The Object of the game is simple to get to the top of the Pyramid (aka "The Winner's Circle") in the shortest time possible. But to do so, contestants must face celebrities (goes back and forth) by naming as many answers (8 things from 1973 to 1974 & 7 from 1974 to 1992) in a particular category (subject) within 30 seconds. If a contestant (the winner) wins the game and they get the right to go to the Winner's Circle to try winning the grand cash prize and in which throughout the series has ranged from $2500 to $100,000 in 60 Seconds (1 Minute) after they fail to do so, "The Cash Blocks: has ranged from 1973 to 1992 from $50 to $300 are too can be collected. The 2 Greatest popular incarnations of the series are "The $50,000 & $100,000 Pyramids", where 3 or Greatest Top Winners who've been gone on top of the pyramid in the shortest amount of time return for The Tournament and in which the grand cash prizes are in 1981, It's Worth $50,000 and from 1985 to 1992, It's Worth $100,000.
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The Bonus Game (WINNER'S CIRCLE) originally included a 4th line of 4 Categories (Subjects) on the bottom line is/are worth $25. The Producers/The Executive Producers didn't realize that's/this really unworkable/failure through a series of testing activities until the number of days before on-the-air debut broadcast so they covered the bottom line of 4 Subjects completely with a strong piece of sheet of gold and covering entirely and then/now 3 Subjects is/are worth $50, 2 Subjects is/are worth $100 & 1 Subject is/was worth $200 from 1973 to 1980 on both CBS-TV & ABC-TV as the same values "THE CASH BLOCKS" on "THE $50,000 PYRAMID (1981)" for the clock goes up and instead of down for "The Best Player of The Week" will go to win A Bonus Prize and going to win 1st for $5000, 2nd for $10,000 and during that/this time all winners will try for The Big Cash Reward of $50,000 for the tournament of winners. See more
For $2500/5000/10,000/15,000/20,000/25,000/50,000/100,000... here is your first subject... GO!
Referenced in Idol
Tuning Up (1982 Remake)
Written by Kenneth "Ken" Aldin
Arranged by Robert "Bob" Cobert See more