Top Game Shows of All Time (P.19) - The Brain

16-12-2020

(Worldkings.org) Unlike other game shows which emphasise high monetary prizes, no monetary prizes are awarded nor stressed in this program, as the show's sole aim is to find individuals who possess extraordinary mental skills.

The Brain ("The Most Powerful Brain") is a Chinese scientific reality and talent show originating in Germany. The show's aim is to find people with exceptional brainpower. This show is produced under Endemol and has been sold to multiple countries in Europe, China, Russia and United States to date.

After four initial seasons, the series was rebooted as ("The Brain: Burning Your Brain"), with a brand new concept and format, targeted at gathering teenage and young adult contestants, and introducing a series of new puzzle-based games throughout the series. The newly formatted show has run yearly since 2018.

Unlike other game shows which emphasise high monetary prizes, no monetary prizes are awarded nor stressed in this program, as the show's sole aim is to find individuals who possess extraordinary mental skills. The Chinese version is the only weekly programme, unlike other one-off or annual format versions.

Period One: Qualifier Rounds

A contestant with special skills (not necessarily brainpower or mental skills) comes to the stage and announces what their "special" challenge is going to be. Each judge (Except Dr. Wei) then gives a score between 0 and 5 based on how difficult they believe the challenge to be. The 3 judges' scores will then be added together to give the total preliminary score (between 0 and 15).

The contestant then completes their challenge. If they're successful, Dr. Wei gives a score between 1 and 10 based on the challenge's actual level of difficulty. If the final score (the product of the judges' scores and Dr. Wei's score) is more than 80 points the contestant is qualified to go on to the next round. If Dr. Wei gives a full 10 points, the contestant is automatically qualified for the next round. If the final score is below 80, the contestant is eliminated from the show. Usually, Dr. Wei will give an explanation of his score, regardless if the contestant succeeds or is eliminated.

Period Two: Elimination Round

The contestants who received a full 10 points from Dr. Wei in Period One are exempt from elimination. Before a challenger starts his/her brainpower-based challenge, they must choose a contestant who is already qualified to challenge. If the challenger does not state a specific qualified contestant they want to challenge, it will be seen as a challenge to all the qualified contestants.

If the challenger chooses only one qualified contestant, and their score is greater than the contestant being challenged, the challenger qualifies. However, if they score less than the qualified contestant, they are eliminated from the show.

If the case of a tie occurs, Dr. Wei will ultimately decide who qualifies. If the challenger wants to challenge all the qualified contestants, their score must be higher than the lowest score of the qualified contestants.

If the challenger's score is higher than the lowest score of the already qualified contestants, the qualified contestants with scores below the challenger will face elimination by Dr. Wei's choice. If the challenger fails to reach the lowest qualified contestant score, they are eliminated from the show. After Episode 9, China had found their 12 qualified contestants, who formed their team for international episodes.

Period Three: Challenges

This period consists of challenges between the Chinese show's greatest contestants and the ones in the other international versions. Each team has four members, participating in one-on-one competitions between team China and a foreign "high-skilled" team. Each team member plays one competition, and the country who wins the most is the winner. In the event of a tie, the four judges - Wei Kunlin, Robert Desimone, Konrad Kording and Bernard Balleine - will decide who wins the competition based on whose competition was the most difficult.

 

According to en.wikipedia


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