#BookReview – The Floor is Lava by Ivan Brett #TheFloorisLava @IvanBrett #PublicationDayReview

38235992Goodreads blurb: “The Floor is Lava is a must for any group of friends or family. Stuffed with 100 games you can simply pick up and play, this is a how-to for turning time into quality time together. Before you know it, everyone will have forgotten their phones and will be asking, ‘What shall we play next?’
You’ll find quick-fire games to beat boredom in the car, week-long diversions for hot summer holidays and raucous challenges for after-dinner entertainment.
There are games to start a party, ideas to trigger conversation, story-telling setups and fiendish puzzles, plus physical challenges, activities to soothe a weary brain and plenty more. In short, there is something for everyone on every occasion.
Now, act fast – the floor is lava!
Here you’ll find 100 games, split into 10 chapters including:

My Review

This is such a fun book, packed full of so many great games to play with your family, friends and even by yourself if you’re struggling to get to sleep.

I’ve only managed to play a few games with my husband and 17 year old son, but the ones we have played have had us in stitches on more than one occasion.

If you love puns you’ll enjoy the “I’m in Business” game and if you’re any good at rhyming you’ll do very well at “Crambo”, a medieval game that I absolutely loved. If you’re a bit of a James Bond fan you’ll enjoy the fantastically titled “No Mr Bond I Expect You to Die” game. I thought it would be quite easy, but of course like any scenario involving a Bond villain it’s not as easy as it looks.

I’ve got lots of post-it notes stuck in my paperback copy to try with my family,  and I’m trying to persuade my son to play a few with his Dungeons & Dragons friends. This book will definitely be coming along on our holidays from now on.

I thoroughly recommend this if you enjoy playing games and you’re looking for something else to do with your family and friends.

Thanks so much to the author for my copy that reached me via Becky Hunter at Headline Publishing Group.

Book Links: WHSmithHiveWordery WaterstonesAmazon

About The Author

Ivan was born in a bike shop, or so he thought for the vast majority of his childhood. It was these sorts of misunderstandings and mistakes that crafted him into the writer he is today. Ivan’s first book, published on his 21st birthday, was the multiple award-nominated Casper Candlewacks in Death By Pigeon. A love-letter to provincial England and the unique characters that inhabit its villages, this silly yet anarchic book was followed up with three more in the series: Casper Candlewacks in The Claws of Crime, Casper Candlewacks in Attack of the Brainiacs and Casper Candlewacks in The Time Travelling Toaster, all met with rave reviews.

A qualified primary teacher based in North London, Ivan splits his time between tutoring, writing and being nibbled by his cat. He has a lifelong obsession with cycling, comic books, and most importantly, games. Having employed hundreds of games to entertain himself, strengthen friendships and teach his classes, he has spent the last year collecting his favourites to share with the world in the form of The Floor is Lava.

Follow Ivan on Twitter and listen to his hilarious weekly podcast ‘The Floor is Lava’ on iTunes, Entale, Castbox etc








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