Spellcasting: A-L-C-O-H-O-L

Last night, Paul, Claire, Pete and I sat down, beer and gin and Dooley’s to hand, and watched the entire first series of 80’s kids TV game show Knightmare, taking a drink every time:

  • Team gives directions to dungeoneer that they can’t possibly follow. (“Go through the door.”)
  • Team gives wrong directions to dungeoneer. (“Turn left… no; I mean right…”)
  • Dungeoneer forgets how to differentiante between left and right. (“Take a small step to the right… I said RIGHT!”)
  • Dungeoneer gets to the next level.
  • Dungeoneer dies horribly.
  • Dungeoneer dies as a result of having not picked up a particular item in a previous room, but having been given no clue that they should have. (“You brought the silver bar, but you should have brought the gold bar; idiot.”)
  • Dungeoneer picks up an obvious red herring. (“On the table is a key, a ruby, and a small red fish.” “Take the fish! The fish!”)
  • Dungeoneer does something patently stupid. (“I know I can carry two items, but let’s not bother – let’s leave the obvious clues right here in this room we can never come back to.”)
  • Particularly clever riddle; one which none of us manage to solve.
  • Merlin.
  • Knight brutally killed by magic.

This, coupled with a gratuitous amount of shouting things like “Spellcasting! M-O-R-O-N!” whenever teams did anything particularly stupid lead to a fun evening for all.


  1. andy andy says:

    Let me guess. from now on tuesday is Knightmare Night and there’s a website on the way.

    Wish you’d invited me. i love Knightmare. I used to think it was all real. 28 years old I was…

    ah the folly of youth.

  2. Dan Q Dan Q says:

    Maybe. In any case, I’ll certainly let you know before next Knightmare Night.

  3. Mister JTA Mister JTA says:

    Huzzah! Let me/us/etc know too, and we shall come. Haven’t seen Knightmare for *years*, but I remember getting hugely excited on Fridays, ‘cos I’d be able to leg it back from school and watch it…

  4. Dan Q Dan Q says:

    Will do.

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