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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407060583
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352
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Dave Gorman Vs the Rest of the World




Bestselling author Dave Gorman is back and he wants to challenge you to a game

Having never played it before, I didn't know what to expect from a game of Egyptian Laser Chess although for the record I can tell you that I dislike chess, like lasers and am entirely neutral when it comes to Egyptians. I'd never met my prospective opponent before, either. In fact, I wasn't really sure what I was doing. Or why I was doing it. I can tell you that - like so many things in this modern world - it had started with a tweet.'

Does anyone play any games? Real life games, not computer games? Would you like a game?

Since going on to Twitter and asking 76,000 people if they fancied a game, Dave has got involved in all sorts of pastimes and capers. Put simply, Dave has become rather addicted to playing random games with strangers. Amongst more regular games such as darts and snooker, Dave has played:

Khet (Egyptian Laser chess), Table Tennis, Kubb (traditional Swedish game of territorial skittles), Pool, Poker, Settlers of Catan (twice), Zombies + Ticket to Ride, Toad in the Hole (traditional Sussex pub game played against a world champion), Agricola, Cribbage, Cluedo, Dominoes, Gobblet, Disc Golf, Ultimate Frisbee, Cranium, Tikal, and Smite (Cornish, mathematical skittles, played at the World Championships).

These have taken him all over the country to meet all sorts of people - and it turns out us Brits are a competitive bunch! And it turns out that playing games can teach you a lot about what makes the British tick. Of course, Dave hasn't been keeping score. Much.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407060583
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352
Categories:

About the Author

Dave Gorman

Dave Gorman is an award-winning comedian, storyteller and writer. He has numerous TV writing credits and was part of the double BAFTA-winning team behind The Mrs Merton Show. His live shows have won many awards and he is the only performer to twice win the Jury Prize for Best One Person Show at the prestigious HBO US Comedy Arts Festival. He was the host of Genius, which ran for three series on Radio 4 and then two series on BBC2. He has appeared in numerous other TV shows, including Absolutely Fabulous, The Frank Skinner Show, Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. His documentary film, America Unchained, won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Austin Film Festival. His 2013 TV show, Modern Life Is Goodish, made for UKTV’s Dave channel, saw him dissecting the foibles of modern life in six hour-long comic performances. It quickly established itself as the channel’s most successful original programme that year and a further sixteen episodes have been commissioned for broadcast in 2014 and 2015. His ambition is to one day become a team captain on Call My Bluff.

www.davegorman.com

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