The original Crystal Maze

I’m in Paris this evening, and have come home after dinner (I have an early train to Barcelona) to a bizarre but rather engaging French game show on France 2 called Fort Boyard. It’s a puzzles-and-physical-challenges show set in a real Napoleonic fort on a sandbank off the Normandy coast. Top that, Countdown!

It was, apparently, the original for the UK show the Crystal Maze, and I have to say it’s quite a bit better – as is perhaps shown by the fact that this is series 17!

Enigmo 2

A fun game just released for Mac users out there. Enigmo 2 is one of those simple-concept, difficult-execution games.

You have to use mirrors, magnetospheres (yes), guttering, etc., to get water drops, laser beams or plasma (yes) from the source to a defined finish point. Starts simple, but there are 50 levels of rapidly increasing fiendishness. Fantastic graphics, and appropriately noodly new age music.

Free demo available, and trailers, via the link above.