Unbeknownst to our inner children, that game we all grew up playing (and might still play when we're bored — full disclosure) where we pretend the floor is lava and have to tiptoe around in crazy ways is now also a TV game show. Who would've thought that those years of practice might actually come in handy someday?
Ever since it premiered on Netflix on June 19, 2020, Floor Is Lava has been touted as "the hottest game show in history." The objective is simple: navigate rooms flooded with "lava" by leaping from chairs, hanging from curtains, and swinging from chandeliers. Just don't fall!
But in case you happen to slip, just what is the lava in Floor Is Lava made of? Now that the game show is finally back for Season 2, keep reading for answers to that question, who hosts the show, and how to play the game.
What is the lava in 'Floor Is Lava' made of?
"We tasked Hollywood's number-one slime manufacturing lab with coming up with the proprietary blend and then ordered more slime than any show had ever produced — close to 100,000 gallons," producer Irad Eyal revealed during the candid chat. Talk about a lot of fake lava!
Hosted by racing analyst Rutledge Wood, who the winning team gets the privilege of meeting (in addition to a grand prize of $10,000), Floor Is Lava is essentially an amped-up older brother of Legends of the Hidden Temple. How, you might ask? Well, it even features several sculptures and relics reminiscent of the now-defunct Nickelodeon show.
How do you play 'Floor Is Lava'?
There isn't much to know about playing the game, other than avoiding the lava, which means navigating, jumping and swinging from and on other objects in order to make sure you don't get wet. We love a simple game with clearly set rules and no fuss or funny tricks and twists!
When they first announced the show on Netflix's official Twitter account, the streaming giant wrote: "We just announced a new competition series called Floor Is Lava (inspired by the game where kids jump from furniture to furniture) and this picture from the show is SENDING ME."
Season 1 of 'Floor is Lava' was full of hectic and hilarious moments, and now they're back for Season 2.
Season 1 saw everything from teams of doctors, nurses, and party animals performing culinary calisthenics to teams traversing a flooded basement using only a mummy, an ark, and various antiquities. Thanks to this momentum, Floor Is Lava kept viewers on the edge of their seats throughout the entirety of its introductory season in 2020.
Now, after two years of hiatus, the show has returned for Season 2 on June 3, 2022, promising even more heated hijinks above the lava pit.
Be sure to check out Floor Is Lava, streaming on Netflix now.