BBGN5: Festive Game Night #bbgn

By | December 16, 2016

Here’s what was behind the calendar doors. TMPGN got deliberately dropped because it didn’t work with the Panellists vs Audience format, which otherwise worked quite well.

Saturday, 9:30pm,
Here and on Youtube

“Snow is fallin’
All around me
Children playin’
Having fun
It’s the season
Love and understanding
Merry Christmas everyone,
Wish they’d let me in so I could find out what’s behind the green door (Green door)”

Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin’ Stevens and good tidings of the season to YOU Bother’s Bar punters, we hope you can join us for a VERY SPECIAL Christmas and New Year edition of Bother’s Bar’s Game Night, join us as we find out, like Shakin’ “Shakey” Stevens wants to find out in his Christmas tune, what are behind the green doors? Games! That’s what.

And for the very first time you, the audience, get to crash this party in monumental style! For the first time the audience plays as a collective eighth contestant earning BotherPoints throughout the evening and could end up winning the whole night! Who will become champion of the night, will it be a panellist or the will of the audience? Frissons!

So get your second screens ready and join us here for Festive Game Night on Saturday night!

Edit: And he we are! This will be live from 9:30.


The codes so you can play Festive Quiplash and Drawful at home:

Drawful: XLC-FBSH
Quiplash: CBL-JGLJ

19 thoughts on “BBGN5: Festive Game Night #bbgn

  1. Des Elmes

    Looks like it’ll be just business as usual on the final Lottery draws to air on BBC1 on New Year’s Eve:

    “The National Lottery Live including the Lotto and Thunderball draws, hosted by Gaby Roslin, plus a performance from Sophie Ellis-Bextor.”

    And Scotland will be airing them 15 minutes after the other nations, too.

    Que sera sera.

  2. ScoreCount

    My Luck:
    Cuts off finger
    That’s the right answer
    Memorises sequence perfectly
    Computer chooses that moment to lag and accept an overtap

  3. Brig Bother Post author

    You’ll note that I’ve replaced the picture with the calendar with all the doors open, for those who were interested.

  4. Brig Bother Post author

    Definitely will turn the sound down a bit further next time, the mix is slightly quieter in my ear than seemed to be broadcast.

  5. Matt C

    Many thanks for hosting once again, it’s been a great evening in (/distraction from what I *should* be doing!).

    Given what was mentioned on the night, did both me and Boddle submit the same quip feed line for Quiplash? I’m sure I did something John Lewis Advert-themed as well.

    1. Brig Bother Post author

      Yes, you both sent in John Lewis ad ones, and 13th day of Christmas was a duplicate as well (although with somebody else). Both good questions.

  6. Nico W.

    Prosieben has secured the rights to Dutch new Big Brother-style show “Get The Fuck Out Of My House”. 100 people will live in a house that has beds/toiletpaper/food etc. for four people. You have to get rid of the others as quickly as possible to win up to 100,000€. Why hurry? Because the housemates can spend money on everyday products like deodorant oder toilet paper that are extra expansive on the show. So if you don’t hurry, you won’t win much.
    I think this format is way too negative for me, especially in our times right now. I wish they would focus on more positive stuff. Same feelings as the US Divided for me, although I liked their version, I don’t like the timing…

    1. Nico W.

      Quite self-explaining, but I didn’t write it: Last Man Standing wins.
      Oh and the Dutch version ran for over two months, but I don’t know if it has daily shows or weekly or something in between…
      (By the way, how can the audience focus on some of the 100 people to have empathy for them, this could be a mess, if not executed well enough.)

  7. Alex

    Always wanted to see this, but wasn’t around for it, Fort Boyard’s #1 Crap TR Run:

    1. Brig Bother Post author

      Ha ha that’s brilliant/awful. Teams that contrive to win but win less than the house minimum are my favourite.

      Also a shot of a cameraman popping out of the letter grid. I don’t know what happened in 2002, but as a series it was a bit of a disaster. Happily everyone had a good long think about what to do the following year.

      Here’s another bona fide classique from 1996:


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