Alright, I’m hoping this might become a new series. As we all know, my favourite gameshow sub-genre is the action-adventure game. Bother’s Bar likes to champion cheap DIY productions. So why not give some time over to amateur adventure shows on Youtube?
If you are or were a young man and at no point you’ve ever put together (or thought about putting together) your own version of The Crystal Maze/Fort Boyard then chances are you are weird. Here are some Doctor Who fans doing their own version:
To be honest, the games aren’t all that good (the one with the harness is undoubtably the best one, the puzzle in the dark second best) but I think it does make quite an imaginative use of set (the treasure room is hysterical, in a good way) and the host amusingly blunt.
We love this sort of thing. If you’ve made your own Maze, version of Knightmare or used your own helicopter to make a Treasure Hunt, then I want to know about it.
In other news, I’ve just been informed that Thomas Gottschalk has retired from Wetten Dass? presumably as a result of the paralysis accident last year. Quoting Boggenstrovia on Twitter, there are going to be three specials for the rest of the year, looking back on the show’s last thirty years.