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Nippon TV for Nippon TV (Japan)
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The crazy, action-packed new gameshow

‘Beat the Rooms’ is the only action gameshow where players are challenged NOT to do something! – Don’t breathe! Don’t get nervous! Don’t fall! and more – all with wacky, hilarious results!

In each episode, two teams of four try and ‘beat’ two rooms, each room holding several missions that test their ability to overcome a physical or mental obstacle. Don’t Fly Off! is near impossible when being spun around and trying to answer questions! And Don’t Breathe! is all you can think about when you’re underwater trying to solve puzzles!

Two players from each team take on a room together, one team after the other, with the goal of completing the missions and beating the room in the quickest time possible. Each player has their own countdown clock, which runs faster if they break the rules, and at the end of each game players with the least time are eliminated by being sent crashing through the wall!

In the hilarious finale, each team’s two surviving players use time saved from the rooms to help them race across a huge, slippery slope. Observing a final important rule – Don’t Slip Off! – only one team will slide to victory and ‘Beat the Rooms’!
Format rights - World excluding Asia: Red Arrow Studios International
Format rights - Asia: Nippon TV

Additional Information

  • From the creators of ‘Dragons’ Den’ / ‘Shark Tank’
  • Commissioned straight-to-series by Nippon TV
  • Combines a crazy physical gameshow with quiz and puzzle challenges

Format Points

  • Each episode, two teams of four compete to ‘beat’ two rooms
  • Each room has its own rules e.g. ‘Don’t Breathe’, ‘Don’t Fall Off’
  • Two players from each team take on a room together
  • To decide which player will face the room, teams face the Doors of Decision: each player tries to open one of four doors. The two whose doors are unlocked must face the room
  • Teams play one after the other
  • The team that ‘beats’ the room in the fastest time wins
  • Each player has its own countdown, but whenever the condition of the room is broken the countdown goes faster
  • The player in each team who takes the longest time is propelled out of the room, and sent crashing through the wall
  • The time each team collectively saves in the room earns the teams a set number of attempts – so they have multiple chances to get a quicker time
  • In the final, the surviving player from each team uses the time saved from the rooms to help them race across a slippery slope, with the rule ‘Don’t Slip Off’ 

Cast & Crew

Nippon TV for Nippon TV (Japan)
Nippon TV and Red Arrow Studios