Wednesday, November 11, 2015
News from Tbilisi
But I did notice this item from Georgia (the former Soviet nation, not the Jimmy Carter state). Georgia's capital city Tbilisi will host the 13th world championship of What? Where? When? November 12-15. If this game sounds ever so slightly familiar, it's because ABC tried a version a few years ago called Million Dollar Mind Game. ABC execs quickly saw that the game was too freakin' arcane for us short attention span Yanks, so they burned off the eps in a throwaway Sunday afternoon slot.
The original Russian game show, Что? Где? Когда? for Cyrillic alphabet fans, is still going strong after 39 seasons, according to Wikipedia. The show has inspired lots of club players around the globe, who will be meeting in Tbilisi this month for the world championship. One funny note from the linked story: when the players aren't competing in What? Where? When?, they can try their luck at Jeopardy.