Spell-Mageddon was a short-lived, hour-long spelling bee game show where contestants take on hilarious distractions while spelling increasingly challenging words.
Seven contestants compete in a physical game that test their spelling bee skills and aboard their hilarious distractions for a chance to win $10,000 and become a Spell-Medallion champion.
Players will hop in the track while avoiding distractions of items such as balls, water slippery, and the rolling log on the track as the objects make more difficult while the players trying to make their way of being first to buzz in. When being first to buzz in, they get the word to spell from the Proctor. The quicker they buzz in and spells correctly, they move on to the next round. If a person buzzes in and spells incorrectly, he/she goes back to the starting line and try again. After the each player spells correctly, more objects added to increase difficulty. The first six players spelled correctly moves on to the next round.
Six players remaining to compete as they gets a word to spell while getting zapped, splatted and other blowing distractions. If at any time players spell the word incorrectly, they get a strike, and an icy blue slushy dump over their heads. If they get three strikes (two strikes in the earliest episodes), they'll go to the Loozer's Lounge. The first two players gets three strikes will go to the Loozer's Lounge. The last four players will advance to the next round.
Each player gets 60 seconds (45 seconds in later episodes) to spell as many words correctly as they can while the messy objects distracting the player. For every incorrect spelling, they get a trick object such as blue slushy dump over their head. And the two lowest scores goes to the Loozer's Lounge. If two or three players tied for third place, a Tiebreaker Spell-Off is played. Proctor will give the tied players one word at a time until one player spells incorrectly, that player goes to the Loozer's Lounge. The top two leading players will advance to the next round.
After the audience voted a member from a Loozer's Lounge for a second chance, the three players gets to spell a word while doing other messy distractive objects. Like Round 2, whenever they spelled incorrectly, they get a strike and get more messy objects. Also, if they get three strikes, they'll be eliminated and two players will go head-to-head for a chance to win $10,000.
Each player plays the same set of words. The first player will go to sensory overload and other player is soundproof offstage. Each player gets 60 seconds (45 seconds in later episodes) to spell as many words correctly as they can. The player spells the most correctly after 60/45 seconds will win $10,000 and become a Spell-Medallion champion.
The show's title is a spoof of the word "Armageddon".
Mary McNamara of The Los Angeles Times said the show doesn't look fun at all and also said the distractions endured by the contestants are "more annoying than compelling".
Emily Ashby of Common Sense Media gave the show 3 out of 5 stars.