Prime Games

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Prime Games
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Opening Logo
Presented by Peter Tomarken (December 1994-December 6, 1996)
Marianne Curan (Co-host: July 15, 1996-March 1997)
Country of origin USA
Production
Producer(s) GSN
Running time 3 Hours with commercials
Broadcast
Original channel GSN
Original run December 1994 – March 1997

Prime Games was a live Interactive television show produced by Game Show Network, in the mid-1990s. The show was hosted by Peter Tomarken, and eventually joined by Marianne Curan as the co-host. The format was similar to GSN Live, with the evening's live interactive segments aired in between classic game shows. This, along with Club AM/Late Night Games, was one of GSN's flagship shows.

The Games[edit]

Decades[edit]

Decades was played with two players, each playing one at a time. Each player had 30 seconds to get the most correct answers. The host will read a question and the three possible decades. Using their touch-tone phone, the player(s) at home will press the button on their phones' keypad corresponding to the decade. The player with the most points wins.[1] After Prime Games was cancelled, this segment was spun off into its own series, Super Decades.

Race for the Numbers[edit]

Race for the Numbers was also played with two players, each playing one at a time. Each player had 30 seconds to get the most answers. The host will read a question and the three possible choices (ex: 5, 6, or 7). Using their touch-tone phone, the player(s) at home will press the button on their phones' keypad. Some questions have 2 digits answers (ex: 12, 15, or 18), in that case the player(s) at home press the last digit of the answer on their phones' keypad (ex: 2, 5, 8). The player with most points wins.[2] Following the cancellation of Prime Games, this segment was carried over to GSN's original series Game TV.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlPLG98drUA A playing of Decades during the mid 90s.
  2. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRYbHKhWeSA A playing of Race for the Numbers during Game TV 1997. (Race for the Numbers playing begins at 1:50)