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    Wednesday, 15 February 2017

    Start the fans please!

    This probably won't mean much to people outside the UK, I'm guessing. Sorry! :-)

    The Crystal Maze was an awesome fun game show on TV in the UK in the 1990s. Teams would travel through differently-themed zones, taking on challenges to earn crystals for later rewards in the Crystal Dome. I really enjoyed it, as did just about everybody my age that I know of...

    A group have started up a new Crystal Maze attraction in London and Manchester, giving some of us a chance of indulging our nostalgia directly in a replica of the show's setup! Neil NcGovern booked a load of tickets and arranged for a large group of people to go along this weekend.

    It was amazing! (Sorry!) I ended up captaining one of the 4 teams, and our team ("Failure is always an option!") scored highest in the final game - catching bits of gold foil flying around in the Dome. It was really, really fun and I'd heartily recommend it to other folks who like action games and puzzle solving.

    I just missed the biting scorn of the original show presenter, Richard O'Brien, but our "Maze Master" Boudica was great fun and got us all pumped up and working together.

    00:32 :: # :: /misc :: 2 comments

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    Re: Start the fans please!
    Shirish Agarwal wrote on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:59

    I know about the crystal maze. It was broadcasted some ten-fifteen years back on Saturday nights and Sunday mornings. IIRC the crystals the contestants used to get, it was transferred to time in the crystaline structure seen in the background with a giant fan and lots of gold and some other color strips. The other strip would negate money earned, gold meant more money earned. It was pretty fun to see.


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    Re: Start the fans please!
    Dave Holland wrote on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:46

    That's brilliant!


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