This revival of a
classic game show hosted by Alex Trebek, once hosted by Hugh
Downs from 1958-1969, made a return to daytime television on May
4, 1987, replacing the short-lived revival of Blockbusters on
There were 25 numbered squares on a 5x5 grid with pairs of prizes
that contestants tired to match. There were also three wild cards
and two pairs of "Takes." When a contestant matched a
prize, two pieces of a puzzle were revealed and the contestant
tried to solve the puzzle. The first contestant to solve the
puzzle won the prizes that they accumulated and went to the
Winner's Circle to try to win a new car.
There were eight cars a contestant had a chance to win. There
were 15 numbered squares on a 3x5 grid that had seven pairs of
matching cars and one car that did not have a match. The
contestant had to race against the clock to try to match the
seven cars. The seventh car matched in the allowed time was the
car the contestant won. The base time was :35 seconds and the
time went up :05 more each time a car was not won.
Sadly, Classic Concentration was the last NBC daytime game show
to air. NBC halted production in 1991 along with daytime Wheel of
Fortune, but the show continued to air in re-runs until NBC
droped the show from the lineup in 1993.
When there was
extra time left over, a member of the studio audience had the
chance to win cash!
Can you solve
these puzzles? I can :-)
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