37 episodes

Each week, Ivan meets an interesting person in their natural habitat to play seven handpicked games. Listen along as they lock horns over instant classics such as Crambo, Fibber and Cat Eats Mouse.

Hosted by author Ivan Brett as a companion piece to his new book, 'The Floor is Lava', this playful podcast is both competitive and silly, and we're so excited to share it with you.

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Each week, Ivan meets an interesting person in their natural habitat to play seven handpicked games. Listen along as they lock horns over instant classics such as Crambo, Fibber and Cat Eats Mouse.

Hosted by author Ivan Brett as a companion piece to his new book, 'The Floor is Lava', this playful podcast is both competitive and silly, and we're so excited to share it with you.

    Episode 36 - Herding Sheep with Mufti Games

    Episode 36 - Herding Sheep with Mufti Games

    In this special episode, Ivan meets the creators of Mufti Games, an interactive theatre company who creates playful situations across the UK. Enjoy!

    THE FLOOR IS LAVA: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Floor-Lava-games-everyone-everywhere/dp/1472257510

    Mufti Games - Instagram: https://instagram.com/muftigames
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/muftigames
    Website:
    https://www.muftigames.co.uk/splash

    Ivan - Website: https://www.ivanbrett.com
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivanbrett
    and
    https://twitter.com/floorislavapod
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ivanbrett/
    - STREET GAMING on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj67k6qunZXjlkctlKOzk5A?view_as=subscriber

    Music by Spread - https://spread.bandcamp.com

    Thanks to Entale for hosting this podcast. Check them out here: https://www.entale.co

    • 57 min
    Round 35: Naked Dog Art with Simon Panrucker

    Round 35: Naked Dog Art with Simon Panrucker

    Today, Ivan meets musician and filmmaker Simon Panrucker, for a raucous round of games in Simon's studio in Bristol. Enjoy!

    THE FLOOR IS LAVA: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Floor-Lava-games-everyone-everywhere/dp/1472257510

    Paulus - Instagram: https://instagram.com/spanrucker
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/spanrucker
    Website:
    https://simonpanrucker.com

    Ivan - Website: https://www.ivanbrett.com
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivanbrett
    and
    https://twitter.com/floorislavapod
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ivanbrett/
    - STREET GAMING on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj67k6qunZXjlkctlKOzk5A?view_as=subscriber

    Music by Spread - https://spread.bandcamp.com

    Thanks to Entale for hosting this podcast. Check them out here: https://www.entale.co

    • 55 min
    Round 34: Made-Up Yoga with Paulus

    Round 34: Made-Up Yoga with Paulus

    You know BBC1's saturday night talent show 'All Together Now'? You know the funny judge who never stands up? That's cabaret performer and singer Paulus, and he joins Ivan on today's podcast, to lie about yoga, stand up twenty-six times and clean a house with flies. Enjoy!

    THE FLOOR IS LAVA: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Floor-Lava-games-everyone-everywhere/dp/1472257510

    Paulus - Instagram: https://instagram.com/paulus_looks
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/paulus_says

    Ivan - Website: https://www.ivanbrett.com
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivanbrett
    and
    https://twitter.com/floorislavapod
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ivanbrett/
    - STREET GAMING on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj67k6qunZXjlkctlKOzk5A?view_as=subscriber

    Music by Spread - https://spread.bandcamp.com

    Thanks to Entale for hosting this podcast. Check them out here: https://www.entale.co

    • 52 min
    Round 33: Living in a Sticky Peach with Russell Hicks

    Round 33: Living in a Sticky Peach with Russell Hicks

    This week, Ivan went to Top Secret Comedy Club in London for a top secret meeting with stand-up comedian Russell Hicks. They sat onstage to chat James and his Sticky Peach, crying on a bus, doing something much worse on a bus and a new, pretentious version of Babe, soon to hit cinemas. Enjoy!

    THE FLOOR IS LAVA: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Floor-Lava-games-everyone-everywhere/dp/1472257510

    Russell - Twitter: https://twitter.com/russellhickss
    - Website: http://russellhicks.co.uk

    Ivan - Website: https://www.ivanbrett.com
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivanbrett
    and
    https://twitter.com/floorislavapod
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ivanbrett/
    - STREET GAMING on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj67k6qunZXjlkctlKOzk5A?view_as=subscriber

    Music by Spread - https://spread.bandcamp.com

    Thanks to Entale for hosting this podcast. Check them out here: https://www.entale.co

    • 48 min
    Round 32: Japanese Knot-Tying with James Wallis

    Round 32: Japanese Knot-Tying with James Wallis

    This week, Ivan went back to university, to meet the man who created, curated or taught people about every game ever, James Wallis. In this episode they grappled over the optimum number of breakfasts, where in your house to keep a gorilla and what to do if your boyfriend's hand is bugs. Enjoy!

    THE FLOOR IS LAVA: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Floor-Lava-games-everyone-everywhere/dp/1472257510

    James - Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameswallis
    - Website (and info on the Games Design Masterclass): http://jameswallis.com

    Ivan - Website: https://www.ivanbrett.com
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivanbrett
    and
    https://twitter.com/floorislavapod
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ivanbrett/
    - STREET GAMING on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj67k6qunZXjlkctlKOzk5A?view_as=subscriber

    Music by Spread - https://spread.bandcamp.com

    Thanks to Entale for hosting this podcast. Check them out here: https://www.entale.co

    • 59 min
    Round 31: Extreme Bear-Meeting at Now Play This Festival

    Round 31: Extreme Bear-Meeting at Now Play This Festival

    Now Play This, a festival of experimental game design, runs until 14th April 2019 at Somerset House. You should go!

    Thanks to the lovely people at Somerset House for letting me come and poke around.

    Sabrina Shirazi
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/sabrina_shirazi
    Website: https://sabrinashirazi.com

    Commonworks
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cmmnwrks
    Website: https://commonworks.co.uk

    Zach Gage:
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/helvetica
    Website: http://www.stfj.net

    Abi Palmer:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/abipalmer_bot
    Website: http://www.abipalmer.com

    Patrick LeMieux:
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/alt254

    Ivan - Website: https://www.ivanbrett.com
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivanbrett
    and
    https://twitter.com/floorislavapod
    Website: http://patrick-lemieux.com

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

Neil de C. ,

Fantastic format, with a lovely presenter

This show was good from episode one and Ivan Brett just gets better with every round. The format is perfect; there’s an element of competition but Ivan really understands how to make games be fun and not chore. He also gives the guest plenty of room to breathe, so it never feels like interesting conversations are being elbowed out of the way for the sake of the format. Very recommended and I can’t wait to see where Ivan takes the format in the coming months.

aburkitt ,

A whole bag of fun, tricks, and nostalgia a plenty

I love how unique this podcast is, it is a pleasure to listen to, and very funny. Ivan just bounces off of his guests beautifully. The games that you discover will undoubtedly keep away boredom and inject a bit of fun into otherwise dull occasions, whilst being easy to follow and recreate yourselves! One of the best parts is some of them you can play anywhere, all you need is a willing participant.

mariannecj ,

I. Love. The. Jingles!!!!

This is a very fun podcast to listen to. Ivan is a bright, upbeat host, the games are very fun and easy to replicate with friends, family, people you meet on the street, whoever, don’t discriminate - but it’s worth it on its own just for the jingles. Find an episode where they’re playing the game Switch. You’ll see what I mean.

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