The New Tic Tac Dough
The New Tic Tac Dough (which would later simply be branded Tic Tac Dough) is a game show that aired on CBS and in syndication. It is a revival of the scandal-tainted Tic Tac Dough series from NBC (1956-59).
The main difference between this and the 1950s show is purely cosmetic. The board now consisted of nine monitors with computer-generated graphics. The questions are somewhat easier but the game is basically the same. X player and O player answer questions to create a tic-tac-toe to win. During the show's run in syndication, some category boxes were specialized to give gameplay a boost.
This edition featured a bonus game that went through two formats.
- 1st Format (CBS): The board has the monitors numbered 1 through 9. The player must uncover an X or O pattern creating a tic-tac-toe without uncovering a computer-generated dragon to win $1000 and a prize package. On the debut show, the contestant uncovered the dragon on the very first selection.
- 2nd Format (Syndication): The numbers now conceal money amounts from $100 to $500 plus the words "Tic" and "Tac." The player must uncover $1000 in cash or "Tic" and "Tac" before hitting the dragon.
The show made a celebrity of naval officer Thom McKee, who racked up $312,057 in cash and prizes during a forty-five show stint in 1980. Tic Tac Dough returned in a third edition in 1990 with Patrick Wayne as host. It aired one season in syndication.
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series