Singapore airport offers 'game show'

SINGAPORE -- Instead of "this is your final boarding call," passengers at Singapore's Changi International Airport may be hearing: "Is that your final answer?"

Officials at Changi, an airport known for its luxury and efficiency, on Thursday said the airport has launched a new trivia "game show" for passengers to play while they wait for transit flights.

Up to 30 passengers at a time sit at electronic consoles while a host asks number-based questions such as the weight of a Boeing jet.

The players key in two numbers -- a minimum and maximum -- and win more points if they give the correct answer within the smallest range, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, or CAAS, said in a statement.

Points are tallied at the end of a 10-question round, and the winner walks away with a shopping voucher worth over $540 to be used at airport shops, the CAAS statement said.

CAAS started the game -- called "What's Your Range?" -- on Dec. 15.

"We noticed the worldwide revival of interest in game shows like 'Big Brother' and 'Survivor,'" the statement said. "At the same time, perennial favorites like 'Wheel of Fortune' and 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' were also receiving interest in new markets."

"Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" is wildly popular in Singapore.

Setting up "What's Your Range?" cost about $540,000, the CAAS statement said. Over 3,500 passengers have played since the game began earlier this month.

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