Let's all go down the arcade! Actually, let's not, because it's raining, and we don't have enough 10 pence pieces. Also that guy who spends 10 hours a day on the Bejewelled machine is weird. Let's play Frantic instead!
Yes, now you can enjoy manic multiplayer fun in the comfort of your own home – and you don't even need a load of extra controllers. Frantic is a PlayLink game, so the only thing each player requires to join in is a smartphone or tablet, and a Wi-Fi connection.
There's a host of hilarious mini-games on offer – everything from action-packed all-out brawls to more thinky, turn-based efforts. Watch out for your pesky host, the Fox – he's there to encourage bribery, bluffing, backstabbing, and all sorts of other dreadful mischief. Maybe the Countryside Alliance has got a point.