BYOBuzz on AirConsole

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Published by AirConsole Team in category Party Games.


Sometimes, you’re out with your friends and your energies just aren’t syncing up. Maybe you’ve run out of things to talk about, or everyone’s a little tired and needs the excitement of a game to rustle up some friendly competition. That’s okay, it happens to everyone. When you start feeling like your night is lacking, that’s when you should break out BYOBuzz, a new and free video game available on AirConsole. It’s fun, but not complicated, and provides the excitement to give your night a second wind.

The rules are simple for BYOBuzz, meaning that you don’t have to spend an hour explaining the game before the fun can begin. All you need in order to play is a browser, either through your desktop computer or laptop, and a smartphone for every person playing. This means that you and your friends can play anywhere that you have a good internet connection.

How to Play BYOBuzz

In BYOBuzz, you don’t have to be the fastest, but you definitely can’t be the slowest. Keep in mind that there are no winners in BYOBuzz. However, there is a loser in every round. 

Here are the rules to BYOBuzz: press or don't press the button. The instructions on the screen will tell you when to press the button, or how many times to press the button. It’s actually randomized from round to round, so you don’t know what you’re going to get. The instructions change every time, so you have to pay careful attention. Sometimes it's about timing, sometimes it’s about speed, and sometimes it’s about counting. Sometimes it’s not even about losing. Here’s a great example about how this unique game works:

The instructions on your screen tell you and your three friends to press the button as many times as you can in five seconds. You press 32 times. Sheila presses 29 times. Anthony presses 43 times. Sebastian presses 19 times. Why was Sebastian so slow? It doesn’t matter. Sebastian lost.

BYOBuzz is not always about speed, however. Sometimes it will give you instructions to count your clicks this round. For instance, maybe BYOBuzz asks you to press the button exactly 27 times. Maybe Anthony loses count, gets distracted, or doesn’t pay attention to how many times he’s hit the button. Maybe he hits the button 29 times, which is too many times. Anthony lost.

Every player has a battery. If you do something wrong, like press the button for too long or too many times, your battery loses juice. Sebastian’s battery, then, is losing juice, and so is Anthony’s. If you run out of juice, you also lose.

BYOBuzz does not, therefore, discriminate in favor of any one skill set. You can lose because you have bad rhythm, because you’re slow, or even because you’re bad at counting. BYOBuzz has a little something that could trip anyone up. The only thing that you cannot do with BYOBuzz is win. While BYOBuzz is very simple to understand, then, it is difficult to master, as it constantly provides new challenges and rules. It’s like playing a new game every time you set it up. Once you and your friends have played it once, it will become your new favorite activity. Take the game out to your favorite local bar or stay at home and play from the couch. It’s guaranteed to be addictive – you’ll be pressing buttons all night long!

BYOBuzz is just as incredibly simple to use as it is to play, making it easy to bring your own buzz anywhere. You simply have to press the start button. This will start the game in your browser. An access code for your smartphone will be displayed on the screen. Now, you and your friends just need to type in that same access code on your smartphones, and AirConsole will automatically sync your smartphones with the computer. You can connect as many smartphones to the game as you want. Invite the whole bar and turn it into a BYOBuzzing hive! The simplicity of using AirConsole means that people can join and leave the game as they want, making it easy to invite and meet new people through the power of BYOBuzz. Newcomers to the game simply have to enter the same code into their smartphone, and they’re playing too. And hopefully they tap slower than you. 

About AirConsole

AirConsole is an online video game console. It works just like an ordinary game console. The difference is that all you need is a browser and a smartphone. No additional hardware or software required! Your smartphones are the gamepads. Your browser is the console. AirConsole cuts out the middle man and allows you to use the equipment that you already have to play awesome games like BYOBuzz. Try it out with your friends tonight!

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  • Press the start button to play This will start the game in your browser. An access code for your smartphone will be displayed on the screen.
  • Connect smartphones Open www.airconsole.com on your smartphone and enter the code. You can connect as many smartphones as you want.
  • About AirConsole AirConsole is an online video game console.
    Your smartphone are the gamepads.
    Your browser is the console.
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