I think it more a case that the Daleks were to Eager and didn’t finish counting to 40 and shout “coming ready or not.”
How exactly would a Dalek hide when playing hide & seek?
Would you have to find the Kaled mutant itself or just the mark 3 travel machine? If just the mutant it could lead to a very long game as they can skuttle all sorts of places. Resurrection of the Daleks and the Power of the Daleks illustrate this…
Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Eager