1 9 6 6 – 1 9 6 9 (USA)
25 minute episodes
Premiering on Monday 3 January 1966, this NBC daytime game show was hosted by Bill Cullen.
Created and produced by Bob Stewart (who also produced The Price is Right, also with Cullen hosting), the game had two contestants competing in a test of their powers of observation and recall.
There were nine numbered spaces on the game board, one of which – the “Eye Guess” space – was a Wild Card in the game.
Each round began with the numbered spaces being revealed to give the contestants an eight-second peek at the information behind each space. The information could be phrases, names of celebrities, song titles or place names.
The spaces were then covered over again, and Bill Cullen asked the contestants questions in turn, to which the correct answers were contained in the information hidden behind the numbered squares.
Contestants were required to provide the number behind which the answer was hidden. The first player to reach 100 points won the game.
Eye Guess was replaced in the NBC schedule in September 1969 by Name Droppers, with Al Lohman and Roger Barkley as cohosts.
An Australian version of Eye Guess was briefly broadcast on Channel O (now Network 10) with Jimmy Hannan (pictured below) hosting.