Every kid knows “the floor is lava.” The ground is molten rock and if you step in it you “die” (a.k.a. lose). The game’s simplicity is why it’s so appealing. All you need is a room full of objects to climb over. Then mix in your own craftiness and imagination and you’re ready to go. And the best part? No actual magma or money necessary. But now Netflix is turning that childhood staple into a new game show for adults, with the
It’s a premise that seems silly, absurd, and totally overdue.
With a title like
But getting to play an all-time classic kid’s game isn’t even the best part. We’re excited we can finally play “the floor is lava” without getting yelled at by our parents. The game might be simple, but it’s not actually free to play. At least not for the grownups who have to replace the items destroyed when we climbed over them.
Netflix can afford it.