The Family Channel
OPENING SPIEL: Today, one of these four players will win a fabulous vacation/trip to (insert trip), as we play America's most popular hidden word game, Boggle: The Interactive Game. And here's your host, Wink Martindale!
One of three interactive game shows produced for the Family Channel after Trivial Pursuit.
Four contestants compete in an interactive game based on the board game.
The game is played in three rounds. In each round, the contestants face a Boggle-type game board with 12 letters instead of 16. Host Martindale read five clues to five words (one for each clue) on the board. Each word is four and five letters long. On each clue, the contestants typed in the correct word by pressing the buttons on their telephone keypads. They're only focusing on the letters on the Boggle board, but not the ones on the keypads, plus they can only press each button once. The letters in each word touch each other by sides and/or corners, plus they're only played once each word. The contestants have 10 seconds on each clue to type in the word, and if any of them are correct, they score points according to how fast they punched in up to 1,000. After all five clues/words were played, the players with the highest scores advanced to the next round.
Four players played round one with the three highest scorers advancing to round two.
Three players played round two with the two highest scorers advancing to round three.
Two players competed in the final round, and the player with the highest score wins the game and will also receive a trip and one other prize. The runner-up received a prize of his/her own.
After each round with the studio players, home viewers could call a special 1-900 number and for $4.98, play a game of "Interactive Boggle". The game was played exactly like a round of the studio game. Home viewers would answer by using their touch-tone telephone, and the one with the highest score would receive a small prize and the right to enter a weekly playoff. The playoff would be played exactly as before, and the ultimate winner would receive a trip.
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