Give-n-Take was an American television game show based partly on Blackjack that starred Jim Lange and aired on CBS for 60 episodes between September 8 and November 28, 1975. The show – dominated by LED displays and buzzers — was considered a time filler until CBS was ready to unveil its hour-long The Price is Right format. The series was canceled shortly after the 60-minute TPiR premiered.
Announcer Johnny Jacobs announced another prize but not the dollar value. Lange then read a general-knowledge question. The first to respond correctly won five spaces on the board while her opponents each got one space.
At that point, the LED spinner went into motion; the player signified when she wanted to stop the spinner by pressing her buzzer. Wherever the spinner landed, the player controlling that space could either keep the prize or pass it to one of her opponents. Play then repeated in the same manner, with a new prize described.
The idea was to build a prize package of as close to $5,000 without going over. Since they did not know the total retail value of their prizes, a player could freeze at any point if she thought she was close to the $5,000 limit, knowing she could not receive any more prizes. The player who had the package that was closest to $5,000 won her prize package and advanced to the bonus round. The other players went away with parting gifts.