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->''[[ItMakesSenseInContext Ven a jugar al juego de la oca... ven a jugar con nuestra oca loca...]]''

''El gran juego de la oca (The Great Game of the Goose)'' was a mid-[[TheNineties 1990s]] GameShow from Spain that preceded the ''FearFactor''-type game/reality program by five or ten years (and wonderfully lacked many of the now-overused RealityTVTropes). One of the country's most popular offerings at the time, it was rebroadcast in Spanish-speaking countries around the world as well as the United States.

Four contestants played a giant [[BoardGames board game]] based on the actual children's "Game of the Goose" (basically a linear "Chutes and Ladders"), but anything that might have been oriented toward children ended there. One at a time, players rolled the electronic dice, earned money for each space they walked, and finally wagered some of their money on a ''prueba'' (mission) they would then be required to perform. Completing a challenge won the wager, while a failed mission deducted it. As in the board game, there were also some shortcuts scattered throughout the board, especially the titular ''Oca'' spaces. Also included were a few "punishment" spaces that affected any contestant that landed on them, just to make things interesting; the most notable were the ones that required the player to receive BodyPaint or a TraumaticHaircut.

The player to successfully make it to space 63 by exact count won any money he or she had banked. During the first season, winning the game also earned the right to perform a final challenge outside the studio, sometimes even abroad, for a chance to win a car.

Lasted two seasons on Antena 3, then several years later resurfaced as ''El nuevo juego de la oca'' ("The New Game of the Goose") on Telecinco. The latter version was broadcast live and lasted less than one season before being pulled in favor of other programming.
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!!GameShow Tropes in use:
* BonusRound: ''La Reoca'', in which a player had one week to complete a final mission outside the studio to win the car.
* BonusSpace: Every space on the board that was a multiple of 9, as well as #5 in the first season, was specially marked as an ''Oca'' (goose) space. Landing on one allowed you to move to the next ''Oca'' and [[ExtraTurn roll again]].
** There was also a ''Dado'' (die) space at #7 during the first season that allowed the player to take a shortcut to #20 and likewise roll again.
* CarriedByTheHost: Season 1 was hosted and directed by Spanish personality Emilio Aragón. The chemistry on set between himself and his two assistants, Lydia Bosch and Patricia Pérez, was cited as one of the main reasons the show had such a loyal following (Aragón, Bosch and several of the crew members had all worked together previously on ''VIP Noche'', [[TransatlanticEquivalent Spain's version]] of ''HollywoodSquares''). When they changed the hosts (and nearly everyone else) for Season 2, the show lost popularity.
* ConsolationPrize: None were mentioned until the tournament semifinals, where the losers had to complete a ''[[BonusRound Reoca]]'' to win one. Losing tournament finalists each won a motorcycle.
* CoveredInGunge: Many of the challenges.
* HomeGame: Inverted and played straight. The board game was invented long before the TV show, then at least one board game was created based on the show's format, using "truth or dare" type challenges as the ''pruebas''.
* LetsJustSeeWhatWouldHaveHappened: Most frequently seen if a challenge is set up to end with a massive explosion and doesn't - it is usually set off anyway after everyone is at a safe distance just for ooh's and ahh's.
* LosingHorns: Used when a challenge was failed. Type B in Season 1, and Type A afterward (from day one in Italy).
* MysteryBox: Several challenges involved the contestant sticking his hand or head blindly into a container to retrieve objects, read a clue, or eat a piece of food using only his or her mouth. Naturally, these boxes often contained [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent reptiles]], bugs, and/or mice.
* Personnel:
** TheAnnouncer - albeit with a very limited role; the show's judge used the PA system more often.
** GameShowHost:
*** Season 1: Emilio Aragón, Lydia Bosch, and Patricia Pérez.
*** Season 2: Pepe Navarro, Eugenia Santana, and Ivonne Reyes.
*** Season 3: Andrés Caparrós, Elsa Anka and Paloma Marín.
** StudioAudience: Unique, in that the audience members are scattered around the in-the-round set.
* PromotionalConsideration: At least one challenge per episode was sponsored; some of them included Creator/{{Nintendo}}, Hyundai, Boskys cereal, and milk.
* SpeedRound: If time ran short, the game went into ''tirada rápida'' mode, in which no more challenges were played and contestants simply rolled the dice until a winner was crowned.
* {{Whammy}}: The "Death" space (a skull and crossbones) near the end of the course. If you landed here you were sent back to start by the GrimReaper, although you kept your money.
** The ''Ruleta Cruel'' space (literally means "Cruel Roulette"). You have to spin the wheel (or get onto a giant torture wheel; your head is the pointer), and whatever it lands on, you lose that percentage of money.
** Any other "punishment" space, as not going through with the "punishment" cleaned out the contestant's bankroll.
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!!Tropes played with as part of specific challenges:
* BankruptcyBarrel: On a couple of episodes, a contestant would be required to lie down on a large wheel which would then be spun. Along with spaces that awarded or took away money, as well as one that did nothing, three of them had a picture of a goose in a barrel - if the contestant's head landed on one of these, he or she had to get inside an actual barrel, strip completely naked, and finish the rest of the show wearing only the barrel.
* BodyPaint: One of the "punishment" spaces, which featured a model wearing it and pretty much nothing else. If you landed here you spun the wheel and they painted the show's logo (a goose head) on whatever it landed on, cutting away whatever part of your clothes happened to be in the way.
* BuriedAlive
* CirclingBirdies: Geese in particular, any time someone was slapped playing ''Beso y tortazo'' (a kiss was followed by {{Heart Symbol}}s).
* CreepyCentipedes: Found on occasion in the tanks full of bugs the show featured.
* DamselInDistress: Rescue her, or [[MadeOfExplodium whatever she's chained to]] [[TimeBomb will explode]].
* DeathTrap: Many of the games were based on them, and [[DeadlyGame could actually]] ''[[DeadlyGame become]]'' [[DeadlyGame such]] if the safety equipment malfunctioned or the contestant was [[TooDumbToLive stupid enough not to bail]] before running out of time.
* EatThat: Several of the challenges qualify, but a couple were recurring:
** The first season had a challenge called ''Picante Picante''. The contestant was strapped to a chair including around the forehead and asked five questions. For each question he or she answered correctly, the player was fed a sugar cube; failure to do so resulted in the contestant being fed a very spicy food, such as a hot pepper, instead.
** The second season featured the "Chinese Restaurant" at #19. This was a "punishment" space in which the contestant had to at least sample whatever was presented (a whole rat cooked in sweet and sour sauce, ''hair and all'', in the finale).
* HoldTheLine: Several challenges were endurance tests against the clock. One involved a goat licking honey off the contestant's feet, with the challenge being no change in facial expression whatsoever; another involved the contestant not shedding a tear while onions were cut near the contestant's face; a third involved keeping one's heart rate under 100 beats per minute while receiving a striptease.
* IncendiaryExponent: The goal of at least one or two challenges per episode was "put out the fire" or "set something on fire".
* KnifeThrowingAct: Italian knife thrower Alberto Murroni performed a demonstration with his LovelyAssistant Vesna Peracino OnceAnEpisode in both the Italian and Spanish versions, after which the contestant was asked to wager on the outcome of a second demonstration.
* LockAndKeyPuzzle
* MarilynManeuver: An [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTbYRqoREdo entire challenge]] was based on this. The male contestant had to remember what color garter was on each dancer's leg as they performed the dance one by one.
* MudWrestling: The contestant had to complete a challenge in a mud pit while being hindered by a female mud wrestler.
* NintendoHard: Many, many of the challenges.
** The Creator/{{Nintendo}}-sponsored ''Super Mario Challenge'' was beaten by only ''one'' contestant in the entire first season. Coincidence?
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: One of the show's mainstay challenges was locking the contestant in a snake tunnel and forcing them to find the key to get out. Plenty of the other challenges featured reptiles of different kinds as well.
* RewardingVandalism
* StuffBlowingUp
* TarAndFeathers: Used on contestants who landed on "death" in later episodes, with the tar obviously being replaced by a less hazardous substance.
* TimedMission
* TimeBomb
* TraumaticHaircut: If you landed on the deranged barber's space, you WOULD get one, whether you were a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvgy0Jvwae4 man]] or a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk0tdy028qg woman]].
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!!This show also provides examples of:
* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: Not only are you gambling tens of thousands of ''pesetas'' (and your dignity) with every challenge, some of them are [[DeadlyGame potentially deadly]].
* AffablyEvil / BreakoutCharacter: Flequi, the crazy barber in Season 1, full stop. He quickly and easily became the most popular character on the show, to a point where he was sent ''with'' the contestant on quite a few BonusRound missions toward the end of the run. He was referred to as "the most feared and most beloved" person on the show.
* CatchPhrase: Many.
** "''Prueba superada''" for completed challenges, and "''Prueba no superada''" for failed ones.
** "''De oca a oca y tiro porque me toca.''" Originating from the actual board game, it translates loosely into "From goose to goose, I roll because it's my turn" and is said when a contestant lands on an ''Oca'' and has been sent forward.
** "''De dado a dado y tiro porque me ha tocado''", a similar phrase from the original game when a player lands on the "dice" shortcut.
* CelebrityEdition: Done twice; one on [[NewYearHasCome New Year's Eve]] and one in the spring.
* CheatersNeverProsper: Maxtor attempted it once, and the challenge was automatically awarded to the contestant.
* ColourCodedCharacters: The contestants' outfits red, yellow, green, and blue. Two each of the eight ''Oquettes'' represented a contestant's color as well; any time that contestant landed on a shortcut, those particular dancers escorted him or her to the end of it.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: The set is full of bright colors and cartoon geese painted everywhere, it's based on a children's board game, and the Oquettes sing happy songs throughout. When the game actually begins, however, you run into people who want to bodyslam you in mud, beat the crap out of you, lock you in cages with various creatures, blow you up inside cars, or cut all your hair off.
* CrowdChant: "¡Fle-qui! ¡Fle-qui! ¡Fle-qui!"
** Done with some contestants' names as well - most in 3/4 time, interestingly - as well as ''"¡Torero!"'' any time a contestant did something particularly brave.
** Maxtor had a slow one with a drumbeat, during which he would come out and beat the tar out of some of the very ones chanting his name!
* CrowdSong: "Olé olé olé", among others. The theme song itself, during many of the ''Reocas''.
* DancePartyEnding: Both the first and second season finales; see Awesome entry.
* DeadpanSnarker: Pepe Navarro, the main host in Season 2.
* DontTryThisAtHome: Natch. Even more so when freak show acts were brought on to perform.
* ExpositoryThemeTune: The lyrics are an invitation for you as the viewer to come play the game yourself if you are brave and "feel like {{Superman}}''.
* EverythingsBetterWithCows: A two-person cow appeared onstage whenever milk was the mission sponsor.
* {{Fanservice}}: Pretty much ''any'' supporting cast member, and particularly the following:
** The ''Oquettes'' (likely a {{Portmanteau}} of ''Oca'' and Rockettes), a squad of eight girls basically clad in lingerie that "sang" the show's songs, performed various dances, escorted contestants landing on shortcuts to their new spaces, and participated in some of the challenges;
** The ''Chicas Oca'' ("Goose Girls"), who usually just hung out around the pool in swimsuits (usually one-piece, oddly enough), but occasionally assisted with some of the challenges;
** The ''Chicos Oca'' ("Goose Guys"), who usually wore nothing but spandex shorts and helped put the props for challenges together.
* FanDisservice: ''La fea besucona'' ("the ugly kissing lady") and her male counterpart ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSoepha8ZDs el mimoso pringoso]]'' ("the greasy lover"). A Q&A game was played with these characters in which failure to answer a question about good manners resulted in one of the above violently kissing the contestant (''la besucona'' kissed male contestants and vice versa); correct answers resulted in the host getting kissed instead.
* ForeShadowing: The electronic dice are pre-programmed, so when someone gets three-quarters of the way around the board in one or two turns, it is almost ''guaranteed'' that they will be going back to start.
** Averted once or twice, of course, to set up something [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzo-i0_QDzE much more entertaining]].
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The American one, anyway, as censorship standards are much more relaxed in Spain. The model seated at the body paint space was always topless.
* GratuitousEnglish: Emilio, who is apparently bilingual as seen whenever non-Spanish speaking guests were featured, used it frequently. Pepe had his share of it too, frequently saying in English what number space a contestant was currently on.
* GrossUpCloseUp: Especially when bugs or worms were featured. The crew had plenty of small cameras on long poles that they took great pleasure in putting about an inch away from whatever they were playing with.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Flequi. Really the only time he went into jerk mode is when someone landed on his space or [[TemptingFate openly mentioned not wanting to end up there]]; he otherwise generally rooted on the contestants, accompanied several of them on ''Reocas'', and once even taunted Maxtor for losing to a contestant.
** Averted the next season with [[ReplacementScrappy Rizotín]], as he was generally a sarcastic {{Jerkass}} throughout the whole episode.
* KickTheDog: Part of Maxtor's act (see ScaryBlackMan below) as he came out was to have "extras" in the audience to beat up, some of which were wearing slings or were otherwise "handicapped".
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: Maxtor again, as part of the above schtick.
* MinigameGame: Consisted of ''pruebas'' in three or four different forms: those that appeared every show and were assigned a specific space (the wall, chopping watermelons, and the "punishment" spaces, to name a few, although this did not mean they were actually played every episode); those that appeared regularly but were not assigned a space (most notably ''Beso y tortazo'', the "kiss or slap" game); those that appeared only a handful of times throughout the run; and those that were only played once.
* RecursiveImport: The show originated in Italy as ''Il grande gioco dell' oca''. The Spanish version was the first to use a barber (an idea of Emilio's). The next season in Italy, they had a barber.
* RuleOfThree: You were asked three questions on the haircut space, the third of which was [[UnwinnableByDesign always impossible]] to answer.
* RunningGag: Many, but Alberto Murroni (the knife thrower) asking to close the stage gates (to avoid potentially dangerous wind interference) became one of the most recognizable.
* {{Sampling}}: The end of the ThemeTune and the cut-to-commercial music both sample the opening bar of "Stars and Stripes Forever".
* ScaryBlackMan / ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Maxtor, who started beating the crap out of everyone immediately upon entering and against whom the contestant had to beat in a contest.
** A similar character named "Jimmy" appeared on occasion during the second season.
* ShoutOut: Various challenges were themed around ''Film/DoubleImpact'', ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', ''Series/MissionImpossible'' and ''{{Literature/Aladdin}}'', among others. A [[https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150419714840157 pitchfilm]] for a current, updated version by the show's original creator Jocelyn Hattab features set areas and challenges based on ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' and ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.
* SignatureSoundEffect: '''TONS.''' Try finding a five second clip of the show where they are ''not'' playing some kind of sound effect, except for maybe the super dangerous challenges. These ranged from the standard cartoon flips, whoops and bloops, to sound bites of the hosts saying things, to random words.
* TheThunderdome: The cage near the end of the board. Aside from several separate challenges that took place in or involved the cage, if you landed on the space directly in front of its entrance, you had to enter the cage, strap yourself to a bungee cord, and retrieve a key from the backside of a girl who was also on a bungee cord. In all three seasons, the explanation of the challenge always clearly stated that there were no rules; the girl could do ''anything'' to stop you from taking the key.
* UnexpectedlyObscureAnswer: Played with, in that the final question in the haircut game was always impossible.
* UnwinnableByDesign: The aforementioned barber's space, as well as a challenge in which a contestant had to wager money that a professional magician would ''not'' successfully perform an everyday sleight-of-hand trick.
* VariableMix: A rare non-video game example. Depending on the setting of a ''prueba'' (funny, happy, dangerous, underwater, gross, industrial, etc.), a musical track of that style was played accordingly. As the challenge progressed, the composers played additional accompaniment on their keyboards - sometimes depending on what the contestant did, but also ensuring that the same musical track rarely, if ever, sounded the same twice.
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[[caption-width-right:230:[[SignatureSoundEffect ¡¡¡ANIMAAAL!!!]]]]

->''[[ItMakesSenseInContext Ven a jugar al juego de la oca... ven a jugar con nuestra oca loca...]]''

''El gran juego de la oca (The Great Game of the Goose)'' was a mid-[[TheNineties 1990s]] GameShow from Spain that preceded the ''FearFactor''-type game/reality program by five or ten years (and wonderfully lacked many of the now-overused RealityTVTropes). One of the country's most popular offerings at the time, it was rebroadcast in Spanish-speaking countries around the world as well as the United States.

Four contestants played a giant [[BoardGames board game]] based on the actual children's "Game of the Goose" (basically a linear "Chutes and Ladders"), but anything that might have been oriented toward children ended there. One at a time, players rolled the electronic dice, earned money for each space they walked, and finally wagered some of their money on a ''prueba'' (mission) they would then be required to perform. Completing a challenge won the wager, while a failed mission deducted it. As in the board game, there were also some shortcuts scattered throughout the board, especially the titular ''Oca'' spaces. Also included were a few "punishment" spaces that affected any contestant that landed on them, just to make things interesting; the most notable were the ones that required the player to receive BodyPaint or a TraumaticHaircut.

The player to successfully make it to space 63 by exact count won any money he or she had banked. During the first season, winning the game also earned the right to perform a final challenge outside the studio, sometimes even abroad, for a chance to win a car.

Lasted two seasons on Antena 3, then several years later resurfaced as ''El nuevo juego de la oca'' ("The New Game of the Goose") on Telecinco. The latter version was broadcast live and lasted less than one season before being pulled in favor of other programming.
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!!GameShow Tropes in use:
* BonusRound: ''La Reoca'', in which a player had one week to complete a final mission outside the studio to win the car.
* BonusSpace: Every space on the board that was a multiple of 9, as well as #5 in the first season, was specially marked as an ''Oca'' (goose) space. Landing on one allowed you to move to the next ''Oca'' and [[ExtraTurn roll again]].
** There was also a ''Dado'' (die) space at #7 during the first season that allowed the player to take a shortcut to #20 and likewise roll again.
* CarriedByTheHost: Season 1 was hosted and directed by Spanish personality Emilio Aragón. The chemistry on set between himself and his two assistants, Lydia Bosch and Patricia Pérez, was cited as one of the main reasons the show had such a loyal following (Aragón, Bosch and several of the crew members had all worked together previously on ''VIP Noche'', [[TransatlanticEquivalent Spain's version]] of ''HollywoodSquares''). When they changed the hosts (and nearly everyone else) for Season 2, the show lost popularity.
* ConsolationPrize: None were mentioned until the tournament semifinals, where the losers had to complete a ''[[BonusRound Reoca]]'' to win one. Losing tournament finalists each won a motorcycle.
* CoveredInGunge: Many of the challenges.
* HomeGame: Inverted and played straight. The board game was invented long before the TV show, then at least one board game was created based on the show's format, using "truth or dare" type challenges as the ''pruebas''.
* LetsJustSeeWhatWouldHaveHappened: Most frequently seen if a challenge is set up to end with a massive explosion and doesn't - it is usually set off anyway after everyone is at a safe distance just for ooh's and ahh's.
* LosingHorns: Used when a challenge was failed. Type B in Season 1, and Type A afterward (from day one in Italy).
* MysteryBox: Several challenges involved the contestant sticking his hand or head blindly into a container to retrieve objects, read a clue, or eat a piece of food using only his or her mouth. Naturally, these boxes often contained [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent reptiles]], bugs, and/or mice.
* Personnel:
** TheAnnouncer - albeit with a very limited role; the show's judge used the PA system more often.
** GameShowHost:
*** Season 1: Emilio Aragón, Lydia Bosch, and Patricia Pérez.
*** Season 2: Pepe Navarro, Eugenia Santana, and Ivonne Reyes.
*** Season 3: Andrés Caparrós, Elsa Anka and Paloma Marín.
** StudioAudience: Unique, in that the audience members are scattered around the in-the-round set.
* PromotionalConsideration: At least one challenge per episode was sponsored; some of them included Creator/{{Nintendo}}, Hyundai, Boskys cereal, and milk.
* SpeedRound: If time ran short, the game went into ''tirada rápida'' mode, in which no more challenges were played and contestants simply rolled the dice until a winner was crowned.
* {{Whammy}}: The "Death" space (a skull and crossbones) near the end of the course. If you landed here you were sent back to start by the GrimReaper, although you kept your money.
** The ''Ruleta Cruel'' space (literally means "Cruel Roulette"). You have to spin the wheel (or get onto a giant torture wheel; your head is the pointer), and whatever it lands on, you lose that percentage of money.
** Any other "punishment" space, as not going through with the "punishment" cleaned out the contestant's bankroll.
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!!Tropes played with as part of specific challenges:
* BankruptcyBarrel: On a couple of episodes, a contestant would be required to lie down on a large wheel which would then be spun. Along with spaces that awarded or took away money, as well as one that did nothing, three of them had a picture of a goose in a barrel - if the contestant's head landed on one of these, he or she had to get inside an actual barrel, strip completely naked, and finish the rest of the show wearing only the barrel.
* BodyPaint: One of the "punishment" spaces, which featured a model wearing it and pretty much nothing else. If you landed here you spun the wheel and they painted the show's logo (a goose head) on whatever it landed on, cutting away whatever part of your clothes happened to be in the way.
* BuriedAlive
* CirclingBirdies: Geese in particular, any time someone was slapped playing ''Beso y tortazo'' (a kiss was followed by {{Heart Symbol}}s).
* CreepyCentipedes: Found on occasion in the tanks full of bugs the show featured.
* DamselInDistress: Rescue her, or [[MadeOfExplodium whatever she's chained to]] [[TimeBomb will explode]].
* DeathTrap: Many of the games were based on them, and [[DeadlyGame could actually]] ''[[DeadlyGame become]]'' [[DeadlyGame such]] if the safety equipment malfunctioned or the contestant was [[TooDumbToLive stupid enough not to bail]] before running out of time.
* EatThat: Several of the challenges qualify, but a couple were recurring:
** The first season had a challenge called ''Picante Picante''. The contestant was strapped to a chair including around the forehead and asked five questions. For each question he or she answered correctly, the player was fed a sugar cube; failure to do so resulted in the contestant being fed a very spicy food, such as a hot pepper, instead.
** The second season featured the "Chinese Restaurant" at #19. This was a "punishment" space in which the contestant had to at least sample whatever was presented (a whole rat cooked in sweet and sour sauce, ''hair and all'', in the finale).
* HoldTheLine: Several challenges were endurance tests against the clock. One involved a goat licking honey off the contestant's feet, with the challenge being no change in facial expression whatsoever; another involved the contestant not shedding a tear while onions were cut near the contestant's face; a third involved keeping one's heart rate under 100 beats per minute while receiving a striptease.
* IncendiaryExponent: The goal of at least one or two challenges per episode was "put out the fire" or "set something on fire".
* KnifeThrowingAct: Italian knife thrower Alberto Murroni performed a demonstration with his LovelyAssistant Vesna Peracino OnceAnEpisode in both the Italian and Spanish versions, after which the contestant was asked to wager on the outcome of a second demonstration.
* LockAndKeyPuzzle
* MarilynManeuver: An [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTbYRqoREdo entire challenge]] was based on this. The male contestant had to remember what color garter was on each dancer's leg as they performed the dance one by one.
* MudWrestling: The contestant had to complete a challenge in a mud pit while being hindered by a female mud wrestler.
* NintendoHard: Many, many of the challenges.
** The Creator/{{Nintendo}}-sponsored ''Super Mario Challenge'' was beaten by only ''one'' contestant in the entire first season. Coincidence?
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: One of the show's mainstay challenges was locking the contestant in a snake tunnel and forcing them to find the key to get out. Plenty of the other challenges featured reptiles of different kinds as well.
* RewardingVandalism
* StuffBlowingUp
* TarAndFeathers: Used on contestants who landed on "death" in later episodes, with the tar obviously being replaced by a less hazardous substance.
* TimedMission
* TimeBomb
* TraumaticHaircut: If you landed on the deranged barber's space, you WOULD get one, whether you were a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvgy0Jvwae4 man]] or a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk0tdy028qg woman]].
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!!This show also provides examples of:
* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: Not only are you gambling tens of thousands of ''pesetas'' (and your dignity) with every challenge, some of them are [[DeadlyGame potentially deadly]].
* AffablyEvil / BreakoutCharacter: Flequi, the crazy barber in Season 1, full stop. He quickly and easily became the most popular character on the show, to a point where he was sent ''with'' the contestant on quite a few BonusRound missions toward the end of the run. He was referred to as "the most feared and most beloved" person on the show.
* CatchPhrase: Many.
** "''Prueba superada''" for completed challenges, and "''Prueba no superada''" for failed ones.
** "''De oca a oca y tiro porque me toca.''" Originating from the actual board game, it translates loosely into "From goose to goose, I roll because it's my turn" and is said when a contestant lands on an ''Oca'' and has been sent forward.
** "''De dado a dado y tiro porque me ha tocado''", a similar phrase from the original game when a player lands on the "dice" shortcut.
* CelebrityEdition: Done twice; one on [[NewYearHasCome New Year's Eve]] and one in the spring.
* CheatersNeverProsper: Maxtor attempted it once, and the challenge was automatically awarded to the contestant.
* ColourCodedCharacters: The contestants' outfits red, yellow, green, and blue. Two each of the eight ''Oquettes'' represented a contestant's color as well; any time that contestant landed on a shortcut, those particular dancers escorted him or her to the end of it.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: The set is full of bright colors and cartoon geese painted everywhere, it's based on a children's board game, and the Oquettes sing happy songs throughout. When the game actually begins, however, you run into people who want to bodyslam you in mud, beat the crap out of you, lock you in cages with various creatures, blow you up inside cars, or cut all your hair off.
* CrowdChant: "¡Fle-qui! ¡Fle-qui! ¡Fle-qui!"
** Done with some contestants' names as well - most in 3/4 time, interestingly - as well as ''"¡Torero!"'' any time a contestant did something particularly brave.
** Maxtor had a slow one with a drumbeat, during which he would come out and beat the tar out of some of the very ones chanting his name!
* CrowdSong: "Olé olé olé", among others. The theme song itself, during many of the ''Reocas''.
* DancePartyEnding: Both the first and second season finales; see Awesome entry.
* DeadpanSnarker: Pepe Navarro, the main host in Season 2.
* DontTryThisAtHome: Natch. Even more so when freak show acts were brought on to perform.
* ExpositoryThemeTune: The lyrics are an invitation for you as the viewer to come play the game yourself if you are brave and "feel like {{Superman}}''.
* EverythingsBetterWithCows: A two-person cow appeared onstage whenever milk was the mission sponsor.
* {{Fanservice}}: Pretty much ''any'' supporting cast member, and particularly the following:
** The ''Oquettes'' (likely a {{Portmanteau}} of ''Oca'' and Rockettes), a squad of eight girls basically clad in lingerie that "sang" the show's songs, performed various dances, escorted contestants landing on shortcuts to their new spaces, and participated in some of the challenges;
** The ''Chicas Oca'' ("Goose Girls"), who usually just hung out around the pool in swimsuits (usually one-piece, oddly enough), but occasionally assisted with some of the challenges;
** The ''Chicos Oca'' ("Goose Guys"), who usually wore nothing but spandex shorts and helped put the props for challenges together.
* FanDisservice: ''La fea besucona'' ("the ugly kissing lady") and her male counterpart ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSoepha8ZDs el mimoso pringoso]]'' ("the greasy lover"). A Q&A game was played with these characters in which failure to answer a question about good manners resulted in one of the above violently kissing the contestant (''la besucona'' kissed male contestants and vice versa); correct answers resulted in the host getting kissed instead.
* ForeShadowing: The electronic dice are pre-programmed, so when someone gets three-quarters of the way around the board in one or two turns, it is almost ''guaranteed'' that they will be going back to start.
** Averted once or twice, of course, to set up something [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzo-i0_QDzE much more entertaining]].
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The American one, anyway, as censorship standards are much more relaxed in Spain. The model seated at the body paint space was always topless.
* GratuitousEnglish: Emilio, who is apparently bilingual as seen whenever non-Spanish speaking guests were featured, used it frequently. Pepe had his share of it too, frequently saying in English what number space a contestant was currently on.
* GrossUpCloseUp: Especially when bugs or worms were featured. The crew had plenty of small cameras on long poles that they took great pleasure in putting about an inch away from whatever they were playing with.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Flequi. Really the only time he went into jerk mode is when someone landed on his space or [[TemptingFate openly mentioned not wanting to end up there]]; he otherwise generally rooted on the contestants, accompanied several of them on ''Reocas'', and once even taunted Maxtor for losing to a contestant.
** Averted the next season with [[ReplacementScrappy Rizotín]], as he was generally a sarcastic {{Jerkass}} throughout the whole episode.
* KickTheDog: Part of Maxtor's act (see ScaryBlackMan below) as he came out was to have "extras" in the audience to beat up, some of which were wearing slings or were otherwise "handicapped".
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: Maxtor again, as part of the above schtick.
* MinigameGame: Consisted of ''pruebas'' in three or four different forms: those that appeared every show and were assigned a specific space (the wall, chopping watermelons, and the "punishment" spaces, to name a few, although this did not mean they were actually played every episode); those that appeared regularly but were not assigned a space (most notably ''Beso y tortazo'', the "kiss or slap" game); those that appeared only a handful of times throughout the run; and those that were only played once.
* RecursiveImport: The show originated in Italy as ''Il grande gioco dell' oca''. The Spanish version was the first to use a barber (an idea of Emilio's). The next season in Italy, they had a barber.
* RuleOfThree: You were asked three questions on the haircut space, the third of which was [[UnwinnableByDesign always impossible]] to answer.
* RunningGag: Many, but Alberto Murroni (the knife thrower) asking to close the stage gates (to avoid potentially dangerous wind interference) became one of the most recognizable.
* {{Sampling}}: The end of the ThemeTune and the cut-to-commercial music both sample the opening bar of "Stars and Stripes Forever".
* ScaryBlackMan / ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Maxtor, who started beating the crap out of everyone immediately upon entering and against whom the contestant had to beat in a contest.
** A similar character named "Jimmy" appeared on occasion during the second season.
* ShoutOut: Various challenges were themed around ''Film/DoubleImpact'', ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', ''Series/MissionImpossible'' and ''{{Literature/Aladdin}}'', among others. A [[https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150419714840157 pitchfilm]] for a current, updated version by the show's original creator Jocelyn Hattab features set areas and challenges based on ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' and ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.
* SignatureSoundEffect: '''TONS.''' Try finding a five second clip of the show where they are ''not'' playing some kind of sound effect, except for maybe the super dangerous challenges. These ranged from the standard cartoon flips, whoops and bloops, to sound bites of the hosts saying things, to random words.
* TheThunderdome: The cage near the end of the board. Aside from several separate challenges that took place in or involved the cage, if you landed on the space directly in front of its entrance, you had to enter the cage, strap yourself to a bungee cord, and retrieve a key from the backside of a girl who was also on a bungee cord. In all three seasons, the explanation of the challenge always clearly stated that there were no rules; the girl could do ''anything'' to stop you from taking the key.
* UnexpectedlyObscureAnswer: Played with, in that the final question in the haircut game was always impossible.
* UnwinnableByDesign: The aforementioned barber's space, as well as a challenge in which a contestant had to wager money that a professional magician would ''not'' successfully perform an everyday sleight-of-hand trick.
* VariableMix: A rare non-video game example. Depending on the setting of a ''prueba'' (funny, happy, dangerous, underwater, gross, industrial, etc.), a musical track of that style was played accordingly. As the challenge progressed, the composers played additional accompaniment on their keyboards - sometimes depending on what the contestant did, but also ensuring that the same musical track rarely, if ever, sounded the same twice.
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* CarriedByTheHost: Season 1 was hosted and directed by Spanish personality Emilio Aragón. When they changed the hosts (and nearly everyone else) for Season 2, the show lost popularity.

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* CarriedByTheHost: Season 1 was hosted and directed by Spanish personality Emilio Aragón. The chemistry on set between himself and his two assistants, Lydia Bosch and Patricia Pérez, was cited as one of the main reasons the show had such a loyal following (Aragón, Bosch and several of the crew members had all worked together previously on ''VIP Noche'', [[TransatlanticEquivalent Spain's version]] of ''HollywoodSquares''). When they changed the hosts (and nearly everyone else) for Season 2, the show lost popularity.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Flequi. Really the only time he goes into jerk mode is when someone lands on his space or says they don't want to end up there; he otherwise generally roots on the contestants, accompanied several of them on ''Reocas'', and once even taunted Maxtor for losing to a contestant.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Flequi. Really the only time he goes went into jerk mode is when someone lands landed on his space or says they don't want [[TemptingFate openly mentioned not wanting to end up there; there]]; he otherwise generally roots rooted on the contestants, accompanied several of them on ''Reocas'', and once even taunted Maxtor for losing to a contestant.
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* ShoutOut: Various challenges were themed around ''Film/DoubleImpact'', ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', ''Series/MissionImpossible'' and ''{{Literature/Aladdin}}'', among others. A [[https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150419714840157 pitchfilm]] for a current, updated version by the show's original creator Jocelyn Hattab features set areas and challenges based on ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' and ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.
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* CoveredInGunge: Many of the challenges.



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* HoldTheLine: Several challenges were endurance tests against the clock. One involved a goat licking honey off the contestant's feet, with the challenge being no change in facial expression whatsoever; another involved the contestant not shedding a tear while onions were cut near the contestant's face; a third involved keeping one's heart rate under 100 beats per minute while receiving a striptease.
3rd Apr '14 9:26:51 PM IncoG5nito
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** The first season had a challenge called "''Picante Picante''". The contestant was strapped to a chair including around the forehead and asked five questions. For each question he or she answered correctly, the player was fed a sugar cube; failure to do so resulted in the contestant being fed a very spicy food, such as a hot pepper, instead.

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** The first season had a challenge called "''Picante Picante''".''Picante Picante''. The contestant was strapped to a chair including around the forehead and asked five questions. For each question he or she answered correctly, the player was fed a sugar cube; failure to do so resulted in the contestant being fed a very spicy food, such as a hot pepper, instead.



* MinigameGame: Consisted of ''pruebas'' in three or four different forms: those that appeared every show and were assigned a specific space (the wall, chopping watermelons, and the "punishment" spaces, to name a few, although this did not mean they were actually played every episode); those that appeared regularly but were not assigned a space (most notably ''"Beso y tortazo"'', the "kiss or slap" game); those that appeared only a handful of times throughout the run; and those that were only played once.

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* MinigameGame: Consisted of ''pruebas'' in three or four different forms: those that appeared every show and were assigned a specific space (the wall, chopping watermelons, and the "punishment" spaces, to name a few, although this did not mean they were actually played every episode); those that appeared regularly but were not assigned a space (most notably ''"Beso ''Beso y tortazo"'', tortazo'', the "kiss or slap" game); those that appeared only a handful of times throughout the run; and those that were only played once.
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Flequi. Really the only time he goes into jerk mode is when someone lands on his space or says they don't want to end up there; he otherwise generally roots on the contestants, accompanied several of them on ''Reocas'', and once even taunted Maxtor for losing to a contestant.
** Averted the next season with [[ReplacementScrappy Rizotín]], as he was generally a sarcastic {{Jerkass}} throughout the whole episode.


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* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: Maxtor again, as part of the above schtick.
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* SignatureSoundEffect: '''TONS.''' Try finding a five second clip of the show where they are ''not'' playing some kind of sound effect, except for maybe the super dangerous challenges.

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* SignatureSoundEffect: '''TONS.''' Try finding a five second clip of the show where they are ''not'' playing some kind of sound effect, except for maybe the super dangerous challenges. These ranged from the standard cartoon flips, whoops and bloops, to sound bites of the hosts saying things, to random words.
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* DancePartyEnding: Both the first and second season finales; see Awesome entry.
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* MarilynManeuver: An entire challenge was based on this. The male contestant had to remember what color garter was on each dancer's leg as they performed the dance one by one.

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* MarilynManeuver: An [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTbYRqoREdo entire challenge challenge]] was based on this. The male contestant had to remember what color garter was on each dancer's leg as they performed the dance one by one.
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