The Game: Pass or Play is a Bingo Game Show that has 5 contestants. Each representing 1 of the 5 BINGO letters. The 5 contestants compete to make their way to the final and exciting elimination round through a unique use of the Bingo Numbers that are called. It is "Deal or No Deal" simplicity with original and exciting game play. It Incudes interactive play with the home viewers offering multiple ways to win!
The Opportunity: We have had TEN episodes licensed by TELUS for their new Optik TV Channel 985 "Game Time". We broadcast them over 4 nights, It was seen throughout BC and Alberta on Telus, but globally on this website. Thisgave us the unique opportunity to showcase the interactive experience, ability and potential of this Game Show.
The Potential: This is a Game Show for multiple platforms! The format checks off all the boxes for a game show to succeed, especially with the seamless fusion of Bingo throughout. The game often creates nail biting moments and audience engagement is continuous throughout the show. This is due to audience members having a vested interest in at least one of the five contestants. With Bingo being a major part of it, any audience/viewing member is a potential winner, all the ingredients for success!
THIS WAS THE BETA TEST OF A NEW KIND OF EXPERIENCE MEANT TO ENGAGE A WIDE RANGE OF FANS OF INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT.
The Vision: To create an experience that offers complete interactive fun from beginning to end for EVERYONE in studio and at home. An ability for consumers and future markets to get significant proof of what this show is meant to do. It has been Kaplan's core belief that the value of the entertainment should outweigh the value of the prize enough to decrease any disappointment in not winning.
The Visionary: Stephen R. Kaplan is an entertainer known as "The Maestro". He is also an entrepreneur and a game designer. He has been creating games and game shows since the early 90's. He became seriously interested in Bingo related entertainment in London UK during a collaboration with Fremantle Media in the mid 90's. It was there he was introduced to the "Lottery Game Show" concept, specifically Bingo Lottery related. It was successful in Europe then and still is today. He discovered something special within Bingo that fuels his inspirations. That discovery he built into this Game Show as he created it. It also provided the inspiration for his board game creation that turns Bingo into a Game of Strategy called A Maze'n Bingo. Together these two Bingo-related entertainment projects will be making their major debut during these events.
An Amazing FINAL big night of the Debut run of PASS OR PLAY.
A Fundraiser dinner theater original experience in support of Make-A-Wish Canada!
But wait... THERE'S MORE! In our third and final Episode of the night (Episode 10) some of the Contestants were randomly selected from the members of the audience to be a Contestant.
And finally to share some of the power of Make-A-Wish allow me to introduce you to a former recipient of a granted wish from Make-A-Wish himself, Casey Wright. Casey had just turned 21 a week previous the show, and is a true survivor and champion for so many worthy causes and had agreed to be our Special Guest Bingo Caller and he was just AMAZING!!!
Great prizes won including each Game Show Winner receiving $100 in Gift Cards to the wonderful host Venue: The Golden Parrots Pub & Restaurant.