Match Game

On our birthday, you get 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 the Digital Domain 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! Read on for information about the game itself and our new tournament format.



What is Match Game?


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.


Gameplay Requirements and organization information


What do I need in order to play?


In order to play match Game, you will need to be able to access, and voice chat on, our TeamTalk Pro server." Instructions to access this are available on the page linked above.


What are the dates and how will the tournament be organized?


This year, you're going to be able to pick your start date, as the first two weeks are organized as blocks. July 9 is the A Block, while July 16 is the B Block. If you are too excited and can't choose, you don't have to. Select the option labeled "Either" and we'll choose for you.

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.


What time are the games, and when should I arrive?


The listeners will hear each game on each Saturday from July 9-23 at 4 PM Eastern Daylight Time. However, all contestants must arrive 1(one) hour early, at 3 PM Eastern time. This early arrival will be used to conduct a sound check and, if needed, thoroughly go over the rules and procedures of Match Game.


What are the available prizes?


Sonos Roam Portable Waterproof Smart Speaker
If you've ever heard Sonos before, you know how good this is. Even if you haven't, it's a battery powered WiFi speaker with your choice of Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Its new, proprietary assistant makes it that much more flexible. sounds great for its size, too.
Zoom H1N Handy Digital Audio Recorder
Are you a filmmaker recording stereo audio for a video? Perhaps you're a podcaster doing interviews wherever you go. Maybe you just like to record family gatherings in high quality audio. The Zoom H1N does it all and sounds great, too.
Amazon Fire 7 Tablet
Need a new tablet as a gift for your partner or child, or perhaps for yourself? Pick this prize, newly updated by Amazon. Just remember to tell them what you went through to get it! (Child-specific version available upon request)
AKG K371 Studio Headphones
If you want to wear what many of our broadcasters and listeners wear, pick these up. They are a great all-round headphone that most people can enjoy. Its ability to render accurately contributes greatly to several HKC Radio shows and productions. What more can we say?
Apple AirPods, third generation
For convenience, they are the standard everyone else measures against. They connect seamlessly to the devices you own, have the best quality microphones available on a Bluetooth headset, and, for Apple devices in particularly, unleash several new tricks not available anywhere else. They sound good, too.

Enough of this palaver. Sign me up!



What do we call you?



How do we contact you if you're selected to play?



If we can't find you on game day, how may we contact you in an emergency? Give us something that will trigger your phone's notifications (iMessage, WhatsApp, etc.)



This important selection determines when your first game will be. This date and July 23 are your required days for participation.



Pick something you love.


I hereby agree that I will be on TeamTalk at 3 PM EDT on the day(s) of play for soundcheck and explanation of rules.
Failure to arrive at the appointed time will result in forfeiture and replacement, especially if we cannot contact you.



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