The Pennsylvania Game was a famous quiz show focusing about the history of Pennsylvania.
The contestants would be made up of journalists/broadcasters from newspapers and radio and TV stations across the Commonwealth, with the grand prize being a gift basket of Pennsylvania-made products and Pennsylvania Lottery Instant Game Tickets. An off-screen announcer would ask a multiple-choice question, with several pictures and video clips utilized to help explain the history. Once the four choices would revealed, the contestants would have ten seconds to hold up cards (later years lock in their answer at their podium, and the answer displayed on a small TV screen). Each correct answer was worth one point with a bonus of PA Lottery Instant Game tickets to be given for anytime everyone gave the right answer.
Bonus points were earned in the "Mystery Pennsylvanian" question, where the host would read clues at various points in the game as to a famous person who was born in Pennsylvania. If the right answer came on the first clue (and the contestant was confident enough to not change their mind during the rest of the game), they would get 3 points. Getting it on the second clue was worth two points, and getting it on the final clue would be worth 1 point. After the final clue, the contestants revealed their answers and the off-screen announcer would read a short biography on the person who was the correct answer, finishing with "(celebrity's name)....a famous Pennsylvanian!"