Can You Beat Ken?™
OBJECT OF THE GAME:
To be the first player to win $2,600,000.
First player spins the spinner and moves the game token the indicated number of spaces on the Game Path. NOTE: Always move on arc paths in clockwise direction.
If any player answers the question correctly, s/he moves forward two spaces ($200,000). Incorrect players stay put.
If any player answers the question correctly, s/he moves his/her chip forward three spaces ($300,000). Incorrect players stay put.
The spinning Player challenges any player, including Ken. A challenge cannot be refused. The spinning Player wagers one to three spaces ($100,000 to $300,000) BEFORE the question is asked.
Players who get the answer correct move forward the wagered amount on their Money Track. Players who answer incorrectly move backwards the wagered amount and the round is over.
The spinning Player challenges all players. This challenge cannot be refused.
The spinning Player wagers one to three spaces ($100,000 to $300,000) BEFORE the question is asked.
Players who answer correctly move forward the wagered amount on their Money Track. Incorrect players move backward the wagered amount.
If the spinner points to Challenge 1-on-1 or Challenge All- every player is included in the challenge round and Ken automatically wagers three spaces ($300,000). The rules outlined in #6 for “Challenge All” turns are applied.
When a player lands on a game space with a star-shaped dot, this is automatically a “Challenge Ken” question. Player determines the wager in a head-to-head challenge with Ken.
If the player lands on a “Can you Beat Ken?” space with a Challenge 1-on-1 or Challenge All spin, every player is automatically included in the challenge. The spinning Player determines the wager.
When Ken lands on the “Can you Beat Ken?” space, it’s a “Challenge All” round, the wager is worth three spaces and challenge rules apply, including winning players receiving a $100K bonus when beating Ken.
When a player lands on a space at a point where the background matches his/her Money Track color, s/he immediately receives a bonus of $300,000 (three spaces on his/her money Track).
The Player’s turn continues in normal fashion with the value dictated by the spinner.
No player can win on someone else’s turn (including Ken). Players must wait until it is their turn to advance to $2.6M-whether on a Regular value or Challenge round.
When a player (including Ken) has a chance to win on his/her turn-whether with a Regular or Challenge round-the player with the least winnings draws the top card and chooses any question to pose to the potential winner.
If the potential winner correctly answers the question, s/he moves into the $2.6 M Winner’s Circle” and the game is over.
If Ken wins first, game play continues until another player reaches $2.6 million.
Note: To provide players with a decent chance of beating the all-time TV trivia champ in the world, we handicapped Ken Jennings. On all multiple choice questions, we asked Ken without providing him the multiple choices.
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