Like the original BOB, all of the questions from the 30 books in the competition begin with the words "In which book..." and the correct answer is always the title for 5 points followed by the author for 3. The questions will be more simple as a higher degree of success is a goal. The team that populates the chat box with the correct answer first receives the points. Simple tech skills of copying and pasting text from a spreadsheet to a Skype chat box serves as the exchange of questions and responses between schools. Teams not only race against a clock but also against each other. We sacrifice the face-to-face interaction to gain a process that adds a whole new level of excitement and engagement for the participants and spectators alike. Country borders are transcended and physical barriers torn down. The teacher or organizer becomes a true facilitator and coach while students take the reins and control the pace and exchange. One student per team is a timer, another keeps score, and a high level of cooperation ensues. Each battle has 15-20 questions and a contest of three battles takes less than an hour. Please see the screen shot below of the layout that was used for the friendly IBOB competition above.