Presentation on theme: "A new twist on an old favourite Lets see how we can make this happen The humble accessory of a TV game show A substitute for the old-fashioned method."— Presentation transcript:
A new twist on an old favourite Lets see how we can make this happen The humble accessory of a TV game show A substitute for the old-fashioned method of raising a hand to answer a question A device which can stop timeSomething totally new What is a buzzer? Something totally new
Game play «50 buzzers», follows 1 Contestant competing against a team of 10 experts (the Wizzes). Wizzes are members of the audience, each with a strong knowledge of a specific domain. Each Wiz enters the studio in turn. A question in the Wizs field of expertise is posed, then the race is on to see who answers first. Each question has a monetary value and 5 possible answers. Contestant Olympics Wiz Which city hosted the Olympic Games in 1968 ? Latino dances Wiz French wines Wiz US presidents Wiz James Bond Wiz The Beatles Wiz Italian cars Wiz Walt Disney Wiz Video games Wiz Olympics Wiz Dogs & cats Wiz Paris Tokyo Mexico Munich Rome 5 000
The studio contains 50 buzzers, arranged like this: - 1 central buzzer, for the Contestant - 49 buzzers around it, for the Wiz The central buzzer is lit green. The Contestant hits it when he thinks he knows the answer. The remaining buzzers are randomly allocated colours, unknown to the Wiz, as follows: - 1 green buzzer - 6 red buzzers - 42 blue buzzers Studio design Contestant Wiz
Lighting the buzzers For each new question, the position of the 49 green, red and blue buzzers changes randomly. Contestant Wiz
Searching for the green buzzer The Contestant stands in front of the central buzzer and can buzz in at any time. The Wiz runs among the other 49 buzzers, trying to find the green one. Only then can he answer the question.
4 400 4 900 4 800 4 700 4 600 4 500 Paris Rome Mexico Tokyo Munich Which city hosted the Olympic Games in 1968 ? 5 000 Olympics Wiz Paris Rome Mexico Tokyo Munich The Wiz can press as many buzzers as he wants, as quickly as he wants. How the Wiz plays For each blue buzzer the Wiz presses, 2% of the question prize money is lost: For instance, 100 Euros from 5000. For each red buzzer the Wiz finds, one of the false answers will be removed to help the Contestant. If the Wiz presses the green buzzer before the Contestant, he will answer the question first.
Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Mercury 5 000 Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Mercury Which planet is closest to the Sun ? 5 000 Contestant Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Mercury 5 000 4 700 4 900 4 800 4 600 How the Contestant plays The Contestant has a triple dilemma to decide when is the appropriate time to buzz : - He can wait for the Wiz to press red buzzers until enough false answers are removed, but will lose money for each blue buzzer pressed and risks the Wiz finding the green buzzer at any moment. - If he thinks he knows the answer, he should of course press the buzzer quickly, so he doesnt risk the Wiz finding the green buzzer, and doesnt lose money. - He can risk answering sooner, trying to guess from the possible answers. If he succeeds, he will bank more money and prevent the Wiz finding the green buzzer. 4 900 4 800 ? ? ?
The Contestant must consider at least 6 different issues when taking the decision to buzz: - Will the Wiz find the green buzzer quickly or not? - How many red buzzers will he find? - How much money will he make me lose? - Do I have any idea of the answer? - Should I play a risky or secure strategy? - Am I or the Wizzes leading the game? When should I buzz? The instant of decision is madness. Soren Kierkegaard
Split-screen 4 800 Rumba Cha cha cha Paso doble Samba Tango Which dance did not originate from South America ? On-screen, the Contestant and the Wiz are followed simultaneously during each question.
500 50 000 500 5 000 50 000 5 000 The sequence of prizes is shown in this diagram. The winner is whoever has the highest cumulative winnings. If the team of Wizzes win, they share the prize equally. Sequence of prizes - Winner 57 000 5 700 or
After the question After the question, the host spends a minute chatting with the Wiz, revealing trivia about the questions topic. French wines Wiz Château-Margaux 2009 vintage is the best for 60 years thanks to perfect weather. Walt Disney Wiz In Donald gets crafted, we discover that the second name of Donald Duck is Fauntleroy. James Bond Wiz James Bond was a US ornithologist whose name was adopted by Ian Fleming for the agent 007. Please, please me, the first album of the Beatles, was recorded in 585 minutes. The Beatles Wiz Latino dances Wiz Between 1976 and 1983, tango was politically subversive and banned by the Argentinian dictator.
- Reviving and revamping the use of buzzers; emblematic devices of TV game shows. - Impressive studio design; not only decorative, but also an essential part of the game play. - Game play combines various skills: knowledge, chance, strategy, and risk. - The competition between a «Mr Everybody» contestant and a team of 10 Wizzes with aggregated expertise provides strong entertaining potential. - Antagonistic actions and strategies: the fast-paced, frantic actions of the Wiz running around trying to find the green buzzer vs the Contestant calculating when is the appropriate time to buzz. - Various possible scenarios, thanks to the combination of money loss, answer reduction and green buzzer discovery. - Triple dilemma for the Contestant, constantly searching for the best moment to buzz. - Additional trivia information provided by the Wizzes about the questions topic. Attractive aspects of the format
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