Chuck E. Cheese Adult Game Show in the Works

Pasqually The Chef, Chuck E. Cheese and Helen Henny attend 2015 Hollywood Christmas Parade on November 29, 2015 in Hollywood, California
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For kids, there was no greater place than Chuck E. Cheese. It had it all… fun games, pizza, and giant singing animatronic animals. While the popularity of the birthday party spot has declined in recent years, there are still hundreds of locations you can bring your kids or grandkids to. Now, a new reality television competition show is hoping to bank on the nostalgia of this party place.

The producers of reality shows like Top Chef, a company called Magical Elves, has announced the show that seems reminiscent of Netflix‘s Squid Game but way more light-hearted. The official description of the show reads, “The format will feature stand-alone comedic physical challenges where duos of ‘big kids’ (aka adults) will compete over supersized arcade games — including pinball, air hockey, alley roller and the human claw. The top ticket earning duo will get the chance to exchange their tickets for prizes off the massive version of the iconic Chuck E. Cheese prize wall.”

A general view of a 'Chuck E. Cheese's' logo seen in South Edmonton Common.a retail power centre located in Edmonton, Alberta. The flagship shopping complex is spread over 320 acres and contains more than 2.3 million square feet of dining, shopping and entertainment space, making it one of the largest open-air retail developments in North America. On Tuesday, 12 July 2016, in Edmonton, Alberta , Canada

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Magical Elves co-CEOs Jo Sharon and Casey Kriley added, “Chuck E. Cheese is THE place where a kid can be a kid — but as grown adults, we still have dreams of ruling the arcade, taking on the iconic games we love! We’re excited to celebrate these legendary arcade games plus the best of today, all with a super-sized twist.”

Chuck E. Cheese," left, and "Helen Henny," members of the animatronic band at the Chuck E. Cheese pizza center in Northridge, are photographed in action. The Northridge location of Chuck E. Cheese is soon going to be the last remaining pizza center to house an animatronic band, once a staple of the franchise

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Chuck E. Cheese has been around since 1977 and was founded by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell. The news comes months after the horror film Five Nights at Freddy’s, based on a video game, which takes place in a Chuck E. Cheese-style restaurant, where the animatronics come to life at night and have a hunger for humans.

The series may be called Chuck E. Cheese Arcade Heroes but as of now, Magical Elves has not shared where the show might end up or a premiere date. Stay tuned! Would you watch this show?

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