Monday, 20 June 2011

Turn Four

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 3rd July.
Next turn will be announced on Monday 4th July
Refresh on how to play here
Show off your completed challenge or chatter with other teams on the forum
This week's challenges:
Dice roll: 11
You've built 4 houses, so now it's time to upgrade to a hotel...

Dice Roll: 8
Bally's looking rather statuesque, don't you think?

Dice Roll: 8
Park your car, park your bum, park Bally somewhere he'll enjoy

Dice Roll: 9
Don't go barking up the wrong tree, which one is Bally hiding up?

Dice Roll: 3
Tea or Coffee (actually, an Oreo & peanut butter malted milkshake for Bally... he doesn't have to watch his weight because everyone loves a fat book to sink their teeth into)

Dice Roll: 4
Splish splash Bally's taking a bath, 'long about a saturday night...

Scottie Dog
Dice Roll: 6
Paint half your face blue and join in with a cry for FREEDOMMMMMmmmmmm!

Dice Roll: 5
Bally's going up in the world, making a stay in a palace

Dice Roll: 7
Bally's a work of art in his own right - he deserves a place in a gallery I reckon

Dice Roll: 6
take a look at people's wishlists to make a contribution to our community bookshelf
Dice Roll: 6
East west north or south? Bally's going places on whatever means of transport available
Dice Roll: 3
get a little taste of history since you're already full of food

Have fun :)

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Weather (nearly) Stops Play; Turn Three

Team Thimble's squares of sunlight

Team Top-Hat kicked us off this week with two flip-flopped releases; Icecream in the sunshine and Riding the Desert Trial left in the sea-breeze. These hot and cold books have reflected the fates of the other teams pretty well.
Scottie Dogs relax after Racing for Life
The Scottie-Dogs enjoyed what little sunshine England has seen this week, having a Perfect Day running around the park before collapsing onto a bench. Wheelbarrows also made the most of the sunshine, leaving a copy of The Hornbeam Tree, not in anyone's back garden but in a tree nevertheless!

Team Battleship managed, as always, to stay on top of the water, releasing a book on the ferry to The Island.
Boots (or Wellies?) in the rain
Team Boot were not so lucky - there plans were set asunder by the beautiful British summer weather, yet the copy of Across the Nightingale Floor was caught and inspired a new member sign up so proving that rain need not stop play. The Thimbles also struggled with weather, but eventually a beautiful day came and they were able to release Boy Who Loved Anne Frank in a spot of sunlight by Miami Beach.

Team Cannon's Time Machine
With the weather being so fickle, Team Cannon decided to stay indoors and study - looking to find A Winkle In Time to slip into. Team Moneybag took advantage of the research done and built a time machine so they could visit the eccentric Ludwig II, where they found long arms but absolutely no cucumbers. Team Racecar visited a bit of history too - taking a trip to see Fort Ossenmarkt defending Amsterdam.

Team Train released a copy of  Wij doden Stella, which has nothing to do with a cafe - apart from being left by a MASSIVE sign for one! Team Iron came to visit, indulging themselves in some Guilty Pleasures; a coffee and a point.

Team Wolf were pretty polarised themselves, leaving Der Apfelgarten (The Apple Orchard) by the fast food drive thru!

Bonus Points - there were lots of awesome releases this week so picking was tough - but in the end Bonus Points go to...
Team Thimble for their squares of sunlight
Team Wolf for giving vitamin pills to a burger-bar customers
Team Boot for efforts waylaid by rain
Team Scottie Dog for decorated book & bench

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Turn Three

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 19th June.
Next turn will be announced on Monday 20thJune
(Slightly shorter turn to get us back in place after long turn two)
Refresh on how to play here
Show off your completed challenge or chatter with other teams on the forum

(Dice roll 10): This ship returns to sea, a very appropriate aquatic release

Boot & Thimble
(Dice Roll 7 & 3): All's fair and square with a 4 cornered release

(Dice Roll 12): Cannons get cultural with a museums and galleries release

(Dice Roll 4): A friend in need is a friend indeed... who are Team Iron ''Just Visiting''?
Moneybag & Racecar
(Dice roll 8 & 11): A spot of time travel enables you to visit some historic places...

Scottie Dog
(Dice Roll 3): Sit back and relax, read a book, leave a book on a bench in the sunshine

(Dice Roll 7): One lump or two? a whole bowl full of sugar sweetens up this cafe release

(Dice roll 3): Chance card:
One hot, one cold; make two releases to balance Bally's body temperature

(Dice Roll 8): What are trees for? Climbing, growing, sitting underneath and of course book releasing

(Dice Roll 6): Off to your local eatery? well, here's a tip for your waiter: read a book!


Too Much Turn Two...

Team Thimble
This turn was a little longer than usual, because the beautiful and charming gamehost has been tied up, imprisoned by the evil Emperor Revision, and she was only just able to escape to write this update now... with the able assistance of Team Thimble, who rushed off to into various fantasy books to find tools to aid their captured friend: a stone chair (a former enemy Narnia's White Witch, whom she petrified), a card of Gauguin's chair, and magic sword for Ballycumber to use in his rescue mission - and of course a copy of The Silver Chair. 
Team Wheelbarrow
The Racecars also searched fantasy land, going to the Rainbow rooms to meet the Wizard of Oz and seek his advice. The Wheelbarrows had a similar idea - they made an offering to of Little Comic Shop of Horrors to Audrey 2, hoping she might be able to tell them where Emperor Revision's secret lair was.

The Battleships have also come to the aid of our gamehost (who, did I mention, really is extraordinarily intelligent. And witty.), pulling into port to spend A Week in the Zone trying to find where she had been hidden. Team Train went undercover, running wild like Shadows in the Grass trying to find her, joined by Team TopHat in the Savage Garden. In the playground, Team Iron enlisted The Islander (hem, De Eilander) to provide help.

Team Cannon
Team Cannon provided help solving murder mysteries with Radishes from Below (or Radieschen von unten - a phrase akin to pushing up daisies), which they sent along to a member of Team Moneybag to help them along...

Team moneybag
Team Moneybag would have been the Perfect Match for Emperor Revision,  and were sure to save the day until he called in his second in command Viscount English-Weather, who made sure rain stopped play.

Upon hearing about the capture of there delightful and elegant gamehost, team ScottieDog ran off so quickly that they left there shopping behind; along with a copy of Shopaholic and Baby. Team Wolf helped them cycle off in search of game host - a mode of transportation most definitely not approved of by Jeremy Clarkson in his book Don't Stop Me Now.

Team Wolf
Finally, With the help of Team Boot (who gave her a boost up a tree, climbing up and over a wall to freedom) the gamehost (who's grace and bearing are unparalleled on this, and any other, plane) found her way to a Bit of Paradise

In a display of her gratitude, generous and giving gamehost grants bonus points to Team Boot because without the right footwear a girl is going no where, and to Team Cannon for their mystery solving skills!