The Game Begins
screenable online: 2 episodes
Party games are popular among all age groups – which is why ZDF is introducing the new family show "The Game Begins! The Big Show for 3 to 99", in which a team of celebrities takes up the challenges posed by a variety of games. Next to the classics there are skill and reaction games, action and sports games, memory tests, strategy games, but also brand-new games. The opposite team consists of children – and are they eager to win!
The show unfolds in several rounds in which the celebrities compete against one, two or three kids. Only after the big finale is the winning team announced. A key visual in this program are the stagings of the games: sometimes they exactly reproduce the original; sometimes they're given a more modern look; and sometimes they're inspired by the premise of the game itself, but always with a completely new twist.