How the Game is played
The show starts with eight contestants, who will
answer questions in a rapid pace. The players work as a team to answer the
questions in the specified time limit. A correct answer will add money to
the group's pot. An incorrect answer drains the pot completely. At the end
of each round, one person is voted off as 'The Weakest Link'
The best way to describe the details of this
process is by the information from the FAQ below (from NBCi.com):
What happens during a round?
|Each player is asked a 'general
knowledge' question, working clockwise around the circle of contestants.
|The goal in a round is for the team
to answer enough questions correctly to reach the money target within the
|Each round ends when our players run
out of time or they reach the money target for that round.|
How do you build a chain?
|Imagine that every correct answer is
another link on the chain.
|AND, each new correct answer greatly
increases the value of the chain.
|If you get a question wrong you
break the chain.
|If you break the chain, your team
loses the entire value of the chain, and your team must start building a new
chain, starting at zero.
|But if you say the word
"BANK" before your question is asked, the money is safe and you
start a brand new chain, from zero.|
|The value of each question rises as
the team turns in consecutive correct answers.
|There are eight players, so the
fastest way to reach that target is to create a chain of eight correct
|OR, you can hit the target by
stringing together several smaller chains.|
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