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About The Book

With 100 games to start a party, ideas to trigger conversation, storytelling setups, and fiendish puzzles—no materials required—The Floor Is Lava is a how-to for turning screen-free time into quality time.

Put down the phone and pick up the fun!

Analog play is known to stimulate imaginative thinking, problem solving, and interpersonal connection. However, games only seem to exist on screen now and quality time spent together—in person—is rarer than ever.

The Floor Is Lava is perfect for anyone looking to disconnect from technology and spend some time with family or friends. Packed with one hundred screen-free games, it’s the necessary antidote to digital overload and the answer to every occasion:

- hosting a party
- long car rides
- cooling off on summer days
- sitting around the dinner table
- holiday gatherings
- rainy days

The best part is, you don’t need anything to play. So what are you waiting for? Jump up and get started—the floor is lava!

About The Author

Author Photo by Andrew Burton

A teacher based in North London, Ivan Brett 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, Ivan has spent the last year collecting his favorites to share with the world in the form of The Floor is Lava. Ivan also has a weekly podcast of the same name, in which he meets an interesting person in their natural habitat to play seven handpicked games.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Gallery Books (May 28, 2019)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982116200

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Raves and Reviews

“If you think you’ve played every game there is this summer, look inside The Floor is Lava by Ivan Brett, and think again. In this book, you’ll find all kinds of games you can play by yourself or with others, with or without props, non-electronically, at home or anywhere you happen to be… It’s the perfect book to spark imagination and creativity.” Quad City Times

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