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The Gameshouse
The Gameshouse | Claire North
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The World Fantasy Award-winning author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August presents a mesmerizing tale of a gambling house whose deadly games of chance and skill control the fate of empires. Everyone has heard of the Gameshouse. But few know all its secrets... It is the place where fortunes can be made and lost through chess, backgammon - every game under the sun. But those whom fortune favors may be invited to compete in the higher league... a league where the games played are of politics and empires, of economics and kings. It is a league where Capture the Castle involves real castles, where hide and seek takes place on the scale of a continent. Among those worthy of competing in the higher league, three unusually talented contestants play for the highest stakes of all... This novel was originally published as three digital-only novellas: The Serpent, The Thief, and The Master. Previous books by Claire North:The First Fifteen Lives of Harry AugustTouchThe Sudden Appearance of HopeThe End of the Day84K By the same author, writing as Kate Griffin:A Madness of AngelsThe Midnight MayorThe Neon CourtThe Minority CouncilThe Glass GodStray Souls
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Charityann
The Gameshouse | Claire North
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Here are my points for the second half of #wintergames 🎄❄️🎅🏼 I scored a lot of points with the word search game, read 10 books, and had a lot of fun with the ornament scavenger hunt! #ghostsofxmas @BookwormAHN

BookwormAHN Fantastic 🤍 4mo
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LiseWorks
The Gameshouse | Claire North
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Hey #TeamReindeerGamers these are my points for the last two weeks.. 27,111 It's was great to have seen your posts and I can't believe how fast the #WinterGames went. Please tag me with your points. You have until January 5th. Thanks so much for playing and being part of my team. @annahenke @JessClark78 @Karons1 @MatchlessMarie @aperfectmjk @TorieStorieS @Bluebird (I saw yours already Bluebird.) Thanks to our hosts. @StayCurious @Clwojick

Clwojick Fantastic! Thank you for joining us this year! 5mo
LiseWorks @kezzlou85 I almost forgot you🫠 5mo
kezzlou85 @LiseWorks I forgive you 🩷 will post mine later today. 5mo
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TorieStorieS I think I only ended up with 417 points by my count! 4mo
LiseWorks @TorieStorieS thank you for playing 4mo
aperfectmjk Well 2023 went out with a bang for me, I ended up with Covid, so I'm so behind. I didn't get to complete as much reading as I wanted, but I did manage to snag some points with the Scramble game. I'm going to try to update what I can, I may have to just sacrifice some points, such as some of the bingos and readathons because it's too much to go back and calculate now. 4mo
LiseWorks Oh dear, hope you feel better, do what you can 4mo
aperfectmjk @LiseWorks I almost forgot to send you my numbers. I didn't get everything calculated, but I'm turning in 82,632. 4mo
aperfectmjk @LiseWorks that's for the second half, grand total is 115,496. 4mo
LiseWorks Thanks, @aperfectmjk that is great amount of points for someone who was sick. The totals have been calculated though, I think it's too late to add them. 4mo
aperfectmjk @Liseworks... awww... I'm so sorry. 2023 was a crap year for me. I'm glad it's over. 4mo
LiseWorks @aperfectmjk I want you in my team for #scarathlon next year. Ask for it lol 4mo
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Charityann
The Gameshouse | Claire North
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Here are my points for the first half of #wintergames #ghostsofxmas @BookwormAHN 🎄🎅🏼😄

Read4life Great job! 🎄 5mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 🩵 5mo
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LiseWorks
The Gameshouse | Claire North
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aperfectmjk I'm really bummed that we waited until this week to do this game. This is the busiest week for me, so I'm not sure how much time I'll have to work on this. It's my favorite too. 😭 5mo
LiseWorks Do what you can my friend 😊 5mo
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LibrarianRyan
The Gameshouse | Claire North
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Ya all know I love me some #Scarathlon. #BlackCatcrew @bookwormAHN

You still have time to get in on the fun.

Follow the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnawYo1IDsBAr2s_LlqzBQlxM8KGwIqDxE1Dm4...

BookwormAHN Nice 🐈‍⬛️ 8mo
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Kshakal
The Gameshouse | Claire North
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Morr_Books I ♥️ Sequence! 1y
julieclair Never heard of this game! Thanks for posting this. Just ordered some for Christmas gifts! 🎄👍😃 1y
Eggs That looks fun! 1y
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FantasyChick
The Gameshouse | Claire North
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Before I forget about another game...

I think I got them all!

#Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter #Games #WordScramble
@Clwojick

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Charityann
The Gameshouse | Claire North
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Here‘s my week 3 total! #scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

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LibrarianRyan
The Gameshouse | Claire North
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Okay all. I am adding 6679 points to #teammonstermash for #scarathlon2022. This bring my total for the game so far to 16,900 points. Not too shabby.

@StayCurious

Proof posts coming next , book review posts coming soon.

KristiAhlers Awesome job! 2y
StayCurious great job! 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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So I added 6413 points last week for a player total of 10,221 so far in the game. I know I need to do better. I‘ve just been so stinking busy. Thank goodness for audiobooks. Points proof incoming.

#scarathlon2022 #teammonstermash

StayCurious You don't need to do better - you're rocking this! 2y
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FantasyChick
The Gameshouse | Claire North
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Well #MistletoeManiacs I definitely didn't get near as many points as earlier weeks. I spent the week with family and getting work in order for vacation. But a little is better than nothing and I have an entire week of nothing to do and big reading plans to follow!!

Looking forward to killing the final week 😊

#WinterGames2021 @Clwojick

Clwojick Amazing job! 😍 2y
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kimmypete1
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Andrew65 A great score 👏👏👏 2y
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FantasyChick
The Gameshouse | Claire North
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And finally...after filling everyone's feeds today (oops!!!) the final tally of the week

I doubt I'll get much reading done this coming week since I will be swamped so I'm expecting smaller total for the rest of the games 🤣 But who knows!

#WinterGames2021 #MistletoeManiacs @Clwojick

Clwojick Awesome job!!!!!! ❤️💚❤️💚 2y
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kimmypete1
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StayCurious Wow amazing! 2y
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FantasyChick
The Gameshouse | Claire North
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Total Points for Week 2

Not too shabby and I'm getting a LOT read!

I'm not expecting anything close to this high this week so I'm happy I got some big numbers to add in

#WinterGames2021 #MistletoeManiacs @Clwojick

night_shift That word search total! 😱 2y
Clwojick You‘re killing it!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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FantasyChick
The Gameshouse | Claire North
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I didn't have time this month to set up my usual journal spreads for tracking so I'm relying on my handy notepad on my phone for keeping track.

Here's hoping I mathed right!!

Everything posted today was supposed to go up yesterday but technical difficulties 🤣 I'll be counting this week's points after this post.

#WinterGames2021 #MistletoeManiacs

Week 1 Total: 18, 432 points 😊

@Clwojick

melissajayne The spreed sheet said December 7 2y
melissajayne The first week ends tomorrow; my spreadsheet says 12/7 2y
FantasyChick @melissajayne I think it's possible there was a typo on the spreadsheet. I know that date was on there but the weekly schedule posting had the official dates. I'll see if I can find it and tag you in it 😊 2y
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melissajayne @FantasyChick thanks; that would be much appreciated 2y
FantasyChick @melissajayne You're very welcome! I tagged you 😊 2y
Traci1 Holy moly! That's a lot of points. Good job! 2y
Clwojick You‘re crushing it! 🔥🔥🔥 2y
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FantasyChick
The Gameshouse | Claire North
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Clwojick
The Gameshouse | Claire North
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Awesome job #TeamSlaughter! We managed to hold the lead! As always, it was such a pleasure to read alongside you guys. You all seriously crushed it this year, and I‘m proud of all of you! Thanks for making these events all that they are. Without the level of participation we get, they simply wouldn‘t be the same.🖤 Shoutout to our highest point earner @TheSpineView - please email me at clwojick@live.com to discuss your prize! (Cont)⬇️

Clwojick Thanks to you guys, I have a HUGE list of thrillers, mysteries, and true crimes that I have to check out! I‘m sure some of them will be read during next years #Scarathlon! Lastly, I hope you‘ll all consider signing up for the #WinterGames if you haven‘t already! I‘d love to get my Christmas read on with the lot of you!🤶🏻 3y
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GHABI4ROSES Thank you forever 💙 3y
aperfectmjk Yay!!! Congrats @TheSpineView 👏 👏 👏 3y
DieAReader @Clwojick All signed up✍️and very much looking forward to #WinterGames💕 💜Thanks so much for all you do for these! 3y
Moony Thank you soooo much @Clwojick It was so much fun like every year! 3y
Bookwormjillk This was so fun. Looking forward to #WinterGames 3y
Sleepswithbooks @Clwojick It was so fun!! @TheSpineView CONGRATULATIONS 🎉🥳 3y
candc320 Yay #teamslaughter!! And congratulations @TheSpineView ! Thanks so much for doing this, @Clwojick , this was so much fun! 3y
MartinaLove I had so much fun!!! I can't wait for next year. 😁 3y
MartinaLove Congratulations @TheSpineView !!! 3y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Thank you again for hosting - I had such a great time!!! And great work @TheSpineView !!! You crushed it!!! 3y
Larkken In no small part due to this challenge, I read sooo much last month and loved it! Thanks so much for hosting (@staycurious, too!!) and to everyone who participated, I enjoyed reading y‘all‘s posts. 3y
Allylu Woohoo! Go #TeamSlaughter !! I have so many #Scarathon books that I am moving around to make room for Christmas books!! I‘m glad we have November to prepare. Can‘t wait! 🎄🎶🤶🎅🏻🍰🎄📚📚📚 3y
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Hestapleton
The Gameshouse | Claire North
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My games total for #teamhendrix is 3,810 + 1 for this post! Had a lot of fun with this one!

StayCurious wow you're a machine! Great job! 3y
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Vinjii
The Gameshouse | Claire North
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One of my must buy authors 💜 #fantasy #booksanddogs #dogsandbooks

Godmotherx5 Your pup is very photogenic. 4y
Vinjii @Godmotherx5 Thank you 💜 4y
Bette Great pic ❤️📸 Such a good looking pup 👍🐶❤️ 4y
Prairiegirl_reading Gorgeous dog!!!😍😍😍 4y
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Godpants
The Gameshouse | Claire North
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Pickpick

What an incredible book! It was such a fun ride.

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Godpants
The Gameshouse | Claire North
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I was just on a trip for work and had such weird long jet lag that I found it super hard to concentrate on reading. This is due in a few days so I‘m going to see if I can speed through it.

vivastory Picked this up at the library last week, looking forward to your thoughts 4y
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Aaronlisa
The Gameshouse | Claire North
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I read this July 21-26 and gave it 5 ⭐️ on Good Reads. I waffle between 4 & 5 and landed on the 5 because I could not put this book down, despite some minor problems with it. I would love to see more of Thene & Remy. It was a fun read.

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drneutron
The Gameshouse | Claire North
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Think you're a gamer? Ain't seen nothing til you've seen these games! North's one heckuva speculative fiction writer.

SqueakyChu Hmmm? My son‘s a gamer. I wonder if I‘d like this book. Now I play nothing other than Pokemon GO. 😂 5y
drneutron The games we‘re talking about are ultimately global-political in nature, which was fascinating, but this wasn‘t Ready Player One gaming. Having said that, I think you - and maybe he- would enjoy it. 5y
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