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Edited: Feb 11, 2011, 12:21pm Top

This game is played like the bonus round of the $25,000 Pyramid, a gameshow from the 80s.


1. There are 6 categories worth $50, $100, $150, $200, $250, and $300.
2. The $50 should be EXTREMELY easy
3. The $100 should be "What ________ Might Say" where the blank is filled with a famous person
4. The $150 - $300 should be progressively more difficult categories.
5. For all but the $100, give a list of 4 or more items that might help the guesser guess the category. You can only give a list, not a description.
6. Players submit a list if 6 answers. First one to correctly achiveve $750 or more gains control, and puts up the next puzzle. $750 will require that the $300 is correct, or else all 5 of the others are right will also get you $750. Note: If nobody hits $750, the highest scorer, regardless of who answered first, goes next. If multiple people submit the same score, the first one to achieve the highest score is up next.

7. Some examples:

A) a book, a newspaper, a magazine, an instruction manual - Things You Read
B) "I played for the Chicago Bulls and now own the Charlotte Bobcats" - What Michael Jordan might say
C) an engagement ring, a necklace, a baseball field, a deck of cards - Things With Diamonds

First puzzle:

$50 - a fire engine, a cherry, a Santa suit, a ruby
$100 - "Hi, I'm a filthy rich woman and am airing my 25th and final season of my talk show."
$150 - toilet paper, a towel, a sink, a shower
$200 - the mourners, the casket, the prayer, the burial
$250 - a volleyball, fruit punch, your hair, orange juice
$300 - toe nails, coupons, a football player, a neighboring car

Edited: Jan 17, 2011, 4:09am Top

Puzzle No: 1

$50: Things that are red in color

$100: Opray Winfrey

$150: Things in a bath room

$200: Funeral /Burial Day at a cemetery

$250: You will have a seat to sit on while the tasks are performed or having the mentioned "things".

Note: Is the game correctly played ?

Edited: Jan 17, 2011, 9:54am Top

Skoobdo seems to have been pretty convincing with most answers although, pedantically, I would say $250 is things at an interment. $300 is things than can be clipped.

Jan 17, 2011, 11:00am Top

Since the two of you combined got over $750, and Skoobdo got the majority of it, SKoobdo, you are next.

Skoobdo got $500 (The $50, $100, $150, and $200 are right).

TheoClarke got the $300.

The answers were:

$50 - Things that are red
$100 - What Oprah Winfrey might say
$150 - Things in a Bathroom
$200 - Things at a funeral
$250 - Things that are spiked
$300 - Things that are clipped

You're up next Skoobdo.

Edited: Jan 18, 2011, 1:04am Top

Next Puzzle No. 2: -

US$50:- iris, cornea,optic nerve,pupil

US$100:- invar,solder,amalgam,brass

US$150:- casserole,marmite,cauldron,cocotte

US$200:- airbrush,cartoon,collage,charcoal

US$250:- carillion,gambang kayu,tam-tam

US$300:- apex,base,crest,edge

Note: This game is likely adapted from "Word Menu"

Jan 18, 2011, 7:03am Top

$50-things in an eye

$100-types of metals or alloys

$150-things in which to cook

$200-art techniques

$250-things on which to make music

$300-hmmm, individually I know what each is, but collectively........

Jan 18, 2011, 10:32am Top

I'm thinking a number of them are something else. I think he has the bottom row right ($50/$100/$150) Here's my shot:

$50 - Things in an eye

$100 - Types of Alloys

$150 - Types of dishes used for cooking

$200 - Types of paint

$250 - Percussion Instruments

$300 - Things in a tooth

Jan 20, 2011, 2:55am Top

Answers to Puzzle No. 2

$50 - Parts of a human eye.

$100 -Different metal alloys

$150 - Types of cooking pots and pans

$200 - Different art techniques in fine painting

$250 - Different percussion instruments

$300 - Different names for highest points and tips
for buildings,natural landscapes e.g. hill's crest

ThrilerFan's winnings: $ 50, 100, 250, Total: $400.00

tess_i am_48's winnings: $ 50, 100, 150,200 Total:

Winner: tess, give us a Puzzle No. 3

Jan 20, 2011, 10:55am Top

$50-Stabler, Dierdorf, Simpson, Meredith

$100-pot, trouble, concrete, soup

$150-turnip, rutabaga, parsnip, carrott

$200-sand, gear, opinion

$250-Buchanan, Carrington, Chandler, Bauer

$300-Glenn Close (Fatal Attraction), Nicholas Cage (Moonstruck), Bugs Bunny (What's Opera, Doc?), Charles Foster Kane (Citizen Kane)

Jan 20, 2011, 11:59am Top

$50 - Football Players

$100 - Things that weed can make

$150 - Things (vegetables) that grow under the ground

$200 - Things that come in seconds (Second Sand Beach - Michigan, Second Gear, Second Opinion)

$250 - Republicans

$300 - Best Actor Nominations

Edited: Jan 26, 2011, 2:58am Top

$50: American football players

$100: Illicit drugs nicknames

$150: Things(vegetables) grow in the soil

$200: Things that are labelled second in ranking e.g.
second opinion

$250: Republican Party(American) senators

$300: Oscar Best supporting actor/actress nominees

Jan 30, 2011, 10:04pm Top

Sorry I've been gone for about a week

$50-Stabler, Dierdorf, Simpson, Meredith=football players/announcers

$100-pot, trouble, concrete, soup=things you stir

$150-turnip, rutabaga, parsnip, carrott=root vegetables

$200-sand, gear, opinion=things that shift

$250-Buchanan, Carrington, Chandler, Bauer=soap opera families

$300-Glenn Close (Fatal Attraction), Nicholas Cage (Moonstruck), Bugs Bunny (What's Opera, Doc?), Charles Foster Kane (Citizen Kane)=movies in which the main character liked opera

Thriller=50, 150=$200
Skoobdo=50, =$50

Looks like Thriller is winner for this round. You are next poster of categories, thriller!

Jan 31, 2011, 9:59am Top

Ok, here's mine (Note the instructions - going back to following the normal standard for the $100)

$50 - McIntosh, Gala, Granny Smith, Red Delicious

$100 - "I'm a game show host that has had to reiterate numerous times to phrase their responses int he form of a question, and am trying to con old people into buying Colonial Penn"

$150 - Water, Staple, Nail, Glue

$200 - a car, a swimming pool, a cigarette, a hearing aid

$250 - a car, a computer, a tired person, the stock market

$300 - a recent film, an antique, a house, a ring

Feb 5, 2011, 4:38pm Top

Wow, these are difficult...I don't have many guesses:

$50-types of apples
$100-Alex Trebek
$150-types of guns
$250-things that crash

Feb 6, 2011, 1:18am Top

$50: types / brands of apples/

$100: Alex Trebek

$150: types of fasteners

$200: different occupatios(salesperson) dealing in consumer goods

$250: ( No idea at all )

$300: different types of critics - a film critic, an appraiser,

Edited: Feb 7, 2011, 12:19am Top

Looks like tess_i_am48 is up next:

$50 - Types of Apples
$100 - What Alex Trebek might say
$150 - Types of guns
$200 - Things with a filter
$250 - Things that crash
$300 - Things that are appraised

tess_i_am48 - $50 + $100 + $150 + $250 = $550
skoobdo - $50 + $100 = $150

Types of critics, and things that are appraised, aren't really the same thing, but even if they were, tess_i_am48 would still win by $100, $550 to $450.

Actually, I'm kinda surprised nobody got the $200 (Car filter, chlorine filter in a swimming pool, cigarette filter, and a hearing aid filter that blocks background noise), and I thought for sure that whether or not someone won the $25,000 or not would depend on figuring out the $300 category. Guess maybe the $200 was tougher than I thought! :-)

Anyway, tess_i_am48 is up next!

Feb 11, 2011, 12:14am Top

$50-pug, schnauzer, malamute, chow chow

$100-"I'm the No. 1 developer in New York, I'm the biggest in Atlantic City, and we'll keep it that way." "All the Women on Apprentice flirted with me." "I've got more money than God."

$150-Richmond, Albany, Sacramento


$250-Elvira, Copacabana, Heaven, Cryin'

$300-livewire, tar pit, orca, blacksmith, murmur

Feb 11, 2011, 12:13pm Top

All right, probably going to fail, but I'm maybe an outside chance that I'll be the first to hit for $25,000:

$50 - Types of Dogs

$100 - What Donald Trump might say

$150 - State Capitals

$200 - Professional Sports Organizations/Leagues

$250 - Song Titles (Oak Ridge Boys, Barry Manilow, Bryan Adams, Aerosmith)

$300 - Comic Book Characters

Edited: Feb 13, 2011, 4:04am Top

$50: Types/Breed of Dogs

$100: Donald Trump

$150: State of California's different cities/capital towns

$200: Professional Sports Associations/Governing Bodies

$250: Different song titles

$300: Different names to call a "demon" or "devil"

Feb 17, 2011, 5:57pm Top

Correct Answers:
$50 breeds of dogs
$100 What Donald Trump might say
$150 State Capitals
$200 Professional Sports Leagues
$250 1 word song titles
$300 Comic book villains

Thriller: 50, 100, 150, 200 = 500
Skoobdo: 50,100, 200,=350

Good luck in the next game!

Feb 18, 2011, 3:18am Top


$150 Question: The towns Richmond, Albany, Sacremento are the principal towns of the State of California, USA ?

Feb 18, 2011, 12:44pm Top

#21 - The "Principal" towns of California? They may be "existing" towns in California, but the "Principal" towns of California have got to be San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, etc.

Anyway, here's the next one:

$50 - Miller, Coors, Budweiser, Sam Adams

$100 - "I'm a former member of a boy band, and exposed Janet during the Superbowl XXXVIII halftime show."

$150 - A washing machine, the price is right big wheel, a top, a fan

$200 - Your lenses, a record, your back, an instant lottery ticket

$250 - An arrow, a drag race track, a ruler, a line segment

$300 - The stock market, your friend's motives, crime scene activity, somebody's arrival

Feb 19, 2011, 1:27am Top

#21....to be honest skoobdo...I have no idea if they are or not, I just started listing capital cities

Feb 19, 2011, 4:34pm Top

$50 - brands of beer

$100 - Justin Timberlake

$150 - things that spin

$200 - things that you scratch

$250 - things that are straight

$300 - unexpected/unpredictable things ??

Feb 21, 2011, 9:20am Top

LindaJ57 is up as she got at least $750, missing only the $300 (So close to winning the $25,000), so no need to wait for additional answers:

$50 - Brands of Beer
$100 - What Justin Timberlake Might Say
$150 - Things that Spin
$200 - Things You Scratch
$250 - Things that are Straight
$300 - Things you Speculate

LindaJ57 is up next!

Edited: Feb 21, 2011, 1:43pm Top

$50 – salsa, lyrical, hip hop, krump

$100 – “they're still not coming on, man, and the lotion and the powder have made a paste!” “We were on a break!!!” “It’s always been you, Rach”

$150 – a candle, skin, calories, toast

$200 – telescope, magazine, photo album, window

$250 – scissors, cheese, mind, edge

$300 – bright lights, diamond, franks, fans, green monster

Feb 21, 2011, 4:06pm Top

$50 – types of music

$100 –no idea

$150 – things that burn

$200 – things you look through

$250 – things that are sharp

$300 – Fenway Park features

Feb 22, 2011, 12:45am Top

Helenoel got the last four correct; with 900 pts., she's up next!

$50 - Dance styles
$100 - Things that Friends character, Ross Geller, said *
$150 - Things that burn
$200 - Things that you look through
$250 - Things that are sharp
$300 - Things at Fenway Park


Feb 22, 2011, 4:38pm Top

Ok- here is the next set

$50 - orange, lime, tangelo, grapefruit, clementine

$100 - "My 202nd birthday recently occurred – I was born on the same day as Abe Lincoln, and sailed around the world while he began a political career. It is hard to say which of us was more influential in our different spheres of influence.

$150 – phone, coffee cup, kid’s photo, computer monitor

$200 - door, mail, file, book, package

$250 - Easter, Volcano, Midway, Wake, Pitcairn

$300 - Chinese Butterfly, Elliot’s Eye, Matthew Walker, Running Turk’s Head

Feb 23, 2011, 10:26am Top

God, that $200 has me stumped...I put in an "educated guess", but it probably isn't right.

$50 - Citrus Fruits

$100 - What Charles Darwin might say

$150 - Things on a Desk

$200 - Things with a Lock

$250 - Pacific Islands

$300 - Types of Knots

Feb 23, 2011, 10:41am Top

>30 ThrillerFan: Well done ThrillerFan - you are up next

my answers are:
citrus fruit
Charles Darwin
Things on a desk
Things you open (file as in computer file)
Pacific Islands

so you score $850 to win the round.

Feb 23, 2011, 11:35am Top

#31 - AH! I knew it was going to be one of those "How did I not think of that" answers when I saw it.

Anyway, here's the next:

$50 - Rattle, Cobra, Copperhead, Diamondback

$100 - "I'm a former Price is Right model who was rumored to not get along with work partner Janice Pennington, but in reality, I filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bob Barker the following year in 1994."

$150 - C, Pascal, COBOL, Java

$200 - Sticks, Nuggets, Rods, Twists

$250 - The floor, your opponent, your girlfriend, a playoff series

$300 - A stray dog, a foreclosed house, a broken down vehicle, your ex-girlfriend

Mar 18, 2011, 5:52pm Top

$50 - types of snakes
$100 - Diane Parkinson (there were several that sued)
$150 - computer code
$200 - "fishy" things, i.e., fish sticks, fish nuggets, fish twists for dogs, fishing rods
$250 - things you can lose? or lose to (your opponent)
$300 - things that you should be cautious about

Mar 21, 2011, 10:14am Top

LindaJ57, since the gap in response was long, Declaring you winner of this one with $300.

You're up next!

Answers were:

$50 - Types of snakes

$100 - What Dian Parkinson might say

Yes, several sued, hence why the statement about "the following year in 1994". Dian Parkinson was the only one to leave the show in 1993. Holly was fired in 1995. Janice Pennington made it the longest of the original 3.

$150 - Programming Languages (basically the same thing you put)

$200 - Types of Pretzels (Pretzel Sticks, Pretzel Nuggets, Pretzel Twists, and Pretzel Rods)

(I make fun of tabacco products and smokers - I'd like to see a smoking ban - I call Cigarettes "Cancer Sticks", Cigars "Cancer Rods", Pipes "Cancer Twists", and Chew "Cancer Nuggets" - Hence what made me think of the Pretzel Category)

$250 - Things you sweep (For the 2nd and 4th items, that means beating them some number of games to nothing)

$300 - Things that are abandoned

Apr 15, 2011, 4:09pm Top

$50 - sale, baseball, junk, idea

$100 - teeth, spine, cop, line, wall hanging

$150 - correct, guide, assess, challenge, encourage

$200 - petroleum, coal, gas, wind, water, sunlight

$250 - never, yesterday, so, very, quickly

$300 - gray, fruit, bumblebee, evening

Edited: Apr 24, 2011, 4:40am Top

Answers to Msg 35:

$50: Types of things that be sold.

$100: Types of things that can be broken.

$150: Types of mentoring.

$200: Types of energy to have power to generate
power stations

$250: Types of time(period) to perform a task

$300: Types of bats

Edited: Apr 17, 2011, 3:57pm Top

$50 things you throw out

$100 things that can be crooked

$150 things teachers do

$200 sources of energy

$250 words that are adverbs

$300 kinds of bats

Apr 24, 2011, 8:05pm Top

fiberjean, you're the winner! :)

$50 was actually things that you pitch, but you're close enough!

You're up!!

May 1, 2011, 5:43pm Top

okay. have not been checking this. give me a minute.

May 1, 2011, 6:05pm Top

$50 toilet paper, gas, toothpaste, hot water

$100 phone book, stool, chair, table, shoulders

$150 jewelry box, photo frame, art pottery, comb and brush

$200 mow the lawn, listen to the game, do laundry, sleep in

$250 staghorn, black brush, green thread, green spot

$300 helvella, jack-o-lantern, little brown, amanitas

May 1, 2011, 8:45pm Top

$50 - things you don't want to run out of
100- things to sit on
150 - things on a dressing table
200 - weekend activities
250 - Algae types
300 - Mushrooms

May 1, 2011, 8:49pm Top

that's it(actually poisonous mushrooms, but okay)! your turn

Dec 30, 2011, 6:33pm Top

$50 - Portraits, candles, ghosts, moving staircases, four-poster beds

$100 - Brooms, stadium, pitch, seekers, teams

$150 – Gnomes, twins, clock with one hand, wellies, broom shed

$200 - Silver instruments, pensive, phoenix, hat with a tear on the brim

$250 – Elves, owls, ghouls, thestrals, hippogriffs

$300 - “Why couldn’t it be ‘follow the butterflies?’” “She needs to sort out her priorities!” “I want to fix that in my memory, (name), the amazing, bouncing ferret!”

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