Main game[ edit ] Six players spend a day together at a training camp before arriving at the studio for the show. A challenge is described, and the players each vote for the one they want to send into it. The player receiving the most votes takes the challenge. If a tie vote occurs on the first one, a player is chosen at random to break it; on all subsequent challenges, the last player eliminated acts as the tiebreaker.
The last two players compete in a fifth, head-to-head challenge, such as Fish Throwing and Wall Climbing, with the winner being officially declared that night's "Top Dog" and the loser going to the "Dog Pound". Each contestant can be chosen only once, which means that once the Top Dog picks someone, they can not pick them again. Some of the one-player stunts featured on various versions of the show were: Stunt Definition Ladder Wheel Crawl around a circular ladder hanging in the air in a limited amount of time and capture the flag.
Earthquake Island Climb up a ladder mounted on a tilting island-with rain. Flag Capture Climb a net and get the greatest number of flags in a limited amount of time. He or She Given a panel of about six subjects, guess which one was the female or male out of the group. This normally involved having five cross-dressing men and one female, with the contestant having to guess which one of them was the female.
Little Genius Play a trivia game against a child prodigy. Strip Games The contestant was required to perform a feat of skill of some sort; every time the player made a mistake, he or she was required to remove one article of clothing. If the feat was accomplished before the player missed the attempt completely naked, the mission was completed. Some of the stripping stunts included throwing a beanbag or a football into a target, making a hole-in-one on a miniature golf hole with each removed article of clothing allowing the player to move closer to the hole , darts where the contestant had to forfeit an article of clothing in exchange for a dart , and hangman with each missed letter costing an article of clothing.
The strip games were discontinued in the second season. Water Walk Walk on a platform while being hit by water. Out on a Limb Player is enclosed in a large, X-Shaped figure, in which he or she must collect 4 red flags and 4 blue flags within the time limit, completing all of one color first, followed by the other. Every time a question is answered wrong, the speed on the treadmill increases. Pandora's Box Grab floating water markers and bring them to a box submerged underwater.
Some of the head-to-head competitions included: Competition Description Fish Throwing Used only once, two professional fish[ clarification needed ] throwers threw fish[ clarification needed ] at each of the 2 contestants.
After two minutes, whoever caught the most won. Rainstorm Hanging The remaining two contestants hang on a bar with just their hands in pouring rain; the first to fall loses.
Rainstorm Pedestal Contestants stand on a small pedestal mounted atop a long pole in the pool; the first person to fall off the pedestal loses. After five minutes, the rain machines are turned on; if both contestants last ten minutes, the intensity of the rain is increased. Starting in the second season, the rain begins after two minutes. Wall Climbing Contestants would climb up a wall holding a key which they would use to unlock a box at the top. They would jump down and take a second key to the top and put it in the keyhole they had previously unlocked.
The first person to do this would dump gallons of water on to the other person, and would send the other person to the dog pound. Upside down Trapeze Used only once, two players hang upside down on trapeze bars; the first person to fall in the pool loses. If both contestants are there after one minute, it starts to rain. After two minutes, another surprise will occur to the players the trapeze bars will slightly drop and the intensity of the rain will increase.
Paddle Wheel Both contestants must run on a paddle wheel above the pool, and the wheel will get faster as they go.
The first one to fall out loses. Pool Tile Trivia Brooke asks both contestants a trivia question, they must find the answer on the tiles in the pool. Whoever comes up with a tile of the correct answer first get a point. First to three points is the winner.