|Host / Executive Producer / Music|
|SuperVision Entertainment, Inc.|
"Welcome to the world's richest game show: The Million Dollar Word Game! With your host, Ian... Jamieson!"
The Million Dollar Word Game was a word-themed game show of Canadian origin that aired on the low-powered, obscure America One network.
A contestant is shown a word, and must form a specified number of words from it in 30 seconds (although the timer is never shown onscreen). Note that the below level descriptions are based on the viewing of a single episode, and may have changed from show to show.
- Levels 1-3: Unscramble the shown word (4 or 5 letters) into another one.
- Level 4: Make three 3-letter words from the displayed word.
- Level 5: Make four 4-letter words from the displayed word.
- Level 6: Make two 5-letter words from the displayed word.
- Levels 7-13: Currently unknown.
- Level 14: Same as Levels 1-3, albeit with a much longer word.
Clearing Level 5 awards a check for $1,000, while clearing Level 10 awards a trip. Clearing Level 14 awards one of several large prizes (such as cars, boats, trucks, $250,000, $500,000, or $1,000,000). Precisely how this was done is uncertain, though it likely involved the numbered containers seen on both sides of the set.
- 40 episodes were produced.
- According to viewer recollections, only one contestant managed to reach Level 14, but failed to unscramble the displayed word into "Bicentennial".
- In the available episode (see below), host Jamieson announces that the top prize for "the next set of tapings" will be $5,000,000, and that there will be a tournament between the United States and Canada. Neither of these came to pass, however.
- The show's producers were involved in a scam years after the show ended, where they made an online version with a $10,000,000 grand prize, in which players had to pay $100 to enter and the winner had to go to the Caribbean to get the money. They didn't even get enough people (less than 8,000) to play it.
- YouTube commenters have hinted that the show was produced in Edmonton at Access Alberta, which at the time was primarily a province-wide educational station (it still is, to an extent, although it's now also part of CTV Two).
Full Episode (Players: Jennifer, Darlene, Calvin)