New quiz with Warwick Davies about filling in general knowledge Top 10 lists. This was previously going by the working title Tower of 10, if you were wondering.
Filling in Top 10 lists is not a new concept, in recent memory Topranko and Dirty Rotten Cheater did it years ago and more recently 5 Minutes to a Fortune and The 21st Question, neither of which very successful, did them for their end games. This seems to sounds a little bit like Topranko with a bit of Eggheads and Decimate thrown in for good measure. From the press release:
Warwick Davis presents this intense new game show, brand new and exclusive to ITV.
Teams of five friends, family members or colleagues take it in turns to build up the prize pot solo by filling in the blanks of a ‘top ten’ list on any number of general knowledge subjects. If a player gives five or more correct answers, they add money to the team prize fund and secure their place in the final. The more answers they give after that, the more money they bank. If they get a perfect 10, they add £25,000, making the potential jackpot £125,000.
Players each get one ‘life’ allowing them to give an incorrect answer, but a second mistake will see them eliminated, their winnings wiped from the bank and themselves excluded from the final round. Across the game, the team have three ‘nominates’. If a player is stuck for an answer, they can nominate a team member to provide an answer for them. If a player gives an answer the team captain deems incorrect, they can overrule it and replace it with one of their own – but only once per round.
One by one, players are faced with this daunting task until they reach the final, at which stage the remaining team members come together to face one last board. However, unlike previous rounds, they must find all ten answers to go home with the prize money.
I think filling in Top 10s is easy to grasp (although I wonder what the long term limit is of “good” Top 10s is) but history suggests that filling out an entire list is really hard – not expecting many winners of the endgame from that description although there might yet be some nuance we’re not party to.
Let us know what you think in the comments.