Created by Merv Griffin in 1964, JEOPARDY! is a daily half-hour quiz show with a unique answer-and-question format.
JEOPARDY! provides a test of knowledge across a variety of interesting subjects such as literature, history, science, the arts, and pop culture. Each game consists of three rounds:
The Jeopardy! Round: Includes six categories, each with a column of five clues. The “clues” are sorted by varying degrees of difficulty and are matched by increasing dollar values. Three competing contestants are given a “clue” in the form of an answer displayed on the show’s game board. Players use a hand-held signaling device and must be the first contestant to ring in and successfully give a response in the form of a question.
One “Daily Double” (a special clue hidden behind another clue) is available during this round. Only the contestant who uncovers the “Daily Double” can respond to the clue, and before that clue is read, the contestant must declare a wager. The minimum wager is $5.
Double Jeopardy!: Similar to the first round, Double Jeopardy! features new categories and “clues” with doubled dollar amounts for each “clue.”
Two “Daily Doubles” are available in the Double Jeopardy! round.
Final Jeopardy!: One category is revealed by the host prior to the commercial break. The contestants write down a wager ranging between zero and up to their cash winnings accumulated at that point during the show. Once the final “clue” is revealed, players have 30 seconds to write a response in the traditional form of a question.
Each daily winner returns to the next day’s program as a defending champion. With no limit on appearances, returning champions may continue amassing winnings on JEOPARDY! as long as they remain victorious.
For more information, please visit Jeopardy.com.