The Thotsakan Game (เกมทศกัณฐ์ in Thai, named for the 10-faced of Ravan, giant in the Ramayana story) is a Thai game show produced by Workpoint Entertainment. It was the 2003 runner-up, and the 2005 winner, of the "best game or quiz show on Asian television" award.
|Created by||Praphas Cholsaranont|
|Developed by||Workpoint Entertainment Public Co., Ltd.|
|Country of origin||Thailand|
|No. of episodes||more than 1,700|
|Executive producer(s)||Rungtham Phumsinil|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original network||Modernine TV|
|Original release||1 April 2003 –|
28 February 2011
In the original format, a contestant was shown 10 faces. They have to name them all in order to win 10 million baht. It was the first game show to have a ten million baht jackpot, the highest at the time.
The show has won a number of awards from many institutions in Thailand and Asia, including runner-up and highly commended of best game or quiz programme in the Asian Television Awards of 2003 and 2005, respectively.
In the one-on-one game, a player tries to score as many points as possible by telling the name of the given face within one minute. The game continues as far as player gives correct answers, then the other contestant starts. The minimum prize is one million baht when one month later the prize will be add another million until maximum prize of 10 million. Later, the jackpot was fixed at 10 million.
Named show change
Thotsakan Game era change
- เกมทศกัณฐ์ (1 April 2003 - 31 March 2005)
- ทศกัณฐ์ ยกทัพ (31 October 2005 - 29 December 2006)
- ทศกัณฐ์ จำแลง (1 January - 15 June 2007)
Special tournament change
- ทศกัณฐ์ ศึกทศกัณฐ์หน้าทอง (1 April - 28 October 2005)
- ทศกัณฐ์ ช่วยครูใต้ (18 June 2007 - 15 February 2008)
Yok Siam era change
- ทศกัณฐ์ ยกสยาม (18 February - March 2008)/ยกสยาม (April 2008 - 25 February 2010)
- ยกสยาม 100 ข้อ (1 March - 2 June 2010)
- ยกสยาม 10 ข้อ (3 June 2010 - 28 February 2011)