Chase the Case is a strategy gameshow that trades general knowledge for information. Five players begin the game by being given a case containing a secret amount of cash. Players answer questions to win visits to a soundproof secret vault where they can learn information about what's in their opponents' cases. As they are never allowed to see inside their own case, the only way to figure out what they are carrying is by the power of deduction. The audience play along at home as they are privy to all of the intelligence acquired in the vault.
In a fast-paced endgame, players attempt to steal each other's cases via tense head-to-head challenges but only the player who gets over the finish line first will get to open the case they are holding and take home the prize.
Each of the five contestants taking part in this game show is given a brightly coloured case which contains one of five cash amounts ranging from zero to the five thousand pound top prize. They will answer questions to win the right to take their case with them into a soundproof room where they can choose to either take a peek inside the case of one of their rivals or ask host Dan Walker if the amount contained in one of the other cases is more or less than the amount in their own case - but they cannot look into their own case to see what amount it contains. Successful players then progress to the endgame where, based on the information they have gathered they can choose to either keep hold of their own case or challenge another player for theirs. One winning player will get to open one case and keep the prize money inside.