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Switch is a television game show that aired on Game Show Network (GSN) from 2007 to 2008. The show is a game of strategy and risk-taking, using a playing board that is divided into categories, and players have the possibility to switch between categories for big rewards. The game show consists of two rounds of gameplay, with two contestants facing off against each other in each round. The game board is a large four-by-four grid of square tiles, each consisting of one of six categories: sports, entertainment, history, pop culture, science, or geography. Each category is represented by a specific color, and the board switches between categories every few seconds. At the beginning of each round, one contestant is given control of the board and selects a category. The opponent then has a choice. They can either answer a question from the category that has been selected, or they can switch to a different category. If the opponent chooses to switch, the entire board changes to a different set of categories. As the game progresses, the stakes get higher. Higher value categories are added to the board, and for each subsequent round, the contestant with the highest score must choose whether to keep their current categories or switch to a new set of categories. The questions themselves vary in difficulty and can range from historical figures to modern movie trivia. The number of questions and the category selection makes for a fast-paced and challenging game. The scoring system of Switch is unique, and adds an extra level of strategy to the game. Correct answers are worth a certain amount of points depending on the value of the category, and the contestant can choose to âfreezeâ a category in order to earn bonus points. If a contestant freezes a category and answers five questions in a row correctly, then they can earn double the bonus points. Throughout the game, there are also several bonus opportunities. For example, if a contestant wins a round and correctly answers a bonus question, they can earn the chance to eliminate one category from their opponent's board for the next round. The final round of the game is played in a best-of-five format. The contestant with the highest score chooses whether to keep their categories or switch them for a new set of categories. They then continue to play until one contestant has answered five questions correctly and wins the game. Switch was hosted by comedian and actor, Steve Lacy, who brings a fun and lighthearted energy to the show. However, the contestantsâ performances ultimately determine the success of the game. Switch received generally positive feedback from viewers and critics alike. Many enjoyed the fast-pace and high stakes gameplay, as well as the balance of luck and skill it required. The game showâs format made it easy to follow along, and audiences appreciated the variety of categories and topics covered. Overall, Switch provided an exciting and engaging experience for those who love a good trivia game. Although it only lasted for two seasons, it remains a memorable and exciting show for fans of the genre.