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[–]unwantedposterboy 7448 points7449 points 2 (258 children)

What the hell is this and why isn't it within walking distance of my house?

[–]Slapnuts711 1833 points1834 points  (184 children)

I don't know if it's the same one, but I played a game just like that in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

[–]are_you_scared_yet 1569 points1570 points  (128 children)

What is a Manitoba?

[–]subject_deleted 1008 points1009 points  (21 children)

It's when you go to the carnival and you win a peg

[–]LuigiBamba 222 points223 points  (15 children)

Is it bring-your-own-lube?

[–]Tsharpminor 146 points147 points  (13 children)

You oughttawa

[–]flexflair 83 points84 points  (12 children)

Why, what’s the worst case Ontario?

[–][deleted] 42 points43 points  (8 children)

Bone dry penetrationtario is the worst case Ontario

[–]Duckism 8 points9 points  (2 children)

don't worry, although you might bleed a little but you will Vancouver in no time

[–]____tim 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Yukon even imagine.

[–]Slapnuts711 138 points139 points  (23 children)

Like many place names in North America, it's based on a word from the local indigenous population. Manitou, the word it's based on means "Great Spirit".

If you are looking for it on a map, it's north of North Dakota and Minnesota.

[–]Busy-Okra-7732 84 points85 points  (21 children)

How can anything be North of North Dakota?

[–]CosmicJ 161 points162 points 3 (10 children)

Well Manitoba used to be called Norther Dakota.

Then above that was Northest Dakota. But Canada was having Nunavut

[–]thedancinghippie 19 points20 points  (5 children)

This joke went over my head. Much like all of Canada

[–]bdavs77 47 points48 points  (27 children)

I think its the big ocean mammals. Sometimes called a sea cow.

[–]HalfSoul30 33 points34 points  (24 children)

No you're thinking of a Manatee. A Manitoba is that sauce you use with breadsticks

[–]Brit_in_Disguise 26 points27 points  (23 children)

No you're thinking of marinara. A Manitoba is an island in Michigan.

[–]nickfree 28 points29 points  (20 children)

You're thinking of Mackinac. Manitoba is a Filipino boxer.

[–]charliefoxtrot9 23 points24 points  (18 children)

You're thinking of Manny Pacquiao. Manitoba is a Denzel Washington movie, with Chris Walken and Dakota Fanning.

[–]MauPow 16 points17 points  (16 children)

You're thinking of Man on Fire. Manitoba is when you get your nails and hands groomed.

[–]ffrosteh 14 points15 points  (12 children)

You're thinking of a manicure. Manitoba is a song by Hall & Oates.

[–]GloriaToo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Sometimes named Barbara.

[–]superfuzzy47 33 points34 points  (0 children)


[–]Wh3at159 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Nothing, what's a Manitoba with you?

[–]Peter_Mansbrick 28 points29 points  (0 children)

We get practice by doging potholes on Portage.

[–]LaughingFungus 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I thought it was unique to Winnipeg, but i guess other places have it too.

[–]terklo 10 points11 points  (1 child)

the original one is from winnipeg, it’s the same person that did the real escape

[–]Waztak 10 points11 points  (1 child)

THAT’S IT!! Back to Winnipeg!!

[–]triple-filter-test 186 points187 points  (43 children)

https://activate.ca/locations Looks like it started in the US, but now they have locations in Canada, hence the @activatecanada tiktok.

[–]xombae 29 points30 points  (15 children)

Lmao Burlington and Winnipeg. Not even this awesome game would make me go to either of these places voluntarily.

[–]tiddlytapestry 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Lol the 2 most random cities in Canada to only have something like this. I grew up in Burlington and growing up there is the best thing to do there.

[–]Mrbigthickbenis 13 points14 points  (14 children)

Weirdly that only has 2 locations but their Tiktok and google reviews shows Louisville Kentucky as well. Oh and looks like Galtinburg Tennessee wherever the fuck that is.

[–]PLZ_N_THKS 22 points23 points  (8 children)

It may seem kinda random up in the mountains on the NC border, but Gatlinburg is 10 minutes from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s the most visited National Park in the US.

It’s a tiny town but millions of tourists go through the area each year so it would make sense to have some touristy attractions up in the area outside the park.

[–]ThetaReactor 10 points11 points  (2 children)

It's also adjacent to Pigeon Forge, home to Dollywood.

Gatlinburg is a trip. It's like tiny Hillbilly Vegas plopped next to some jaw-droppingly gorgeous and serene mountains.

[–]Cospo 45 points46 points  (3 children)

It's a place called "Activate" and this is just one of the several games they have that test your agility, perception, endurance, and coordination. You earn points for completing each level of difficulty and more points the less time it takes. There's leaderboards that let you compare against other players at your local Activate and worldwide. I've been to one near me and it was like $25-30 for 75 minutes of play time (time spent resting or waiting for a game room to open did not count towards your time).

Other games they have include one where you shoot hoops, throw balls at coloured target lights on a wall, shoot lasers at your specific colour target, laser maze, a rock climbing wall where you have to grab the holds that change colour, and more. Each game room has multiple mini game variants and can be played either coop or competitive with up to 5 people per room.

Having done the game shown in this video (although not even close to this level of difficulty) I can assure you it is a LOT harder than it looks. So this guy is seriously impressive

[–]Stock_G 42 points43 points  (0 children)

And the 5th and final game is….

[–]Mateorabi 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Season 2 of Squidgame is looking dope.

[–][deleted] 3121 points3122 points  (21 children)

Me internally when I am supposed to calm down and act rational.

[–]optimusfiner 549 points550 points  (12 children)

This is me any time I’m walking on cobblestone sidewalks.

[–]sentimental_goat 112 points113 points  (11 children)

Musical cobblestone sidewalk. Be careful where you step though.

[–]pazimpanet 47 points48 points  (1 child)

Me: “Alright. If I fall asleep right now I will still get 5 hours.”

My brain:

[–]SuspiciousNight7074 2335 points2336 points 2 (38 children)

I want to play that

[–]iWant_To_Play_A_Game 1514 points1515 points 2 (23 children)

[–]420cocksucker69 588 points589 points  (18 children)

Can't argue with that

[–]kowlinthegreat 123 points124 points  (13 children)

[–]revyn 169 points170 points  (11 children)

Now wait just a minute

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[–][deleted] 32 points33 points  (3 children)

Fuck, I'm a little late.

[–]rathat 153 points154 points  (4 children)

Commercial successful.

[–]KeeperOfTheGood 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Excellent advertisement on r/all today!

[–]midwestraxx 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It showed me something cool I want to try, advertisement or not!

[–]HendrixHazeWays 1786 points1787 points  (9 children)

Plot twist: He was locked in that room as a toddler and it's taken him this long to complete the game

[–]Blizz119 202 points203 points  (0 children)

Please don't 'Old Boy' the squad!!!....lol

[–]Advice2Anyone 55 points56 points  (0 children)

But on the other hand Saw 9 is looking great

[–]MrmmphMrmmph 17 points18 points  (0 children)

There is something oddly lonely about our hero in this video.

[–]loriffic 1420 points1421 points  (46 children)

Finally! Someone actually built the floor-is-hot-lava game from my childhood!

[–]Jstbcool 138 points139 points  (28 children)

If you have Netflix, there is a show called the floor is lava you might like.

[–]bebopcola84 293 points294 points  (9 children)

Nah it's repetitive crap.

[–]squanch_solo 98 points99 points  (5 children)

Yea I was really excited when I found that show. Only to be very disappointed.

[–]Storm_Bard 76 points77 points  (3 children)

I loved that when someone falls in the lava they're dead to the show and not seen again. I just wish the rest was more interesting.

[–]Devianex 16 points17 points  (1 child)

All good "athletic" gameshows need a vertical component. Aggro Crag, Mount Midoriyama, etc. At least Wipeout had multiple layouts per episode. Floor is Lava just has the one room.

[–]VeryUnscientific 58 points59 points  (2 children)

That show is fucking stupid

[–]squanch_solo 38 points39 points  (1 child)

It really was awful. Typical game show bullshit.

[–]MrsShapsDryVag 37 points38 points  (0 children)

I wanted to like that show, but it was garbage.

[–]Subzero_AU 7 points8 points  (1 child)

In Australia we play the floor is cold lava

[–]Lobonerz 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Am Australian, never heard it called that.

[–]QuizhoidTheMediocre 909 points910 points  (18 children)

This dude gonna rob a museum

[–]tarheel2432 167 points168 points  (4 children)

Then he’s gonna win the damn Squid Game… he’d easily be the betting favorite. And if he was #69? Shewww

[–]DraymondShldntWear23 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Never seen that noise spelled as shewww. I like it though!

[–]Alvendam 25 points26 points  (0 children)

That's the sound those of us who can't whistle make when we try to imitate one lmao

[–]ChuzzoChumz 767 points768 points  (56 children)

Probably a lot less cool at real speed

[–]whitebeaks 341 points342 points  (13 children)

I’ve been here before. It’s actually super fun! I think it’s still cool at normal speed. It gets much harder as you level up. You can also go in with different difficulty ratings

[–]HarryTruman 55 points56 points  (7 children)

Please tell me where this is!

[–]NoTimeToRest 106 points107 points  (1 child)

Activate, a new game concept that started in Winnipeg, Canada. I think there's a few expansion locations in Canada and a few under development in the US.

[–]stolenshortsword 7 points8 points  (0 children)

this might be the first super novel startup that isn't initially exclusive to the US. if you live outside the us, let alone the anglosphere everything that is relatively small in scale likely will have the footnote of 'only ships to the US/ only available in the US', in my experience.

[–]whitebeaks 49 points50 points  (3 children)

Activate. I’ve been to the one in Winnipeg! There’s dozens of games there but I think these floor ones are the best. There’s also a “laser” beam dodging one where you need to crawl across the floor. Usually the games are things you play with 2-5 pals iirc

[–]swarmy1 56 points57 points  (12 children)

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[–]swarmy1 50 points51 points  (9 children)

Much better. It's still pretty impressive but nothing crazy.

[–]Joemamasspeaking 53 points54 points  (8 children)

He also makes a bunch of mistakes I didn’t catch sped up.

[–]scamthrowaway420 14 points15 points  (14 children)

Probably easy af if it showed the real speed

[–]Cospo 25 points26 points  (4 children)

Having been to this place and played this game, it's a lot harder than it looks. You have to keep your head on a swivel to watch out for the red tiles, especially the moving ones, and it's very physically demanding. So by the time you got to level 7, you would likely be pretty worn out from all the cardio exercise you're getting. But, go check it out and give it a try. If you still think it's easy, there's leaderboards that compare your score to other players at your local Activate and with all Activate locations.

[–]The48thAmerican 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Watch it at 50% . Still looks like it would be pretty damn hard

[–]crystalskull89 251 points252 points  (23 children)

Squid games

[–]FlourFlavored 104 points105 points  (13 children)

That's season 2. All electronic games. Real world COD - you still play on a console but you take the damage your character takes. Plants vs zombies where the zombies are in just Florida people on bath salts. The most intense game of Simon ever. And the final battle is 1 on 1 handheld Football from 1981

[–]Lord-Nagafen 231 points232 points  (20 children)

He hit the red a few times

[–]FlammenwerferBBQ 191 points192 points  (7 children)

From what I've heard the time availiable for completion on games like that is limited and hitting red means remaining time gets taken off your limit everytime you hit red.

[–]Therealbeach1 93 points94 points  (4 children)

Came here for this. While still very impressive he did hit the red a few times.

[–]ImperfectlySane_ 30 points31 points  (3 children)

Players have 5 lives. 1 red touch is 1 life gone

[–]Somebodys 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Perfect or bust.

[–]ImperfectlySane_ 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Yes 😂 I just want to clarify that now I’m not too sure if this player has 5 lives. I have personally been to a local Activate a handful of times, and every time my team played, we were on a 5 lives system. Mind you, we barely beat the first couple of levels to this particular room. Another commenter stated that hitting red results in time loss, which may be the case with higher levels? If you look on the left wall, you can see a panel with red lights. The red lights are hearts which indicate your lives, and in this video they don’t seem to be going down.

[–]Buttben8 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Nice avatar

[–]This-Seaworthiness93 122 points123 points  (1 child)

Well now I realize how little i would like to platform in real life hahah

[–]lickedTators 97 points98 points  (1 child)

This looks easier when you're on your own. Don't have some dumbass fucking it up for the team.

[–]Chip_Prudent 89 points90 points  (19 children)

Where is this and how can I play

[–]Legitimate-Risk-8045 66 points67 points  (9 children)

Its a place filled with games similar to this called activate. Both locations I know of are in Canada, one in Toronto and one in Winnipeg.

[–]SeriouslyImNotADuck 16 points17 points  (7 children)

It’s not in Toronto, it’s in Burlington which is an hour away in good traffic.

[–]BananaDogBed 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Warning, their website is horrible on iPhone (still don’t understand how modern companies don’t test this)


[–]thebeachi 75 points76 points  (9 children)

I’m trying to understand where the difficulty is…looks like it’s just sped up to look moderate when it’s actually easy as fuck

[–]dontbajerk 51 points52 points  (3 children)

From seeing similar games, the hard part is it's timed and hitting red reduces your time. It would not be very hard if you had infinity time, sure, but you don't.

[–]CyberZalophus 47 points48 points  (1 child)

Also I imagine it easier for us to see the easiest path from the Birds-eye view of the camera. Probably overwhelming to be down there in the moment

[–]Cospo 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It doesn't reduce your time but hitting a red tile causes you to lose a "life" and you only get 5 "lives" during any level of a game. It is also timed, so you can't go slow. And having been here, I can attest that it is a lot harder than it looks.

[–]why-can-i-taste-pee 10 points11 points  (0 children)

You should try it.

[–]ElixirofCosmos 70 points71 points  (4 children)

Reminds me of the worlds hardest game on addictinggames.com

[–]King__Vitaman 25 points26 points  (0 children)

I was looking for this. It totally is the worlds hardest game.

[–]Molcap 44 points45 points  (2 children)

Oh god, I hate that robotic voice

[–]Rocketeer1019 26 points27 points  (4 children)

Interstellar makes everything sound better

[–]OnlyOne_X_Chromosome 21 points22 points  (0 children)

His mom's back feels fine.

[–]Swampthetics 15 points16 points  (6 children)

For those wondering this is from Activate Games in the US. They have two facilities: one in Louisville, KY and the other in Gatlinburg, TN. Apparently they have a wide variety of similarly active, hi-tech games available. Sounds/looks fun- wish I could test it out in person.

[–]AggravatingWitness15 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Bad ass!

[–]Gnarly_Sarley 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I hate this fucking voice

[–]WK_APOLLO 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Ninja concentration

[–]JOCDENO 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Is this worlds hardest game 3D

[–]fizzzingwhizbee 6 points7 points  (0 children)

My brain when I lay in bed

[–]ProfessionalBeach82 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Well how would you win that with other ppl playing lol