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28th Feb '16 2:11:20 PM Gimere
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* ''Series/MatchGame''':
** 1962-69: ''The players will write down responses to questions of which there can be a number of answers, in an attempt to match each other. First team to 100 points wins the game and goes on to the Audience Match.
** The 1973 revival: ''You two contestants will be answering questions in an attempt to match as many of our celebrities as you can. You'll have two chances; the one who matches the most celebrities after the second round wins the game, gets $100, and goes on to the Super-Match where you can win over $5000.''

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* ''Series/MatchGame''':
''Series/MatchGame'':
** 1962-69: ''The ''"The players will write down responses to questions of which there can be a number of answers, in an attempt to match each other. First team to 100 points wins the game and goes on to the Audience Match.
Match."''
** The 1973 revival: ''You ''"You two contestants will be answering questions in an attempt to match as many of our celebrities as you can. You'll have two chances; the one who matches the most celebrities after the second round wins the game, gets $100, and goes on to the Super-Match where you can win over $5000.''"''
28th Feb '16 2:08:49 PM Gimere
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So you've just debuted a brand new [[GameShows game show]], and now you need to tell the audience how the game is played. If the host explains these rules exactly the same way, day after day, until it reaches the point where fans of the show can practically recite from memory what he's about to say, your explanation has just become a Rules Spiel.

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So you've just debuted a brand new [[GameShows game show]], {{game show}}, and now you need to tell the audience how the game is played. If the host explains these rules exactly the same way, day after day, until it reaches the point where fans of the show can practically recite from memory what he's about to say, your explanation has just become a Rules Spiel.



* Done in ''Series/TheChase'', with the host explaining how to play the cash builder, main chase/table and the final chase. Condensed a bit in recent series given how long the show's now been running.

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* Done in on ''Series/TheChase'', with the host explaining how to play the cash builder, main chase/table and the final chase. Condensed It's been condensed a bit in recent series later series, given how long the show's now been running.



* ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'' (UK): ''"I need you please to confirm that you chose box number X at random before the show began. It is sealed by our independent adjudicator, who seals all 22 boxes and is the only one who knows where the money is."''

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* ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'' ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'':
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(UK): ''"I need you please to confirm that you chose box number X at random before the show began. It is sealed by our independent adjudicator, who seals all 22 boxes and is the only one who knows where the money is."''



* ''Series/FamilyFeud'': ''"One hundred people surveyed, top X answers on the board. Try to give me the most popular answer. Here's the question..."''

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* ''Series/FamilyFeud'': ''Series/FamilyFeud'':
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''"One hundred people surveyed, top X answers on the board. Try to give me the most popular answer. Here's the question..."''



* ''Series/TheJokersWild'': At least during the 1990 revival. "The Joker's Wild ''is a game of definitions. I'll give the contestants a word, a phrase, a person, or a place, and they'll tell me what it means."'' ... ''"And remember, if our judges determine that ''any part'' of your answer is incorrect, I'll have to call you wrong."''

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* The 1990 revival of ''Series/TheJokersWild'': At least during the 1990 revival. "The Joker's Wild ''is a game of definitions. I'll give the contestants a word, a phrase, a person, or a place, and they'll tell me what it means."'' ... ''"And remember, if our judges determine that ''any part'' any part of your answer is incorrect, I'll have to call you it/you wrong."''



* ''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'': Hell, the entire show was one giant Rules Spiel, given that all of Olmec's explanations were pre-recorded and Kirk Fogg read everything off cue cards.

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* ''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'': Hell, the entire show ''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'' was one giant Rules Spiel, given that all of Olmec's explanations were pre-recorded and Kirk Fogg read everything off cue cards.



* First three seasons of Chuck Woolery's {{Lingo}}: ''"Here's how we play ''Lingo'': The team in control gets up to five chances to guess a mystery word. We start with the first letter of the word. Players take turns making guesses and our board will indicate whether a letter is correct and it's in the right place. A correct answer is worth 25 points. But at if any time you give us a word that doesn't fit, isn't a real word, or you take too long, control passes to the next team and they have a chance to win those points. Now, the team with the correct guess gets to draw two Lingo balls with corresponding numbers to their own Lingo board. All you have to do is try to do is complete a row of numbers, either five across, up and down, or diagonally. Each Lingo is worth 50 points and a free letter during Bonus Lingo."''
** ''"I'm gonna give you two minutes to guess as many five-letter words as you can. You're gonna have up to five guesses for each word; for every one you get right, you're gonna get a Lingo ball which you'll use to try to complete your Bonus Lingo card to win that ''(prize).''''
* ''Series/MatchGame'''s original rules (1962-69) as per Gene Rayburn: ''The players will write down responses to questions of which there can be a number of answers, in an attempt to match each other. First team to 100 points wins the game and goes on to the Audience Match.

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* First three seasons of Chuck Woolery's {{Lingo}}: {{Lingo}}:
** Main Game:
''"Here's how we play ''Lingo'': The team in control gets up to five chances to guess a mystery word. We start with the first letter of the word. Players take turns making guesses and our board will indicate whether a letter is correct and it's in the right place. A correct answer is worth 25 points. But at if any time you give us a word that doesn't fit, isn't a real word, or you take too long, control passes to the next team and they have a chance to win those points. Now, the team with the correct guess gets to draw two Lingo balls with corresponding numbers to their own Lingo board. All you have to do is try to do is complete a row of numbers, either five across, up and down, or diagonally. Each Lingo is worth 50 points and a free letter during Bonus Lingo."''
** [[BonusRound Bonus Lingo]]: ''"I'm gonna give you two minutes to guess as many five-letter words as you can. You're gonna have up to five guesses for each word; for every one you get right, you're gonna get a Lingo ball which you'll use to try to complete your Bonus Lingo card to win that ''(prize).''''
* ''Series/MatchGame'''s original rules (1962-69) as per Gene Rayburn: ''Series/MatchGame''':
** 1962-69:
''The players will write down responses to questions of which there can be a number of answers, in an attempt to match each other. First team to 100 points wins the game and goes on to the Audience Match.



* ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'': While the rules to each of the pricing games were pretty much ad-libbed, the three permanent features of the show are described the same way on a daily basis.

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* ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'': While the rules to each of the pricing games were pretty much ad-libbed, the three permanent features of the show are described the same way on a daily basis.basis:



*** Bill Cullen repeated the rules for his version on each nighttime show: ''We put the merchandise up for bids, and you bid on it. Go as high as you like, stop whenever you like; it goes to the one who bids highest to the actual retail price without going over, and the big winner comes back next week to take on three new challengers.''
*** The home sweepstakes on Cullen's show had a standard spiel when the third version of it became the standard: ''Write your name, along with a residence address and your estimate on [the prizes] on a postcard and mail it to [theme name of] Sweepstakes, The Price Is Right, post office box xxx, New York City, N.Y., 100xx. Entries must be in our hands no later than midnight on [date specified]. Cards are selected at random, and on the telecast of [date specified], five lucky people will have their cards drawn with the winner being the first person with the exact price. If none of the five cards has the exact price, then the winner will be the first card whose estimate is closest to the actual retail price without going over. Anyone associated with The Price Is Right and anyone who has been a contestant before are not eligible. Mail handling for the sweepstakes is under the supervision of an independent organization and the decision of the judges is final.''
* ''Series/{{Trashed}}'': Parodied, as the announcer would read the rules to the BonusRound at an [[RattlingOffLegal incomprehensibly fast speed]] while the complete legal version [[UnreadableDisclaimer scrolled up the screen at an even faster rate.]]

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*** Bill Cullen ** Creator/BillCullen repeated the rules for his version on each nighttime show: ''We put the merchandise up for bids, and you bid on it. Go as high as you like, stop whenever you like; it goes to the one who bids highest to the actual retail price without going over, and the big winner comes back next week to take on three new challengers.''
*** ** The home sweepstakes on Cullen's show had a standard spiel when the third version of it became the standard: ''Write your name, along with a residence address and your estimate on [the prizes] on a postcard and mail it to [theme name of] Sweepstakes, The Price Is Right, post office box xxx, New York City, N.Y., 100xx. Entries must be in our hands no later than midnight on [date specified]. Cards are selected at random, and on the telecast of [date specified], five lucky people will have their cards drawn with the winner being the first person with the exact price. If none of the five cards has the exact price, then the winner will be the first card whose estimate is closest to the actual retail price without going over. Anyone associated with The Price Is Right and anyone who has been a contestant before are not eligible. Mail handling for the sweepstakes is under the supervision of an independent organization and the decision of the judges is final.''
* ''Series/{{Trashed}}'': Parodied, ''Series/{{Trashed}}'' parodied this, as the announcer would read the rules to the BonusRound at an [[RattlingOffLegal incomprehensibly fast speed]] while the complete legal version [[UnreadableDisclaimer scrolled up the screen at an even faster rate.]]



* ''[[Series/YouDontSay You Don't Say!]]'': Tom Kennedy: ''Object is to get your partner to say a name by giving the clues in the form of a statement leaving off the last word which can sound like, but not be spelled like, any part of the name. '''That's''' the word you '''don't''' say''.
* ''Series/WheelOfFortune'': ''"Look out for the Bankrupt space, because if you hit it, you lose all your cash, but not your merchandise, because once you buy a prize, it's yours to keep."''

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* ''[[Series/YouDontSay You Don't Say!]]'': Tom Kennedy: ''Series/YouDontSay'': ''Object is to get your partner to say a name by giving the clues in the form of a statement leaving off the last word which can sound like, but not be spelled like, any part of the name. '''That's''' the word you '''don't''' say''.
* ''Series/WheelOfFortune'': ''Series/WheelOfFortune'':
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''"Look out for the Bankrupt space, because if you hit it, you lose all your cash, but not your merchandise, because once you buy a prize, it's yours to keep."''



* ''Series/WouldILieToYou''

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* ''Series/WouldILieToYou''''Series/WouldILieToYou'':
1st Feb '16 4:00:38 PM MoPete
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** Fast Money, before the first player's turn: "''I'll ask you five questions. Try to give me the most popular answer you can think of. If you can't think of something, say 'Pass' and we'll come back to it if there's time. If you and your partner get 200 points, you know what you win?"''"
1st Feb '16 3:56:44 PM MoPete
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--> '''Host''': "Not every match is going to be exact. It's got to be a got to be match that fits this clue..."

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--> '''Host''': "Not every match is going to be exact. It's got to be a got to be match that fits this clue..."


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** If you waited after inputting your names and picking the length of your game, a short rules spiel would begin after the buzzer keys were stated. A typical one is...
--> ''"Now pay attention, and don't screw this up. If you think you know the answer, buzz in, then hit 1, 2, 3, or 4 that matches what you think the answer is. Got it?"
1st Feb '16 3:50:05 PM MoPete
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** (US): ''"Up there, we have 26 lovely ladies holding 26 cases, each holding a amount randomly assigned by a third party. We don't know what's in what case, but we do know one case is holding... [[PunctuatedForEmphasis One. Million. Dollars.]] All the way down to [[{{Zonk}} one penny]]."''
3rd Jun '15 9:53:25 AM KoopaKid17
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* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'': Every game featured in the show had its own rules which the host would explain before the performers began the scene.
20th Feb '15 3:01:15 AM Ccook1956
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*** The home sweepstakes on Cullen's show had a standard spiel when the third version of it became the standard: ''Write your name, a residence address and your estimate on [the prizes] on a postcard and mail it to [theme name of] Sweepstakes, The Price Is Right, post office box xxx, New York City, N.Y., 100xx. Entries must be in our hands nom later than midnight on [date specified]. Cards are selected at random, and on the telecast of [date specified], five lucky people will have their cards drawn with the winner being the first person with the exact price. If none of the five cards has the exact price, then the winner will be the first card whose estimate is closest to the actual retail price without going over. Anyone associated with The Price Is Right and anyone who has been a contestant before are not eligible. Mail handling for the sweepstakes is under the supervision of an independent organization and the decision of the judges is final.''

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*** The home sweepstakes on Cullen's show had a standard spiel when the third version of it became the standard: ''Write your name, along with a residence address and your estimate on [the prizes] on a postcard and mail it to [theme name of] Sweepstakes, The Price Is Right, post office box xxx, New York City, N.Y., 100xx. Entries must be in our hands nom no later than midnight on [date specified]. Cards are selected at random, and on the telecast of [date specified], five lucky people will have their cards drawn with the winner being the first person with the exact price. If none of the five cards has the exact price, then the winner will be the first card whose estimate is closest to the actual retail price without going over. Anyone associated with The Price Is Right and anyone who has been a contestant before are not eligible. Mail handling for the sweepstakes is under the supervision of an independent organization and the decision of the judges is final.''
1st Feb '15 12:03:01 PM Ccook1956
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*** The home sweepstakes on Cullen's show had a standard spiel when the third version of it became the standard: ''Write your name, a residence address and your estimate on [the prizes] on a postcard and mail it to [theme name of] Sweepstakes, The Price Is Right, post office box xxx, New York City, N.Y., 100xx. Entries must be in our hands by [date specified]. Send as many post cards as you like; cards are selected at random, and on the telecast of [date specified], five lucky people will have their cards drawn with the winner being the first person with the exact price. If none of the five cards has the exact price, then the winner will be the first card whose estimate is closest to the actual retail price without going over. Anyone associated with The Price Is Right or anyone who has been a contestant before are not eligible. Mail handling for the sweepstakes is under the supervision of an independent organization and the decision of the judges is final.''

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*** The home sweepstakes on Cullen's show had a standard spiel when the third version of it became the standard: ''Write your name, a residence address and your estimate on [the prizes] on a postcard and mail it to [theme name of] Sweepstakes, The Price Is Right, post office box xxx, New York City, N.Y., 100xx. Entries must be in our hands by nom later than midnight on [date specified]. Send as many post cards as you like; cards Cards are selected at random, and on the telecast of [date specified], five lucky people will have their cards drawn with the winner being the first person with the exact price. If none of the five cards has the exact price, then the winner will be the first card whose estimate is closest to the actual retail price without going over. Anyone associated with The Price Is Right or and anyone who has been a contestant before are not eligible. Mail handling for the sweepstakes is under the supervision of an independent organization and the decision of the judges is final.''
20th Apr '14 11:46:53 AM moogal
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* Wacaday had a rather unusual version for its game segment: "Mallett's Mallet is a word association game, where you musn't pause, hesitate, repeat a word, or say a word I don't like... otherwise you get a bash on the head like this...or like this...the one with the most bruises loses.... look at each other and go Bleugh! Look at everyone at home and go Bleugh! Everyone at home look at them and go Bleugh!"
7th Jan '14 9:02:53 AM CorahsUncle
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* Done in the Series/TheChase, with the host explaining how to play the cash builder, main chase/table and the final chase. Condensed a bit in recent series given how long the show's now been running.
* {{Concentration}}: Hugh Downs' spiel was very basic--''The object of the game is to solve the puzzle...the title of something, a well-known phrase or something you know.''
* DealOrNoDeal (UK): ''"I need you please to confirm that you chose box number X at random before the show began. It is sealed by our independent adjudicator, who seals all 22 boxes and is the only one who knows where the money is."''
* [[DoubleDare1986 Double Dare]] (1986-93): ''"I'm going to ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer or think the other team hasn't got a clue, you can Dare them to answer it for double the dollars. But be careful, because they can always Double Dare you back for four times the amount, and then you either have to answer the question or take the Physical Challenge."''

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* Done in the Series/TheChase, ''Series/TheChase'', with the host explaining how to play the cash builder, main chase/table and the final chase. Condensed a bit in recent series given how long the show's now been running.
* {{Concentration}}: ''Series/{{Concentration}}'': Hugh Downs' spiel was very basic--''The object of the game is to solve the puzzle...the title of something, a well-known phrase or something you know.''
* DealOrNoDeal ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'' (UK): ''"I need you please to confirm that you chose box number X at random before the show began. It is sealed by our independent adjudicator, who seals all 22 boxes and is the only one who knows where the money is."''
* [[DoubleDare1986 ''[[Series/DoubleDare1986 Double Dare]] Dare]]'' (1986-93): ''"I'm going to ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer or think the other team hasn't got a clue, you can Dare them to answer it for double the dollars. But be careful, because they can always Double Dare you back for four times the amount, and then you either have to answer the question or take the Physical Challenge."''



* FamilyFeud: ''"One hundred people surveyed, top X answers on the board. Try to give me the most popular answer. Here's the question..."''

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* FamilyFeud: ''Series/FamilyFeud'': ''"One hundred people surveyed, top X answers on the board. Try to give me the most popular answer. Here's the question..."''



* Series/FindersKeepers: ''"In our Hidden Pictures round, the first team to correctly match the clue with what's hidden gets $25. You also earn the right to search a room, where finding the hidden object wins you $50. But if you don't find the object, the money goes to the other team. The team with the most money at the end of the game wins and gets to go on a wild Room-to-Room Romp for some great prizes."''

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* Series/FindersKeepers: ''Series/FindersKeepers'': ''"In our Hidden Pictures round, the first team to correctly match the clue with what's hidden gets $25. You also earn the right to search a room, where finding the hidden object wins you $50. But if you don't find the object, the money goes to the other team. The team with the most money at the end of the game wins and gets to go on a wild Room-to-Room Romp for some great prizes."''



* TheHollywoodSquares: ''"The object for the players is to get three stars in a row, either across, up-and-down or diagonally; it is up to them to figure out if a star is giving a correct answer or making one up; that's how they get the square."''
* TheJokersWild: At least during the 1990 revival. "The Joker's Wild ''is a game of definitions. I'll give the contestants a word, a phrase, a person, or a place, and they'll tell me what it means."'' ... ''"And remember, if our judges determine that ''any part'' of your answer is incorrect, I'll have to call you wrong."''
* ''Jokers Wild'' (the {{ITV}} PanelGame): "I take cards with subjects from these boxes, and one of our comedian attempts to tell a joke on that subject. If anyone on the other team thinks he knows that joke, he can interrupt and try to complete it. We'll play the game -- you'll see how it goes."

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* TheHollywoodSquares: ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'': ''"The object for the players is to get three stars in a row, either across, up-and-down or diagonally; it is up to them to figure out if a star is giving a correct answer or making one up; that's how they get the square."''
* TheJokersWild: ''Series/TheJokersWild'': At least during the 1990 revival. "The Joker's Wild ''is a game of definitions. I'll give the contestants a word, a phrase, a person, or a place, and they'll tell me what it means."'' ... ''"And remember, if our judges determine that ''any part'' of your answer is incorrect, I'll have to call you wrong."''
* ''Jokers Wild'' (the {{ITV}} Creator/{{ITV}} PanelGame): "I take cards with subjects from these boxes, and one of our comedian attempts to tell a joke on that subject. If anyone on the other team thinks he knows that joke, he can interrupt and try to complete it. We'll play the game -- you'll see how it goes."



* LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple: Hell, the entire show was one giant Rules Spiel, given that all of Olmec's explanations were pre-recorded and Kirk Fogg read everything off cue cards.

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* LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple: ''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'': Hell, the entire show was one giant Rules Spiel, given that all of Olmec's explanations were pre-recorded and Kirk Fogg read everything off cue cards.



* Match Game's original rules (1962-69) as per Gene Rayburn: ''The players will write down responses to questions of which there can be a number of answers, in an attempt to match each other. First team to 100 points wins the game and goes on to the Audience Match.

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* Match Game's ''Series/MatchGame'''s original rules (1962-69) as per Gene Rayburn: ''The players will write down responses to questions of which there can be a number of answers, in an attempt to match each other. First team to 100 points wins the game and goes on to the Audience Match.



* Series/MervGriffinsCrosswords: ''"First player to buzz-in with the correct answer, and the correct spelling, earns cash. You get it wrong, we're gonna subtract that amount from your score and your opponent may get a shot at it.''" [later episodes added ''"And remember, some answers may contain two or three words."'']
* Series/{{Scrabble}} (during the Scrabble Sprint round): ''"[The first Sprint player] is going to establish a time; the winner of the next crossword is going to try to beat that time. Don't forget to hit your plunger, that's what stops the clock. No Stoppers in any of these words; all the letters are good."''
* ThePriceIsRight: While the rules to each of the pricing games were pretty much ad-libbed, the three permanent features of the show are described the same way on a daily basis.
** Item Up For Bids (first one only): ''"That [prize] will go to the one of you who bids closest to the actual retail price without going over."'' Or, alternatively: ''"Please bid only in dollars, because we round off the prices of each prize to the nearest dollar."''

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* Series/MervGriffinsCrosswords: ''Series/MervGriffinsCrosswords'': ''"First player to buzz-in with the correct answer, and the correct spelling, earns cash. You get it wrong, we're gonna subtract that amount from your score and your opponent may get a shot at it.''" [later episodes added ''"And remember, some answers may contain two or three words."'']
* Series/{{Scrabble}} ''Series/{{Scrabble}}'' (during the Scrabble Sprint round): ''"[The first Sprint player] is going to establish a time; the winner of the next crossword is going to try to beat that time. Don't forget to hit your plunger, that's what stops the clock. No Stoppers in any of these words; all the letters are good."''
* ThePriceIsRight: ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'': While the rules to each of the pricing games were pretty much ad-libbed, the three permanent features of the show are described the same way on a daily basis.
** Item Up For for Bids (first one only): ''"That [prize] will go to the one of you who bids closest to the actual retail price without going over."'' Or, alternatively: ''"Please bid only in dollars, because we round off the prices price of each prize to the nearest dollar."''



* Series/{{Trashed}}: Parodied, as the announcer would read the rules to the BonusRound at an [[RattlingOffLegal incomprehensibly fast speed]] while the complete legal version [[UnreadableDisclaimer scrolled up the screen at an even faster rate.]]
* Averted very often on ''UniversityChallenge'', where Paxman will say something like "you can probably all recite the rules better than I can, so let's just get on with it".
* Series/TheWeakestLink: ''"The object of each round is to answer enough questions correctly to reach your (insert money amount here) target within the time limit. There are X of you, so the easiest way to reach the target is with a chain of X correct answers. Answer a question wrong and you'll break the chain and lose all the money in that chain. But if you say the word 'Bank' before the question is read, the money will be safe; however you will have to start a brand new chain. Remember that only money that has been banked will be carried over to the next round."''

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* Series/{{Trashed}}: ''Series/{{Trashed}}'': Parodied, as the announcer would read the rules to the BonusRound at an [[RattlingOffLegal incomprehensibly fast speed]] while the complete legal version [[UnreadableDisclaimer scrolled up the screen at an even faster rate.]]
* Averted very often on ''UniversityChallenge'', ''Series/UniversityChallenge'', where Paxman will say something like "you can probably all recite the rules better than I can, so let's just get on with it".
* Series/TheWeakestLink: ''Series/TheWeakestLink'': ''"The object of each round is to answer enough questions correctly to reach your (insert money amount here) target within the time limit. There are X of you, so the easiest way to reach the target is with a chain of X correct answers. Answer a question wrong and you'll break the chain and lose all the money in that chain. But if you say the word 'Bank' before the question is read, the money will be safe; however you will have to start a brand new chain. Remember that only money that has been banked will be carried over to the next round."''



* ''[[Series/YouDontSay You Don't Say!]]'': Tom Kennedy: ''Object is to get your partner to say a name by giving the clues in the form of a statement leaving off the last word which can sound like but not be spelled like any part of the name. '''That's''' the word you '''don't''' say''.
* WheelOfFortune: ''"Look out for the Bankrupt space, because if you hit it, you lose all your cash, but not your merchandise, because once you buy a prize, it's yours to keep."''

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* ''[[Series/YouDontSay You Don't Say!]]'': Tom Kennedy: ''Object is to get your partner to say a name by giving the clues in the form of a statement leaving off the last word which can sound like like, but not be spelled like like, any part of the name. '''That's''' the word you '''don't''' say''.
* WheelOfFortune: ''Series/WheelOfFortune'': ''"Look out for the Bankrupt space, because if you hit it, you lose all your cash, but not your merchandise, because once you buy a prize, it's yours to keep."''



** For several seasons on the prime time show after shopping was removed: "$1000 is the top dollar value for our first round, and we are playing for cash."
* WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: ''"You're sitting in our hot seat, just fifteen questions away from one million dollars. The rules are quite simple: the more questions you get right, the more money you win. Once you reach the $1000 or the $32,000 level, you are guaranteed to leave with at least that much money."'' Reege would then go into explaining the {{lifelines}}. By the time the show went into its full-time run in 2000, this was just condensed to ''"You know the rules, you know the Lifelines, let's play."''
* WouldILieToYou

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** For several seasons on the prime time syndicated show after shopping was removed: "$1000 "One thousand dollars is the top dollar value for our first round, and we are playing for cash."
* WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire: ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'': ''"You're sitting in our hot seat, just fifteen 15 questions away from one million dollars. The rules are quite simple: the more questions you get right, the more money you win. Once you reach the $1000 or the $32,000 level, you are guaranteed to leave with at least that much money."'' Reege would then go into explaining the {{lifelines}}. By the time the show went into its full-time run in 2000, this was just condensed to ''"You know the rules, you know the Lifelines, let's play."''
* WouldILieToYou''Series/WouldILieToYou''



* VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack did this for special types of categories, especially the final question, the "Jack Attack":

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* VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack ''VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack'' did this for special types of categories, especially the final question, the "Jack Attack":



* Parodied on ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'', where every round of One Song To The Tune Of Another is preceded by a ''completely different'' complex explanation of the rules by analogy, which quickly descends into {{Metaphorgotten}}. (The actual rules of One Song To The Tune Of Another can be summed up in a single [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin round title]].)

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* Parodied on ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'', where every round of One Song To The to the Tune Of of Another is preceded by a ''completely different'' complex explanation of the rules by analogy, which quickly descends into {{Metaphorgotten}}. (The actual rules of One Song To The to the Tune Of of Another can be summed up in a single [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin round title]].)
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