How to get on Raid the Cage

All you will need to do to apply to be on Raid the Cage is meet all the criteria and to complete an online application.

CBS’s new game show, Raid the Cage combines the best of both worlds, with mind-bending trivia questions, and nail-biting racing against the clock.

The teams of two that elect to compete on Raid the Cage have to achieve a delicate balance between strategy and wit.

They compete to answer a series of tricky trivia questions in exchange for an extra few seconds and then race to grab and move as many carefully selected high-value prizes before time runs out.

The Raid the Cage applications

Raid the Cage is certainly one of the most challenging game shows currently airing on television, but if you fancy your chances of walking away with prizes ranging from Rolex watches to brand new cars, you may just be in luck.

Raid the Cage first premiered on CBS October 13, 2023, but the show has actually been recruiting “real people” who are up to the challenge of competing for these prizes on television since June of 2023.

The filming of season one of Raid the Cage was already wrapped in August 2023, but since the applications are still technically open on the website to this day, sending in your application early may just help get you casted if the show does get renewed for a second season.

Raid the Cage criteria

Applying for Raid the Cage is really as simple as filling out the online application form, which can be found on

However, if you are serious about being on the show, you will need to ensure that you (and your teammate) meet all of the requirements.

Some of the most important criteria that you need to keep in mind when applying to be on Raid the Cage include:

Criteria Description
Proof of identification To complete your Raid the Cage application, you need to provide a photocopy of your State Driver’s License or Photo ID
Travel Raid the Cage requires that applicants have a valid passport which allows you to travel outside of the United States
Age You must be 18 years-old or older to compete on Raid the Cage
Application Both you and your teammate will have to fill out and submit a Raid the Cage application form
Photos The Raid the Cage application also requires two recent photos of both you and your teammate

Some important things to keep in mind

If you do meet all of the criteria, there are still a few important factors that you will need to take into consideration before you finalize your Raid the Cage application.

Firstly it is important to keep in mind that the filming of Raid the Cage takes place in Mexico City, Mexico and that each episode may take up to four days to film (including travel).

Then secondly, it is also important to remember that Raid the Cage (just like any other game show on television) receives thousands of applications.

And the best way to increase the chances that you and your teammate are picked to be on the show is to showcase your one-of-a-kind, camera-friendly personalities through your answers to the following personality-based questions:

  • If you could run through your favorite store and grab 3 things, what would those 3 things be and what store?
  • Why would your partner make a great contestant?
  • Have you had to overcome any obstacles in your life?
  • What do you like to do in your spare time?
  • How athletic are you? And many more.

The Raid the Cage teams

By the time you fill out your application for Raid the Cage, you will need to know who you want as your teammate. Your teammate can be your spouse, parent, sibling, best friend, co-worker, or really anyone.

As long as you can agree on who will be the “Gabber” (the person responsible for the trivia portion of the show) and who will be the “Grabber” (the person responsible for grabbing the prizes).

The Raid the Cage prizes

Perhaps one of the most important things to consider, when you are deciding whether to fill out a Raid the Cage application or not is all of the fabulous prizes which are on offer.

Of course, what you choose to take will be up to you and your teammate, but some of the prizes that have been up for grabs on the show in the past include Club Car Golf Cart (worth $12,915), a Tiffany & Co. Diamond Pendant Necklace (worth $2,325), a trip to Sun Mountain Lodge (worth $4,522), a Cedarwood Spas Electric Hot Tub (worth $6,950) and basically everything in between.