A few weeks ago, some beautiful women from a book club contacted me about joining them at their meeting. Come Barbarians had not yet been released. They had read, and were preparing to discuss, The Garneau Block.
I like going to book clubs. As I mentioned in my previous post, I make awkward promises to book clubs.
The women meeting to discuss The Garneau Block invited me, but I was not in the same place at the same time. So they met without me. Did they talk about the novel? Yes.
DID THEY MAKE A BOARD GAME OUT OF THE NOVEL? YES.
The Garneau Block as a board game — note the hummus
It is lucky I couldn’t make it. I don’t know what I would have done to show my appreciation. It might have become nutty.
They mapped out the neighbourhood and created avatars for the characters. I can’t say how someone would win or lose the game, but they have promised to invite me when they talk about Come Barbarians, so I’ll ask how the game worked.
Come Barbarians would be more of a video game, probably, than a board game. Perhaps one of the women works at Bioware.
On the bottom left, a character has landed on The Roost nightclub — now a part of Edmonton’s past. On the bottom right, the Varscona Theatre.