|Steve Le Fevre|
Bobby Davro (stand-in)
The Biggest Game in Town was the fourth game show to use the format of Bob's Full House. But what makes this version different from the three others is that this was a live interactive quiz show. For home viewers play along with their own bingo cards as they watch the show.
Each contestant had a 15 square board (no numbers like the three others). The object of the game was to cover up all 15 squares of their boards. They did that by answering a series of questions correctly. Unlike the other versions, all the questions were based on what was in the news for the past 24 hours. Correct answers placed a ball in a square, while incorrect answers caused a player to be frozen out of the next question, but that's only in the final round; the first two rounds gave opposing player a chance to answer the same question. Later shows took a ball off the board. Each correct answer also revealed a number for the home viewers playing at home. A leaderboard was used and updated to keep track of progress. Whoever achieved a full house first, won £5000; the money was shared if more than one person achieved a full house.
In the first round, the contestants tried to cover all four corners of their cards. The first player to do that won £250.
In the second round, contestants race to complete the entire center line. The first player to do that won £500.
In the third & final round, all three players competed to complete their boards and get a Full House. The first player to get the full house wins the game. If time ran out before that happened, then the player with the most covered spaces wins. The winner of the game won an additional £1000 or £50 a ball and the right to player for the daily jackpot of £5550.
In the bonus round, the winning contestant faced another game board but with pound signs at the beginning. The object of the bonus was to clear all three rows in 45 seconds or less by answering questions correctly. Each row was worth money and requires a contract to be completed and numbers were put up whenever a question was answered. The first row required two correct answers and was worth £50. The center row needed three answers to be completed and was worth £500. And the third and final row asked for four correct answers and was worth and additional £5000. So nine correct answers were needed and winning this round was worth a grand total of £5550.
The maximum payoff was £7300.