Australian Family Double Dare

Australia produced their version of Double Dare starting in 1989 and ending in 1992.


At the beginning of each round, the two teams played what's called a Toss-Up Challenge in which the winners of that challenge scored points and control of the game. The team in control had to answer questions in which correct answers to those questions earned points (or dollars in the family version). But of course the kids can always dare the opposing team to answer it for double the points/dollars but beware as the other team can always Double Dare them back for up to four times the amount, then they can answer that question or take the "Physical Challenge" which were extreme messy games that last up between 10 to 30 seconds. Failure to win the challenge and/or answering the question on a dare causes them to lose control of the game and the points/dollars to the other opposing team.


Here how the players scored for success:

Regular EpisodesEdit

  • Round 1 - Question - 10, Dare/Toss-Up Challenge - 20, Double Dare/Physical Challenge - 40
  • Round 2 - Question - 20, Dare/Toss-Up Challenge - 40, Double Dare/Physical Challenge - 80

Family EpisodesEdit

  • Round 1 - Question - $25, Dare/Toss-Up Challenge - $50, Double Dare/Physical Challenge - $100
  • Round 2 - Question - $50, Dare/Toss-Up Challenge - $100, Double Dare/Physical Challenge - $200

The team with the most points at the end of two rounds will go on to the obstacle course where their are eight obstacles. Attached to each was an orange flag. The object of the challenge was to grab all the flags and to get all the prizes.


A spin-off of the show entitled as Family Double Dare was launched in the same year, but the ratings were poor and it got the axe just after three episodes.

Two series of the show also aired simultaneously in America on Nickelodeon. In 1989, there was a special "G'Day USA" week, as well as the Kangaroo Cup Finals in 1990.