Strategy (TV series)

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Genre game show
Created by Robert F. Aaron
Presented by Alex Trebek
Narrated by Jay Nelson
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
Producer(s) Sidney M. Cohen
Running time 30 minutes
Original network CBC Television
Original release 1 April – 7 October 1969

Strategy is a Canadian game show television series which aired on CBC Television in 1969, with Alex Trebek as host, accompanied by announcer Jay Nelson and model Dee Miles. The half-hour series was broadcast weekdays at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern time) from 1 April to 7 October 1969.


Contestants consisted of teams of couples who were situated on a large circular maze covering the studio floor. Their goal was to move towards the centre of the maze by correctly answering questions during their turns. Contestants could be set back by their opponents by being blocked or by landing on booby traps which were secretly laid on the maze. Couples won by reaching the centre of the maze or by being the closest to the centre at the end of the program time. Winning contestants did not return for successive episodes, in contrast with typical American game show practice, nor did winners return for a later championship series.

Substantial prizes such as furniture and appliances were awarded, which were unusually generous by Canadian game show standards.[1]


  1. ^ Corcelli, John (May 2005). "Strategy". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 

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