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Bob Zager

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #600 on: July 31, 2020, 07:29:59 PM »
Earlier today I was in my local Barnes & Noble Bookseller store.  I asked the clerk about the "Card Sharks," game, and they told me their computer showed they have it at the warehouse.  She was kind enough to place an order for the game to their location, and took my name and phone number.  The clerk said the game might arrive next week, and she'd give me call when it comes in.

In the meantime, you can go to the B&N website, and either check on the store's stock status, or even order it online yourself.


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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #601 on: July 31, 2020, 07:37:13 PM »
Earlier today I was in my local Barnes & Noble Bookseller store.  I asked the clerk about the "Card Sharks," game, and they told me their computer showed they have it at the warehouse.  She was kind enough to place an order for the game to their location, and took my name and phone number.  The clerk said the game might arrive next week, and she'd give me call when it comes in.

In the meantime, you can go to the B&N website, and either check on the store's stock status, or even order it online yourself.
B&N isn't showing it as available within 100 miles of my location, but it does show as available to buy online and have shipped.
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Sodboy13

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #602 on: July 31, 2020, 10:23:48 PM »
Maybe manufacturing quality took a dip when they mass produced it.

Demo video on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B8_li1Xh3fv/?igshid=2ixd71cej2cm

Mine arrived today, and my suspicion is confirmed. That Instagram video is of a wooden board. The retail product is a heavy cardboard/pressboard with a glossy woodgrain print.

Cardboard warps and bends a whole lot more easily than a similar wood product. I could see the curve and resulting gap from the bottom half as soon as I assembled it. Tried Jason's strips of index card, and that brought my failure rate down from about 90% to about 50%. Then I moved the board and had to make the adjustments all over again.

Another failing of the cheaper board: when the edge of the metal chip hits the bowing edge of the bottom board, it dents right into the softer, unfinished edge, and good luck getting that back to perfectly smooth.

As Adam said, if you get a good batch of pieces and the assembly just right, boy, you've got a nifty-looking Plinko board, now please don't touch it. I have two boys, just shy of ages 7 and 5. Target is getting a return.
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Sodboy13

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #603 on: July 31, 2020, 10:25:25 PM »
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"Speed: it made Sandra Bullock a household name, and costs me over ten thousand a week."

--Shawn Micallef, Talkin' 'bout Your Generation

Bob Zager

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #604 on: August 01, 2020, 03:58:46 PM »
WWTBAM is going to get new video games for varying consoles in Europe and the U.S., in October and November, respectively:

https://www.destructoid.com/stories/the-new-who-wants-to-be-a-millionaire-game-has-a-100-player-mode-599036.phtml

I would also like to see new home box game versions, or even mini travel versions of the show!

One thing I do not understand is why several European nations (including France, Germany, Italy, and U.K.) have released home versions of "The Wall," and the U.S. still hasn't.  Considering the popularity of the show, as well as being originally created in the U.S., I wonder what gives?

While on the subject--I wonder if some/all local stations who carried "America Says," starting last fall, may have gotten sample prototype copies of the rumored "home board game," and it was never mass-marketed.

Neumms

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #605 on: August 02, 2020, 04:04:05 PM »
One thing I do not understand is why several European nations (including France, Germany, Italy, and U.K.) have released home versions of "The Wall," and the U.S. still hasn't.

You could always buy the crummy Plinko board.

MikeK

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #606 on: August 02, 2020, 04:31:56 PM »
Target is doing their annual game section reset, which means many of the new games from last year, like one of the Bob Ross games and the Kenny G game, are now on clearance.  Using Target's site for DPCI numbers/UPCs, then searching inventories through Brickseek will point you in the right direction.

Match-O-Rama looks to be the home game version of It's Anybody's Guess that nobody thought they needed.
This was a game I got for $6 yesterday.  The questions are straight-forward like from the original The Match Game.  The game play is "predict how many people to your right it will take to match your answer," with points dependent on how many people you think you will need.  As I mentioned on the socials, would I pay $20 for it?  No.  $6 though?  Sure.  Burger King can survive without my business for one day.

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #607 on: August 02, 2020, 06:56:27 PM »
One thing I do not understand is why several European nations (including France, Germany, Italy, and U.K.) have released home versions of "The Wall," and the U.S. still hasn't.

You might want to count your blessings. Based on video I've seen of other home versions, the home version is basically a Plinko board with no suspense.