Lifespan: January 1969 - June 1969 (Not covered); September 1976 - September 1979
Hosts: Rod Serling, Bill Armstrong, Allen Ludden
Announcers: Jim Isaics, Bill Berry, Joe Seiter
Produced by: Ralph Andrews Productions
Front Game Rules
Four players competed. Each player began with a stake of $100. In each of the first three rounds, a peculiar object was presented to the four celebrities on the panel. Each panelist then made their assertion as to the name and purpose of the object. After everyone made their case, the players would secretly wager a portion of their score - up to $100 - on the celebrity that had the correct use of the object. When the correct use was identified, those who made the right wager were paid according to the round. The first round paid at even money (bet $20, win $20), the second round paid 2-1 (bet $20, win $40), and the third paid 5-1 (bet $20, win $100).
The final round of the game involved a work from the "Liars Club Gallery". A piece of art was presented to the panel and contestants, to which the celebrities would each offer their own title for the art. Each player would then make one final wager on the right panelist at a 10-1 payoff. Whoever had the most money after the fourth round won the game and a bonus prize.
Loogaroo Looks it Over
Gameplay: 2 pts.
A fairly solid game design, but I could see it get old after a while.
Host: 2 pts.
Bill Armstrong didn't have a whole lot to say, but he navigated the show satisfactorily.
Presentation: 2 pts.
A very 70's look to this show. The stained glass windows were a nice touch.
Execution: 1 pt.
I kinda wish they would give away more money in this game. The winner on my show took home $1200 and a trip to Arizona. Not very impressive.
Total Score: 7 pts.
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