Wednesday, 8 February 2017

New escape room TV show - Geek & Sundry


Hi all

Some of you may know of Geek & Sundry already - they are a website who describe themselves as the "epicentre of gaming and lifestyle for pop culture fans".  They also have a YouTube channel, where they host various geeky shows including the web-series TableTop (with Wil Wheaton), where famous (or more accurately, semi-famous) people sit down and play boardgames and teach you how to play.  It's awesome.  [Side note - my escape room team and I are also avid boardgamers - we have something like 130 games in our collection...]

Geek & Sundry have just started airing a new escape room style show, where celebrities (again, semi-famous celebrities) are placed into a room and need to solve puzzles in order to escape.  

The host seems uber annoying, but it's otherwise fun to watch. 

You can check it out here.  This is the second show of this type that I am aware of - you can see my earlier blog entry on the Race to Escape TV show here.  Still no word on whether there will be a second season of Race to Escape...

Thanks
Scott

Note -  It seems that only the first episode is available at the above website.  To see the rest, you need to get an account with "Alpha" in the USA.  I signed up for a 30 day trial, have watched all of the episodes and will cancel my account within the first 30 days and not be charged anything.  All of the TableTop eps are there too, so I think it's good value if you do stay on (less than $10 per month)...  

6 comments:

  1. What board games are u playing now? I'm looking for something different to play

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    1. A classi like Settlers of Catan is great. My current favourites are Dominion and Five Tribes. Smash Up is also good, King of Tokyo is fun... I really do have a long list of games I could recommend...

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    2. Hi Scott, any idea when Second Telling in Newtown is set to open? Still working my way through all the other great rooms you've reviewed but another one in the inner west will be great! -Claire

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    3. Hi Scott, any idea when Second Telling will open?

      Claire

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    4. Hi Claire

      I've been in contact with Patrick at Second Telling. He had some initial issues with the Council but they seem to be resolved. I think he expects to open in the next couple of weeks. My team will be playtesting both their rooms shortly, so I'll report back here then with confirmation of the opening date.

      Thanks
      Scott

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  2. Anything like machi koro type game?

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