Welcome to the Jeopardy! History WikiEdit

An unofficial fan-made Wiki about the history of "America's Favorite Quiz Show", Jeopardy!


Since its creation in 1964, Jeopardy! has been used in everyday life situations among Americans, thus the show received the trademark "America's Favorite Answer and Question Show".


  • At the start of each episode, for the first 16 seasons, the three contestants make their entrance at the beginning of the show. From Season 17 to the present day, the three contestants are already standing at their podiums. The returning champion is closest to the host while the 2 challengers are next to the champ.
  • At the start of the game, the dollar amounts pop in a few at a time with a 6 chime signal, rather than one-by-one. After that, the contestants are faced with 6 categories selected at random.
  • The champ is instructed to select any category and any dollar amount. The contestants then listens to the clue of that category.
  • After it is fully read out the indicator on the perimeter of the board is on, the first player to buzz-in has the right to respond. The contestant must phrase the response in the form of a question. Response not in the form of a question is penalized as an incorrect response on Daily Doubles, Double Jeopardy, and Final Jeopardy.
  • If the player is right, that player wins the dollar value of the clue and gets to pick the next clue. If the player is wrong, that player loses the amount of the clue, and other players are allowed to buzz-in. If no one answers the clue correctly, the host gives the correct response and the player who selected that clue continues to make the next selection.
  • During gameplay, if any player reveals a daily double, that player can wager whatever they have in their bank. If the player has less than the highest amount on the board (e.g. $1,000 for round 1 or $2,000 for round 2) then that player is allowed to wager up to that much amount of money. After the player decides on a wager, the clue fully read. After it is fully read, the player has to give a response before time expires. If the player is right, that same player wins the amount they've wagered. If not, the value gets deducted. There is only 1 Daily Double in round 1 and 2 Daily Doubles in round 2.
  • After the 2 rounds are played, any player(s) that have some money remaining on the positive side is allowed to play Final Jeopardy. Any player(s) that finished on the negative side is eliminated from the game but will pick up a $1,000 consolation cash prize.
  • In the Final Jeopardy! segment, the category is revealed, the players get 2 minutes to decide (in secret) how much they like to wager between $0 and the player's current score. The players are presented with a clue that relates to the category. Then, they get 30 seconds to write out (in secret) their response. If the player is incorrect or does not phrase the response in the form of a question, the player loses what they have wagered. If the player phrase their response in the form of a question and is correct, the player scores the amount wagered. Alex reveals the response and the wagers of the players beginning with the lowest score to the highest score into the Final Jeopardy. If the runner-ups have the same score, the 2nd place prize goes to the player who was leading at the end of the previous round. At the end of the game, the player with the highest total wins the game and comes back to play on the next show. If all 3 players have no money at the end of Final Jeopardy, no one from the playing comes back and 3 new players come to play on the next show.

How to take part on Jeopardy!Edit

  • You must be at least 18 years of age (except for Jep!, where it's the complete opposite, and the teen tournament, where you can be any teen age)
  • You must take a test to qualify as a contestant.
  • Your hometown has to be anywhere in North America.
  • Be sure to bring photo ID just like on any game show so the staff know it's your real face.

Spin-off ShowsEdit

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Special TournamentsEdit


International VersionsEdit


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