Following the launch of the 9th series of Taskmaster, the hilarious hit TV show (produced by Avalon for UKTV) featuring host Greg Davies as the Taskmaster and his assistant and show creator Alex Horne, Taskmaster The Board Game from Ginger Fox arrives in stores this month.
Replicating some of the challenging and frankly bonkers tasks from the show but also introducing tasks written exclusively for the game by Alex Horne, Taskmaster the Board Game includes its own fold-out Taskmaster house board complete with Garden, Kitchen, Lab and Living Room task zones. Taking it in turns to assume the role of Taskmaster, 3+ players aged 8+ have to complete a series of ludicrous tasks earning as many points as possible to become the ultimate Taskmaster champion!
The 200 task cards feature wild and wacky timed challenges including: Make Something Beautiful Out Of A Teabag; Guess What The Taskmaster’s Favourite Thing Is To Do In The Garden; Take It In Turns To Throw Something Spherical Through The Taskmaster’s Human Basketball Hoop or Draw Yourself A Tattoo. Most Artistic Tattoo Wins.
Complete with task cards, game board, rules sheet, scoreboard playing pieces, perforated paper slips, Taskmaster trophy and wipe-clean pen, the game includes secret tasks challenging players to go undetected and exclusive video tasks from Alex Horne! Retailing for £20.00 on Amazon.co.uk. Your time starts now to experience the most fun you’ve ever had with toilet paper and tea bags…
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Notes to Editor:
Series 9 of Taskmaster is currently airing on UKTV’s Dave starring David Baddiel, Ed Gamble, Jo Brand, Katy Wix and Rose Matafeo. Produced by Avalon, the latest series is the most successful to date with a viewership increase of 15% compared to the last series where it remains the most watched show on UKTV Play with over 5.5 million views since January 2019*
Taskmaster was crowned Best Entertainment Programme at the Broadcast Awards 2018. The series has been nominated for an International Emmy for Best Non-Scripted Entertainment, two BAFTA nominations for Best Comedy Entertainment Programme plus nominations at the RTS Awards, Broadcasting Press Guild Awards consecutively for the past four years. 2019 has seen nominations for Broadcast Digital Awards for Best Entertainment Programme and Best Gamechanger Programme, and two further nominations earlier this year at the Broadcast Awards 2019 for Best Entertainment Programme and Best Multichannel Programme.
The original Taskmaster programme and format combined has been sold into 106 countries including local versions of the show which have been produced for Comedy Central in the U.S. (starring Reggie Watts as the Taskmaster), VTM in Belgium, TVE in Spain, MTV in Finland, Discovery in Norway, three series for Denmark’s TV2, and four series for SVT in Sweden where is was recently crowned ‘Programme of the Year’ at the Kristallen 2019 (Sweden’s TV Academy Awards).
The launch of the Taskmaster Book 200 Extraordinary Tasks for Ordinary People was met with huge popularity, sold over 60K copies following publication, and swiftly rose to join top 20 bestselling hardback books in the UK four days after its release during the competitive Autumn/Winter sales period. A paperback version is now available.
*UKTV Play data from Monthly pivots (Adobe Analytics / pay platform data) from Jan – May 2019