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Ellen's Game of Games

Ellen's Game of Games

  • Premiered: 
    January 2, 2018
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  • Network: NBC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on games from The Ellen Degeneres Show 
  • Subject Matter: Participation
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Plot Synopsis

Hosted and executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres, ELLEN'S GAME OF GAMES is a one-hour comedy game show that includes supersized versions of the most popular and action-packed games from her daytime talk show, THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW. Stephen "tWitch" Boss is the show's announcer. Contestants, who are pulled right from the audience, have to maneuver massive obstacles, answer questions under crushing time pressure and face gigantic plunges into the unknown -- all in a quest to win a big cash prize. At the start, over four rounds contestants play games, such as "Blindfolded Musical Chairs," "Dizzy Dash" and "Scary Go Round.". The winner of each round advances to play "Know or Go." The person who wins advances to the final round to play an epic game of "Hot Hands," where they have to guess as many answers as they can in a designated amount of time. On Monday, December 18, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT, NBC premiered a special preview episode of the series, during which contestants played "Dizzy Dash," "Tuba Toothpaste," "Aw Snap" and "Scary Go Round." Two weeks later -- on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 8-10pm -- NBC presented the official series premiere, showing back-to-back new episodes:

"I'll Have What She's Playing" (8pm): Contestants play "Bet Your Wife," " One-Eyed Monster," "Master Blaster" and "Blindfolded Musical Chairs." In "Bet Your Wife," two wives are suspended 30 feet in the air while their husbands bet on how many things the wife can name in 30 seconds, while "One-Eyed Monster" will find contestants answering trivia questions inside an oversized one-eyed monster, trying to avoid being swallowed whole. The winner of each round moves on to "Know or Go," and the person who wins that game advances to "Hot Hands" for a chance to win a big cash prize.

"Say Hello to My Little Friends" (9pm): Contestants play a hilarious game of "Blindfolded Musical Chairs," "Don't Leave Me Hanging," "Danger Word," and "Say What!?" In "Blindfolded Musical Chairs," contestants are eliminated as they crawl, roll and fumble their way to seats that are constantly shifting. The winner of each round moves on to "Know or Go," and the person who wins that game advances to "Hot Hands" for a chance to win a big cash prize.
On Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 8pm ET/PT, NBC premiered "I See Dizzy People," the season finale of ELLEN'S GAME OF GAMES. This week, contestants compete in a fun-filled series of games, including "Danger Word," "Don't Leave Me Hanging," "One Eyed Monster," and Scary Go Round." In "Danger Word," contestants take turns giving their partners clues to get them to say a "winning" word, but if their partner says the "danger word" they get blasted.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted
  • Produced by Alternative Television
  • In association with Telepictures Productions
  • In association with A Very Good Production