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Post by The Last Outlaw on 2019-03-21, 21:18

I've always said you can't go wrong with a classic. This is just another example.

Family Feud got its start on the ABC Television Network on July 12, 1976 hosted by Richard Dawson. Since then we've had a slew of hosts in its storied history.

  • Richard Dawson (1976-1985)
  • Ray Combs (1988-1994)
  • Richard Dawson(again) (1994-1995)
  • Louie Anderson (1999-2002)
  • Richard Karn (2002-2006)
  • John O'Hurley (2006-2010)
  • Steve Harvey (2010-Present)


Over time, there have been some additions and revisions, but the main premise of the game remained the same. Two family teams of five contestants (reduced to four contestants for the 1994-95 season) each compete to win cash and prizes. The host asks a survey question that was previously posed to a group of 100 people (e.g., "Name the hour that you get up on Sunday mornings.").

A certain number of answers are concealed on the board, ranked by popularity of the survey's responses. Only answers said by at least two people can appear on the board. The first contestant to buzz-in gives an answer; if it is the most popular, his/her family immediately wins the face-off. Otherwise, the opponent responds and the family member providing the higher-ranked answer wins. Ties are broken in favor of the contestant who buzzes-in first. If neither contestant's answer is on the board, the other eight contestants have a chance to respond, one at a time from alternating sides, until an answer is revealed. The family that wins the face-off may choose to play the question or pass control to their opponents (except on the Combs version, when the family who won the face-off automatically gained control of the question).

The family with control of the question then tries to win the round by guessing all of the remaining concealed answers, with each member giving one answer in sequence. Giving an answer not on the board, or failing to respond within the allotted time, earns one strike. If the family earns three strikes, their opponents are given one chance to "steal" the points for the round by guessing any remaining concealed answer; failing to do so awards the points back to the family that originally had control. If the opponents are given the opportunity to "steal" the points, then only their team's captain is required to answer the question (except on the Combs version, where all team members were required to answer.) However, the team's captain has the final say as to what answer is given. Any remaining concealed answers on the board that were not guessed are then revealed.

While a family has control of a question, the members are not allowed to discuss possible answers with one another; each person must respond individually. However, the opposing family may confer in preparation for an attempt to steal, and their captain must respond for them when such an attempt is made.

Answers are worth one point for every person in the 100-member survey who gave them. The winning family in each round scores the total points for all revealed answers to that question, including those given during the face-off but excluding the one used to steal (if applicable). The number of answers on the board decreases from round to round, and as the game progresses, certain rounds are played for double or triple point value. The first family to score 300 points wins the game and advances to the Fast Money bonus round for a chance to win a cash bonus. The goal of 300 points has been in place in the rules of almost every version of the show.

Two members of the winning family play Fast Money for a chance to win a cash bonus. One contestant is onstage with the host, while the other is sequestered backstage so that he/she cannot hear the first portion of the round. The first contestant is asked five rapid-fire survey questions and has a set time limit in which to answer them (originally 15 seconds, extended to 20 in 1994). The clock begins to run only after the first question is asked, and the first contestant may pass on a question and return to it after all five have been asked, if time remains.

After the first contestant has either answered all five questions or run out of time, the board is cleared except for the total score, and the second contestant is then brought out to answer the same five questions. The same rules are followed, but the time limit is extended by five seconds (originally 20, then extended to 25); in addition, if the second contestant duplicates an answer given by the first, a buzzer sounds and he/she must give another answer. If the two contestants reach a combined total of 200 points or more, the family wins the bonus. If not, they are given $5 per point scored as a consolation prize.

The grand prize for winning Fast Money has varied. When the program aired in daytime, families played for $5,000. The grand prize for syndicated episodes was $10,000 for much of its existence. In 2001, the prize was doubled to $20,000 at the request of then-host Louie Anderson, where it has remained since.
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Post by APE on 2019-03-22, 14:11

Wow this is the same as we have in the uk but it's not the same name our's is called
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I always play along  for fun Wink
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Post by The Last Outlaw on 2019-03-22, 15:04

It is fun, no matter what you call it. You never know what you're gonna hear for answer. The only advice I have for you is a simple one: expect anything!
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Post by GalaxySoul on 2019-07-24, 14:15

I love watching Family Feud. My dad doesn't like Steve Harvey but the show is always fun to contribute to and see if you can guess one of the correct answers. Wink
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