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Andrew G & Brigette Duclos
Grant Goldman
The Con Test
Network Ten: 7 February 2007 – 11 April 2007
Crackerjack Productions
FremantleMedia Australia

The Con Test was a short-lived primetime game show based on the original U.K. format called PokerFace, where knowledge & bluffing are the names of the game. Six contestants begin the game facing a total of up to 28 questions for a chance to win $50,000.


The show started with the six contestants "grilling" each other, telling stories about themselves (some contestants make false claims about their personal status) and criticizing each other. Later, they entered the studio and the game began. They were each given $1,000 to start.

The game was played in five rounds. In each round, contestants were asked multiple choice questions. After hearing each question, they locked in their answers. Players who chose the correct answer won some money. The value increased by $250 for each round. The only dollar total that each player can see will be their own. At the end of each round, the leader board is revealed to the viewers, but not to the contestants. The contestants then have the opportunity to 'fold' (simply by pressing the "fold button" in front of them in 10 seconds or less) if they believe they are at the bottom of the leaderboard and take the money they have earned. If nobody folds, the player with the least amount of money will leave the show with nothing. In the event of a tie, the player who answered the questions the fastest will be ranked higher on the leaderboard. The player that is eliminated is taken to the "fold room" where they are met by Brigette Duclos and their family and friends. The leaderboard is then revealed to them, hence they'll find out whether they made the right decision by folding if they went out that way. The last player standing wins the $50,000.

Round Amount Per Question No. of Questions

The highest possible amount a player can win by folding is $27,500 by answering all 28 questions correctly, then folding at the end of the final round. However, this is unlikely, because, a player that answers every single question correctly, would not be tempted to take the money, and would more likely count on winning the $50,000.

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Full Episode: 21 Mar 2007