New Canadian Game Show: Qubit
Hey everyone. I hope you had a nice holiday weekend like I did. I have no more vacations planned for a long time it seems like, so we’ll get back to the news. We’re starting in Canada this week where they have a new game show on the Discovery Channel called Qubit. I’m searching for some clips of it to show you all, but thanks to reader Lidoron for the information. It’s a straight up studio based quiz show (something I’d love to see Discovery in America attempt for a change) for a $10,000 top prize. Three players have to face off against each other before battling the Qube for the money.
The game’s pretty simple. It starts with the standard three player quiz format. Six categories are in play, each with four categories valued at increments of 250 points. Each category is randomly chosen but they can switch the category if desired. Two questions are called “Wild Sides” and involve a different challenge. The Qube displays categories, visual clues, and more. The questions used deal mainly with sciences, technology, and natural history. After round two, the lowest score is eliminated. The final two contestants each play the same 12 questions, with the best time winning the game and playing against the Qube for $10,000.
The winner of the game tries to “crack the Qube” for the top prize. Again, six categories are in play and a six step money ladder going $250, $500, $1000, $2500, $5000, $7500, and $10,000. The champion chooses one of the categories. A right answer knocks the lowest prize off of the ladder, but a wrong answer knocks the top value off. Whatever is left after six questions is what the champ leaves with.
I’m a quiz fan, and as far as this goes it’s a fairly standard stereotypical one but from what I’ve seen from the show’s website it’s done with such style that I’m really interested in seeing it. Plus, to be perfectly frank, we haven’t had a quiz show which actually challenges people to consistently know much of anything since Grand Slam. As I said before, I’d love to see Discovery in America try this if the ratings in Canada work. I know people like Cash Cab but it’s never clicked for me. I just get bored quick. Something like this which has tough trivia to thrill fans of that plus an incredibly nice look and feel which will bring in some others. Not to mention the prize isn’t that bad for Canada which I’ve noticed is notoriously cheap on their game shows. I’ll look for some clips and hopefully we can get something up soon.