It’s Richard Osman’s “Richard Osman’s House of Games” Game Board Game!

By | October 25, 2020

Well it’s by Ginger Fox, but still.

£25 on the Amazon store (I get a small commission if you click through there, other outlets are available) and includes no fewer than AT LEAST EIGHT of the games from the hit TV series. And a cardboard cup.

It’s out October 30th.

Also currently in stock is a Taskmaster Expansion Pack (£12.99) for the board game with 40 new tasks and THIS:

Also out this week: Who Wants to be a Millionaire? (Steam on Tuesday, consoles later in the week) and on Friday, the new edition of Schlag den Star on PC (and presumably consoles in Germany).

10 thoughts on “It’s Richard Osman’s “Richard Osman’s House of Games” Game Board Game!

  1. Oliver

    After catching the end of The Wall on Saturday, I wondered if anyone knows what the record is for the largest amount of prize money won on a BBC game show? No, The National Lottery doesn’t count.


    The contestants won £122,142 which seems very high by BBC standards.

      1. Oliver

        Thanks – somehow I hadn’t seen that page before!

        As Brandon states, it looks like it’s the biggest single one-episode prize on the BBC excluding rollovers (Who Dares Wins) or whole-series jackpots (The People’s Quiz).

        The National Lottery comment was intended to prevent some wag going “Well, someone won £22m on the National Lottery during a game show!”, not the actual National Lottery game show prizes themselves which are fair game.

        1. Brig Bother Post author

          Ha ha, yes I get that, but you’d be surprised how many people assume the prizes were big because Camelot funded them – nope.

  2. Brig Bother Post author

    The National Lottery has never actually funded any of the prizes for a Lottery quiz, except for The Big Ticket as that was an official lottery tie-in.

    It’s basically a way for the Beeb to offer big money under the cover of no-one actually thinking about it too hard.

    1. Brandon

      I always assumed Camelot funded maybe half of the prize money, especially on the big prizes like the People’s Quiz. How did that deal actually work then, did Camelot pay the BBC for what is it basically an advert break or was it the other way round because the lottery draws were so popular?

  3. Brig Bother Post author

    I’ve now caught up and I’m really pleased for them, seem like great lads, and pleased the aggression paid off. Apart from TRIPLING UP ON NUMBER ONE at the end, obv.

  4. Des Elmes

    Frank Bough has passed away.

    Being such a big name from the mid ’60s to the late ’80s meant that even if he never had any intention of venturing into the game show world on a regular basis, he couldn’t avoid it altogether. And, sure enough, he hosted Cup Final Mastermind in 1979 (albeit as part of Grandstand, for which he was the main presenter at the time), and compered the North team on Come Dancing in 1964-5.

    He also appeared on The Alphabet Game in 1997, which was something of a curiosity as he’d pretty much packed TV in by then following those, er, stories about him:


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