**1975
- Present**

**Ten
Chances is a unique game in which contestant vie for three
prizes; a 2-digit small prize, a 3-digit prize, and a car. For
each prize, the contestant is shown a series of jumbled digits
that makeup the price of the prize with one extraneous digit
thrown in for confusion. Starting with the two-digit prize, the
contestant attempts to produce the correct value of the prize. If
s/he is correct, s/he moves on to the next prize; if not, s/he
attempts to win that prize again. The contestant has ten chances
to correctly identify the prices of the three prizes. If the
contestant uses up all ten chances before all the prizes are won,
the contestant wins whatever prizes s/he has correctly identified
up to that point. The contestant technically has 10 seconds for
each guess, although that rule is rarely enforced. Depending on
Bob's mood, he may or may not warn contestants if they are about
to repeat a guess they've already tried. With the advent of
five-digit cars, the extraneous digit for the car was removed and
all five (correct) digits of the car were jumbled for the
contestant. **

**With
the plethora of price combinations possible, especially for the
car, the producers snuck a trick into the game early in the
game's run that EVERY prize ends in a zero. Contestants who
realize this rule should have very little trouble winning all
three prizes. Although Bob has never flat out mentioned this rule
to the audience, he often chides contestants who guess something
like "17032" for a car. It remains the easiest car game
to win on the show.**

__Set
Changes:__** The homely green and white wicker
setup for this game has remained constant since 1975. The display
for the the actual price of the prize switched from red to blue
at some point.**

This might be the first time Ten
Chances was played. Note that Bob has to pull the board
down so the contestant can play. Weird! |
Now are those slacks $40, $49,
$90, or $94? Remember, always put the zero last! |

It might be tough to see, but the
price of the car was $3915. Even though this was before
the zero rule, this contestant wins it all! |
Here's the blue display we're more
familiar with. Again, this is a shot from before the zero
rule was developed. |

What a mess! Here's the zero rule
in action from 1999; the last prize ended in zero and... |
...so did this one! She wins an
$18,590 Mercury Mystique. She looks pretty shocked. |