The player claims one box at the start of the game, without its contents being revealed. The contestant then chooses the other boxes, one at a time, to be opened and removed from play. Throughout the game, the player is offered an amount of money to quit, being asked, "Deal or no deal?" If the contestant rejects every deal and eliminates all the other boxes, the player keeps the money that was in their original case or box. The contestant "wins" depending on whether the player should have taken one of the deals or should have held onto the original case or box until the very end.