This February, National Geographic is breaking out of the studio and taking a fan-favorite series on the road with BRAIN GAMES: ON THE ROAD. The Magical Elves-produced series premieres Feb. 25 at 8/7c on National Geographic, with four episodes per night over five consecutive Fridays.
Hosted by comedian Chuck Nice, the all-new iteration of the network’s Emmy-nominated and critically acclaimed series will pit teams of everyday Americans against each other as they take on friends and family in an epic battle of the brains.
In each of the twenty episodes, Nice brings the studio and the games right to the players for the ultimate IQ showdown. From families and co-workers to friends and friendly rivals, teams will go head-to-head in a competition filled with mind-bending puzzles and brain teasers.
Competitors will push their minds to the max with fun games that test their memory, color perception, spatial reasoning, ability to process change, and more, culminating in a final brain-busting challenge. Each game is designed for at-home play along and guaranteed to increase intelligence, so viewers can put their own mental merit to the test. The winning team takes home the coveted “Brain Games” trophy and, of course, hard-earned bragging rights.
Host Chuck Nice is a Philadelphia native and 18-year veteran of stand-up comedy, with a rich history in television and radio. For eight years, he provided comic relief to “The Radio Chick” show, bringing the funny to New York’s radio airwaves. He is the host of “Buy Like A Mega Millionaire” on HGTV, “The Juice” on Veria Living, and “The Hot Ten” on Centric. Nice can be regularly seen on the “Today” show, has guest-hosted “Joy Behar: Say Anything!,” and co-hosted “The View.” Nice maintains his radio presence as the co-host of “StarTalk” with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, where he provides humorous commentary on one of his favorite subjects…science. Despite his busy schedule, he still finds time to hit the clubs, delighting audiences with his storytelling brand of stand-up comedy.
Episodes include the following:
FRIDAY, FEB. 25:
- RAISE GOSPEL VS THE ACCIDENTALS QUARTET (Feb 25 at 8/7c)
Team Raise! Gospel goes up against The Accidentals Quartet in a series of mind-bending BRAIN GAMES, including Upside Down Frowns, A Minor Difference, Trictionary and Baby Tool Place. Plus, viewers get to challenge themselves with fascinating games about Remembering Details and Musical Scales. How will your brain stack up against our players?
- PFTP VS THE AWESOME SAUCERS (Feb 25 at 8:30/7:30c)
Team Premos From the Pines goes up against The Awesome Saucers in a series of mind-bending BRAIN GAMES, including Ear Of Fortune, Hidden In Plane Writing, Celeb-Rebus, and Puzzle, Puzzle, Revolution. Plus, viewers get to challenge themselves with fascinating games about Color Perception and High-Frequency Words. How will your brain stack up against our players?
- THE GILLS VS TRIBE MILLIGAN (Feb 25 at 9/8c)
The Gills go up against Tribe Milligan in a series of mind-bending BRAIN GAMES, including Get the Picture, Trictionary, Hidden in Plain Writing and Flower Power. Plus, viewers get to challenge themselves with fascinating games about Semantic Memory and Cognitive Flexibility. How will your brain stack up against our players?
- THE FAKS VS TEAM UNITED (Feb 25 at 9:30/8:30c)
Team Faks goes up against United in a series of mind-bending BRAIN GAMES, including What’s That Supposed to Mean, Smokey Eyes, Picture This and Puzzle, Puzzle, Revolution. Plus, viewers get to challenge themselves with fascinating games about Color Illusion and Retaining Information. How will your brain stack up against our players?
BRAIN GAMES: ON THE ROAD is produced by Magical Elves for National Geographic. For Magical Elves, executive producers are Casey Kriley, Jo Sharon, James Rowley, and Lisa Pegnato. For National Geographic, Lauren Thompson is executive producer, Matt Renner is vice president, Production, and Alan Eyres is senior vice president, Production and Development.