Crystal Maze Manchester offers discount tickets to cheer up Blue Monday - how to buy

The popular attraction based on the ‘90s TV gameshow is hoping to banish the blues on what is thought to be the most depressing day of the year.

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The popular Manchester attraction based on ‘90s TV gameshow The Crystal Maze is hoping to banish the winter blues by giving people the chance to crack its challenges without breaking the bank.

The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience replicates closely the experience of contestants on the Channel 4 show who gathered as many crystals as they could by playing a series of physical, skill and mental games in zones including Aztec, Medieval and Futuristic before collecting gold tokens in the huge Crystal Dome. And on Blue Monday - typically thought to be the most depressing day of the year - the popular attraction is dispelling the wintry gloom with a cut-price ticket offer.

A total of 1,000 tickets split between the two Crystal Maze experiences in London and Manchester are being released on Monday 16 January at the suitably 1990s-themed price of £19.90.

The tickets will be available from midnight on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be obtained by using the code BLUEMONDAY1990. There is a maximum of eight tickets that can be ordered. To book, visit the Crystal Maze attraction’s website here.

The immersive experience, which is located near the Science and Industry Museum, give guests the chance to take on both physical and mental tasks against the clock in the attraction’s four themed zones - Medieval, Industrial, Aztec and Futuristic. The more challenges you win, the more crystals you collect, giving you more time at the end in the Crystal Dome which forms both the TV show and the experience’s grand finale.