Nickelodeon is getting into the Facebook space with Double Dare. The new in-app game, available through Facebook Messenger, allows players to face off against their FB friends in trivia and mini-games inspired by the classic game show’s physical challenges.
Double Dare is currently available in English on desktop and mobile, and players can see how their friends have answered questions and compare their scores on a leaderboard. It can be played in a group chat, though players can only compete one-on-one.
The series Double Dare originally premiered on Nickelodeon in 1986 and ran until 1993, making it the kidsnet’s longest-running game show. A new version was greenlit in April, and premiered in June. Each episode sees two teams compete to win prizes by answering trivia questions, taking on physical stunts and battling it out on the show’s obstacle course. The new series is hosted by digital creator and actress Liza Koshy (Freakish).
This revival follows a commemorative Double Dare special that aired on Nick in November 2016 to mark the show’s 30th anniversary. The classic series’ reboot is part of a recent raft of nostalgia-driven game show programming.