“Family Feud” Played in the Egg

by Jilly Horaneck
Elm Staff Writer

Many students became confused when a large Fathead of Steve Harvey appeared in Hodson Dining Hall. It drew lots of attention, just as the Student Events Board (SEB) wanted it to. The Fathead of Harvey was used to promote SEB’s game night modeled after the TV game show Family Feud, which Harvey hosts.
“Family Feud” night was hosted in the Egg on Wednesday, March 1. Students created teams of three to five friends or strangers to get up on the stage to answer survey questions featured in the actual game show.

Steve Harvey’s face, used as an advertisement for the event, looms over the stairs in Hodson Hall.
Steve Harvey’s face, used as an advertisement for the event, looms over the stairs in Hodson Hall.

To win, students would either answer until their team guessed every answer, or steal points by getting an answer correct after their opponents got three strikes.
Freshman Elizabeth Massey said, “The first time I went up to play, it was one of the harder survey questions asked. But then I got to go up again and win. All in all, it was a lot of fun.”
Freshman Sophie Polovoy had a different opinion of the event. “I thought it was okay,” she said. “The game wasn’t following the official rules played in the television show and there was no fast money round.”
The television version of ‘Family Feud” pits two families against each other to name the most popular answers to survey questions. The winning team receives cash prizes.
To win a round, the family must either guess every answer correctly, steal the points from the other team, or hope the other team fails to steal their points away. The family with the most points moves onto the fast money round, where they play to win $20,000.
The possible prizes students could win were gift certificates to the Fish Whistle, Play It Again Sam’s, Luisa’s, the Lemon Leaf Cafe, or Dunkin Donuts.

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