On Tuesday evening, Christof Backhaus and his girlfriend Paula joined Candy and I for dinner at Brauerei Pinkus Müller. We had some traditional German food, and afterwards played a game using cheese (Knobelkäse). (Mallory and I played this game two years ago with Christof.)
To play Knobelkäse, you begin with a block of cheese (ours was 4" x 4" x 1/2"), a knife to cut the cheese, a match stick, a die (one dice?), and a cup to roll the die from. The match stick is placed in the center of the block of cheese. Each person rolls, and if you get a six (6) you are required to cut a triangle-shaped piece (i.e., three-sided) which you can then eat.
|The game starts with a block of cheese, 4" x 4" x 1/2", with a match stick stuck in the middle.|
Only those who roll a six get to cut the cheese. If one rolls another number, she/he simply passes the die and the cup on to the next person. Each person who rolls a "6" cuts a triangle. The object of the game is to avoid being the last person to cut the (triangular piece of) cheese and have the match stick fall over. That person is the loser, and thus pays for everyone else's beer (or meal).
|Christof takes a picture while Candy cuts the cheese. (Means something totally different in the U.S.)|
|It was Christof's turn...|
|The match stick fell...Christof lost...and, thus, he bought!|