Press Your Luck (1983–1986)

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A game show where contestents answer trivia questions and then have to gamble their winnings on a randomly flashing game board.

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1986   1985   1984   1983  
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Peter Tomarken ...
 Himself - Host / ... (762 episodes, 1983-1986)
Rod Roddy ...
 Himself - Announcer (735 episodes, 1983-1986)
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Three contestants one a returning champion competed in this game of strategy. The game consisted of two rounds, each with two parts. In the first part of each round, host Tomarken read a toss-up question; the first to signal is given a chance to answer. That response, plus two other possible answers are then listed, with the other two contestant then given a chance to choose from the three listed answers. A correct answer earned the first contestant three spins and his/her opponents one spin each. Four such questions were played; the players used the spins to accumulate cash and prizes on an 18-space board. One contestant at a time is in control of the board; he/she stopped a randomly-flashing cursor by pressing his signal device (and usually the scream "STOP!"). The contestant wins whatever appears in the lit space a cash amount, a prize, perhaps an extra spin or other action space ... or it could be a Whammy, which caused the contestant to lose all he/she had accumulated in that ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Today, these 3 players are after high stakes! But they'll have to avoid the whammy, as they play the most exciting game of their lives! From Television City in Hollywood, it's time to Press Your Luck!

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Maggie Brown was a contestant in the pilots of "Press Your Luck" and its predecessor "Second Chance". She later appeared as a contestant on "Press Your Luck" under the name Maggie Schpak. See more »

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Rod Roddy: Today these three players are after high stakes! But they'll have to avoid the Whammy as they play the most exciting game of their lives! From Television City in Hollywood, it's time to PRESS YOUR LUCK!
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Referenced in The Amazing Race: Houston, We Have an Elephant (2005) See more »

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(1983-1986)
by Lee Ringuette for Score Productions
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Wow! What a great game show.
9 April 2000 | by (indiana) – See all my reviews

This was the best game show ever. Everyone I know has fond memories of the whammy... The game show was a lot flashier than the other shows on the air at the time. High rollers went too slow to enjoy. That bingo game they had was terrible! Overall, Press Your luck was great if you saw it.


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