WiFi WARS

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.

WARNING: BRING A CHARGED SMARTPHONE TO OUR LIVE SHOWS - YOU WILL USE IT TO PLAY THE ENTIRE 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

ONLINE STREAMING

https://www.twitch.tv/wifiwars
From Tuesday 14th September 2021
We'll be back streaming from Tuesday 14th September. Be sure to follow us on twitch.tv/wifiwars and ensure notifications are switched on so you get alerts whenever we go live! Our regular weekly shows will be as follows:

Tuesdays 7.30pm - Quiz Night
A weekly series of original quiz rounds, where you play alone or in teams with family/friends wherever they are, worldwide!

Wednesdays 1.30pm- Game Over Board
Steve takes on guest comedians/gamers on a range of tabletop games

Thursdays 7.30pm - The Video Game Game Show Show
Steve takes on a guest comedian/gamer on multiplayer games, while viewers vote on the outcomes and play games on their phones too!

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 :)
UPCOMING SHOWS
LIVE SHOWS
Sunday 24th October 2021

We're starting up a new monthly residency in London, and will be kicking off by doing all 3 of our shows in a single day - WiFi Wars, Quiz Night, and The Video Game Game Show Show (guests TBC). You can come to as many as you like, either in person or virtually. Online viewers get all the smartphone interactivity they would get if they were actually in the room with us, because Rob is very clever! If you're quick, there's cheaper "early bird" tickets on there, right now! (NOTE: Venue is 18+)


ROYAL INSTITUTION
Friday 29th October 2021
We'll also be returning to the Royal Institution in the Autumn half term to show off Rob's latest toys and tricks. There's a family friendly show at 2pm, and an adult one at 7pm. Tickets aren't on sale quite yet, but keep your eyes peeled at https://www.rigb.org/whats-on

Quiz Night

The classic quiz night taken to a whole new level! Bring a charged smartphone, and compete on questions beamed to your phones in a series of quiz rounds, written by a bunch of special guest comedians!

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.

The Video Game Game Show Show

From the team behind the hit TV show “Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit” and the world record-breaking “WiFi Wars” comes a brand new live videogaming/comedy show! See special guest comedians battle on classic videogames!