Wi-Fi Wars is a live comedy game show where you play along! Log in with your smartphone or tablet and compete in a range of games, quizzes and challenges to win the show, and prizes!

Hosted by comedian and regular videogames commentator Steve McNeil (Team Captain on Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit, host/regular on Challenge TV's Videogame Nation), the show was first performed as part of the Royal Institution's 2015 Summer Programme after Steve and Rob Sedgebeer's appearance on their 2014 BBC Christmas Lectures. In 2016 they returned with a new show, at which they broke the Guinness World Record for "Most People Playing A Single Game of Pong" (286 people, the previous record was 251)

An early version of the technology used in the show was developed by Rob Sedgebeer and kindly loaned to the live incarnation of McNeil and Pamphilon's videogaming/comedy show Go 8-Bit, which you may have spotted in things such as Time Out (Critic's Choice), Metro (Top Ten London Geek Nights Out), The Guardian ("Not To Be Missed") and on BBC Radio 4 Extra. They also had their own stage at Eurogamer's EGX, welcoming over 80,000 people to the event over its four day run at Earls' Court. Rob's tech is also used extensively in the TV show.


"I have never heard the Royal Institution audience cheer as loudly, or laugh as hard, as they did for WiFi Wars" Martin Davies, Public Programming Manager, Royal Institution

We're back streaming live on Twitch! Be sure to follow us on twitch.tv/wifiwars and ensure notifications are switched on so you get alerts whenever we go live. Our current show line up includes:

Weekdays 1pm - 1.30pm - Wordle Wars
A daily lunchtime blast of Wordle competitions against everyone else watching our live show! You also get to brush up on your maths skills with our unique Numble rounds. With bonus WiFi Wars games thrown in for good measure, when time allows!

Game Over Board
Steve takes on guest comedians/gamers on a range of tabletop games

1st Saturday of each month - WiFi Wars (Patreon stream)
All our other shows will be completely free to watch and participate in. For those who'd like to support us on Patreon, we'll also do a once-a-month WiFi Wars (usually on the 1st Saturday unless something comes up), where we spend an hour whizzing through as many of our games as we can squeeze in :)
Game Over Board

Game Over Board

Our new tabletop gaming show! Top comedians and streamers play the latest and classic board games with Steve McNeil.

Wordle Wars

The smash hit word game gets a new competitive edge, using WiFi Wars technology. Play multiple Wordle rounds against the clock and everyone else watching. Also includes our very own Numble rounds, for those who prefer numbers to letters!