HAVE A GO: Bob Farrell has developed a rugby league board game prototype.
KOTARA South’s Bob Farrell has got an idea for aboard game that we reckon isa real goer.
At the encouragement of his wife, Mr Farrell began working on a rugby league board game in the late 1990s.
Hundreds of man hours and dozens of rule changes later, he’s got a prototype that features three different types of dice, a playing field, a scoreboard, a timer, an extensive rule and instruction bookletand playing cards for every scenario imaginable.
You can kick field-goals, penalty goals, pack scrums, spread the ball wide, perform attacking kicks, you name it.
What he needs now is someone to get behind it and help him mass produce it.
To simplify the game somewhat, Mr Farrell has reduced the number of players on the field from 13 to 1.
“You can’t do a game with 13 players,” Mr Farrell said. “It would take an hour for one play.”
The board has green and yellow squares on it. Green is open pasture, yellow could mean an error or a penalty.
The teething problems with the game stem from the complexity of the sport and its ever-changing nature.
“This has taken a long time,” he said. “It’s complicated.
“I get to a point where I think I’m ready and then I’ve got to adapt to something new in the game.”
He thinks his ideacould be expanded into a computerised board game, but he’sold school and he wants to see the board game created first.
Topics reckons its an idea to get behind and the rugby league mad people of the Hunter are the ones to make it happen.
If you’re interested in the game or you want more details get in touch with Topics on 4979 5940 and we can put you onto Bob.
BIGGEST LOSER BOOT CAMP That shredded Jofre family are coming to Newcastle on Sunday.
HERE’S one. Do you remember the Jofre family from the most recent season of The Biggest Loser?
They were the family that just crushed everyone else, won literally ever challenge and dropped like 200 kilograms between them.
Their domination was quite literallyunparalleled in the history of Australian reality TV.
Among the teams they just swept aside was the Hunter’s own Pestell family.
The Pestells spent a lot of their time on screen bickering among themselves, perpetuating that reality TV myth that we’re all bogans in the Hunter.
Anyway, the conquering Jofre family will be on the Pestell’s turf on Sunday to conduct a boot camp session.
Even with the competition over and won they’re still rubbing their success in with a national tour.
The Jofre family have a big fan base and expectations are there will be more than 200 people at the session.
Topics is told their motto is “leave nothing in the tank”.
We can just imagine Pablo, the softly spoken one, screaming that in our face as we complete yet another set of burpees.
The boot camp starts at 10am at Shortland Reserve on Sunday. Tickets are $20.
YOU OUGHTA LOOK OUTYOLO, you only live once.The battle cry of a generation. It’s true, you do only live once. But does that mean you should live your life by that motto? Should you obnoxiously shout YOLO in the faces of the elderly while you whiz by on a razor scooter?
Topics thought definitely yes. Seize that day, we say.But apparently the answer is, in fact,a resounding no.
YOLO is no longer a cool expression. Who knew?
The boys from Lonely Island had an interesting take on the whole YOLO thing, pointing out that if you do indeed only live once then you should take it easy. Life is precious and all that.
So, with that in mind, could you say YOLO ironically?
Again, Topics was firmly in theyes camp. We swear by sarcastic acronyms. But it turns out it’s safest to just keep that word out your mouth.
A study from popular dating site Zoosk has found that using YOLO decreases attraction levels and response rates in online datingby nearly 50 per cent.
So that’s what you’ve been doing wrong.You can still live each day like it’s your last, justbe super secretive about it.