Monday, 29 August 2011

Turn Nine

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 11th September
Next turn will be announced on Monday 12th September
Refresh on how to play  here
chatter about the turn in the forums

Dice Roll 2
Take Bally to the O to the B to the C to the Z - Get down!
And - make an Orange release to collect the set

Dice Roll 4
Chance Card: Triple Time Challenge - Synchronise your watches! each Player releases one book, but they must all be set  free at the same time

Top Hat
Dice Roll 11 
apparently cafe is the Dutch word for pub, so maybe you could get something stronger than tea when you make this release?
Dice Roll 3
Let Bally make an exhibit of himself
And - make a yellow release to collect the set

Dice Roll 7 
Hopefully Bally is better at sports than I am (though I play a mean game of tiddlywinks) and will be on the winning team for this release!

Dice Roll 3
History abounds so don't tie Bally down
And - make a red release to collect the set

Scottie Dog
Dice Roll 8
It's nearly back to school time - don;t forget your packed lunch!

Dice Roll 7
What better way to appreciate the summer than sitting in a park with a book?
and - make a dark blue release to collect the set
Dice Roll 12
maybe for you it'll have to be drive thru rather than sit in

Dice Roll 9
Who's got the power? Bally's got the power, that's who!

Dice Roll 7
Contribute to the Community Bookshelf!

Dice Roll 10
Bally wants to be low hanging fruit so he's sure to be picked

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Seven for Silver, Eight for Gold

A 'Digest' write up of the last two turns to catch us up :)

Team Battleship
Tree: Howards End is on the Landing  at the foot of a tree in a cemetery
Collect the Oranges: I Feel Orange Today in with the orange sweeties and next to a bonus point
Speed Release: Harlequin NASCAR - Speed Dating

Cannons spot a photo opportunity
Team Cannon
OBCZ: Earned a bonus point making a whole new OBCZ to house Am anderen Ende des Mikroskops
Square: The House on Bostwick Square, on some squares at Courthouse Square
Team Iron
Passing Go: left hanging onto the dentist's chair by Tooth And Nail

Team Top Hat
Chance card - Healing challenge to collect a 'Get out of bed' card: The English Patient in a well being centre 
Moneybags outside a church
Team Moneybag 
Market: What Came Before he shot her at the outdoor market
Passing Go: GOal (geddit?)
Church: Gone Baby Gone and gone again - this book was caught and re-released
Collect the Browns: The Da Vinci Code - a mystery book wrapped in a brown paper bag

Team Boot
Sports Ground: Gamehost recommends checking out the release notes to see why The Damned Utd earned a bonus point
OBCZ: Well.... it seems Team Boot are not much loved by Team Cannon... not only was there some point stealing early in the game, then there was idea stealing too when Cannon's pipped them to the post in opening a new OBCZ - it seems Cannons were just waiting to land on this location to do so too! But Boots march onward, an gamehost is sure that Duizend schitterende zonnen will be the first of a thousand splendid books
Collect the Oranges: Oranje Jaarboek about the Dutch Royals, outside a palace

Scottie Dogs go Pink!
Team Scottie-Dog 
Rainbow's End: Where Rainbows End? Next to a pot of gold of course... or in this case an English bank. Bonus points for irony.
Collect the Pinks: Four Play at the Big Pinks restaurant on Miami Beach (that's a long way to travel on little Scottie-dog legs!)
Historical Places: Ramses; The Temple of a Million Years next to an Egyptian advertising board

Team Wheelbarrow 
Rainbow's End: Fly the Rainbow flag by releasing Before Night Falls outside a production of Rainbow's End

Thimbles serve up Bally-Rolls
Team Thimble
Community Bookshelf: A Chocolat themed parcel... nom nom nom
Restaurant In The Miso Soup at a Sushi house. Check out Azuki's blog to find out how to make book sushi

Team Racecar
Community Bookshelf: sent an english afternoon tea themed parcel, complete with weather and An Instance of the fingerpost
Passing Go: If on a Winter's Night a Traveller in the Australian section of Kew Gardens, because it's a near to winter as the northern hemisphere gets in August (Gamehost looks out of window at windy rainy night. Maybe not...)
City Centre: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay about the heart of New York, in the heart of Westerville

Team Train... on a train
Team Train
Bench: Dood spoor on a train bench
Square: Who Framed Roger Rabbit hanging next to a yellow square

Team Wolf
Playground:  a copy of Ich bin schwanger which got caught, re-released, re-caught nad an AF sign up. Wooh!
Passing Go: Das Regenbogenschwert which also got caught. A lucky turn for Team Wolf ;)
City Centre: Scoring yet another catch with Changing Places: A Tale of Two Campuses on a city university campus
Collect the Light Blues: A light blue copy of In meinem Himmel: Roman by a blue lake beneath a blue sky

Turn Eight Bonus Points to...
Battleships for supersonic speed dating ;)
Thimbles for the funniest release so far...
Boots because gamehost feels bad about not managing to roll you the numbers you planned for!
Trains because the photo made me laugh :D 

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Turn Eight

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 27th August.
Next turn will be announced on Monday 28th August
Refresh on how to play  here
chatter about the turn (or laugh at hungover gamehost) in the forums

Dice Roll 4
nom nom nom... feed up bally with a restaurant release

Racecar, Iron & Wolf
Dice Roll 7, 6 & 3
Bally's the pivotal point, right in the city centre
And, Team Wolf get to make an additional Light Blue release to celebrate completing the set

TopHat & Wheelbarrow
Dice Roll 9 7 3
Give Bally a sporting chance...

Dice Roll 2
Are you in the Zone/ I hope so....
AND: complete your set with an ORANGE release

Cannon & Train
Dice Roll 8 & 12
More even sided than a rectangle, but still right angled...

Dice Roll 2
Christenings, Weddings and funerals? Lets hope Bally arrives, meets a finder and leaves again too
AND: make a Brown release to complete your set

Dice Roll 11
full speed ahead, you only have half the time to make your release! Your submission deadline is 9pm GMT on Monday 22nd

Scottie Dogs
Dice Roll 11
Greyfriars Bobby wasn't quite the right breed maybe you can find a better historical match for Bally?
AND: complete your set with a Pink release, from last weeks turn with gamehost's humble apologies!