Published on April 3rd – Games People Play by Jane Coombs
I’ve been writing this book for over two years and it’s out on April 3rd but available for pre-order now at Amazon. Click on this link to go check it out.
It’s about traditional family games who don’t realise their days are numbered because of the influx of all the electronic games, or as they call them, the Noise and Light games. Set in a neglected farmhouse the Wedlock family love playing games and have hoarded loads over the years. At night, or when no one is looking the characters come to life and play their own games which end every year with a prize for the highest scorer in the Games League Table.
The Chess Set, Cluedo, Monopoly and Scrabble are in charge, although Scrabble has lost its ability to speak and can only spell out conversations now.
Over the years, the games have enjoyed a comfortable way of life, that is until the evil iPad with his friends the Xbox and Wii challenge all their values, and try to get rid of the competition.
Scarlett, a misfit, sees the problems and tries to rouse the games to action because with Christmas coming they are sure to be pushed further back into the tallboy or maybe even sent to the Charity Shop. But do they listen?
The game troubles are echoed by the Wedlock family, who are gradually moving further and further away from each other as redundancy, work pressures, old age, bereavement and everyday family life tear them apart. How can Scarlet help the Wedlocks when she can’t even rouse her own Cluedo companions?
Join me in exploring the nostalgia of a gentler time through the eyes of your favourite characters. Dance with the Mastermind pegs and laugh at the Domino’s who always manage a mischievous domino run even on the most serious of occasions; above all, see how technology and change impacts on society now and what we can do to embrace the new yet revere the old ways.
List of Games Characters
The Wedlock Family Tree and Gordonstones
|Songs – Artists and Lyrics
If you have any comments or suggestions for how I can improve this book or other games I have left out, please let me know in the box below.
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