TV show "The Rebus Game" ( 1965 ) Since the beginning of the television era in the West, puzzles to get blue screens. March 29, 1965 American television channel "ABC" starts 30- minute television show "The Rebus Game" with Jack Linkletter (Jack Linkletter). Participants are encouraged to solve puzzles encrypted with words. For each guessed rebus provided monetary compensation. The main prize for the winner of the TV show was a car worth 5,000 U.S. dollars.