Now that we’re heading into fourth month of lockdown, games nights have started to edge a little on the tedious side for many Brits.
It feels like we’ve been in lockdown for an eternity at this point, right?
Whilst we’ve certainly (somewhat) adjusted to the ‘new normal’, that doesn’t mean we aren’t still feeling the boredom a little bit. Maybe more in some cases. If you’ve had a go at just about every game and activity going over these last few months and you’re looking for something to shake things up at bit, then you need look no further.
We’ve found a “family-friendly” game on Amazon that potentially looks about as brutal as game nights can get.
Throw Trow Burrito is “the world’s first dodgeball card game” and to be honest, it’s a pretty niche concept, so that’s not really that hard to believe.
It’s said to be “a delightful mixture of cleverness and agility – like Uno meets Nerf”.
According to the product description on Amazon, the aim of the game is to “collect matching sets of cards faster than your opponents while simultaneously ducking, dodging, and throwing squishy airborne burritos.”
“The cards you collect earn points, but getting hit by flying burritos loses them.”
In order to win, you’ll need to “rack up points by finding sets of three in the deck”, “find matches before anyone else does”, “steal points from your opponents by hitting them with squishy foam burritos and “declare war on your friends, brawl it out with a neighbour, or duel to determine the winner.”
The game is suitable for ages 7+ and is designed for 2-6 players, making it lockdown get-together friendly.
It’s also important to add that the burritos are “soft enough to throw at your great-great Auntie Marlene without having to feel guilty”, which is really good to know.
It’s retailing on Amazon at £24.99 + postage/packaging and has hundreds of positive reviews from plenty of satisfied customers during lockdown, so if you’ve been wondering whether it’s worth the buy or not, have a read of a few of those to help make you’re mind up.
It’s listed as an Amazon’s Choice product and is also eligible for Amazon Prime delivery perks too for those subscribed to the service.
Apparently, it’s one of the most gifted products on Amazon from over the last few months, so it must be good.
If you’re up for a games night that’s truly like no other, then you can get Throw Throw Burritofrom Amazon here.
A look at the plans to turn historic Ancoats mill with rich musical heritage into new apartment complex
Hodder + Partners have just revealed new CGIs and a more detailed look at the plans for their redevelopment of the longstanding Brunswick Mill in Ancoats which is set to become a brand-new apartment complex.
The proposals to turn the once creative space with decades of musical heritage into a new residential site were revealed back in 2021 and approved within just a few months, despite having been met with plenty of resistance given its history and cultural significance.
Nevertheless, Northern company Big Red Construction recently kicked off the £50+ million renovation on behalf of developer Arrowsmith Investments and the apartments are projected to be finished in 2026.
With that in mind, the architectural designers Hodder have just released a new look at what Brunswick Mill is set to look like once completed:
Set to transform the historic industrial mill-turned-creative space and music studios on the edge of New Islington into 153 new apartments, ranging from one, two and three-bedroom residences, the redevelopment will be spread across two phases.
In line with designs by Hodder + Partners, the initial phase involves converting the existing mill building and the construction of new four and seven-storey elements to accommodate the remaining 127 homes on the Bradford Road plot in Ancoats.
Big Red Construction, who are also working on the Peelers Yard building for CERT Property and Myprotein founder Oliver Cookson, are expected to complete phase one by the first quarter of 2026.
Here’s another look at what living space people are already buying up:
Along with Hodder + Partners as architects, the project team also consists of HW Consultancy who are covering structural aspects, Manchester firm Clancy for mechanical and electrical considerations, as well as AM Pyro as fire engineers.
With property company Orlando Reid serving as estate agents for the project, 42 out of the 153 apartments have already been sold off-plan, with managing director Baljit Arora describing it as “an exciting period for all parties involved and for the city of Manchester”.
This is just the latest chapter in the continued regeneration of the Ancoats and the New Islington areas, which remain two of the most heavily re-developed areas in the city centre and Greater Manchester as a whole. You can see other hot properties in and around the region HERE.