The game pits one person against 100 others for a chance to win a large cash prize. Players are asked questions of the multiple choice variety each with three possible answers. The gameshow is a variation of the show EÃ©n Tegen Honderd, a Dutch gameshow produced by Endemol and sponsored by the National Postcode Lottery.
The American version of 1 vs. 100 is broadcast by NBC. Like in other formats, a single player goes up against 100 other contestants (referred to as the "mob"), gaining money for each contestant they eliminate but losing all their winnings with any incorrect answer along the way. The host is actor-comedian Bob Saget, and the top prize is $1,000,000 (US$, before income tax deductions).