Last Updated on January 4, 2021
While there’s no shortage of TV game shows, there is one in particular that stand out since its debut in 1964: Jeopardy! Created by Merv Griffin, the American television game show is perhaps one of the most iconic shows not only in the U.S. but worldwide. With more than 8,000 episodes aired, as well as Daytime Emmy Awards, Jeopardy already won in its own right.
The premise of the game is simple enough. There are three contestants and three rounds (Jeopardy!, Double Jeopardy!, and Final Jeopardy!). Contestants must choose among different categories that vary from current events, sciences, the arts, pop culture, and literature.
The ‘clues’ are presented as ‘answers’ and players must give their reply in question form. For example: in ‘This Father of Our Country didn’t really chop down a cherry tree’, the right response would be ‘Who is George Washington?’. Players can answer in various question forms, as long as it isn’t vague or ambiguous.
Famous Jeopardy Font
If you want to learn more about the game show, in particular, the typography used, you can check out Fonts In Use. It features fonts like ITC Korinna, which you can recognize from the clue cards, and Swiss 911 from the game board. For the logo itself, Gyparody by Larabie Fonts is a great reproduction and is free for personal use. For commercial use you can buy it from Typodermic on Myfonts.com.