Front Game Rules
Two players compete. A question was asked, and the six celebrities each wrote what they believed was the right answer. As they did that, the studio audience each voted on the player who they thought knew the correct answer, and that set the odds for each celebrity. A contestant could bet $2, $5, or $10 on one celebrity (they were given $25 to start with), and if that star was correct, the player was paid according to the celebrity's odds. (For instance, betting $5 on someone who was 7:1 would win $35.) If none of the celebrities had the right answer, that question was thrown out.
This process repeated about 12 to 15 times. The second to last round was called the "Homestretch Round," where a player could double his/her bet by picking another celebrity who knew the correct answer. The last round was called the "All or Nothing Round," where each player selected a celebrity (it could be the same one) and could bet all or none of his/her winnings (natch). Both players kept their money at the end of the game, but the one with the most money returned the next day. Winning three days in a row won a new car.
You know, I'd like to say that this was a unique spin on Hollywood Squares. But the fact that the game was RIGGED just kills it for me. There's no excitement when you know that the celebrities know the answers and all a player has to do is pick the celeb with the highest odds. Jim McKrell does an OK job of hosting, I guess.
Gameplay: 1 pt.
Host: 2 pts.
Presentation: 2 pts.
Execution: 0 pts.
Total Score: 5 pts.