Two contestants were placed in separate isolation booths. Each player in turn would be given a category and asked how many points, from 1 to 11, he wanted to risk. Points increased with the questions difficulty. A correct answer earned the stated number of points, whereas a wrong answer would result in the points being deducted from the player's score. The first player to get 21 points won, unless the other player matched the score and forced a tie. Players could also end the game early if they felt they had enough points to win. Written by
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When the questions became so difficult that many games ended in 0-0 ties, ratings plummeted. Producers then decided to give certain contestants the answers beforehand, to boost audience appeal. See more