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Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr

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Your latest patient has been rushed to your medical facility following a massive heart attack on a flight from Sydney to London. Can you work together to discover the truth behind Billy Kerr’s story before it’s too late?

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Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr is a co-operative game where players uncover the story of a dying man during his final days. After being rushed to your facility, Billy knows he only a short time and reaches out to you, asking you to listen to what he has to say. A truly emotionally impactful game, Holding On is a deep but accessible game that tells the extraordinary story of an ordinary life. Will you be able to help Billy deal with his final regrets before it’s too late? Hard decisions will need to be made as you discover what is keeping him Holding On.


Working together, players must keep Billy's physical state stable while also offering palliative care wherever possible. Not only does this help them to build trust, it also allows them to discover more about his past. The story unveils itself over the course of ten linked Scenarios, each with different Objectives that encourage different ways to play. You’ll quickly discover not everything is as it seems as you reach out to people from his past and have him reveal more about his troubled life.

1 Rulebook
1 Game Board
1 Shift Manager Board
39 Patient Cards
35 Partial Memory Cards 35 Clear Memory Cards 72 Narrative Cards
1 Billy Pawn
4 Player Pawns
3 Assistant Pawns
2 On-Call Assistant Pawns 24 Care Tokens
12 Stress Tokens
10 Tracking Tokens
2 Warning Tokens
1 Contact Tile

External Box Dimensions - 200mm x 285mm x 84mm
Item Weight 1.15kg

For Ages 14+
2-4 Players
45-60 Minutes Playtime

Conforms to EN71 and ASTM F963 safety testing standards
Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months

We will arrange for the products to be delivered to the address for delivery indicated in your order.

We use a third party logistics company to pack products for delivery. Orders placed before 12pm GMT are usually dispatched on same day, orders placed after 12pm GMT are usually dispatched the next working day. Please note that UK public holidays may cause delays. We do however guarantee that unless there are exceptional circumstances all deliveries of products will be dispatched within 3 working days of the order confirmation.

Most orders are dispatched using Royal Mail. Unless requested, we do not include a tracking service. During busy periods, especially in December, please allow for extra delivery time. Once outside the UK, deliveries can be affected by postal service delays in local countries.

If a delivery goes missing in the postal system, we will wait for 28 working days to allow its way back before replacing or refunding.

PLEASE NOTE: Orders to Canada from our website have been experiencing significant delays.  This is due to the Canada Post strike and is unfortunately outside of our control.


Please bring your Order Confirmation to the show to collect your game.  If you do not have this confirmation we will need another form of government issued identification which matches the name under which the game has been ordered.

BGG Convention is held between 14th and 18th November 2018 at The Hyatt Regency DFW, 2334 North International Parkway, DFW Airport, Texas, USA 75261 Pick up is available at the stand from 10am - 6pm Thursday-Saturday and 10am -12pm Sunday.

Please note: Copies not collected by 12pm on Sunday will be made available for sale and your copy will be sent via mail after the show, with incurred shipping cost.

Christmas Shipping Deadlines

UK - December 17th

Mainland Europe - December 14th 

USA - December 13th

Rest of World - December 7th

T&C: During busy periods, especially in December, we recommend you allow for extra delivery time. Once outside the UK, deliveries can be affected by postal service delays in local countries.