Go left, go left. No, no right. Up a bit. Down. Na, time’s up, you’re locked in. Sorry pal. We’ll come back for you.
As everyone well knows, no one in the history of The Crystal Maze EVER went back for a lost team mate. The allure of The Dome and all that floating money proved too much each and every time. Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes [official site] takes a similar approach to this blind-leading-the-blind idea, but in place of sparkling crystals and airborne cash is a virtual bomb; in place of Richard O’Brien is your hapless chums.
In essence, one player is trapped in a virtual room with a ticking time bomb they’re expected to defuse. The bomb “experts”, as they’re known, are your mates who, although unable to see the bomb, must offer advice on how to defuse it by deciphering cryptic information found in the defusal manual. These manuals are available online or can be pulled up on smart devices.
As far as party games go, Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes sounds like fun, something these folks here will attest to I’m sure:
As you’ll see there, it’s VR-supported but playing on a normal screen looks just as frantic.