It’s The Waiting Game in Belgian

By | July 15, 2019

Thanks to Barry for alerting us to this, the French-speaking Belgian version of The Waiting Game:

8 thoughts on “It’s The Waiting Game in Belgian

  1. Brandon

    In reply to the comment about the Guillotine endgame from L’eredita(that thread’s hit the reply limit) there was a format called Guillotine being sold at one point around 2005ish, but as far as I can tell it was completely different to this.

    1. Brig Bother Post author

      I’m pretty sure it’s a direct spin-off.


      Addictive hit gameshow The Guillotine is about words, sayings and expressions – and while anyone can play along at home, contestants need to be smart and fast.

      Three contestants face a series of word association challenges. If you’re not fast you’re last, and half your money goes to the winner. Keep winning and you make it to The Guillotine where guessing the right word brings a huge cash prize.

      1. Brandon

        Ooh, that sounds interesting but I was thinking of another show called Guillotine that I remembered seeing on YouTube that was from a Nordic country but I couldn’t remember which one before. I’ve found it, it’s from Finland, and it’s a clear Weakest Link rip-off but with an atmosphere so gloomy it makes Shafted look like Fun House.

        By the way, did the Guillotine format you were thinking of actually get sold to anywhere?

        1. Brandon

          I can already answer my own question, it did sell to Poland and Spain.

          1. Patrick

            Hello. The guillotine was sold to Spain, but in Poland, we did played it under the Italian rules (I know this, because I did watched ot myself

            Finnish guillotine is much different to the Italian version. Of course, there are some similarities between those versions, like, you do get some cash to start the game with, but the main gameplay is completely different.

            In finnish version, the host ask everyone a question without any answers, then whoever buzzes-in, gets additional cash (in 2001 they received 1000 finnish marks, but in 2002 they received 200 euros), but they don’t answer this question themselves, but they must choose an opponent, which they think, does NOT know the answer to the current question (of course, if no one buzzes-in, then the host reveals the correct answer, and moves on to the next question). The chosen opponent has to answer this question (I think they had about 1 minute to answer, but for me, this amount of time is too much). If the chosen opponent has answered correctly, then whoever challenged him is out of the game, and the opponent gets all his cash. However, if the answer was wrong, then the opponent was out of the game, and the player who did challenged him received all his money.

            After the 3rd eliminated player, the host reveals the Subject to the next question, and asks everyone, how they can handle this subject.

            At the final, there are some changes:
            – You don’t get the cash for pressing the buzzer anymore.
            – You are playing for the money, collected in 5 duels.

            When you have pressed the buzzer, you get to hear the opponent’s thoughts about the question. If you feel, that he knows the answer, then you can pass this question (this means, the question is thrown out of play, and the correct answer is revealed). Both of them can use just one pass per question (this means, if you press the buzzer for the second time at the different question, the opponent has to play it). If no one buzzes-in, then the host reveals the correct answer, and moves on to the next question. However, if you feel, that he doesn’t know the answer, then he can challenge him to answer this question. If his answer is correct, then he wins the money, which he gathered through 5 duels. If not, then the challenger wins his money.

            Originally, this format was a tournament during about two or three seasons. If you have won the third game in a row, then you have won the tournament. Every tournament consisted of 57 episodes. 49 regular, 7 semi-finals which of winners from 49 episodes gathered in those seven episodes to play for the money, which they have accumulated from their first game, and one big final, which winners from semi-finals gathered together to play for the money, which they have brought from semi-final.

            And one more thing: This format is not a total rip-off from the weakest link. This is something different. I did watched it very clearly, looked up all the info about it, and that’s how they play it 🙂 .

      2. Brekkie

        Considering the name of the show it’s what happens if you don’t guess the right word I’d be a bit worried about.

        1. Brandon

          The French revolution starts again if you get too many wrong. By which I mean the set of Des Chiffres et Des Lettres spins round like Numberwang.


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