Two contestants on each episode got to choose from thirty wrapped packages displayed centerstage.

Very funny and incredibly exciting, The New Treasure Hunt ran for three years but received a lot of criticism for being too exploitative (?!? Chuck Barris wrote the show's lovely, melodic end theme (this clip from the original music master).

High Rollers Alex Trebek hosted this casino-style dice game.

The music for this show was loud Las Vegas lounge with a game show gloss.

Edwards (who started as a game show host in 1973 on CBS' Hollywood's Talking) also had a popular series in nighttime syndication in 1974 called The New Treasure Hunt.

Based on a game show from the Fifties (Treasure Hunt), this Chuck Barris production is my favorite game show of all time.

This was Geoff Edwards' shining moment - emotionally torturing his overly-excited contestants for laughs.

No skill or knowledge was needed on The New Treasure Hunt.

Every one of them holds a different riddle, but only one of them holds the Jackpot riddle.

At any moment someone in the game could stand up and yell - JACKPOT!