Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Turn Two

Submit the details of your teams completed challenge - including a link to the book's page (and pictures if you want) - to Vekiki's email (Don't PM please).
Submissions deadline: 21.00 GMT (that's 9 PM, London time) on Monday 6th June.
Next turn will be announced on Tuesday 7thJune
The slight extension in length of this week's turn is because I have my big end of year exam on Monday 6th and won't have a chance to update the blog or coordinate the next turn till after that! 
Refresh on how to play here
Show off your completed challenge or chatter with other teams on the forum here
Team Iron:
Dice Roll 4
Get in touch with your inner child in a playground release

Teams Scottie Dog and Wheelbarrow:
Dice Roll 4 & 5
Have books burning holes in there pockets, so it must be time for a trip to the shopping centre

Team Racecar:
Dice Roll 7
Find somewhere over the rainbow to set Bally free

Team Wolf:
Dice Roll 7
Bally's going places... well, maybe not, with a public transport release

Team Moneybag:
Dice Roll 9
Bally has picked his team and is ready to play down at the Sports ground

Team Cannon:
Dice Roll 9
Time to make a contibution to the community bookshelf

Team Battleship:
Dice Roll 9
Be sure you don't pick up too many book on your visit to the OBCZ

Teams Boot and Tophat:
Dice Roll 8 & 9
Reach up tall to make a release in a tree

Team Train:
Dice Roll: 8
Go wild, make a free release

Team Thimble:
Dice Roll: 11
Empty Tables empty chairs? Not any more....

Monday, 23 May 2011

And They're Off...

(Hint: Bonus points announced at the end of the post... scroll down if your too impatient to read your way there)

Team Wolf
Turn one got an absolute flying start with our first release of the game from Team Wolf, who left a copy of Der Sturm (hem, that's The Tempest) in a theatre, which got caught and had an AF sign up for bookcrossing! What a great omen, here's hoping the rest of the game goes like that too. 
Completing the same challenge, Team Cannon left a copy of Marley & Me  by an old 1920's art deco theatre that's being renovated by the local community.

Team Thimble
The Thimbles left a copy of Ignited Minds: Unleashing The Power Within India by a power station near Dehli University, hoping it'll spark the attention of some students. 
Also electrifying the board (Ed: I have an unlimited reserve of bad puns. Sorry) were Team Train, who managed to tie in lots of reasons behind their release; The Red Power Murders was written by an aboriginal candian left and was left near the Aboriginal Centre, hanging from plug sockets in the car park (used to keep car engines ticking over to stop them freezing up in the winter time. It gets COLD in Winnipeg, apparently), on a location that used to be a train station – how appropriate can you get?

Team Train
The Scottie Dogs got tails thumpin to the beat with a Radio Two themed release; Pies and Predjudice by Stuart Maconie left outside a Johnnie Walker gig. Team Top Hat were obviously the centre of attention this week, because team member Wal-89 received a wishlist book (The Picture of Dorian Grey) as Team Iron's contribution to the community bookshelf. But being such an eyecatching team isn't always a great thing: they inspired Team Top hat to steal their release challenge and take half a point from them; in a tip of the hat to two teams, they released, at the local symphony hall, a copy of The City And the City – so borrowing from Scottie Dog's music release and Battleship's city centre challenge!
The Battleships themselves released a copy of The Center in the city centre.

Team Racecar
Team Racecar got a Mini (geddit? Oh, the wit) assitant to help them bury Where the Wild Things Are in a playground sandpit – of course making X mark the spot, in hope that some little pirates (or paleatologists) might find the treasure.
Team Wheelbarrow
Another team decided to leave behind squabbling for the swingset and headed to pull some Wheelbarrow stunts at their local skatepark, but unfortunatly An Awkward Age fell out of their pockets whilst doing kick flips; maybe it'll help one of the half-pipers to know that pubescence sucks but we all go through it!

Team Moneybag
Team Boot headed off to take Bally and a few friends shopping, leaving Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall and a shopping bag full of other themed books there to hang out with the Mallrats. All worth it because, oh my didn't bally look pretty in a new outfit? So much so that team moneybag presented him with a sash and awards so that he could be beauty queen – or rather beauty king; all hail The King in Yellow, king Bally!

Bonus Points go to...
Thimbles for their hand crafted lightbulb shaped post its
Trains for their 'triple word score'
Racecar, because burying the book was an awesome idea
Moneybag, for their dressed up book

Monday, 9 May 2011

Turn One

Submit the details of your teams completed challenge - including a link to the book's page (and pictures if you want) - to Vekiki's email (Don't PM please).
Submissions deadline: 21.00 GMT (that's 9 PM, London time) on Sunday 22nd May.
Next turn will be announced on 23rd May
Refresh on how to play here
Show off your completed challenge or chatter with other teams on the forum here

And we're off...

Dice roll: 9
Battle through the crowds to make a city centre release

Dice roll: 11
Bally's on a spending spree in a shopping centre... someone stop him, that's my credit card he's holding!

Cannon & Wolf
Dice roll: 8
Introduce a different form of narrative with a cinema or theatre release

Dice roll: 2
Make another player's wish come true...

Dice roll: 7
Take a Chance Card...
You have won second prize in  a beauty contest. Of course, Bally came first - make a beautiful release in his honour

Racecar & Wheelbarrow
Dice roll: 6
Stop squabbling you two, this isn't a playground you know!
Oh... well, maybe it is...

Scottie dog
Dice roll 7:
Take a Chance Card
So you think you can dance? Prove it, own it, live it - make a musical release to get toes (and paws) tapping

Thimble & Train
Dice roll: 12
IT'S ALIVE!!! Let's hope your release is electric enough to create a spark of life in Bally

Top Hat
Dice roll: 10
Just visiting? Are Top Hat sneaky enough to steal a point while they are there...and, more importantly... who from?

Have Fun!

Thursday, 5 May 2011


Ok.... Here's the teams. I'll be PMing you all and updating the individual teams pages throughout today, but here's a master list.
I've done my best to follow everyone's requests, but please feel free to PM me if there are any problems I didn't spot (before Sunday evening, please)
I'd advise you to start talking to your team now - get to know each other, swap email addresses, decide how you want to play
I've given info about people's geographic location, not because it matters, but because some people were interested in seeing just how international the game had got

- sailorarby (USA)
- Solittletime (USA)

- Passmaster (Netherlands)
- marko167 (Spain)
- Erishkigal (USA)

- sklose (Germany)
- Antara (Germany)
- T02S03B11D20 (USA)

- bookguide (Netherlands)
- lils74 (Nepal)
- flewby (USA)

- iiwi (Netherlands)
- Ghanescha (Austria)
- Diane-Fraser (UK)

- Dutch-book (Netherlands)
- marsala (UK)
- Beecie (USA)

- abigailann (UK)
- bradgirl (UK)
- wal-89 (UK)

- azuki (USA)
- ApoloniaX (Germany)
- prachitulshan (India)

Top Hat
- sing-on-a-star (UK)
- 6of8 (USA)
- klaradyn (South Africa)

- keeta1 (New Zealand)
- gypsysmom (Canada)
- Poofy (Netherlands)

- nattabee (USA)
- katrinat (UK)
- Frogglin (Australia)

- Wyando (Germany)
- Kiwiinengland (Ireland)
- rotewoelfin (Germany)