Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr


45
-
60
Players
2
-
4
Time
Age
14
+

Description

"All my life I've kept my mouth shut - out of loyalty, out of fear... out of shame. And look where it's got me, lying here with my rear-end hanging out of a blue gown, all you lot fussing around me. Sure, that's no way to live. No way to die."

Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr is a co-operative game where players work as nursing staff tasked with providing care for the terminally ill. Your latest patient has been rushed in following a massive heart attack on a flight from Sydney to London. When the game begins, all you know is this - his name is Billy Kerr, he is sixty years old, and he has been given days to live.

Players must work together to provide Billy with appropriate care, responding to medical emergencies while gaining his trust. Over ten fully replayable Scenarios, you will need to piece together a lifetime of memories while being drawn deeper into his troubled past. As you discover more about Billy, can you help him find the courage required to confront the three regrets that keep him holding on?

Dealing with themes of dying and regret, Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr invites players to experience the extraordinary life of an ordinary person in his final days.

View on Board Game Geek

Media

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
HOLDING ON: THE TROUBLED LIFE OF BILLY KERR is Emotional, Powerful, and Unlike Any Other Board Game
Article
Article
Overview
Overview
Geek & Sundry
6
December 9, 2018 10:13 AM
Article

HOLDING ON: THE TROUBLED LIFE OF BILLY KERR is Emotional, Powerful, and Unlike Any Other Board Game

HOLDING ON: THE TROUBLED LIFE OF BILLY KERR is Emotional, Powerful, and Unlike Any Other Board Game

6 min Article

“Do you want to play a board game about a man in the final days of his life? We’ll play nurses who don’t have sufficient resources to provide both palliative and medical care. Also, he might die while we’re playing.” That is a tough sell on board game night.
“Do you want to play a board game about a man in the final days of his life? We’ll play nurses who don’t have sufficient resources to provide both palliative and medical care. Also, he might die while we’re playing.” That is a tough sell on board game night.
Holding On: How to Play
Video
Video
Instructional
Instructional
Be Bold Games
6
November 25, 2018 9:24 PM
Video

Holding On: How to Play

Holding On: How to Play

6 min Video

The Game Shelf Reviews:- Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr
Article
Article
Overview
Overview
The Game Shelf
6
November 25, 2018 9:24 PM
Article

The Game Shelf Reviews:- Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr

The Game Shelf Reviews:- Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr

6 min Article

Each game uses the same basic setup and the same set of memories, depicted through wonderful artwork, but each new game you'll have the opportunity to find out new pieces of the story and also explore new mechanisms and ways to complete varying end game objectives.
Each game uses the same basic setup and the same set of memories, depicted through wonderful artwork, but each new game you'll have the opportunity to find out new pieces of the story and also explore new mechanisms and ways to complete varying end game objectives.
Game Buzz – Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr
Article
Article
Overview
Overview
Boards and Bees
7
November 25, 2018 9:24 PM
Article

Game Buzz – Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr

Game Buzz – Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr

7 min Article

Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr is a game by Michael Fox and Rory O’Conner, and published by Hub Games.
Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr is a game by Michael Fox and Rory O’Conner, and published by Hub Games.
Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr Review - with Tom Vasel
Video
Video
Overview
Overview
The Dice Tower
17
November 25, 2018 9:24 PM
Video

Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr Review - with Tom Vasel

Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr Review - with Tom Vasel

17 min Video

#278 – Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr [Spoiler-Free]
Article
Article
Overview
Overview
What's Eric Playing
18
November 25, 2018 9:24 PM
Article

#278 – Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr [Spoiler-Free]

#278 – Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr [Spoiler-Free]

18 min Article

In Holding On (as I will henceforth refer to it), you don’t have many details. All you know is that a man named Billy Kerr was rushed into your wing of the hospital after having a massive heart attack on a plane. He’s struggling to speak and doesn’t have much time left, so your job is to do what you can and keep him comfortable. Even then, you can sense that there’s something he’s not telling you, and that he’s struggling to let go. Can you help him work through his memories, piece together events, and resolve his complex regrets while he still can?

In Holding On (as I will henceforth refer to it), you don’t have many details. All you know is that a man named Billy Kerr was rushed into your wing of the hospital after having a massive heart attack on a plane. He’s struggling to speak and doesn’t have much time left, so your job is to do what you can and keep him comfortable. Even then, you can sense that there’s something he’s not telling you, and that he’s struggling to let go. Can you help him work through his memories, piece together events, and resolve his complex regrets while he still can?

Holding On Extended Gameplay
Video
Video
Playthrough
Playthrough
Rahdo Runs Through
20
November 25, 2018 9:24 PM
Video

Holding On Extended Gameplay

Holding On Extended Gameplay

20 min Video

Holding On Final Thoughts
Video
Video
Overview
Overview
Rahdo Runs Through
20
November 25, 2018 9:24 PM
Video

Holding On Final Thoughts

Holding On Final Thoughts

20 min Video

Holding On Gameplay Runthrough
Video
Video
Playthrough
Playthrough
Rahdo Runs Through
23
November 25, 2018 9:24 PM
Video

Holding On Gameplay Runthrough

Holding On Gameplay Runthrough

23 min Video

No items found.

More