|Shura Taft (2009-2012)|
Beau Walker (2013-2014)
Sony Pictures Television
Pyramid is an Australian junior version of the US format also called Pyramid (which also had a junior version back in the 1970s). As per Australian guidelines the kids don't play for money but for points & prizes. Unlike in America, there was only one Pyramid and that Pyramid is made of 6 screens.
There were two teams that consisted of two kids and a celebrity competing in a game of word communication. Each team, in turn, chose a category, and then a subject under that category was given. Each subject had six words/phrases/names (ala Donny Osmond's Pyramid). The team had 30 seconds to guess the six answers that fit into the category. One player described each item while the other player tried to guess what the words were. Each correct word was worth five points. If at any time the clue giver gave away any part of the answer or conveyed the essence of the answer, the word was thrown out. If a team could get all six answers in the topic, then they got however many seconds were left on the clock as points. In the first series, after the first round there was a bonus prize behind one of the categories.
In the first round the celebrity would see the answers and have to describe it.
The second round was just like the first, except the teams changed celebrity partners.
In round three the tables turned and the kids had to describe the answers to the celebrity.
At the end of the game, the team with the most points won the game. If after three rounds the scores were tied, the host would read out a set of clues and the first contestant to buzz in and give the correct answer would go to the final round. If that contestant passed or gave an incorrect answer, their opposition won the game instead. The winning team played the Prize Round where only the two kids would play.
The giver of the winning team faced the pyramid board of six subjects with the guesser having his/her back to the board. The winning team had 60 seconds to climb up to the top of the pyramid by getting all six. On each subject, the giver gave a list of items that fit the subject while the guesser tried to guess what they all have in common. As soon as the guesser got the right subject or passed, they moved on to the next subject to the right. Upon a pass, the team could come back to it if there was time leftover. If at any time the giver gave an illegal clue (giving away part of the answer, conveying the essence of the answer, descriptions of the category or a synonym), the subject was re-concealed. In the second series, the answers were similar to the ones played in the earlier rounds and the clue giver simply had to give clues in the same style as the main game. Each correct answer won a prize, and getting all six won a grand prize.