Wednesday, 8 February 2017
New escape room TV show - Geek & Sundry
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...
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)...