Booking for either the Manchester or London Maze with fewer than 8 people is absolutely fine, so put aside those worry beads, let the stress subside, and smile. The one thing to remember is that if you book up less than 8 spaces on one team, the remaining places will still be available to buy – and they’re likely to be bought, so get ready to make new friends.

And really, that’s perfect! The Crystal Maze has always been about strangers working together to solve its puzzles and games and mysteries, and we like to keep it that way! So pat yourself on the back for keeping it real – and who knows, any new teammates you have could be talented, gifted – even superb!

If you do want to keep the whole show to you and your friends and have fewer than 8 people, you’ll have to buy out all 8 spaces. That’s only fair, right?