The Gamemaster (called Umpire in the rules) asks each player a question. The first question is worth one dollar. Each correct answer after the first question is worth double. The top prize is sixty-four dollars. A wrong answer ends the first part of the game for a player and forces that player to surrender all winnings to the "Jack Pot Fund." After all players have had a chance to play, each player will have to answer one final question asked of the entire group. All who respond correctly split the "Jack Pot Fund." The player with the most money wins. Which question to be asked is determined by the gameboard which is a giant spinner. The game is based on a popular radio show which was adapted for television and renamed "The $64,000 Question."