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High Stakes (game show)

Chronology
Related showsIt's Not What You Know
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of episodes8
No. of series1
Original language(s)English
Presented byJeremy Kyle
Production
Production company(s)ITV Studios in association with Escalate Television
Production location(s)Granada Studios , Manchester
Running time60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Release
Original networkITV , STV , UTV
Original release11 October ( 2011-10-11 ) - 13 December 2011 ( 2011-12-13 )
Picture format16:9 ( HDTV )
Voices ofElizabeth Conboy Marc Silk

ABC's new Game show Dont has a simple premise: Dont do anything to win money. But the show abandoned its own premise with the very first game in its very first episode. Instead of contestants receiving instructions as to what they cannot do, theyre just ask trivia questions and are punished for getting them wrong. The Game title Dont Get tire means dont answer incorrectly or youll get hit by a large padded fake tire. Its still fun to watch, incredibly simple and silly and also incredibly familiar. Dont is essentially NBCs Ellens Game of Games, and is such a shameless knock-off that it even uses animated illustrations of actual Games, just like the Ellens show does Game shows are all variations on theme, of course, and Hollywood loves to take a successful concept and copy and paste it as many times as possible. That is what we are really seeing now in the rise of low-Stakes, high-comedy game shows. These shows exist somewhere between traditional game and quiz shows and reality competitions that take place in soundstage arenas or on sprawling outdoor sets. They include everything from Nickelodeons reboot of Crystal Maze, which had an elaborate set but utterly simple games, to CBSs Game On!, Which has Venus Williams and Gronk captaining teams of celebrities as they answer trivia questions and compete in ridiculous challenges. The games and props are simple; questions are not even up to the standard of Teen Jeopardy. They do offer prizes and cash, though that seems to be beside point. Contestants sometimes have to do considerably less than they usually to: Fear Factor only offers its winner 50 000 for competing in three hellacious stunts, while Don't's Prize is 100 000 for a series of definitively less-dangerous, much-easier activities. Instead of giving the US a front-row seat to High-Stakes Battle between contestants with superior intellects or physiques, goal of these shows seems to be deliver lighthearted, comedic romp. They often add a layer of physicality to typical quiz show, or have games that are just pure physical challenges. Most of all, theyre simple, quick, and often intentionally dumb. Theyre part of a tradition that stretches way back, from Bozo Clowns Grand Prize Game to physical challenges on Nickelodeons Double Dare, which had its kid contestants popping balloons and squeezing water into containers. There isnt even anything new about celebrity versions: Battle of Network Stars had 1970s celebrities competing in events like bowling and swimming. Perhaps the modern era began a decade ago, when NBC Minute To Win It had Guy Fieri hosting challenges that didnt use elaborate Hollywood props like Price is Right or even Wheel of Fortune. Instead, contestants do things like stacking apples or wrapping themselves in toilet paper, game that is obviously from a different time and would today have people yelling at their television sets to stop wasting all that precious TP. These were games reproducible in our living rooms.

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Gameplay

Deserved Reward Collection

Items:Photo of the Winners, Ruby Rose, Deathly Dice, Cardsharp's Lucky Clover, Absolute Luck
Assemblers:Golden Hieroglyph x10, Wolf Seal x10, Lens of Darkness x10, Mirror Cube x10
Prize:Champion's Cup
Rewards:Intuition Potion x1, Coins x3000

The game is played using six rows of seven consecutive numbers each, displayed one row at a time on the floor grid. Every row corresponds to a different stage of the game. Certain numbers are secretly designated as traps, starting with one in Stage 1 and adding one MORE in each subsequent Stage to a maximum of six. Only one trap is active at any give time, except in Sudden Death mode. Contestants may ask for up to 10 clues in order to avoid traps. When a clue is request, it is READ aloud and refers to active trap on the current Stage. Contestants may ask the host for advice on interpreting clue, if they desire. After either hearing or declining clue, contestants must step onto number they believe is safe. If it is, trap is revealed and eliminated from play, and the next trap is set. However, if the contestant steps onto trap at any moment, game ends immediately. The stage is complete when the contestant has stepped onto as many safe numbers as there are traps in that row. Contestant's winnings increase after every Stage, as shown below: Stage 1-£1 000 Stage 2-£2 500 Stage 3-£10 000 Stage 4-£25 000 Stage 5-£100 000 Stage 6-£500 000 upon completing Stage, they may either end game and keep all the money, or raise stakes and risk it on the next Stage. If a contestant steps onto trap in Stage 1 or 2, they forfeit all their money; if on Stage 3 or later, their winnings are reduced to two levels below the stage on which the game end.

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Post Case

Detective:Did you notice Cardsharp looking sad, buddy? Even though his luck has returned, something is still gnawing at him. I think it's because of the tournament. After all, Cardsharp beat everyone and if it wasn't for Master F., he would have won the main prize. It's fair to say that Cardsharp deserved this prize but didn't receive it due to the tournament's cancellation. So I thought, should we reward him with something? It may be not a great artifact, but more a recognition of his victory!
Player:What about a cup?

Rewards:

RewardExperienceCoins
Tournament Participant Ring x101010

Table

Cardsharp:I've never been so happy! I was invited to participate in a grand event, the Mystical Tournament. It's a competition where the highest rolling gamblers will be able to show off their skills. The winner won't just get a prize, but also the position of the tournament's master of ceremonies! Here, take a look at my invitation.
Player:All right.

Table2

Detective:This Mystical Tournament seems to be a great event for gamblers buddy. The prize that's promised, the position of master of ceremonies, is incredible! But why did all the townspeople get the invitation and the card with the rose? It looks suspicious... I guess I'll join you. The thing is, the name Mystical Tournament rings a bell. I came across it in an old case. Okay, let's go. Don't forget the invitation.
Player:Of course!

Table3

Detective:Did you see it, buddy? The card with the rose just pulled Cardsharp in, as if he was never here! He thought someone took him by the hand, but there's no one in the cafe. And these distant, quiet sounds... I hear them too. Voices, laughter, even some shouting. There's clearly something wrong here! Well, activate your skills as a detective's assistant. We need to find out what's going on in the Red Rose!
Player:And save Cardsharp!
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Sudden Death

Post Case

Detective:Did you notice Cardsharp looking sad, buddy? Even though his luck has returned, something is still gnawing at him. I think it's because of the tournament. After all, Cardsharp beat everyone and if it wasn't for Master F., he would have won the main prize. It's fair to say that Cardsharp deserved this prize but didn't receive it due to the tournament's cancellation. So I thought, should we reward him with something? It may be not a great artifact, but more a recognition of his victory!
Player:What about a cup?

If the contestant chooses to raise Stakes after exhausting all 10 clues, Game enters Sudden Death mode and all traps become active. They step onto the square they believe IS safe, then choose the second one they believe to be trap. If the second square IS a trap, it IS marked as such; if safe, it IS eliminate. Contestants repeat this process until they have either found every trap or eliminated every safe square. In the former case, stage IS complete and the contestant can either stop or raise the stakes. In the latter, game ends and the contestant forfeits a portion of their winnings as described above.

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