearing my lucky denim vest and sensible white briefs. My friend had selected his favourite fishnet Y-fronts, no vest- this guy was serious.
This was the first time I had played draughts since I was a nipper so the rules were unfamiliar and my playing technique was a little rusty to say the least. I soon realised, however, that I was a natural. Draughts is a little like chess in that it's played on the same board. Unlike chess though, it's much simpler and more straight forward to play so you don't get bogged down in rules and are free to concentrate on tactics.
Anyway, to cut a short story even shorter than the last time I cut it short, after just a few minutes my friend whipped my proverbial ass and I had to concede defeat, but by this time it didn't matter to me one bit because I was totally hooked on draughts and I realised that it was my destiny to become the King of Draughts and take over the worl
d with my draught playing skills. I did what any man in my position would do- I ripped of my lucky vest and filthy pants and ran outside screaming and shouting, proclaiming my love for draughts. People came out of their houses to cheer me as I ran. I heard later that the local 'Toys R Us' sold out of draught sets soon after.
Since that fateful day I have given up my job to concentrate on my draught playing on a full time basis. I play once, sometimes twice a day and have been close to winning a game on more than one occasion!
I'm sure thousands of you will have similar draught stories to tell. Please get in touch- together we can rule the Universe!
Oh, and as for the lady we were fighting over? It turned out that my friend and I had just imagined her, she had never actually existed at all. Who'd have thought it?
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