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Hide-and-seek game banned from Ikea Netherlands stores

Plenty of places to hide in Ikea.
Plenty of places to hide in Ikea. Image by rarye / CC BY 2.0

Ikea has banned hide-and-seek games from its stores in the Netherlands due to health and safety reasons. Ikea gave permission for people to take part in the game at a store in Belgium last summer where around 500 people hid in Ikea blue bags, under soft toys and in storage spaces under beds. Organisers had planned to hold the hide-and-seek game in stores in Eindhoven, Amsterdam and Utrecht in the Netherlands but the company have banned it over concerns for people’s safety. Read more: news.sky.com