The American TV game show in this instance which was not hosted by Alex Trebek is 'Blockbusters'. It was a question-and-answer game show that pitted two players or teams against a single player in a race to connect boxes from one side of the Blockbuster game board to the other. As an American TV game show, it had two separate runs in the 1980s. Bill Cullen hosted the 1980–82 version, with Bob Hilton as announcer. Either Johnny Olson or Rich Jeffries substituted for Hilton, with Jeffries taking over for the final two weeks. Bill Rafferty hosted the 1987 TV version, with Jeffries announcing the entire run.

'Blockbusters' was created by Steve Ryan for Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions. During the show. contestants answered trivia questions to complete a path across or down a game board of hexagons. Ira Skutch directed the show from 1980 until 1982. Marc Breslow was the director in 1987. There were 372 episodes in 1980–82 and 85 in 1987.

Originally, when winning a game, the first round earned the team no money but allowed the winning team to play the bonus round for $2,500. A second win allowed a return trip to the bonus round for an additional $5,000. Later, each round earned the winning team $500, and teams advanced to the bonus round only after winning two rounds. If the family pair advanced to the bonus round, the captain decided which member would participate.

Regarding TV game shows hosted by Alex Trebek, there was Jeopardy, High Rollers, Battlestars, and more.

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