Lifespan: October 1989 - December 1991
Hosts: Lew Schneider, Robb Edward Morris
Announcer: Maria Milito
Produced by: Geoffrey Darby, Kristi Martin, Andy Bamberger
Front Game Rules
Three players competed. A board was presented with seven subjects: Math, P.E., Music, Art, Home Economics, Current Events, and an elective. Each subject had seven levels of difficulty: elementary and grade levels from 7th through twelfth. The object was to be the first player to answer one question from each subject and each grade level.
Also hidden on the board were "Lose" spaces, which made the player who chose it have to give up one of the questions s/he had answered; "Take" spaces, which allowed the player to steal a question from an opponent; and the dreaded "Fire Drill." If a Fire Drill was picked, the players took part in a stunt, with the winner getting to switch places with another player, while second place got to pick from the two remaining desks. The first player to get a question right in each subject and grade won $500 and advanced to the bonus round.
End Game Rules
The winner now had 45 seconds to answer one of two questions in seven subjects, each with a common bond. Each right answer won $100; getting all seven won $600 and a prize.
Loogaroo Looks it Over
There are some cases where I like the fact that the players who trail in the match are given an opportunity to catch up. The format used in MtG, however, really clashes with the object of the game. It really gets frustrating to watch someone blaze through the board, only to hit a Fire Drill one question away from the goal and wind up giving up his/her seat to the dufus who's probably still wearing velcro shoes, who winds up stinking up the studio in the Honors Round. Lew Schneider was a fairly good host, but Robb Edward Morris had all the personality of burnt toast.
Make the Grade
Gameplay: 1 pt.
Host: 2 pts. (Schneider), 1 pt. (Morris)
Presentation: 2 pts.
Execution: 1 pt.
Total Score: 6 pts.
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