Lifespan: October 1994 - December 1994
Hosts: Monteria Ivey
Announcers: Chris Zito
Produced by: Paula Apsell, Nancy Linde
Front Game Rules
Two teams of two players competed. The first round tested the teams' "Information". Host Ivey asked the teams a series of questions, each with two answers. One team member buzzed in and supplied one of the answer, while the other teammate supplied the second answer. Each correct answer won the team 10 points.
The second round challenged the teams' "Imagination". Each team was given a subject and 9 clue words. The teammates then each had 30 seconds to tell a story, incorporating at least 6 of the clues as inconspicuously as possible. The opposite team then tried to guess the subject. If correct, they scored 50 points; if not, the 50 points went to the other team.
In the third round, the teams' "Intuition" was put to the test. Several questions were posed to the teams, each with several answers. Teams alternated giving answers, and the opposing team decided to either accept or challenge the answer. Accepted answers won 50 points for being the #1 answer, or 10 points if it was anywhere else on the board. If an answered was refused, the remaining points were at stake. If the answer wasn't on the board, the team that challenged gets the points; if it was, the team that was challenged got the points. At the end of the round, the team with the most points won the game.
End Game Rules
The team now had 60 seconds to answer 6 two-part questions. For each question, each team member had to supply one of the answers, and either team member could pass on the question. Getting 6 questions right won the grand prize.
Loogaroo Looks it Over
Not a bad effort by the folks at PBS. Sure, they kinda stole from two different shows (Talkabout and Family Feud) but at least they put them together in a cohesive fashion. The presentation was nice an subdued, which fit the game nicely (although that guy singing the segues was kinda irritating). Monteria Ivey's hosting job wasn't bad at all, picking up on nuances fairly well, although he could've tightened up the routine a little. Prizes were a bit low-end, but then again, this is our tax dollars we're talking about.