|Samantha "Sam" Brown|
Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow is a five-part series where five classic game shows are recreated. The shows are:
- Play Your Cards Right (Played twice, first time with celebrities and second time with civilian contestants)
- The Price Is Right (Played twice, first on June 6, then as part of a upcoming Christmas special)
- Take Your Pick
- Strike It Lucky
Two sets of two (celebrity) couples competed (for charity). Each couple plays the standard PYCR front game; winning a round earns the couple £1,000. The two winning couples from each game then play a seven-card showdown; one question is asked for the option to go first or second; control passing between couples with every wrong guess. Whichever couple wins earns another £1,000 and plays a new Epic Endgame. In the Epic Endgame, the winning couple faces a pyramid of twelve cards. The bottom row has five, then three, two, one, and one card. Each row is played separately, with the last card of the previous row becoming the base card of the new row; when a row is cleared, the couple could keep the money or play on.
The couple has three change cards to use at any time, and wrong guesses earn strikes; three strikes and they're out. The money is as follows:
This show featured civilian contestants, with an exact bid in Contestant's Row earning that player £200. The games played were:
- Hole in One
- Any Number
- Plinko: Played for up to £5,000 with this board - £50-£250-£500-£1,000-£0-£1,000-£500-£250-£50
The three players closest to each item up for bid got to spin the wheel, in which 100 won £1,000. The winner then played the Epic Showcase Final with a static range of £3,000.
This show featured civilian contestants, with the Yes/No gong handled by The Chase's Shaun Wallace. Surviving the Yes/No game moved on to four questions, in which answering three earned a pick of ten keys. Each key opens a box with prizes within ranging from booby prizes (wet wipes, Alan's autograph, half-eaten sandwich, used toothbrush) to major prizes. Alan offers money to buy the key back; refusing all offers earns the player the chosen prize. The player then chooses another key (coloured red, yellow, pink, blue, green, white) for the Epic Endgame. Six coloured boxes are presented, five saying "GAME OVER", the sixth saying "EPIC ENDGAME". The player with "EPIC ENDGAME" faces nine more boxes, featuring three booby prizes but also six star prizes, the biggest being a Toyota Yaris.
The player first chooses one of two mystery boxes, one saying "EPIC WIN", giving him the Yaris and everything in the endgame, the other says "LOSE". They then pick one box from each row of the pyramid, with each row having one booby prize and the rest star prizes. After those three pics, the player can take the three prizes, or risk them to open the box selected at the top of the round.
The front game is played the same, but it took two couples to end the round and play a head to head round. The head to head round is played similar to the endgame from the original, with the team having the fewest Hot Spots winning.
In the Epic Endgame, two more rows are added and not all screens were used. Starting at the bottom, one player must strike a screen in each row. An arrow moves them up a row and wins a prize, a Hot Spot or a wrong answer to a question earns a strike; three and the round ends with all prizes lost. Winning is worth a holiday. Here's how many screens were in use for the endgame:
Three of the rounds are the same as before, but the match is played with four teams instead of three.
The first round, Bully's Category Board was played two teams at a time. Each pair of teams were competing for the right to play Pounds for Points for the right to face Bully's Prize Board and later the new Epic Bullseye Bonus Game.
The categories used were:
- Famous Alans
And here's how the players score in this round:
The Pounds for Points & Bully's Prize Board rounds work the same way as the original.
The prizes on Bully's Prize Board that night were:
- Robot Vacuum
- Teas Made
- Wend End Musical of 9 to 5
- Camping Equipment
- Hostess Trolley
- HIs & Her Smart Watches
- Flowers for a Year
- XBOX One
- London Holiday
Unlike the original show, the prizes won from Bully's Prize Board were not at risk. In the Epic Endgame, the winning team was faced with four spinning targets, referred to as "The Four Epic Boards of Bully." Each one has a red section which grew smaller for each new target. The object of the game was to throw your dart at the red section and win a prize, with the final prize being a Mini.