Monday, December 8, 2008

Thebes: Real Archaeology Version

Last night at Peter's birthday party, it seems Jan, Yar, Varun and I unintentionally invented an interesting variant of the board game Thebes that we have named Real Archaeology. To play this variant, simply extend the game one year beyond what is intended for the number of people you're playing with. This year is then spent doing the following:

  • Digging in Egypt for 12 weeks and finding nothing but rubble.
  • Digging in Crete for 12 weeks, finding nothing but a single broken plate, and getting unduly excited over it.
  • Going around Europe competing to give talks.
  • Stealing grad students that you don't intend to put to work.
  • Sitting around reading a lot of books for no real reason than because you have nothing better to do with your time.
We think this must be what Real Archaeology is like.


Darcy said...

Not only is that exactly what real archaeology is like, but it also sounds like the Best Game Ever (your version, specifically). :)

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