|Don Pardo (1966–1967)|
Jack Clark (1967–1969)
|Bob Stewart Productions|
"This is (insert contestant's name) and he's/she's about to try to win $5,000 in prizes on…EYE GUESS, starring Bill Cullen!"
Eye Guess was a wild & wacky game show where contestants used their memory to answer questions by uncovering answers on a game board.
Two contestants faced a nine square game board. The outer squares were numbered 1-8, while the center square was branded with the show's logo.
Two rounds of two boards (one for each board) were played and at the beginning of each round, the eight answers were revealed for six to nine seconds with the "Eye Guess" square left blank. Then host Cullen read eight questions pertaining to those answers. The contestant in control selected a number he/she thought the correct answer was found under and a correct choice earned points and kept his/her turn but an incorrect choice received no points and lost his/her turn. Upon an exposure of a wrong answer, a funny reaction would occur. On one question, if the correct answer he/she thought was not hidden on the board, all that contestant had to do was call "Eye Guess" causing the "Eye Guess" square to be revealed and if the correct answer was exposed, he/she would get the points, but if that square was blank no points were scored and that contestant lost his/her turn. If a contestant could get five correct answers in a row, he/she also won a bonus prize.
- In Round 1, correct answers were worth 10 points.
- In Round 2, correct answers were worth 20 points.
The first player to reach 100 points won the game.
In the bonus game, the Eye Guess game board now hid prizes behind the numbers plus one Stop card. The winning contestant would pick off numbers one at a time and each time a prize was revealed, he/she won that prize. If at any point the contestant exposed the Stop card, the bonus round would end right there. Regardless of what happened, the winning contestant got to keep all the prizes found but he/she found all seven prizes, the winning contestant also won a new car.
During the first two weeks, the winner faced a board of eight mismatched celebrity couples. Cullen would read the name of a celebrity and the contestant had to locate that celebrity's spouse on the board. Each correct answer earned the contestant $25. If the contestant cleared the entire board, he/she won a new car.
Sometime in 1969, the format changed.
Correct answers were no longer worth points; instead they were worth prizes with seven needed to win.
The bonus board still had the Stop card but it now consisted of seven Go cards. Each time the winning contestant found a Go card, he/she won a prize of increasing value. If the Stop card was found, the game ended and the prizes were lost; this is why the contestant was always given the option to stop and keep the prizes. Finding all seven Go cards still won a car.
Four home games were released by Milton Bradley between 1966 and 1969, all following the original main-game format and second Bonus Board format. All four feature host Bill Cullen on the cover.
NBC Studio 6A, New York City, NY
- This was the first game show produced by Bob Stewart after several years that he spent with Goodson-Todman Productions.
- The first & better known format of the show would be later used on the UK version of Nickelodeon's Finders Keepers.
- There were two attempted pilots to revive Eye Guess, neither of which made it to series: Punch Lines in 1979, and Eye Q in 1988.