A team of 6 contestants play a series of physical, mental, skill and mystery games across 4 themed zones gaining as many crystals as possible which determine how many seconds they get as they attempt to win a prize inside the Crystal Dome.
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Richard O'Brien ...  Self - Presenter / ... 56 episodes, 1990-2016
Richard Ayoade ...  Self - Maze Master 36 episodes, 2017-2019
Edward Tudor-Pole ...  Self - Presenter 28 episodes, 1993-1995
Sandra Caron Sandra Caron ...  Mumsey / ... 26 episodes, 1990-1993
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A team of six strangers enter The Crystal Maze. These contestants are led through four themed zones by the eccentric host. Within each zone are a number of rooms, each containing some kind of game, puzzle, challenge or test. The team must choose one of their members to take on a challenge selected by the host. If they succeed they win a time crystal, if they fail they either leave empty handed or are locked in the room - requiring the team to expend a crystal to buy them out. Each time crystal is worth 5 seconds in the grand finale in which the contestants enter the Crystal Dome. There they get exactly as much time as they have won to gather as many gold colored foil tickets and as few silver ones as possible. But the tickets are being blown around inside the dome by huge fans. Written by Mark_a_Wood <markawood@hotmail.co.uk>

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50 new games were designed for every series. See more »

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Richard O'Brien: What are you going to do?
James - Team Captain: [an enthusiastic American] Physical.
Richard O'Brien: And who's to play?
James - Team Captain: I'll take it.
Gary - Team Member: Captain Bozo!
James - Team Captain: That's *Captain* Bozo, yes.
Richard O'Brien: You want to play a physical game, do you?
James - Team Captain: Yes, please.
[Richard does an evil laugh and runs to the door to the next game]
James - Team Captain: Yeah, lead on, MacDuff.
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Featured in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 29 June 2018 (2018) See more »

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brilliant
19 September 2003 | by rossrobinsonSee all my reviews

I always loved the crystal maze as this was i think the best amazing adventure game ever. This first started in 1990 and finished in 1995. The contestents had to get each crystal in the challenges they choose. If they don't get out in time, then they are locked up. The contestents have a choice either to buy the player out with one of their crystals they got or to leave them.


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