It was television's most competitive game show from 1983-1986 on CBS daytime. Contestants answered questions to earn spins. The contestant who buzzed in with the correct answer earned three spins, and a correct multiple choice answer was worth one spin. After four questions, contestants would face the big board with prizes, surprizes, and some whammies. Contestant wanted to avoid stopping the board on the whammy because, if landed on, it would pop up and take away all the cash and prizes they earned.
The contestant with the least amount of spins earned in round one played first. The contestant with the least amount of money going into the second round played first, giving the contestant with the most money the strategic advantage. If a contestant landed on a total of four whammies, they would be out of the game. There were prizes, cash, cash and extra spins, and trips on the board that contestants had a chance to win. Contestants could also pass their spins to another player and he or she would have to use all of the spins. If a contestant hit a whammy while playing with the passed spins, the passed spins would automatically go into the earn column and the contestant can then decide what to do with the spins.
John Harlan (Sub)
Charlie O'Donnell (Sub)
September 19, 1983
September 26, 1986