As with previous editions, two teams, each of a celebrity and a civilian player, communicate words and phrases for points. Each team has thirty seconds to do so for each category presented. Each player begins each round with a $10,000 bankroll for the Winner's Circle. Each time a player correctly gets all seven answers in a category in regular gameplay, they instantly win $500 and $5,000 is added to his/her bankroll, making for a possible total jackpot of $26,500 (the starting $10K, $1500 bonus plus $15K for three 7-out-of-7 rounds). The winning player then plays for that bankroll as his/her jackpot amount for the Winner's Circle. Contestants who score all 42 points in the main game and win both Winner's Circle attempts win a total of $53,000, which includes the $500 bonus won for each perfect round. As with the previous Donny Osmond-hosted Pyramid, there are no returning champions.
The Pyramid was produced by Embassy Row in association with Sony Pictures Television.
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