THE REAL DEAL! Now, ALL the family can join in the fun - with the fantastic DEAL OR NO DEAL board game.
It's part gameshow, part psychological thriller. It's a nail-biting, stomach-knotting test of nerves. Who can stay in the game down to the last two boxes? Who will succumb to the lure of the Banker's crafty offers? Who's got the bottle to go to the wire?
It's for you-hoo! Watch everyone jump to the ceiling when, after five choices, the phone suddenly starts to ring... Yes, it's the Banker. He's ringing with his first cash offer, which is displayed on the telephone's screen. Each player then has to answer the question .. DEAL OR NO DEAL? If the answer is 'no deal', the players carry on, right down to the final two boxes, just like in the TV show. By this time, no one will have any fingernails left to bite!
If you're a fan (and currently up to 4 million or more viewers tune in to Channel 4 every weekday - and Saturday evenings as well) you'll know that every day 22 expectant contestants pair up with 22 sealed boxes, each containing a sum between 1p and the top prize of 250,000. Then one player is chosen - he or she carefully selects one box at a time, to reveal and eliminate a cash prize until all but two are left. The tension mounts as the sums are struck off the scoreboard. The audience cheers when the smaller amounts go, and groans with disappointment if a large sum is chosen.
During the game, the Banker rings the telephone on host Noel Edmonds' desk and makes an offer to buy the player's box. Will the player gamble that their box contains a higher amount? Will it be 'Deal or No Deal'?