On our birthday, someone gets the present. It's time to laugh your blanking head off, as Match Game returns to HKC Radio as a part of the celebration of one year since our rebirth. Join Nick Giannak of Sonic Onslaught and friends on Saturdays from July 9 to July 23 (the anniversary) at 4 PM EDT for a blanking good time. One contestant will walk away with their choice of five great tech prizes! We thank all who applied to play Match Game during our enrollment period. Read on for information about the game itself and our new tournament format. If you want to relive the laughter, archives for all Match Games since 2021 are available.
Match Game is a rather simple game involving senses of humor and fill in the blank type questions. Each contestant is asked a question with a blank to fill. The contestant thinks of an answer that might match what the panelists might say. For example, “the baby ate the fish blank.” The panelists write their answers. Once finished, Nick calls on each person, one at a time, to reveal their answers, starting with the contestant. In this example, if the contestant said “fish tank”, he or she would match with the panelists who said “fish tank”, but not the panelists who said “fish tale” or any other answer. At the end of the game, the contestant with the most matches wins. If the game is tied, as many rounds of super-match are played as needed, in which questions are asked as completions of a shorter phrase rather than a longer sentence. E.G. “Long Island blank.” Super-Match style questions are also used if a contestant's answer and a panelist's answer are ambiguous and a match cannot be determined. When this happens, it's called match-off.
This year, contestants were able to pick their start date, as the first two weeks are organized as blocks. July 9 is the A Block, while July 16 is the B Block.
On July 9, a group of 4 contestants will play 3 games in a miniature, single-elimination tournament. The contestant who wins game 3 on July 9 will win the A Block. A different group of 4 contestants will do the same thing on July 16 in order to determine the winner of the B Block. The winners of blocks A and B will face off on July 23 to crown a new Match Game champion.