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Thotsakan Game

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Thotsakan Game
Created byPraphas Cholsaranont
Developed byWorkpoint Entertainment Public Co., Ltd.
StarringPhanya Nirunkul [th]
Country of originThailand
Original languageThai
No. of episodesmore than 1,700
Executive producerRungtham Phumsinil
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Original release
NetworkModernine TV
Release1 April 2003 (2003-04-01) –
28 February 2011 (2011-02-28)

The Thotsakan Game (เกมทศกัณฐ์ in Thai, named for the 10-faced of Ravan, giant in the Ramayana story) is a Thai game show produced by Workpoint Entertainment. It was the 2003 runner-up, and the 2005 winner, of the "best game or quiz show on Asian television" award.

In the original format, a contestant was shown 10 faces. They have to name them all in order to win 10 million baht. It was the first game show to have a ten million baht jackpot, the highest at the time.

Awards[change | change source]

The show has won a number of awards from many institutions in Thailand and Asia, including runner-up and highly commended of best game or quiz programme in the Asian Television Awards of 2003 and 2005, respectively.

Games[change | change source]

In the one-on-one game, a player tries to score as many points as possible by telling the name of the given face within one minute. The game continues as far as player gives correct answers, then the other contestant starts. The minimum prize is one million baht when one month later the prize will be add another million until maximum prize of 10 million. Later, the jackpot was fixed at 10 million.

Named show[change | change source]

Thotsakan Game era[change | change source]

  • เกมทศกัณฐ์ (1 April 2003 - 31 March 2005)
  • ทศกัณฐ์ ยกทัพ (31 October 2005 - 29 December 2006)
  • ทศกัณฐ์ จำแลง (1 January - 15 June 2007)

Special tournament[change | change source]

  • ทศกัณฐ์ ศึกทศกัณฐ์หน้าทอง (1 April - 28 October 2005)
  • ทศกัณฐ์ ช่วยครูใต้ (18 June 2007 - 15 February 2008)

Yok Siam era[change | change source]

  • ทศกัณฐ์ ยกสยาม (18 February - March 2008)/ยกสยาม (April 2008 - 25 February 2010)
  • ยกสยาม 100 ข้อ (1 March - 2 June 2010)
  • ยกสยาม 10 ข้อ (3 June 2010 - 28 February 2011)

Sponsors[change | change source]