Show Discussion: Take the Tower

By | September 25, 2018

Tuesdays, 9pm,
ITV4

Yup, you read that right, ITV4 – this seems like quite the commission for it.

Dolph Lundgren off of films challenges teams to ascend his tower in order to win a holiday and cash. On each floor a challenge based on classic action movie scenes. Fail and get thrown out of the window and fall a la Alan Rickman in Die Hard, succeed and they’ll get to face off against Dolph in his penthouse for all the prizes.

It’s the gritty Incredible Games reboot the nation has been crying out for, and seems to be being played with it’s tongue very firmly in its cheek. Hopefully the budget stretches to decent challenges and tasks, as this appears to be Very Much The Sort Of Thing We Like.

Watched it? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Show Discussion: Letterbox Series 2

By | September 24, 2018

Weekdays, 6pm,
BBC2

Give me an L! Give me an E! Give me a T! Give me another T! Give me an E! Give me an R! Give me a B! Give me an O! Give me an X! What does it spell! Series two of Letterbox! Hurrah!

Britain’s best-loved wordgame IS BACK! for its long-awaited second series of hi-octane Hangman action.

WHO will solve the passwOHGODSOMEBODYKILLME.

It’s Schlag Saturday! 22/9/18

By | September 21, 2018

Saturday 22nd September, 7:15pm UK/8:15pm local
Pro 7 and naughty internet streaming

Tweet us! #bbsdh

Schlag den Henssler is back, and a plucky contestant will be attempting to win a €250,000 by besting celebrity chef Stefan Henssler over 15 mystery events.

This commentary is going to be a bit different, as three quarters of the usual presenting team will be running around London solving puzzles. However! Scott Rux has offered to step into the breach and provide a commentary of his own. What’s gonna happen?

Watching the live Pro 7 stream might be a bit more difficult than it has been previously.

Please refer to Scott’s Twitter for the commentary feed.
This stream is commentary only. You will need to have a naughty stream running at the same time for the visuals. We are likely to be about 15-20 seconds behind the visual stream (and about a full minute behind if you’re watching an actual satellite feed), sorry.

The Opera VPN has apparently stopped being useful for SdH. Bother’s Bar recommends shelling out for a proper VPN service. Bother’s Bar uses Tunnelbear, other VPN services are available. Matt Clemson recommends Windscribe as a free alternative. We cannot take responsibility for anything you do to your system, so be careful and use some common sense.

To watch it would be useful to sign up for ProSieben’s catch-up service – it’s pretty simple to work out, don’t click the box if you don’t want e-mail messages. You will need to put in a proper e-mail because it will send you a confirmation. 

If anyone knows of any relatively safe livestreams, do feel free to share.

@bothersbar@danielpeake@davidjbodycombe @sensei256,

Panellists wanted for SMBB: LIVE!

By | September 20, 2018

That’s right! Summer is over and that means we start thinking about interactivity, and that means it’s almost time for Bother’s Bar(‘s) Game Night XI: SMBB: LIVE! What can match the anarchy of a Saturday morning kid’s TV magazine show with the tight formatting of a Saturday morning kid’s TV magazine show?

We will be going live at 9:25pm on Saturday 29th September and require a panel of motormouths who don’t mind running the risk of a double dare in the twistiest most arbitrary game night yet, ending in a final of great skill – and don’t forget this is the last opportunity to guarantee your spot in the upcoming CoCs and be one of the first to play Jackbox 5 when it comes out in the coming months.

Team Audience are an important part of Game Night and we will be opening up Youtube Chat for you to interact with me and the panel during the games themselves, as well as being the Eighth Player. Just bring yourselves and a smart device and join the fun.

But if you want to join the panel you will need:

  • To be free from about 9:15pm UK to around midnight on 29th September.
  • A microphone. A camera is not necessary for Game Night.
  • A Twitter, so I can disseminate information.
  • A screen to watch the live stream through a Google Hangout and a screen with a web browser to play the games on.

We’re especially interested to hear from you if you’re female and/or haven’t been a panellist before. There are no guarantees of anything, the aim is to cast for an entertaining show and I want a mix so don’t take it personally if you are not selected, I will almost certainly be oversubscribed. What I will say is that we will definitely be needing a Voice Of The Audience for the Arbitrary Final so have a mic ready on the night if you want that to be you.

I’d like to get a panel sorted by Thursday night so try and show your interest by Wednesday 26th, if you could use the form it would save me having to remember who has applied or not verbally. Gopher it!

It’s Schlag den Henssler on Saturday

By | September 19, 2018

But it will be a more unusual commentary situation – Dan, David and myself will be running around London solving puzzles and won’t be around for it, however get ready for a volcanic e-rux-tion! Scott Rux will be helming a commentary stream, you are advised to follow @sensei256 on Twitter.

In other news, do you remember the thing that was going around recently of some US urban explorers investigating the abandoned Canadian Splatalot set? Well this appeared on my Youtube recommendations last night, the same people exploring an abandoned Cyberdrome Crystal Maze. Can anyone work out which one? Evidently they hadn’t heard of The Crystal Maze beforehand.

AND SPEAKING OF THE CRYSTAL MAZE and abandonment, The Gamers team starring Will of occasional Bar fame are auctioning off their Diggerworld tickets for charity. Go and have a look.