Pierre Lalonde
Action Réaction
TQS: 1986–1991

This is the French-Canadian speaking version of Chain Reaction.


Two teams of two (consisting of one celebrity & one contestant) competed. In each round one member of each team was the giver, and the other was the guesser. The object of the game was to guess a series of words that make up two word phrases. All the connected words make up a chain.

Main GameEdit

The chains consisted of seven words with the top & bottom words revealed at the start. The giver of the team in control can choose to give a letter over or the previously revealed word under the previously revealed word to his/her partner or the opposing guesser. Either way, the letter was revealed (unless it was the last letter, meaning that the letter would stay unrevealed) and the player in control of the mystery word had a chance to guess. Earlier shows credited the player who gave the form of the word while later shows had the player on the team in control who said the form of the word get one last chance to say the exact word. A correct guess earned points and kept control, but an incorrect guess passed control to the opponents. If the team got the last word they received double value (or a five point bonus in Round 1), and the chain was over.

Here are the values of points for each chain:

  • Round 1 – 10 points for the first four words, the last was worth 20 (later 15)
  • Round 2 – 20 points for the first four words, the last was worth 40
  • Round 3 – 30 points for the first four words, the last was worth 60
  • Round 4 – 40 points for the first four words, the last was worth 80

Bonus ChainEdit

In the bonus chain, the top word was still given to the winning team/player but he/she/they were also given the initial letters of the remaining six words and a letter counter which started at seven (originally nine). On each letter, the team/player tried to guess what the word was starting with that letter and connected to the previous word. Giving the correct word moved on to the next letter, but missing the word added another letter & lowered the counter by one. Each correct answer (plus the top word) was worth $100, and completing the chain before the counter ran down to zero won a cash jackpot which started at $1,000 plus $500 for every day it was not won.

Champs could remain for five days or until defeated.


Based on the American game show Chain Reaction by Bob Stewart

See AlsoEdit

The New Chain Reaction

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