Game Gang is introduced to Left, Right, Center

Nancy Toppan

The Game Gang celebrated, with a champagne toast, Susan and David Parker, commemorating 19 glorious years since they met. We all got a kick out of David’s “Perfect Husband” t-shirt. The couple’s first meeting was rather frightening. They had been invited to a friend’s home on a blind date and ended up in the basement, due to a tornado warning.

Along with a delicious meal of Italian lasagna, fresh green salad, bread and fruit, Susan and David introduced the Game Gang to the exhilarating game of Left, Right, Center.

Each player receives at least three chips. Players take it in turn to roll three six-sided dice, each of which is marked with “L”, “C”, “R” on one side, and a single dot on the three remaining sides. For each “L” or “R” thrown, the player must pass one chip to the player to their left or right, respectively. A “C” indicates a chip to the center (pot). A dot has no effect.

If a player has fewer than three chips left, they are still in the game, but their number of chips is the number of dice they roll on their turn, rather than rolling all three. When a player has zero chips, they pass the dice on their turn, but may receive chips from others and take their next turn accordingly. The player who does not receive chips after two passes is out of the game. The winner is the last player with chips left.

The big winner was Kathy Heberlein, winning the pot twice. Pete Toppan was the second biggest winner, winning the pot once.

During our break we had a couple of varieties of yummy dump cakes.