Bother’s Bar Game Night 19

By | June 12, 2020
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Saturday, 9pm-11:30-ish (UK)
Here and on Youtube

Rejoice! As it’s time for another one of Bother’s Bar’s irregular Game Nights, join us as a panel of seven vies against each other and the watching audience for the title of Bother’s Bar Game Night Champion, something nobody can take away from them.

As ever we’ll be playing the best of the Jackbox suite of games live and interactive so get your second screens ready to playalong with our Youtube stream. I can also reveal I’ll be requiring A Voice of the Audience on TWO separate occasions, one for a game of Push the Button and one for the very exciting Arbitrary Final.

I’ll also be reading the best of the Youtube Chat, so be sure to join in there as well.

9 thoughts on “Bother’s Bar Game Night 19

    1. Alex Richards

      Whoever is in tonight, immediately accuse Michael. He’s already showing he has something to hide.

      1. TVs Michael Harmstone

        It’d be just my luck after it debuted in Champion of Champions with me guessing all three aliens less than a minute after we could accuse only to be ignored!

  1. Brig Bother Post author


    Really fun night! What you didn’t see was me panicking about an hour beforehand when my Elgato game capture card decided it didn’t like my Switch’s sound output so ended up buying the Steam copy of JB6 (I was hoping to go through the rest of life only having to buy one copy for the switch which I could capture for Game Night and for taking round social gatherings, but there we are).

    Tried to get some rotation of the games in Civic Doodle for drawing, Survive the Internet for writing, but really they aren’t as good as Drawful and Quiplash so they’ll probably come round a bit less in the future. I really enjoy Push the Button – it’s just as funny to watch as it is to play from my perspective, but we’ve played it three out of the last four Game Nights so I’ll probably rotate Monster Seeking Monster in as the next one’s Social Deduction game.

    I’m really considering adding Bomb Corp in as a 4 v 4 game with a Voice of the Audience to mix it up a bit, we’ll see.

    Arbitrary Final worked out pretty well actually, simple but dramatic and brutal – obviously it wouldn’t have happened without David using Sophie’s Dice on Schlag den Brig – I had an idea for a Shut The Box based final in my head (which may come back at a later stage) and then immediately got a better idea when I saw what you could do with the software. I was rather hoping for the Powerpoint presentation to look like a felt background but colouring it in green looked rubbish, it actually looked better as grey carpet/TV interference. In my head the dice tray had no border but I couldn’t quite pull it off.

    The questions came from one of the older The Chase books’ Final Chases and as I was writing them up I was terrified they’d be too easy – I knew the odd difficult question was coming (unlucky David) but I was worried that everybody would get everything correct, but it was too late to change it and thankfully it worked out pretty well – helped a little with UK-centric questions and having a German and American play (and well done to both of them, the audience chat was really getting behind Fetz towards the end, even with Audience Matt still in play!). Eagle eyed viewers may have noticed the question numbers stopped after Q37 – this was entirely deliberate, and thanks to Matt for bringing it up.

    No-one commented on the sound effects, so if you noticed the right/wrong answer noises were from Busman’s Holiday, give yourself two travel points.

    They’ll probably be another one before Champion of Champions, so that’ll be something to look forward to, hopefully.

    1. Brig Bother Post author

      Also, the dice were shaped like that (bar cricket style) because I hoped they would roll more as that would be more fun, which they sort of did but still occasionally came to a dead stop too quickly. Pity, but worth fiddling with.

      1. David B

        I had the same issue with the Nick/Dan coin – sometimes it would just flop on the table.

        I contacted the developer (the said Sophie) about a couple of change requests and I got a nice reply, so the next time I have a few more things to add I’ll include that on the list.

    2. Chris M. Dickson

      Where did the die roll extended stings come from, out of curiosity? They were fun.

      Watched this back afterwards and enjoyed it. Good stuff, as ever. I’ve no interest in playing a full night but perhaps I might try to pop in as a potential VotA at some point.

      1. Brig Bother Post author

        They were included in Sophie’s Dice, there’s a selection of about thirty – no way as yet to add your own which might open up some possibilities – something to add to the list David?


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