Watch Chain Reaction
- 24 Seasons
Chain Reaction is the fourth iteration of a popular gameshow that first debuted on American television in 1980. The current edition of the show is similar in format to its predecessors, with two teams of three people competing in games for a variety of prizes. Teams usually consist of one standard player and two celebrities who must work together to compiled a chain of eight words. The game is structured so that each time is given only the first and last words of the seven-word chain. The team then has a limited amount of time to guess the five words that each connect to one another in order to form an unbroken chain from the first word to the last word. As game play progresses, the words in the chain are revealed one at a time. Points are awarded for the total number of letters that the team correctly guesses. In the latter stage of the game, the team with the most amount of money moves onto the bonus round. The two visiting famous people from the winning team construct a question each word at a time. The non-celebrity contestant has to guess what the words and/or entire phrase is before the clock runs out. In the final stage of the game, the surviving team has 45 seconds to complete a "superchain" consisting of seven words. Only the first word is given in its entirety, with the first three letters of the subsequent word displayed.