The Big Game (game show)
|The Big Game|
|Directed by||Bill Bennington
|Presented by||Tom Kennedy|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Location(s)||NBC Studio 4, Burbank, CA|
|Running time||approx. 22-26 minutes|
|Original run||June 13, 1958– September 19, 1958|
Two contestants, or "hunters", competed. Each hunter was given a 5-by-5-square "jungle grid" in which to hide three magnetic "animals": a 2-square-long rhino, a 3-square-long lion and a 4-square-long crocodile. Each contestant's jungle grid is hidden from view of their opponent.
The host asks various general knowledge questions (most dealing with song titles or spelling), each worth between 3 and 6 "shots" to be taken on the opponent's jungle grid. Hitting all the squares an animal occupied (regardless of size) "knocked out" the animal, earning money for the player. The first "knock out" was worth $100; the second earned an additional $400 (for $500 total); and the third earned a further $1500 (for $2000 total) and the win.
- David Schwartz, Fred Wostbrock and Steve Ryan, The Encyclopedia of TV Game $hows, 3rd ed., Checkmark Books, 1999, pp. 19.