Welcome to The Centennial Challenge
The Centennial Challenge is a fast-paced trivia game that teaches visitors about the Federal Reserve System. Up to three players can compete as they answer a series of questions from a range of categories in the fastest times. Modeled after a well-known television show, the game gives each contestant his or her own podium, a joystick, and four push buttons with which to play the game. The result is a fun and educational learning experience for players of all ages.
- Introductory messages on the screens welcome the players, prompt them to join the game, and provide details about the rules. If fewer than three contestants join the game, the computer takes control of the remaining spots and plays along.
- A selected player can choose a category before each question is posed. The question and four possible answers appear on the large format screen. Contestants press one of the four buttons on their podium dashboard to answer each question. There is a time limit to answer each question, and point values are awarded for each correct answer based on the speed with which the question is answered.
- After all players have submitted their responses, the correct answer is displayed on each of the screens for the contestants to view. A fun fact also appears on the screen to enhance the learning experience. The player who answers a question correctly and in the fastest time earns the most points and gets to choose the category for the next question. The game continues for seven rounds of questions.
- At the conclusion of each game, the player with the fastest time receives a congratulatory message. Each player receives an on-screen summary that lists the player’s total number of correct points, overall time, and rank compared with previous contestants.