Nickelodeon is taking its reboot of Double Dare on the road with a live tour, and just launched a Facebook Messenger game based on the classic show.
Through the app, players can start a thread with chosen friend against whom they will face off. Each user will receive notifications when it’s their turn, and players can see and compare how their friends answered trivia questions. They can also play physical challenge mini-games based on the show’s often-slime-filled challenges.
The game can be played in group chat, and users can have multiple games going on at once, but players can only compete one-on-one.
The Facebook Messenger game follows the June 25 premiere of the network’s new version of Double Dare, hosted by digital creator and actress Liza Koshy, with original host Marc Summers serving as executive director and returning to the show to provide color commentary.
Leading up to the debut, Nickelodeon tapped into other digital marketing initiatives such as partnering with HQ Trivia host Scott Rogowsky for a special Double Dare-themed episode.
Double Dare originally ran from 1986-1993, making it the network’s longest running game show, with Summers serving as host during that run. In an effort to reach a new generation of fans, Nickelodeon is now taking the game show on tour with Double Dare Live.
Produced in partnership with Red Tail Productions and CB Entertainment, Summers and his sidekick Robin Russo will hit the road on October 30, stopping in multiple cities across the country—starting with Fayetteville, N.C. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 24 at 10 a.m.
It will feature two teams comprised of selected audience members competing to win prizes by answering trivia questions, completing in messy physical challenges and ultimately facing the legendary obstacle course.
“Hosting the Double Dare Live tour couldn’t be any more exciting, and I look forward to bringing the fun and messiness of Double Dare to audiences across the country,” said Summers in a statement. “Doing the show again with my sidekick Robin will fulfill childhood dreams of the generation that grew up with us and introduce this classic show to the next generation.”