Lingo (U.S. game show)

Lingo (U.S. Game Show)

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Lingo (U.S. game show)

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Lingo is an American television game show with multiple international adaptations. The first American version aired from 1987–1988 in syndication, and a second version of the show ran as an original series on GSN for six seasons from 2002–2007. A third version began airing on GSN on June 6, 2011.

The game features two teams of two contestants each who attempt to guess five-letter words and place markers on a 5×5 numbered Lingo board, attempting to cover five spaces in a row in a fashion similar to bingo.

1987 version

Main game

The game is played between two teams of two contestants each. At the start of the game, each team is given a Lingo card with 25 spaces on it, and seven spaces on each card are automatically covered. The champion team's card contains even numbers and blue markers, and the opponents' contains odd numbers and red markers.

The team in control (beginning with the challengers) is shown the first letter of a five-letter word randomly selected by the show's Amiga computer. One team member attempts to guess the word and spells their guess. A red square is then placed around letters from their guess that are in the correct position and a yellow circle is placed around letters that are in the word but not in the correct position. If the team in control guesses the word on the first try, they win a $1,000 bonus. Otherwise, the other team member takes a guess, then the first team member takes the...
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