Geoff Edwards hosted the middle version, which was shot in Montreal to keep costs down. The front game was pretty similar to the other versions, though a cute wrinkle allowed a team to hand letters to their opponents if they thought the word was too hard to guess. The middle version did not have the question-constructing bonus round, though. Instead, the winning team tried their luck with a bonus chain.
As in the Cullen original, the chains in the USA remake were a little looser than in the GSN version (see the screenshot). The words didn't necessarily lead into each other in perfect phrases. That's not necessarily better or worse, just different.