(Photo by Mark Wilson for The Boston Globe)
The exciting exploits of the Bacon Board Gamers have not escaped the notice of the media. Here is a bacon-flavored sampling of the articles:
Last (and certainly least) is an interview with club advisor, Mike Cross.
Interest in the Bacon Board Gamers club is on the rise and inquiring minds want to know more about this trend. Since I didn’t have a reporter on hand, I decided to interview myself and share the transcript with you.
Mike: First, I want to thank you for taking the time to do this interview.
Mike: You’re very welcome, I’m always happy to talk about the Bacon Board Gamers.
Mike: (looking serious) Let’s get right down to it, why Bacon?
Mike: Why not Bacon? Bacon has had an amazing impact on the history of modern society. The Franciscan friar, Roger Bacon, and Sir Francis Bacon are considered by many to be the pioneers of the scientific method. Not only did Sir Francis Bacon popularize the scientific method, but he also may have written the works of Shakespeare. Love’s Labour’s Lost contains the Latin anagram Hi ludi F. Baconis nati tuiti orbi (“These plays, the offspring of F. Bacon, are preserved for the world.”) Clara Latimer Bacon was the first woman to earn a PhD in mathematics from Johns Hopkins University. Kevin Bacon is such a popular actor that countless bored people on car trips have played Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Truly Bacon has changed the world!
Mike: So you’re telling me that the title “Bacon Board Gamers” has nothing to do with crispy pork products?
Mike: Well, actually the founding members all really liked eating bacon, so the name stuck. But eating bacon is not a requirement to be a member. I guess you just have to hog wild about games!
Mike: (wiping away tears of laughter) That’s great. You are such a clever man. Let’s say I wanted to attend a meeting of the Bacon Board Gamers. How could I do that?
Mike: We meet the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 6:30 to 9:30 pm in room E260 on the Haverhill campus. Just show up, meet some new friends and try some great games.
Mike: That sounds like a lot of fun. Is it possible to bring a date?
Mike: Definitely! Nothing is more romantic than spending an evening with that special someone and crushing them in a game of Ticket to Ride or Nexus Ops.
Mike: Is that so?
Mike: Of course it is. You can trust me, I’m a doctor.
Mike: Well, folks, you heard it here first. Join the Bacon Board Gamers for fun and excitement and possibly a hint of romance!