''"Describe for your partner these Tropes Associated With {{Game Show}}s. You need six to get into the Winner's Circle. Ready? ...Stand by. Ready? GO!"''
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* AllOrNothing
** One wrong move and you walk away with bupkis.
* AudienceGame
** We don't have enough time left for a new game; would ''you'' like to win a crockpot?
* AudienceParticipation
** Come On Down! You're the next contestant on ''The Trope Is Hung''!
* BigWinSirens
** Clang-clang-clang (whoop, WHOOP, ''WHOOOOOOP!!!'').
* BonusRound
** You've won the game, now here's your chance to make some more money!
* BonusSpace
** Stop at Get $5,000 Regardless Of Outcome!
* CarriedByTheHost
** There really isn't much of a game here, so let's get a ''really'' solid host who can make drying paint entertaining.
* CelebrityEdition
** Hey, it's that guy! And he's playing for charity! (Producers who value their handiwork should ''not'' use this full-time on a game usually played by civilians. It's been tried several times, and on every occasion the show in question was canned within a year.)
* ConfettiDrop
** Let's dump a bunch of stuff on the winner!
* ConsolationPrize
** Well, you just had bad luck today, but you're not leaving empty-handed you'll receive a supply of Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco Treat! (''ding-ding!'')
* CoveredInGunge
** If you can find the flag in this giant snot-filled nose, you win a car! (Not limited to game shows, but was a ''staple'' of children's game shows and their spinoffs in the late 1980s-mid 1990s.)
* DeadlyGame
** This one's a real killer.
* DoubleTheDollars
** It's time for Round 2, where all the prizes and penalties are doubled...
* EjectTheLoser
** ...and so is the ''danger!!!'' That breakaway wall behind you / trap door underneath you isn't there just for decoration...
* EpicFail
** Wow you didn't even get one answer right in the bonus round. (Not explicitly a game show trope, but occasionally appears and sometimes combined with WhatAnIdiot, where a contestant gives an obviously bad answer, if they're able to even answer e.g., "Man, that was such an easy puzzle; I can't believe you missed it that badly!")
* ExtraTurn
** Stop at $5,000 + One Spin! (Not explicitly a game show trope, but still very common on them.)
* GameShowAppearance
** When game shows collide with fiction. Usually makes no difference in the characters and keeps the Status Quo intact, but occasionally will set up a plot thread or change a character for the better (or worse).
* GameShowWinningsCap
** You can only win so much, or stay for so long. Be wary of shows that could very well make you a one-and-done champion with -$250.
* GoldenSnitch
** What, you think you have an advantage just because you won the first nine rounds out of ten? (Shows up outside of game shows as well.)
* HomeGame
** All the fun of the game (hopefully), without the fear of cameras or a large audience. Or the pleasure of actually boosting your bank account.
* HomeParticipationSweepstakes
** Call, send in postcards, or go to our website for your chance to win!
* ImmoralRealityShow
** Forcing contestants to do humiliating and possibly harmful things may be morally dubious, but it makes for sky-high audience ratings!
* LetsJustSeeWhatWouldHaveHappened
** This has absolutely no bearing on the outcome of the game, but we're gonna do it anyway because we have to fill a half-hour. Or an hour, sometimes. Or two hours.
* {{Lifelines}}
** Don't know the answer? Call someone who does!
* LosingHorns
** BZZZZZZZZZZ! Ba-bum-da-bummmm...''AWWWWWWWWWWWW''.
* MysteryBox
** Could be something good, could be a Klunk, could be $25,000 in cash... (Most commonly recognized from its use in ''Deal or No Deal'', although it certainly wasn't the first game to use the idea.)
* NonStandardGameOver
** "It's clear you're struggling today, there's too much of a difference between the scores that it's now impossible for you to catch up ... so why don't we end things right now and award the game to our champion." (Not specifically a game show trope, but happens on occasion due to unusual circumstances regarding poor performances that the game ends before its natural conclusion, most notably in the ''Pyramid'' franchise.)
* Personnel:
** TheAnnouncer
*** Introduces the host (and sometimes contestants), describes everything you could win, and describes everything you've won. Typically the first to be heard and the last to speak.
** GameShowHost
*** Asks questions, hands out money, and (if you're lucky) makes fun of bad contestants.
** LovelyAssistant
*** Shows off the toasters, cars, and swimsuits. Or maybe just stands around as something to make sitting through the horrible format/emcee/contestants worthwhile.
** StudioAudience
*** Smile! Laugh! Applaud!
* ProductPlacement
** You've landed on the Hot Pockets JACKPOT space, brought to you by Hot Pockets!
* ProgressiveJackpot
** You lost today, but if you win tomorrow it'll be worth even more!
* PromotionalConsideration
** [=HeadOn=], apply directly to the forehead!
* RetiredGameShowElement
** Professor Price is gonna help you all he can, and that's good because he has ''all the answers''.
* RulesSpiel
** Here's how we play the game...
* ShowTheFolksAtHome
** Let's reveal who today's Secret Square is...
* SoundProofBooth
** Your partner is offstage, where they can't see or hear your answers.
* SpeedRound
** This will decide the game. Put 60 seconds on the clock, please. (''ding'') Time starts...now.
* ThingOMeter
** How much did the audience like your handiwork? Most notably seen on ''Queen For A Day'' (Applause Meter), although a few other games used similar ideas.
* ThinkMusic
** While you ponder on an answer to the question we just asked, here's your musical timer. (Most notably used on ''Jeopardy!'', although it's hardly unique.)
* UndesirablePrize
** What the hell ''is'' that thing, anyway? Did they really think someone would want this?
* UnexpectedlyObscureAnswer
** What the hell is Liederkranz?!
* {{Whammy}}
** I cannot tell a lie you lose!
* WhatAnIdiot
** "Who is the Father of Our Country?" followed by contestant drawing a blank, and then being dumbfounded when the correct answer is given. (Certainly not limited to game shows, but plenty of these moments have led to game shows' all-time funniest or greatest moments. Goes on the YMMV tab for the specific shows.)
* WhoWantsToBeWhoWantsToBeAMillionaire
** How many different ways ''can'' you say "Is that your final answer?"
* {{Zonk}}
** And let's show you what's behind Curtain #3, it's a live raccoon!
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