Game show which sought to resolve the question, "Are two heads better than one?" A single contestant competed against a team of two (related in some way but not married) to answer general ... See full summary »
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1982   1981   1980  
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 Himself - Host (3 episodes, 1980-1982)
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Game show which sought to resolve the question, "Are two heads better than one?" A single contestant competed against a team of two (related in some way but not married) to answer general knowledge questions, which allowed them to claim hexagonal boxes on a large five-by-four game board if they answered correctly. Each box had a different letter of the alphabet on it, and each question had a one-word answer beginning with whichever letter was selected by a player. The single contestant had to complete a vertical path on the board to win (a minimum of four red boxes), while the two-person team had to finish a horizontal path on the board (a minimum of five white boxes). Oftentimes, more than the minimum number of boxes were required to win a game. The first team to win a two-out-of-three-game match became the champion and played the "Gold Rush" for a chance to win $5,000 in cash. The same game board was used only with each box having one letter or as much as five initials to a phrase, ... Written by Anonymous

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27 October 1980 (USA)  »

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When the show's game winning limit was extended to twenty games, the most money anyone could win was $120,000. One family pair (Pat McCarthy and her daughter Liz) and one solo player (John Hatten) were the only contestants to win that much money. See more »

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Bob Hilton: This is the battlefield for our game of speed and strategy! These are the letters which lead to victory on...Blockbusters! And here's the star of Blockbusters, Bill Cullen!
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Remade as Blockbusters (1987) See more »

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It is really a great game show
16 November 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's very sad that a show with challenging questions, creative elements (the hexagonal pattern), and Bill Cullen's hosting talent all had to go away when this show went off the air. It's even more sad that it's not as celebrated as Card Sharks, The Price is Right, Press Your Luck, Wheel Of Fortune, not to mention Jeopardy. Not these shows are worse than Blockbusters, but Blockbusters certainly deserves just as equal attention. Although the music is not as simple as those game shows, it is nonetheless upbeat and great to listen to. In my opinion, this show should be, even, just as Press Your Luck has been, brought back.

Let me sum it all up: It is really a great game show.


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