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Hosts
Bob Hilton
Don Galloway
Announcers
Charlie O'Donnell
Tony McClay
Broadcast
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Syndication (Weekly): 9/17/1979 – 2/25/1980 (reruns aired until 9/1980)
Packagers
David Paradine Television Productions
Hill-Eubanks Productions
20th Century Fox Television
Distributor
Ogilvy & Mather, Inc.

The Guinness Game was a short-lived syndicated game show based on The Guinness Book of World Records.

Format[]

Three studio contestants attempted to predict if a record-breaking stunt, performed live on the show, could be accomplished (ex: "Can five men change four tires on a car without a jack, in two minutes or less?"). Each player started with $1,000 and could bet up to ninety percent of his/her bankroll. The player with the most money after three rounds kept it and played a fourth round for a bonus prize by predicting whether the final stunt would succeed or fail.

The maximum possible cash total a player could win was $6,859, assuming he/she placed a maximum bet on each stunt and was correct all three times.

Trivia[]

24 episodes were produced.

Music[]

Main – "Tickler" by Charles Fox (also used in The Moneymaze)
Prize – "Bean Bag" by Herb Alpert (also used in the UK Game Show It's a Knockout)

Stations[]

  • New York – WNBC
  • Los Angeles – KNBC
  • Chicago – WMAQ
  • San Francisco – KPIX
  • Houston – KPRC
  • Sacramento – KOVR
  • St. Louis – KTVI
  • Louisville – WHAS
  • Lexington – WKYT

Tickets[]

Inventor[]

Bob Eubanks

Studio[]

Golden West Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Rating[]

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YouTube Link[]

A full episode from 1980

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