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High Rollers

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1 9 7 8 – 1 9 8 0 (USA)
1 9 8 7 – 1 9 8 8 (USA)

Contestants answered questions for the opportunity to roll huge dice for cash and prizes, by eliminating numbers one through nine on a game board.

A general knowledge question was read to two competing players. The first player to correctly answer received the chance to roll two large dice.

When the dice were rolled, the player used the numbers that appeared to deduct that number from a large board of nine numbers.

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Each of the three columns of numbers (which appeared in a tic tac toe-like board) contained a prize. Players tried to eliminate the numbers in the columns to win their prizes.

If, however, a player rolled an inactive number, they were defeated (for example, if a player rolled a six and six had already been eliminated, they lost their turn and a new question was read).

The first player to win two games was the winner and received the prizes they had uncovered.

The series aired on NBC from July 1974 to June 1976 (465 episodes were produced).

From September 1975 to September 1976, 200 episodes were produced for syndication.

The series returned to NBC (April 1978 to June 1980) where 502 additional episodes were produced. The show was called The New High Rollers when it returned for its second NBC run.

Host
Alex Trebek
Wink Martindale
Announcer
Kenny Williams
Dean Goss
Dice Rollers
Ruta Lee
Elaine Stewart