The first round features head-to-head questions where correct answers are worth 1 point. In the second round or "Category Round," the players take turns tackling questions on their own from a specific categories, with correct answers worth 2 points each. In the third round, players go head- to-head once again and correct answers are worth 3 points. If a player can ring in early enough with a correct answer in the head-to-head rounds, they may earn a bonus "power point".
The fourth round or "Ladder Round" first pits the players in 2nd and 3rd place against each other with the winner advancing to challenge the player in 1st place. This round is similar to the third round, except that the player who is in 2nd place needs only one right answer to advance and the player in 3rd place needs to answer enough 3 or 4 point questions correctly to pass his opponent. The advancing player becomes the Challenger and needs to answer enough 3 or 4 point questions correctly to pass the 1st place player to win the game. The 1st place player needs only one right answer to win the game.