Vice Chancellor’s Cup highlights: Board games

Anything but boring!

This month’s Vice Chancellor’s Cup took a break from physical activity to focus the mind on a more intense challenge, which saw some teams struggling to maintain their Monopoly on the leader board. Week 8 saw teams rotate around a series of board games, each played for a set amount of time. 

Games were played in the Student Media Centre on Tuesday 9 and Thursday 11 May 2023 over two lunch breaks. Tuesday comprised of four games; Backgammon, Guess Who, Checkers and Battleships – each one proving to be a Risk to the teams taking part. Each team elected one trusted member of their team to participate in the chosen game. At the start of the session, players were given scorecards to keep track of their wins and losses. Happy Ravers and U Bunch O’Kents performed very well on their first day with 3 wins and 1 loss, while for some of the other teams, the games proved to be a Trivial Pursuit.

Thursday saw teams return to play a round of different games. This time, all teams played a rapid 30-minute game of Monopoly, followed by a game of Snakes and Ladders. To determine the winner of Monopoly, the player’s cash and asset value were added together, and to everyone’s surprise, it was not the player with the most properties on the board or the least checkered past who won.

Two groups of people playing board games

After two challenging events, Living La Vida Mocha took the win for VC Cup Board Games, winning every game they played. Happy Ravers and U Bunch O’Kents rounded the top 3 finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively. Liquorice All Sports, who had led the leaderboard, didn’t have a Clue and found themself toppled off the top spot following a number of unsuccessful games.

We’re sure this team will be out to regain their top spot with the next tee-rific VC Cup challenge, Golf, on Tuesday 30 May 2023. We can’t wait to see how things progress and the leaderboard continues to shift and change!

Find out more about the VC Cup and the remaining six events on the Vice Chancellor’s Cup webpage


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