High Rollers (US)

High Rollers (US)

In its 1974—76 incarnation, High Rollers featured a game
board of consisting of numbers, with each digit connected to a prize. A simple question was read, and the first of two competing contestants to sound a buzzer during or after the reading and answer the question correctly got control of play (a wrong answer gave the opponent control). The controlling player could elect to roll a pair of dice to match a digit on the board and claim the prize attached to it. However, once a number was rolled, it disappeared from the board, and a future roll of it during the round caused a contestant to lose that round and any prizes accumulated to that point. The first contestant to win two rounds got to play a bonus round just involving rolling the dice to remove all digits. Ruta Lee was on hand to cheer contestants on. Nearly two years after its first cancellation, the show got a revival with modified rules. Now nine digits from 1 to 9 lined up in three columns on the board, with at least one column able to be "cleared" by a high roll of the dice (e.g.,
a column with numbers 2, 4, and 6 could be cleared with
the roll of 12, since they totaled that amount).
Any column with all three numbers removed won a contestant the prize(s) underneath it, with one prize added to a column for each round no contestant won, up to a maximum of five prizes per column. Other rules remained intact, and the top prize m the bonus round was $10,000.
The show also aired in a nighttime weekly syndicated
version in 1974—75 with Trebek hosting and Elaine Stewart rolling the dice, and in syndication again in 1987 with Wink Martindale as host.

Episode Info

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek
As Host
Dean GossDean Goss
voiced Announcer (1987-1988)
Kenny WilliamsKenny Williams
voiced Announcer (1974-1980)
Wink MartindaleWink Martindale
As Host (1987-1988)

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Executive Producer: Merrill Heatter, Bob Quigley
Director of Photography: Jerome Shaw

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Classification: Game Show
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 11:00 am
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: July 01, 1974
Ended: June 20, 1980
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