The GAME Series 2 - Episode 2

Darren: Welcome to the second episode of SimTVs brand new quiz show! In this game four contestants battle it out in a series of games to win anything between £10 and £150,000. Thanks to everyone who took part in the first interactive quiz last week, and well done to Stewart and Plasmatical who are the current top champions. After watching today's show, remember to head to the interactive section to play the next quiz. Let's meet this weeks contestants.

Darren: Up first, in the red room, is 20 year old Sally. She's a student in her second year at university. She's trying her chances in tonights show because she's broke!

Darren: Samuel is in the blue room, and he's just finished at university. He wants to win money tonight so he can open his own business.

Darren: Next up is 26 year old Nancy, who's a dentists assistant. She wants to win tonight so she can have a good summer break with her two young children.

Darren: The final contestant tonight is Luke. He's 23 and just wants some extra cash to make life more enjoyable. Now it's time to get on with the first round, called Our Survey Says... I'll ask the contestants a question, which was previously asked to a poll of 100 people. If there answer is in the top 4 poll answers they will get between 1 and 4 points. At the end of this round the player with the least points will be eliminated from the game. When the players give there answers they won't be able to hear each other.

Darren: The first question tonight is to name a game which can be played while in bed. What do you think Sally?
Sally:
A pillow fight.
Darren:
Samuel?
Samuel:
Erm.. I spy.
Darren:
Nancy?
Nancy:
Cards.
Darren:
Luke?
Luke:
I Spy.
Darren:
Ok, lets take a look.

Darren: Ok, so I spy came top, so four points go to Luke and Samuel. Nancy get's three points for her answer of cards, and Sally gets two points for saying Pillow fight. Anyone could still be knocked out and your not safe yet.

Darren: The second question was to name a type of Tax people pay. This one's easy, so let's here your answers.
Sally:
VAT.
Darren:
Thanks. Samuel?
Samuel:
Car tax.
Darren:
Nancy?
Nancy:
Car.
Darren:
And lastly Luke?
Darren:
Ok. Two VAT's and two Car tax. Lets see where they come..

Darren: Ok, so we have Income, VAT, Council and Car tax on the screen. Sally and Luke get three points for their answer of VAT. Nancy and Samuel each get a point.

Darren: This means that Nancy, with four points, is out of the game.

Nancy: Oh well. I'm sure I'll still have a fantastic summer with my kids. Thanks for letting me play.
Darren:
Thank you for playing. Goodbye.

Darren: One player has now been eliminated, but another two players must leave the game before the winner can play for their prize fund. Our next round is called catchphrase. In this round the contestants are shown a clue which represents a well known phrase. All they must do is buzz in and guess correctly. Here's the first catchphrase.

Darren: Looks quite tricky... Come on, one of you needs to work it out.
Samuel:
(Buzzes)

Darren: What do you reckon?
Samuel:
Is it gross injustice?
Darren
Yes! I didn't think any of you were going to get that one. Well done Samuel. Here's the next catchphrase.

Darren: That's better! Much easier.
Luke:
(buzzes)

Luke: Scrambled eggs.
Darren:
Yeah, of course it is. Sally, you must get this next catchphrase to stay in the game. No pressure.

Samuel: (Buzzes)
Sally:
(Buzzes)
Darren:
Sorry Sally, but Samuel got there first. Lets see if he's right though.

Samuel: Tricycle.
Darren:
Of course it is! Well done!

Darren: I'm sorry Sally, but with the least points your out of the game. Samuel and Luke will now go head to head in our final round... pathway!

Darren: Ok boys, how does it feel to have reached this stage in the game?
Luke: I'm thrilled to bits.
Samuel: Me too. I can smell those bank notes already!
Darren: You do know that you could end up with a single bank note don't you? £10.
Samuel: Yeah, but if I get to that game, I'm going to make sure it doesn't happen.
Luke: Me too.
Darren: We'll see. Anyway, in this final game the first person to reach the end of their path wins. At each stage you must choose either of the two squares. There is always one square each time that allows you to proceed. The other square could make you give up your go, or answer a question. To start the game, would each of you please choose one of the two squares.

Darren: You have both got continue squares, so you can both move to the next row.

Darren: Samuel, that means you must now wait to play again. Luke, keep going.

After one more continue, Luke is met with a red face, passing the game back to Samuel, who moves forward to get a question.
Darren:
Ok you need to get this right to move on. Get it wrong and the game will go back to Luke and you wouldn't have achieved very much.
Samuel:
Ok.
Darren:
In computing, how many kilobytes are in a megabyte?
Samuel:
1000?
Darren:
No, the answer is 1024! Luke, it's back over to you once more.

Luke gets another continue, before being met by the question symbol. He must get Darren's question right in order to keep playing.
Darren: In Computing, what does LAN stand for?
Luke: A local area network.
Darren: Correct. Move on!

Luke's square reveals he must pass the game back to Samuel, who get's three continues in a row, before having to answer another question.
Darren:
In Physics what is the term used to describe an object when light can pass through it, but you cannot see through it.
Samuel:
Opaque.. no I mean translucent.
Darren:
The answer is translucent, but I have to take your first answer. The game goes back over to Luke who has almost finished.

Luke get's a final continue and becomes today's winner.
Darren:
Congratulations Luke! You will be playing for your prize very shortly. Samuel, I'm sorry that you didn't win.
Samuel:
Me too, but it's only a a game, and I've had great fun playing it.
Darren:
Thanks for playing. Come on Luke, lets get through to the prize game studio!

Darren: Ok, Luke, you said you anted the money for a good time. Anything in particular?
Luke:
Maybe a new apartment where I can throw lots of parties and a new car maybe.
Darren:
So your just after some fun?
Luke:
Yeah, I sure am.
Darren:
Ok. well this is our prize chooser game. Were surrounded by ten windows. Behind one is the value of just £10, but behind another is a huge £150,000. The other's have values in between, shown on the plasma screen.
Darren: The first thing you need to do is pick one window to claim as your prize. You will then open windows to reveal the values you haven't got. After every two windows you will be made an offer which you can either take or reject. You could therefore walk away tonight with any value of money between the top and bottom values. You are guaranteed a prize.
Luke: Ok.
Darren: Which window are you claiming as yours?
Luke: Number... seven.
Darren: Is there a reason?
Luke: Not really, but seven's supposed to be lucky, right?
Darren: Yeah, apparently... if you believe in that rubbish. Which window do you want to reveal first?
Luke: Number four.

Darren: £5,000. It's not too bad. We do call it one of our low numbers, but it is the highest of the lowest.
Luke:
The five biggest are still there.
Darren:
What do you want to open now?
Luke:
I think I'll go next door with number five.

Darren: £10!
Luke:
Yes! Come on!
Darren:
(Laughs) You won't be going away with the lowest prize, but there's still more to do before you can get too excited. Lets hear your first offer.

Darren: Ok, because you've taken out two low numbers, the offer will be fairly high, but at the same time it won't be too high because they want to force you to play on. The offer is... £6,000.
Luke:
Is that all!? I've got all those big ones left!
Darren:
You need to try to take out some more small ones. Do you want to play on?
Luke:
Yep, let's keep going.
Darren:
Where now?
Luke:
Number 6.

Darren: £100!
Luke:
Yes!
Darren:
That's great. You haven't touched any of the five big numbers yet. If you can get one more yellow your next offer should be a lot bigger.
Luke:
I don't know where to go now. I was sort of working along the back row. I think I'll go with number three.
Darren:
Ok. I've got everything crossed for you.

Darren: £500. This is amazing.
Luke:
I know!
Darren:
You've taken out four out of five yellows. You've got to remember that the fifth yellow value could be behind your window. Consider that when you hear the next offer.

Luke: What's the offer?
Darren:
There still calculating it. I can hear the calculators in my ear piece.
Luke:
(Laughs).
Darren:
Ok, the offer is... £60,000!
Luke:
Oh my god! Oh my god!
Darren:
There are three values higher than that remember.
Luke:
Yeah.
Darren:
The offer is so high because you have a 5 in 6 chance of getting one of the high values.
Luke:
I don't know what to do.
Darren:
If you play on, there's a 1 in 6 chance that you have the £1000.
Luke:
Yeah, there are good odds in this game, and I'm going to play on.
Darren:
Are you sure?
Luke:
Definitely.
Darren:
Then which window do you want to reveal now?
Luke:
I'll go for number nine.
Darren:
Ok. Were looking for either £25,000, £50,000 or £1,000.
Luke:
Yeah.

Darren: Yes. £25,000!
Luke:
I'm doing so well! I think I've got a big one!
Darren:
We'll soon find out. Now, we need to open one more window It's quite likely you'll take out one of the top three now, but don't let it worry you. Where to?
Luke:
Number one.

Darren: £50,000!
Luke:
(Laughs). This is great!
Darren:
This offer is going to be huge!

Darren: £98,000.
Luke:
Wow.
Darren:
Yeah. It's very good. It's lowered slightly by the £1,000 still being in the game. You should really consider this offer. Don't get greedy. You could have one of those top three, but you could also end up with £1,000.
Luke:
Do I eliminate two more if I play on?
Darren:
Yes.
Luke:
Well, I've been very lucky so far. I'm going to go one more time.
Darren:
Are you absolutely sure?
Luke:
Positive.
Darren:
Ok, what window do you want to open?
Luke:
Number eight.

Darren: £75,000!
Luke:
It's the lowest of the big ones.
Darren:
The offer will be lower, unless you find that £1,000.
Luke:
I better find it then. Number ten.

Darren: £100,000! Your offer will defiantly be lower.
Luke:
No worries.

Darren: £78,000
Luke:
Not too bad.
Darren:
Please tell me your going to take it.
Luke:
I'm a risk taker Darren. If I take that and find out I could of had £150,000 I'll always beat myself up over not risking it.
Darren:
But if you have £1,000 you'll beat yourself up over not taking the offer.
Luke:
It's my game, and I want to open the window.
Darren:
Are you sure?
Luke:
Yep.

Darren: £1,000! Oh no! Luke, I'm really sorry.
Luke:
It's not your fault. At least I took the risk.

Darren: The £150,00 was right there, behind window two.
Luke:
Oh well... I got very close.

Darren: Thanks for watching tonight's show. Luke was one of the unluckily players, but he's happy that he got so close to the big prize, and he'll be able to have a couple of good parties out of that cash. That's the way this game goes. Some win big, and some don't. Will you win our interactive version of the show? Well you won't if you don't take part! Go to the interactive page now and take part in the second quiz. At the end of the series a champion will be found! We'll be back next week with our third show of the series. I'll be there with four new contestants... so you better be there too! Good night.