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Title: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: chad1m on January 02, 2014, 01:54:04 PM
Since we're on a fresh board now, I thought I would create a fresh thread to discuss the release of home/board/video/handheld/digital versions of our favorite game shows.

If you've got Amazon credit burning a hole in your pocket from Christmas, they have a huge discount on the "Classic Pack" of You Don't Know Jack (http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Know-Jack-Classic-Download/dp/B00H7HR5N4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1388688101&sr=8-3&keywords=you+don%27t+know+jack). Nine of the older PC games designed to work on new computers as a digital download for FIVE bucks. The package is also available on Steam, but there is no discount there.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: SamJ93 on January 02, 2014, 05:01:36 PM
I'm in the process of downloading and playing them now.  Great nostalgia trip for an incredibly cheap price.  Though is it just me, or is a lot of the music in V1 different from the original game?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on February 02, 2014, 03:39:34 PM
Sports Jeopardy is available in the App Store for 99 cents.

EDIT: Had a chance to play it, and here's my good and bad-

GOOD:
-The entire presentation is nice.
-The game moves fast.
-The questions are challenging.
-Unlike Jeopardy games in recent memory, you can type in your answers.
-Your end of game score is multiplied (for Achieve,net purposes only) and really gives you a nice boost should you make the game harder in any number of ways.

BAD:
-It's still a little buggy, but it matters a lot because it keeps you from actually playing the game. Although I was connected to the Internet, the game consistently game me "no connection" errors that slowed my progress through the menus. It took six times for me to get into the game.
-There are in game power ups- not really my cup of tea for a game like Jeopardy, but it's a specialized version and I'm sure it'll bring more people into the fold.

All in all, a pretty good effort. I wouldn't mind if they updated the two/three year old regular version with this format.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: pacdude on February 04, 2014, 01:47:55 PM
Sports Jeopardy is available in the App Store for 99 cents.

They've released an update to patch a lot of those bugs; indeed, I can actually open and play without having to quit and restart the app.

Here's some gameplay that's currently processing. Apologies about the audio.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Og3EqtVvnY
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on February 08, 2014, 06:02:45 PM
It isn't a game show, but Endless Games's Oddly Obvious is as close as you're going to get to TV Scrabble these days. It arrived in the mail yesterday and we played it to rave reviews from nearly all participants. Recommended if you're into that sort of thing.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on February 09, 2014, 12:10:54 AM
It being an Endless product: how's the production quality?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on February 09, 2014, 01:56:52 PM
It being an Endless product: how's the production quality?
Decent; you get the answer cards, point tokens, a little stand so everyone can read what they have to, and a box to put it all.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: WhammyPower on February 09, 2014, 02:29:13 PM
It actually seems more like Now You See It than anything.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on February 09, 2014, 02:31:59 PM
Having played it I can see how you'd come to that conclusion, but I think Scrabble is the easier sell. NYSI didn't go with the "clever clues" as stock in trade.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: jjman920 on February 24, 2014, 01:58:20 PM
The folks over at Endemol have released a Pointless App for iOS that is, surprisingly, available in America for $1.99. It's pretty straight forward with its front game as it pits you head to head with one other person not three. You can play with friends however, though I haven't done so yet.

Only complaint so far is that the jackpot doesn't grow if you don't win the bonus round.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: MikeK on March 08, 2014, 09:52:26 PM
Seen at WalMart tonight:  The Hollywood Game Night home game.  It appears that 5 different games are in the box.  $17.99, from Cardinal Games.  A cute disclaimer I saw on the back of the box:  "Jane Lynch & celebrity guests not included"  I thought about getting it, then I remembered I'm on home game overload as of late, having ordered 3 games from Amazon.co.uk this week and receiving The Chase (UK) game from the same site on Monday.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on March 11, 2014, 01:33:34 PM
Seen at WalMart tonight:  The Hollywood Game Night home game.  It appears that 5 different games are in the box.  $17.99, from Cardinal Games.  A cute disclaimer I saw on the back of the box:  "Jane Lynch & celebrity guests not included"  I thought about getting it, then I remembered I'm on home game overload as of late, having ordered 3 games from Amazon.co.uk this week and receiving The Chase (UK) game from the same site on Monday.

Here is a link to a YouTube video about the "Party" game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ2RYbsU97Q



And now, here is a link to the website ToyDirectory, showing a still photo of yet another HGN home game, which the manufacturer (TDC Games), calls the "Official and Complete home version."  Below the description at that site, is also a video from TDC Games, apparently taped at last month's Toy Fair in New York:

http://www.toydirectory.com/monthly/new_product.asp?id=36549

You'll notice in the still photo that there is a total of eight games, only one "buzzer," and that the game's board is only about one-fourth the size of the one featured in the video.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: DoorNumberFour on March 30, 2014, 05:41:50 PM
If you have access to the UK App Store, the awesome ITV game show Tipping Point now has its own app...and it's well done.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on April 10, 2014, 01:05:47 AM
Jackbox Games, the maker of You Don't Know Jack, has a new game out called Fibbage, and it looks to only be available for the Amazon Fire TV. Players use their smartphones as controllers and fill in the blanks to statements with correct answers- or they can choose a bluff answer and rack up points by having other players pick their bluff answer. It's like the "fill in the blank" from Match Game meets the trivia bluff from Hollywood Squares

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMfARsNf9VY
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on April 10, 2014, 01:11:42 AM
Sounds like Balderdash.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: pacdude on July 31, 2014, 02:01:06 PM
There's a new Family Feud game from Ludia, and it's more of the same, really.

http://gamemob.com/news/the-best-game-show-has-a-new-mobile-game-family-feud-2/

Kind of like Endless Games, really.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: narzo on August 30, 2014, 07:59:28 PM
in the US iTunes store, if you like:

"Baffle" you'll enjoy "Word Driven" https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/word-driven/id379874869?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

"Bumper Stumpers: you'll enjoy "What's the plate?" https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/whats-plate-guess-personalized/id892904720?mt=8

"Catch Phrase" you'll enjoy "Catch Phrase" (the second edition of the game from the UK store, now available in the USA) https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/catch-phrase-free/id651424539?mt=8
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: snowpeck on August 30, 2014, 11:39:49 PM
"Catch Phrase" you'll enjoy "Catch Phrase" (the second edition of the game from the UK store, now available in the USA) https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/catch-phrase-free/id651424539?mt=8
Just downloaded this one from the Google Play store for Android... pretty cute game. Manages to capture the spirit of the show well.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on September 03, 2014, 08:12:23 PM
Fibbage from Jellyvision Games (The You Don't Know Jack people) is now available on the Xbox One for $7. It's a really fun party game.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: narzo on September 22, 2014, 06:59:05 AM
to paraphrase a famous GS announcer, "if you would like to play "Countdown" on your iPad.... FORGET IT!!!" 

The company that released the "Countdown", "Strike it lucky", "Bullseye" and "Going for Gold" apps to the UK iTunes store has pulled each and every last one. 

Hopefully someone else with get the rights, assuming it's a rights issue, and sell them again. 
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on September 22, 2014, 11:35:53 AM
Fibbage from Jellyvision Games (The You Don't Know Jack people) is now available on the Xbox One for $7. It's a really fun party game.
Seconded. And since the controller is basically "any web browser you can get your hands on, be it a laptop, desktop, on your phone, whatever" and since the One has Twitch streaming built-in, you can easily find people streaming their games and oftentimes they are good with people jumping in who are watching the streams. Not quite as good of an experience as couch play is (it *shines* at a party) because of the lag, but it works just fine and you can try out the game even if you don't have an X1.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: narzo on September 26, 2014, 06:09:49 PM
brand new "Only Connect" app now available in the UK iTunes store. 

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/only-connect/id884091631?mt=8

It is also available in the Canadian and US iTunes store, just search "Only Connect" in the search box. 
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: jmenjes on September 26, 2014, 11:25:55 PM
The "Only Connect" app is also available in the Google Play store.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Neumms on October 02, 2014, 05:41:06 PM
Here's an interesting game. Red Herring. You have 16 answers that you organize into three categories plus one category, the red herrings, that don't fit into the rest. I haven't seen Only Connect, but I suspect it's the same principle as part of that.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/red-herring/id663596265?mt=8 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/red-herring/id663596265?mt=8)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on October 22, 2014, 08:14:37 PM
I just stumbled across this information at buzzerblog.com:

https://www.facebook.com/41501058492/posts/10152788466618493

It came as no big surprise to me, but I thought maybe Patch Products would've been the manufacturer, since they've been associated with Jeff Foxworthy, with AYSTAFG and You Might Be a Redneck, If...

There are other online retailers who have good deals, and can be found at amazon.com

Would be nice if other original GSN shows get their own board games!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: The Ol' Guy on October 24, 2014, 07:10:50 PM
Talicor has a long-established line of religious games, such as the Ungame and, until recently, VeggieTales games and puzzles. I recently visited the main offices and saw a model of the product. Didn't mention anything in case release plans changed. Matt O's game show game site lists several products that never got past the prototype stage. Spotted it last week at Family Christian stores. Talicor is an interesting company that actively pursues educational, general and religious games.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on November 20, 2014, 09:14:14 PM
Jackbox Games just game out with a five game pack which includes YDKJ 2015, Fibbage XL, an overhauled Lie Swatter, and two new games- Drawful and Word Spud. They've taken their "any device as a controller" idea from Fibbage and applied it to all games in the pack. All games support multiple players, but Lie Swatter can support up to 99 players, making it a nifty game night game. I think I know what we're doing for our Super Bowl halftime party this year.

The entire pack goes for a measly $25 and can be bought on PS3/4 and Xbox One. YDKJ '15 comes with 50 brand new episodes, so the pack is worth it for that alone- this is a steal.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: JakeT on November 20, 2014, 11:43:59 PM
Jackbox Games just game out with a five game pack which includes YDKJ 2015, Fibbage XL, an overhauled Lie Swatter

Without either console, I won't be able to check out this pack anytime soon but I am very curious as to the changes to the overhauled Lie Swatter...

JakeT
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on November 20, 2014, 11:54:57 PM
So YDKJ uses the browser-as-controller conceit, too? I would have severe problems with the potential for latency.

Can you quickly run down what the three games that aren't Jack and Fibbage are? I'm not familiar with any of them and we were discussing this at work this morning...

/we are big Fibbage fans at the office
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: pacdude on November 20, 2014, 11:55:58 PM
Jackbox Games just game out with a five game pack which includes YDKJ 2015, Fibbage XL, an overhauled Lie Swatter

Without either console, I won't be able to check out this pack anytime soon but I am very curious as to the changes to the overhauled Lie Swatter...

JakeT

It's also coming out on Steam in the very near future, so PC and Mac users will be good to go.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on November 21, 2014, 12:04:39 AM
Was there ever a version of Balderdash in box game form that did what Fibbage does?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on November 21, 2014, 12:16:45 AM
Was there ever a version of Balderdash in box game form that did what Fibbage does?

Kind of a vague question, isn't it? What "does Fibbage do"?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on November 21, 2014, 12:38:47 AM
So YDKJ uses the browser-as-controller conceit, too? I would have severe problems with the potential for latency.

Can you quickly run down what the three games that aren't Jack and Fibbage are? I'm not familiar with any of them and we were discussing this at work this morning...
FYI, We've been playing for a couple days with no latency problems.

Lie Swatter has three rounds. In the first two rounds, you're presented with seven categories, each with a different weird fact. All players choose whether each fact is a lie or a true statement, with bonus points going to the fastest correct answer. Round three pulls facts all from the same category. Each personal device shows your score and current rank, which would be very useful in a game with a ton of players. Each game takes five minutes, tops.

Drawful is Pictionary meets Fibbage. Each player gets to draw an item at the top of the round(the game assigns one to each player), and the computer goes through them one by one. All players want to write what they think the drawing is, and hope that the other players pick their answer. The drawing assignments can get really random (in one video, someone got Walrus Man). Probably the most fun of the new games.

Word Spud has the weakest format. The game goes down the line to give each player a chance to add to what may become an absurd chain. So if it starts with "devil", you might complete it with "devil's food cake". All the other players vote on whether or not they like your answer. You score if your yes's outweigh your no's (so if you get four yes votes and two no votes, you get two points). Positive scoring plays means the next person adds to the chain (in this case, with a word starting with cake). Neutral and negative scoring plays mean you start over with a brand new word. It's weak because technically, players can sabotage the game by voting no every single time, so you need the right people to play with.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on November 21, 2014, 01:08:09 AM
Kind of a vague question, isn't it?
I didn't think so?

Is there a Balderdash version out that gives you the trivia question and has you fill in the blank like Apples to Apples or Dixit?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on November 28, 2014, 11:51:53 PM
I saw Hollywood Game Night for eight bucks at a local department store and scooped it up. The game consists of cards for Take a Hint, I Love a Charade, How Do You Doo?, TV ID and Celebrity Name Game. I used the Take a Hint cards to play Go! today, to the delight of all assembled.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Thunder on November 29, 2014, 04:08:24 PM
I don't get invited to those types of parties.

/(h/t Douglas Adams)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on November 29, 2014, 09:52:17 PM
Forgot to mention: in10sity, which plays a little like Judge the Jury from Mindreaders (you score mucho points for a correct answer and fewer points for being off by one--all the answers to the trivia questions are integers from 1 to 10), and Trivial Pursuit: Team, which has rounds similar to The Rich List, Hot Potato, Duel, and three others. Both are recommended but they've been out of print nearly ten years, so aerobic with care if you buy them.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: The Ol' Guy on November 30, 2014, 09:24:05 AM
Five Below has a bare bones model of Hollywood Game Night for five bucks, which I picked up. Seems Cardinal released several of their more recent board games in a "no frills" form, and you'll find them there.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on November 30, 2014, 12:12:15 PM
Seems Cardinal released several of their more recent board games in a "no frills" form

Endless should think about doing that.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: narzo on December 22, 2014, 04:52:23 AM
"Blockbusters" has hit the UK iTunes store:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/blockbusters-official-gameshow/id926322994?mt=8

it plays true to form the show we know an love in the USA, but with the British scoring system.  Advise you to read the answers as the question is being typed out (if you're playing against the computer opponent) as you have to hit your choice of the 4 answers as your "buzzer".  If you read the question and then search, you'll never beat the computer. 


Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: pacdude on December 23, 2014, 10:10:08 AM
And some time with the Blockbusters game shows that the main game is too easy, with the multiple choice questions, and the Gold Run is too hard, with seemingly no spelling leniency or spelling variations.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on December 29, 2014, 04:49:25 PM
Check out QuizCross on Android or iOS. My first thought was "It's Tic Tac Dough with the ability to steal boxes", but it's kinda not. Anyway, with all of the trivia buffs on this site, I'm sure some of you will enjoy it.

Pick a category box, and answer three multiple choices on the category. If you clean sweep, you earn the box. If you get one or two right, the box is still yours, but your opponent can swoop in and steal the box by outperforming you on the same questions.

The questions are written better than what I've seen on Trivia Crack, if that makes any difference.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: dale_grass on December 29, 2014, 05:58:29 PM
Check out QuizCross on Android or iOS... The questions are written better than what I've seen on Trivia Crack, if that makes any difference.

That's encouraging.  I'm gonna check it out this evening.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on December 29, 2014, 06:09:14 PM
And therein lies the blessing and curse of crowdsourced trivia- it's great to see that so many people want to get involved, but it also leads to bland, one line questions like "In what year was MLK murdered?". When it comes to trivia, I'll pay for quality question packs rather than have a free game with tons of shallow material.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: SuperMatch93 on December 30, 2014, 05:21:57 PM
Just for kicks, I submitted this question to Trivia Crack yesterday:

"Which of the following game show hosts has never hosted 'Wheel of Fortune?'"

Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: MikeK on December 30, 2014, 05:30:00 PM
This afternoon, HLN aired some episodes of its new game Keywords!  An app for Keywords! is available at the App Store for IOS devices.  The show is 2 parts Super Password/P+, 1 part TalkAbout.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on February 02, 2015, 03:42:02 PM
Train of Thought by Tasty Minstrel Games is an odd premise (imagine a Cashword round where one of your clues must be the previous password), but it has lots of words on each card, and it's dirt cheap. I probably won't ever play the game the way they want, but the cards will get used.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: calliaume on February 02, 2015, 08:38:23 PM
My trivia game of choice is Superbuzzer, available as an app on iOS (and, I assume, Android), or you can play it on your computer through Facebook.  It's got bits and pieces of many games mixed together - I can see pieces of Jeopardy, The Big Showdown, Split Second, and even Runaround.

Round 1:  Six contestants, five questions.  Three points for the first correct answer, two points for the second, one point for each correct answer thereafter.  No penalty for incorrect answers.  Highest four scores move on to Round 2.
Round 2:  Four contestants, five questions.  One point for answering each of the first two questions correctly, two points for the third and fourth questions, three points for the fifth question, plus one extra point for the first correct answer.  However, you're penalized the same number of points for incorrect answers.  Highest two scores move on to Round 3.
Round 3:  Two contestants, six questions.  Seven seconds to answer the question; the contestant who gets the correct answer stays with the same amount of "energy" they started with; the other contestant loses energy (depending on how quickly the other contestant answered correct).  No penalty for incorrect answers, no limit to the number of times you can answer, and if both contestants buzz in at the same time and get it right, they both lose energy.  The first contestant to lose all their energy is knocked out; if neither contestant loses all their energy, the one with the most energy after six questions wins.  (It is theoretically possible to have a double knockout, but I've never seen it.)

Winner gets a free game at the next level (there are five levels overall); also everyone gets a free game every 12 hours (but you can't hold more than one game in this manner at a time).

It's fun playing against others, especially overseas contestants.  The bad news is the questions are fairly UK-centric; lots of soccer and Harry Potter.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on February 19, 2015, 12:17:26 PM
Hasbro just released Trivial Pursuit Live for Xbox One (not sure about PS4)- the game reminds me a lot of Buzz Trivia from PlayStations past. There is no Classic Trivial Pursuit mode- the game takes place in a game show setting, and it's pretty good. You gain wedges by hitting certain point thresholds throughout the game.The rounds are straightforward enough- one round has players select answers finding the highest ranked one, while another has a grid of sixteen answers and can only be described as Free For All Wipeout. The final round has player's earning their final wedges by playing a variant of Dis Or Dat where a wedge is put up for players to vie for- players who miss a question are eliminated from competing for that wedge and the game ends when someone has six.

Pros: Solid mix of difficulty. Anyone can play and feel like they've got a chance to win. Onlne play is intact, and you can play against three computer players if you're alone. A full game may take fifteen minutes tops. Hasbro seems committed with increasing the replay value of their board game video games- Monopoly already received an expansion pack and Risk is set to get one soon. Game only costs $15.

Cons: Games like the Jackbox Party Pack and Buzz set the bar high, but the commentary here is straightforward and bland. If you're going to model your game's look and feel after Buzz, at least get a good host. Game could use more round variants- considering the first and last round are always the same, there are only four others that could pop up. I'm spoiled, but now I feel like all party games should utilize personal devices as controllers.

Overall, a good effort. I still consider YDKJ and Buzz as the gold standard of trivia party games, but this is a solid silver.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on March 04, 2015, 12:05:20 PM
It was announced at last month's Toy Fair in New York, that Pressman will release a fourth edition Wheel of Fortune game sometime this summer!  No other details at this time.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Prizes on March 04, 2015, 12:43:59 PM
It was announced at last month's Toy Fair in New York, that Pressman will release a fourth edition Wheel of Fortune game sometime this summer!  No other details at this time.

Letter response from Pressman:

Quote
Thank you for contacting us with your inquiry. Yes, we are very excited about our new Wheel of Fortune game as well! It is still in development, but the tentative new date for release to stores is in Summer 2015.

Keep an eye out! :)

Thanks again,
Julie Doverspike
Pressman Customer Service

Maybe it will have Express, given its development dates? Looking forward to buying it though, regardless.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: JakeT on March 07, 2015, 01:42:18 PM
My trivia game of choice is Superbuzzer, available as an app on iOS (and, I assume, Android), or you can play it on your computer through Facebook.  It's got bits and pieces of many games mixed together - I can see pieces of Jeopardy, The Big Showdown, Split Second, and even Runaround.

It's fun playing against others, especially overseas contestants.  The bad news is the questions are fairly UK-centric; lots of soccer and Harry Potter.

I love Superbuzzer!  Best part is that you can invite FB friends to play live games with you!

JakeT
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on June 15, 2015, 06:30:41 PM
Though I have not seen any copies in stores yet, Hasbro Games is releasing a new board game based on the new "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader," series!  Click the following link to see a review of it:

http://ttpm.com/p/14653/hasbro/are-you-smarter-than-a-5th-grader-game/

Soon, Pressman will be releasing a new fourth edition of "Wheel of Fortune."  In the meantime check out this cute coin bank based on the slot machine:

http://www.amazon.com/Miniature-Wheel-Fortune-Slot-Machine/dp/B00YSPWUUG/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1434407386&sr=1-1&keywords=wheel+of+fortune+slots
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: narzo on July 07, 2015, 02:27:27 PM
New in the UK and, I'm happy to say, the USA iTunes store is "Deal or No Deal - Noel's Quiz".

Now I downloaded this, expecting to dislike it, since it was taking the basic 22 box, 250,000 pound top prize game and adding a quiz.  What I got was a game which is an improvement over the basic "pick a box, and another, and another" game they had previously released. 

Now it's a free download in each store, but it uses the dreaded "coins" as a dangle to help you improve your game.  You'll quickly use them all and be forced to buy more.  I've played 5 games and yet to use a single coin, and I'm enjoying it just fine.

The rules are select a box, no change there, and then answer a series of questions.  First off, the questions are all over the board in difficulty so it's actually a quiz which will keep you interested.  After a series of questions you'll be rewarded with helps, based on how many you answered.  There are help like "reveal a read", "peek in a box", "ask for the banker to call" and others.  You open boxes, and know how the rest of that works.  After you "deal or no deal" you get taken to more questions.

It really is quite enjoyable, the graphics are nice, Noel's voice is used, I highly recommend it.  Especially, since it's free.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/deal-or-no-deal-noels-quiz/id945704196?mt=8
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on July 14, 2015, 01:28:02 PM
Now Available--A new Hollywood Game Night app game:

http://www.amazon.com/Halfbrick-Studios-Pty-Ltd-Hollywood/dp/B011HQ3FJS/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1436894662&sr=8-16&keywords=hollywood+game+night
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: narzo on July 20, 2015, 03:06:39 PM
for the UK and the USA there is a new game called "Catch Phrase 2015" in which you take Mr. Chips on an adventure solving catch phrases.  If you need help, there are "diamonds" you can spend. 

While not following the rules of the show, it's a harmless enough way to enjoy some time solving catch phrases with the sound effects, music and Mr. Chips. 
 
Links for the USA, but in UK iTunes as well

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/catchphrase-2015/id959007235?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tv.cube.newcp
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: JakeT on July 20, 2015, 04:03:56 PM
for the UK and the USA there is a new game called "Catch Phrase 2015" in which you take Mr. Chips on an adventure solving catch phrases.  If you need help, there are "diamonds" you can spend. 

While not following the rules of the show, it's a harmless enough way to enjoy some time solving catch phrases with the sound effects, music and Mr. Chips. 

Just installed it!  Will try it later!  Thanks for the heads up!

JakeT
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on August 08, 2015, 11:00:14 AM
Here is a link to a new item:

http://www.amazon.com/Family-Feud-92202-Trivia-Card/dp/B011IHMX1C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1439045552&sr=8-1&keywords=family+feud+cardinal+industries

Though not much detail is given, I saw a picture of the other sides of packaging (on eBay), and it appears to be just like Endless Games' "Strikeout Card Game" from a few years ago!

Some sources are saying that in the next few weeks, Pressman's new Wheel of Fortune game should be available!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on August 16, 2015, 10:15:25 PM
Some sources are saying that in the next few weeks, Pressman's new Wheel of Fortune game should be available!
Is this supposed to be a total redesign, or is this just a new coat of paint? After all, Pressman's all about that backwards compatibility.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Thunder on August 16, 2015, 11:59:16 PM
I don't think there's anything game show related here, but you folks can look at this photo and see if there's anything worthwhile on these shelves (http://i.imgur.com/flV7IZH.jpg).

This is from the nearby "classic toys" store, and they sell most of their stuff at relatively low prices as compared to collectors' values. I got ten Hot Wheels cars from 1980 new in the packaging for $1 each this weekend.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on August 17, 2015, 06:33:28 PM
Some sources are saying that in the next few weeks, Pressman's new Wheel of Fortune game should be available!
Is this supposed to be a total redesign, or is this just a new coat of paint? After all, Pressman's all about that backwards compatibility.

Well, I took a look at Pressman's website, and they are showing the "3rd Edition!"  I've seen some websites picturing the 3rd edition with a bold "NEW" graphic in it. 

It looks, for now, that they're only re-issuing the 3rd edition!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: parliboy on August 18, 2015, 01:25:41 AM
I don't think there's anything game show related here, but you folks can look at this photo and see if there's anything worthwhile on these shelves (http://i.imgur.com/flV7IZH.jpg)

Mmm... Qwirkle, Conspiracy, Omega Virus,  Scotland Yard, and (for the right crowd) Showdown Yahtzee.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on August 18, 2015, 01:51:21 AM
That's more or less what I have on my card, though I see a (new) Merlin and a Monty Plays Scrabbble in the corner, too. And I'd grab the Pig Pong because it's silly fun.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on August 18, 2015, 01:53:45 AM
Mmm... Qwirkle, Conspiracy, Omega Virus,  Scotland Yard, and (for the right crowd) Showdown Yahtzee.
I'd grab Omega Virus because you could probably flip it on BGG, though I'm not sure who the right crowd for Showdown Yahtzee is. I also see the crappy 1970s version of Careers, and an old version of Perquackey, which is a terrific word game in its own right.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: parliboy on August 18, 2015, 10:23:04 AM
That's more or less what I have on my card, though I see a (new) Merlin and a Monty Plays Scrabbble in the corner, too. And I'd grab the Pig Pong because it's silly fun.

Snap.  I completely missed Pig Pong.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: tvmitch on August 18, 2015, 03:21:46 PM
I don't think there's anything game show related here, but you folks can look at this photo and see if there's anything worthwhile on these shelves (http://i.imgur.com/flV7IZH.jpg).

This is from the nearby "classic toys" store, and they sell most of their stuff at relatively low prices as compared to collectors' values. I got ten Hot Wheels cars from 1980 new in the packaging for $1 each this weekend.
This looks like a neat store, you are lucky to have one close. The shelves of my thrift stores rarely have anything interesting these days.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on August 18, 2015, 06:54:44 PM
Snap.  I completely missed Pig Pong.
If we're looking at the game on the bottom shelf near Super Simon, I think that's just Nerf Indoor Ping Pong, and not Pig Pong (which sounds like something I would have played every day as a youth from what BGG reveals.)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on August 18, 2015, 07:13:00 PM
I think that's just Nerf Indoor Ping Pong

Oh, you are correct, sir. Also worth having, though. I loved mine as a kid, though I'm not sure why I had it as we had a real ping-pong table in the garage...
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on August 18, 2015, 07:18:46 PM
Oh, you are correct, sir. Also worth having, though. I loved mine as a kid, though I'm not sure why I had it as we had a real ping-pong table in the garage...
Tukwila Value Village seems to get them frequently, though they had a period where their board games were inflated in price (Seriously? An incomplete Concentration for seven dollars?) so I didn't pick it up. I'm sure it'll show up again.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TimK2003 on August 18, 2015, 07:22:42 PM
Based on the few times I visited this place  (https://www.facebook.com/thetoystimeforgot), you can probably name what you want to find and if they don't have it, they'll find it.  They had a sizable collection of game-show home versions as well.

If you are ever in the Akron/Canton area, this is one place to easily blow time and money at.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: parliboy on August 18, 2015, 10:51:33 PM
My job may be sending me to Origins next year.  It might make for an interesting day trip.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: BrandonFG on August 18, 2015, 11:25:31 PM
I don't think there's anything game show related here, but you folks can look at this photo and see if there's anything worthwhile on these shelves (http://i.imgur.com/flV7IZH.jpg)
I forgot Donald Trump had a board game (black and gold box, near the bottom shelf)...it came out right around the time Trump Card premiered, maybe a year prior*. IIRC, it was more like Monopoly or The Game of Life, no?

*/Back when he was only mildly egotistical
//With just a mild combover
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on August 18, 2015, 11:35:15 PM
I forgot Donald Trump had a board game (black and gold box, near the bottom shelf)...it came out right around the time Trump Card premiered, maybe a year prior*. IIRC, it was more like Monopoly or The Game of Life, no?

1989:https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1824/trump-game (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1824/trump-game), and it was a property trading game that was nearer to Sid Sackson's I'm the Boss or Chinatown than Monopoly. My guess is that someone at MB came up with the idea and it sat in a file somewhere until they got the idea to mold the game around Trump's gilded persona. It was rereleased when The Apprentice became popular, and one of the main changes was the "you're out of the bidding" cards were changed to "You're Fired!" and I'm betting there were a lot more of them.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Thunder on August 19, 2015, 02:43:49 AM
Thanks for the tips, folks. We were planning to go back to Reidsville tomorrow but those plans got changed.

Here's a link to a newspaper article about the store if you want to know more about it. (http://www.greensboro.com/rockingham_now/reidsville-store-owners-enjoy-finding-selling-toys-and-collectibles/article_048f2ea0-06c1-11e3-9e77-0019bb30f31a.html)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: JakeT on August 24, 2015, 03:51:01 PM
I forgot Donald Trump had a board game (black and gold box, near the bottom shelf)...it came out right around the time Trump Card premiered, maybe a year prior*. IIRC, it was more like Monopoly or The Game of Life, no?

*/Back when he was only mildly egotistical

If you have a board game named after you, you are significantly more than "only mildly egotistical"...

Just ask Ivana...she will tell you he has ALWAYS been a dickhead...

JakeT
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: parliboy on August 24, 2015, 06:14:08 PM
If you have a board game named after you, you are significantly more than "only mildly egotistical"...

Yeah.  That Jan Murray was an asshat.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on August 24, 2015, 06:28:02 PM
If you have a board game named after you, you are significantly more than "only mildly egotistical"...

(http://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/1715/18364.JPG)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on August 24, 2015, 11:31:55 PM
Just because "Chris Lemon's Lemon Party!" didn't exactly fly off the shelves doesn't mean you have to get all huffy about it.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on August 25, 2015, 12:53:25 AM
Just because "Chris Lemon's Lemon Party!" didn't exactly fly off the shelves doesn't mean you have to get all huffy about it.

I was thinking more along the lines of "Reiner Knizia's X" or "Sid Sackson's Y" or "Steve Jackson's" .... okay, I'll spot you Steve Jackson.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: opimus1 on August 25, 2015, 02:09:52 PM
[If you have a board game named after you, you are significantly more than "only mildly egotistical"...

Just ask Ivana...she will tell you he has ALWAYS been a dickhead...

JakeT
[/quote]
A designer's name on a hobby game is important now. The name on the box helps distinguish itself from thousands of new games that come out every year.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on August 25, 2015, 05:53:19 PM
A designer's name on a hobby game is important now.
That's very true. I'm much more likely to buy a game that has a familiar designer's name on it.

I am almost certain that Donald J. Trump did not design Trump: the Game. It was some peon deep within the bowels of the dev basement and the company marketeers put the Trump skin on it. I mentioned this fairly recently--I'm not sure why Jake didn't pick up on this. Maybe he has me blocked.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: JakeT on August 26, 2015, 07:12:20 PM
A designer's name on a hobby game is important now.
That's very true. I'm much more likely to buy a game that has a familiar designer's name on it.

I am almost certain that Donald J. Trump did not design Trump: the Game. It was some peon deep within the bowels of the dev basement and the company marketeers put the Trump skin on it. I mentioned this fairly recently--I'm not sure why Jake didn't pick up on this. Maybe he has me blocked.

When did I ever suggest that Trump had anything whatsoever to do with the design of the game?  In fact, if he allowed his name and likeness to be put on a game that he had absolutely nothing to do with the design or creation of, that is the height of egotistical in my book...not sure just what it is you think I should have "picked up on"...

So, why would I have blocked you?  Is it because you tend to be a bit of a...oh, never mind...

JakeT
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: MikeK on August 30, 2015, 02:26:43 PM
Coming on September 8 to the 3DS is the first traditional game show adaptation for that console (read:  Not Wipeout):  Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?

http://www.gamestop.com/nintendo-3ds/games/are-you-smarter-than-a-5th-grader/123543
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on September 07, 2015, 05:29:28 PM
Jackbox Games has announced that the Jackbox Party Pack 2 will be released this fall. The new pack will be headlined by Fibbage 2, while the other four games remain a secret. I presume that You Don't Know Jack will return- the only other game I could see making a return from the first pack is Drawful. At any rate, I'm happy Jackbox continues to crank out new games, especially since the BYOD format lends itself so well to parties.

http://jackboxgames.com/2015/09/the-jackbox-party-pack-is-coming-this-fall-with-fibbage-2/
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on November 06, 2015, 02:49:21 PM
New and exclusively at Kohl's stores:

http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-2179000/family-feud-party-edition-by-endless-games.jsp?ci_mcc=ci&utm_campaign=PRESCHOOL%20TOYS&utm_medium=CSE&utm_source=google&utm_product=99427870&CID=shopping15&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=99427870&gclid=CLfJm5nE_MgCFcKGaQodt7kM_Q&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CKTUpJnE_MgCFe1_MAodVckARA

The last time EG released the "Quick Picks" version, they went from tin boxed to cardboard boxed.  I did see it myself, and this new one is in a tin box.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on November 08, 2015, 01:17:54 AM
family-feud-party-edition

Are the condoms included?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on November 08, 2015, 06:34:18 PM
A few weeks ago I happened upon a largely complete and good condition sixth edition of Endless Password, in a new shape box and dubbled "Classic Password." I don't know if further editions had a similar problem but the magic window reader is no longer a pleasant leatherette but instead a flimsy paper sleeve that is difficult to open.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on November 13, 2015, 11:23:34 PM
The Family Feud "Party" tin contains a question booklet, a wipe-off card, and a marker. That's it. However, it is on sale for $6.99 and claims to have 350 survey questions, so those seeking material might consider it. Also, if you have a Kohl's card, you recently received a $5 coupon good on any purchase of $5 or more. 350 survey questions for $1.99 is a decent acquisition.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: snowpeck on November 14, 2015, 12:21:06 AM
A few weeks ago I happened upon a largely complete and good condition sixth edition of Endless Password, in a new shape box and dubbled "Classic Password." I don't know if further editions had a similar problem but the magic window reader is no longer a pleasant leatherette but instead a flimsy paper sleeve that is difficult to open.
Endless bastardized the later editions that way. I'm not sure with which version that started, but it's so much of a turn off for me that I don't bother with those editions, even when I see them for sale for almost nothing.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on November 25, 2015, 11:35:22 PM
Five Below has the Family Feud "GameBox" edition by Cardinal for $5. It has 203 survey questions individually printed on cards, as well as some strike cards.

Also for $5: Giant Freaking Foam Rubber Dice. I'm talking, like, 8 or 10 inches per side. Available in black, or neon pink, green, or blue. For when Dice Game-sized dice just ain't cuttin' it.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on November 25, 2015, 11:59:56 PM
Also for $5: Giant Freaking Foam Rubber Dice. I'm talking, like, 8 or 10 inches per side. Available in black, or neon pink, green, or blue. For when Dice Game-sized dice just ain't cuttin' it.
Aw, no Five Below nearby. I've been making trips to a local dollar store to get smaller foam dice (red, blue, yellow and black) that are roughly High Rollers sized, but not eight inches across. Whoof.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on November 26, 2015, 12:00:35 AM
Also for $5: Giant Freaking Foam Rubber Dice. I'm talking, like, 8 or 10 inches per side. Available in black, or neon pink, green, or blue. For when Dice Game-sized dice just ain't cuttin' it.

The question for this, as always, is: are they Chinese dice, with the pips for the two along the vertices instead of in the corners where they belong?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on November 26, 2015, 12:25:49 AM
Yes. Seemingly always the downside with these things. Though the pip for the one is not oversized on these.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on November 26, 2015, 01:43:29 AM
Yes. Seemingly always the downside with these things. Though the pip for the one is not oversized on these.

Yep. That straightened two-face drives me absolutely bonkers, though,
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on January 01, 2016, 01:57:03 PM
Digital versions of Wheel and Jeopardy are available on the Wii U Shop for $7.99 each. By the way, does anyone know if the 360 versions work on Xbox One?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on January 01, 2016, 03:18:16 PM
Digital versions of Wheel and Jeopardy are available on the Wii U Shop for $7.99 each. By the way, does anyone know if the 360 versions work on Xbox One?

Per this list (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/backward-compatibility/available-games), not yet.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on January 01, 2016, 11:46:17 PM
I spent a small portion of the Amazon gift card I won at the Family Bidness Christmas Party on Millionaire for the DS and I'm really glad that 1) it was only five dollars and 2) not my money. It functions well as a multiple-choice quiz but that's about it. No variability in your character look, as far as I know there's no multiplayer option, and they bungled it on the music bits, but the questions are decent. One of the achievements is to replicate David Goodman's game by using all three of your lifelines on the final question to win. Had I paid attention and seen that it was a Ludia game I might have passed entirely.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: narzo on January 07, 2016, 08:31:15 PM
December 16th saw the release of a FANTASTIC new version of "Countdown" in the UK iTunes store.  Seriously, GET IT!  Visually it's probably the best of all the game show adaptations out there, and they've added a vs. CPU mode.  My only complaint, is the letter distribution doesn't seem to follow the show as some really odd and obscure combinations come up.

Barnstorm games created it, which also created an "Eggheads" app that is worth getting. It's basic, but a fun way to recreate the show.

While I'm at it, I forgot to mention "Two Tribes" came out last summer, it is also excellent and worth checking out.  The animation is very "cartoonish", just like "Pointless", but the gameplay is wonderful.

Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on February 18, 2016, 01:54:05 PM
Earlier this week was the annual Toy Fair in New York.  There may be some new home versions coming to stores later this year!

I say that there "may be," because in recent years some prototypes were shown, appeared in company catalogs, etc., but did NOT get released after all.  Here is what MAY be coming out this year:

New versions of "Jeopardy!" from Outset Media

"Family Feud 6th edition" from Endless Games

"Family Feud" electronic game from Bridge Direct

"Celebrity Name Game" from Playmonster (formerly Patch Products)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: tvwxman on February 18, 2016, 02:06:24 PM
I was there. very little game show wise , compared to years past. a new Wheel box game, 4th edition was the only thing i saw in addition to above.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on February 18, 2016, 02:16:14 PM
I was there. very little game show wise , compared to years past. a new Wheel box game, 4th edition was the only thing i saw in addition to above.

Did the WOF game look pretty much the same, and maybe did you get a shot of it while at the fair?

I might as well let you know that even though you may not have seen what I'd mentioned earlier, my sources for the information came from a press release from FremantleMedia for "Feud," and corresponding company press releases/reports for the other games.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: tvwxman on February 18, 2016, 02:24:21 PM
I was there doing news reports and not game show hunting like i used to do. I did not see the contents of the games, nor did i take photos.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on February 21, 2016, 03:07:55 PM
Thank you, anyway!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on February 21, 2016, 03:16:43 PM
I've just stumbled across a webpage reviewing selected exhibitors at the 2016 Toy Fair.  Here is a link the Playmonster exhibit:

http://www.mureview.net/toy-fair-2016-playmonster/nggallery/thumbnails

When you scroll down, you'll see some stills of some of Playmonster's products, including four images of their CNG, featuring an electronic timer console, game cards and scoring chips.  Note:  I think the VIZIO remote was on-hand for attendees to view video of the show on a TV in the background.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Hastin on February 28, 2016, 04:24:46 PM
Outset's catalog shows a box shot of the new Jeopardy! game, but no contents:

http://www.outsetmedia.com/sites/default/files/2016-US-Catalog-Outset-Cobble%20Hill.pdf

Looks like there will be card game, a regular edition, and a Deluxe Edition with "extra content and a metal ringer".
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on March 10, 2016, 11:59:39 PM
I flipped open the question booklet for Family Feud Party Edition, and immediately found another shining example of Endless Games' quality control. Here, play along at home:

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/Sodboy13/20160310_225231-1_zpshwhqw9o8.jpg)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on March 11, 2016, 12:14:01 AM
When your top answer in the whole bonus round is worth 22 points, that's when you start sending off for the stationery:

Endless Games: where we spell Quality with a K.

/they throw in Beyonce's surname but misspell "Christina". How about that deal.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on March 11, 2016, 01:32:05 AM
There's another question in the booklet where the four available answers have point values of 3, 3, 2, and 1.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on March 12, 2016, 11:59:08 AM
Based on all the data shown, it would have been impossible to get to the winning number of 200 points to win the "Fast Money" round!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: BrandonFG on March 12, 2016, 01:01:06 PM
Based on all the data shown, it would have been impossible to get to the winning number of 200 points to win the "Fast Money" round!
Wow...I really didn't catch that one! That...that's just bad, even by Endless Games standards.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on March 12, 2016, 04:23:46 PM
That was the point--the top scoring top two answers for one question added up to 38, and none of the others got terribly close.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Dbacksfan12 on March 12, 2016, 04:57:22 PM
That was the point--the top scoring top two answers for one question added up to 38, and none of the others got terribly close.
Looking at that answer it would not have been terribly hard to lump yell at airline, curse, and get mad into one answer, perhaps with some answers in parentheses.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: dale_grass on March 12, 2016, 06:41:11 PM
Looking at that answer it would not have been terribly hard to lump yell at airline, curse, and get mad into one answer, perhaps with some answers in parentheses.

Except each of those answers is independent of the other two.  I understand what you're going for, but the ultimate cure is better source material.

Or the good people and Endless could just lie and inflate the numbers.  After all, how would we know?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on March 13, 2016, 01:34:52 AM
Or the good people and Endless could just lie and inflate the numbers.  After all, how would we know?

It's telling when outright fraud would produce better content than they actually provided. :)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: MikeK on March 20, 2016, 08:31:56 PM
I mentioned this 7 months ago, a few weeks before it became available.  Yesterday, I bit the bullet on the Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? 3DS game since it appears to be disappearing off of shelves, and not due to demand.  It's...different.

There is no music from the show.  SFX from the show is extremely limited.  No voice of Jeff Foxworthy.  A monotonous tune plays in the background for the entire game.  The game is like the show you know and love (?), except there is no $25,000 safe plateau.  The virtual cash is always at risk.  This game was clearly rushed to capitalize on 5th Grader's return, even though the return was merely a whimper in the ratings.

Here's the different part.  You can spend your winnings to improve the education of your 5th grade helpers.  The students start with a D or D- average in all their classes, so they are not much help with the peek/save/copy for starters.  As you reinvest your winnings in their virtual school by spending money on the various subjects and by investing in school events like science fairs, debates, and other academic events, your students get smarter and are more likely to help you out.

For some reason, this game is still $30 at Best Buy.  (Thankfully, I paid significantly less than that.)  If I did it again, I don't know if I'd pay a tenth of that $30 price tag for this game.  The "investing in your students" piece is unique.  The questions are all over the place, in terms of difficulty.  Everything else is quite underwhelming.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on June 14, 2016, 06:37:44 PM
Although I haven't seen any copies in any stores, the "Celebrity Name Game" home game is now available through PlayMonster's website (for $24.99 plus shipping, etc.)

Another source has indicated that the new "Wheel of Fortune 4th edition" from Pressman has been delayed, again!!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on June 22, 2016, 02:49:26 PM
Not much information to share, but here is a look at the new "Family Feud" electronic game from The Bridge Direct:

http://www.thebridgedirect.com/elg_prd_familyfeud.php
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on June 22, 2016, 11:02:11 PM
I didn't realize people were still allowed to make LCD electronic games in 2016.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on June 22, 2016, 11:22:27 PM
Allowed to? Why not?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on June 23, 2016, 12:03:29 AM
Allowed to? Why not?
Sorry- that was badly worded. It's just surprising to me that someone would produce an LCD game in 2016. Outside of video poker/slots I've seen at Toys R Us, I haven't seen one in three or four years.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on June 23, 2016, 12:05:30 AM
Which was why I was surprised: I've seen the little LCD football game on the toy hangers with 20Q and the other stuff and to me it never stopped being a viable thing.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Thunder on June 23, 2016, 01:19:38 AM
Since I'm rather sure that thing doesn't have voice recognition, how in the hell can you answer questions with phrases without a keyboard?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on June 23, 2016, 01:26:25 AM
Since I'm rather sure that thing doesn't have voice recognition, how in the hell can you answer questions with phrases without a keyboard?

Presumably it works like the shitty Tiger version and uses a thick unwieldy book for looking up answers, and you just enter the "answer number".
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: aaron sica on June 23, 2016, 08:14:08 AM
Presumably it works like the shitty Tiger version and uses a thick unwieldy book for looking up answers, and you just enter the "answer number".

That's some pretty cutting edge technology there.........on my Quiz Wiz 30+ years ago.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on June 24, 2016, 10:22:57 PM
Since I'm rather sure that thing doesn't have voice recognition, how in the hell can you answer questions with phrases without a keyboard?

Presumably it works like the shitty Tiger version and uses a thick unwieldy book for looking up answers, and you just enter the "answer number".
It looks like that without the answer booklet- all of the game content might be on the screen, which would explain the d-pad.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Thunder on June 24, 2016, 11:49:48 PM
Which would turn the game into "Which of these answers in front of you looks to be the best one?"
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Vgmastr on June 25, 2016, 11:48:57 AM
Wheel of Fortune came out with a pretty addictive new app called Wheel of Fortune Puzzle Pop.  It's normally $2.99 but free for a limited time with promo code WHEELPOP.  It's basically Wheel of Fortune combined with a bubble shooter type game with letters mixed in the bubbles.  It actually has quite a bit of strategy involved as you only get a limited number of shots for each puzzle and you only want to go for letters that are in the puzzle.  Much like Candy Crush, the first few puzzles are quite easy and then the difficulty slowly grows.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on June 26, 2016, 07:30:10 PM
Shows up free (with what looks like the Candy Crush model) in the App Store for me. What's this about a promo code?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on June 27, 2016, 08:40:11 PM
I was wondering if anyone saw at the end of the first half of Sunday night's "Celebrity Family Feud," the promo for a new "Family Feud," board game? The end credits showed that it is apparently from Cardinal Industries.  I didn't quite get a good look, but it was NOT the "game cards" that was released almost one year ago.  I also couldn't quite tell if it had all new contents, or stuff similar to the Endless Games board game.

If anybody DVR'd it and could just post a still of the game, I'd appreciate it!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: tvwxman on June 28, 2016, 07:59:43 PM
Disney version.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on June 29, 2016, 11:16:57 AM
Disney version.

I don't understand what that is about.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Marc412 on June 29, 2016, 12:21:53 PM
Probably that all the questions are Disney-themed.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: MikeK on June 29, 2016, 02:22:08 PM
Disney version.

I don't understand what that is about.
Given the current state of Feud, probably something like this...

"Name a dwarf which describes Snow White in bed."

/Please let Dopey be the number one answer, please let Dopey be the number one answer...
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Fedya on June 29, 2016, 04:38:13 PM
Easy and Floozy aren't dwarves?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on June 30, 2016, 01:22:37 AM
I don't know how long it's been out, but the card game Linkee looks to be a melding of Only Connect and Stage Two, which interests me, but not for Barnes & Noble prices.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on June 30, 2016, 01:26:09 AM
I don't know how long it's been out, but the card game Linkee looks to be a melding of Only Connect and Stage Two, which interests me, but not for Barnes & Noble prices.

Amazon wants $25 for it. I assume B&N are up around $40?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on June 30, 2016, 01:29:04 AM
Amazon wants $25 for it. I assume B&N are up around $40?
No, but they did want $50 for 7 Hours Wonders, which explains why I buy games from Amazon. (B&N also had it for $25, but it's a deck of cards.) Every question is a toss-up, presumably if you answer the question you take all the answers and score a point if you come up with the connection. Absolutely the kind of thing I would have loved for road-trips as a youth, but not at that price.

/They also had a new version of the old Split Second board game, titled Slap.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on June 30, 2016, 11:08:25 AM
Disney version.

I don't understand what that is about.
Given the current state of Feud, probably something like this...

"Name a dwarf which describes Snow White in bed."

/Please let Dopey be the number one answer, please let Dopey be the number one answer...

I'm sorry, I didn't realize you meant that, when I thought it was a new general topic version.  I hope it will be out soon, and I won't be surprised if any of the new FF stuff comes out to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the premiere of the original show!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on June 30, 2016, 10:49:38 PM
Every question is a toss-up, presumably if you answer the question you take all the answers and score a point if you come up with the connection. Absolutely the kind of thing I would have loved for road-trips as a youth, but not at that price.
No points for guessing the answers- the only score you get is for being the first to get the link, and you just earn the letter on the back of that card. First to spell Linkee wins.

The questions themselves aren't tough, but some of the links are. If you want an idea of how the card game works, download the Linkee app.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: SamJ93 on July 03, 2016, 12:21:18 PM
Amazon wants $25 for it. I assume B&N are up around $40?
/They also had a new version of the old Split Second board game, titled Slap.

Sorry to go OT, but this is something I'd be very interested in. The Split Second game (which has nothing in common with the show, save the name) was always a huge hit when I played with my friends...unfortunately, I accidentally threw it out during a cleaning project. If you happened to catch a glimpse of the back of the box, does it still look like the same plastic rubber-band-loaded contraption, or did they cheapen the materials?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on July 05, 2016, 11:50:55 PM
Outset Media posted a pic of the press sheets being reviewed for their upcoming Jeopardy game. If you look at the left part of the press sheet, it looks like there will be separate clue cards for Final Jeopardy.

https://www.facebook.com/OutsetMedia/photos/p.10153853247174403/10153853247174403/?type=3&theater
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on July 06, 2016, 04:18:11 PM
Outset Media posted a pic of the press sheets being reviewed for their upcoming Jeopardy game. If you look at the left part of the press sheet, it looks like there will be separate clue cards for Final Jeopardy.

https://www.facebook.com/OutsetMedia/photos/p.10153853247174403/10153853247174403/?type=3&theater

One thing that has had me concerned all along, is that Outset Media's design might be very similar to the Tyco versions from the early 1990's.   Either way, I'm glad to see new versions are coming soon!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Peter Sarrett on July 16, 2016, 04:52:35 AM
Sorry to go OT, but this is something I'd be very interested in. The Split Second game (which has nothing in common with the show, save the name) was always a huge hit when I played with my friends...unfortunately, I accidentally threw it out during a cleaning project. If you happened to catch a glimpse of the back of the box, does it still look like the same plastic rubber-band-loaded contraption, or did they cheapen the materials?

A quick look on Amazon shows that it's only 4 players.

https://www.amazon.com/SLAP-Answer-Every-Question-Trivia/dp/B0145YP2B8
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on July 18, 2016, 03:58:41 PM
I saw the Celebrity Name Game box game at Toys R Us earlier today for $19.99.

Whenever I've looked online for the the Disney edition of Family Feud, I pretty much only find one produced and sold in Australia.  Apparently, there is also a TV show based on the Disney themed surveys in Australia.

The Toys R Us clerk I'd seen, mentioned that their database does show a Disney Family Feud game, but no other details as to a price or release date.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on July 23, 2016, 01:18:02 PM
I've just found out that the Disney Family Feud game is a Toys R Us exclusive!  I found and bought a copy from TRU in my area for $16.99!   The instructions that were included with my game, are apparently copied from the Family Feud game manufactured/sold in Australia (featuring a different logo).

The instructions imply that a dry erase board is included, but it isn't.  Instead there are different pads of printed paper, a set for the main game and a different set for "fast money" rounds.

"Fast Money," is played really different from the show, and other box games.  One member from each team plays at the same time.  When a FM question is read, the team member representing the leading team answers first, and very quickly.  The other team member then gives a different answer.  If either player gives an answer not listed in the survey, they are told to "try again," and he/she gets only one opportunity to change his/her answer.  At the end of FM each team received 3X the total point value of his/her answers, and it is added to the main game total point (Note:  Three rounds, worth 1X, 2X, and 2X).  The team with the larger total is declared the winner.

This link to the Toys R Us website shows a prototype box art:

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=88793496&cp=&parentPage=search



EDITED ON 7/26/2016--A posting on amazon.com shows the actual box art, and game contents:

https://www.amazon.com/Disney-Family-Feud-Signature-Game/dp/B01FADOJ7Q/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1469570282&sr=8-6&keywords=%22family+feud%22
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on July 30, 2016, 12:07:50 PM
Just saw at the Kmart website that you can now order Outset Media's Jeopardy board game (the regular edition), for $15.99 plus shipping (or free In-store pickup).  Here is a link to the item listing:

http://www.kmart.com/outset-media-games-jeopardy-board-game/p-004W002021167001P?sid=KDx01192011x000001&gclid=COGT6bG9m84CFYGEaQodriYNIQ

As you can see, it is very similar to the Tyco version from the early 90s, but I am not too impressed by some personal observations:

1.  I don't see how you would indicate that a certain clue has been selected, and would then be out of play.

2.  There is apparently no "cricket" snappers or any other type of ring-in device to determine who gets first chance (the "Deluxe" edition," coming later, has extra material, and a "metal ringer."

3.  The box indicates there is 180 cards contained in the game.  Judging from the appearance of the contents, it looks to me like there could be about 36 FJ! cards, 72 J! cards and 72 DJ! cards.  Theoretically, if I am correct in the number of cards per set, there is only enough J! and DJ! material for 12 games, without repeating a single category!  If that is the case, why have three times the number of categories for FJ!  Maybe I'm wrong.

Cosmetically, it looks great!  Play-wise, I'm not so sure!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on July 30, 2016, 02:25:40 PM
Yeah, that 180 doesn't equal out to an equal number of games. Unless they made a mistake and gave us 60 of each, which would be odd.

Looks good, but yeah, it's missing some basic items you expect in a jeopardy game, which Bob mentioned- for that alone, I'll probably spring for the Deluxe when it comes out.

Really happy to see another company making content like this, and the nice thing is that they seem pretty responsive on their FB page- I would urge you guys to provide some constructive feedback if you end up buying the game in case they decide to release a second edition at some point.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on July 30, 2016, 02:56:00 PM
I dunno, guys. From the way they are cheaping out as opposed to the Tyco version I'm thinking this is a company whose mission statement is "Let's make Endless Games look ritzy." Especially if Bob is right about the card breakdown, because the rule of thumb for a party game is to provide the customer with about 25 games worth of content.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: MikeK on July 30, 2016, 07:44:28 PM
I saw the Celebrity Name Game box game at Toys R Us earlier today for $19.99.

Whenever I've looked online for the the Disney edition of Family Feud, I pretty much only find one produced and sold in Australia.  Apparently, there is also a TV show based on the Disney themed surveys in Australia.

The Toys R Us clerk I'd seen, mentioned that their database does show a Disney Family Feud game, but no other details as to a price or release date.
I went to the two closest TRUs--one on Monday, the other this afternoon.  Neither had Celebrity Name Game, but both had Disney Family Feud for $16.99.

A Google search for the Celebrity Name Game game says that a local K-Mart has it in limited numbers.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on July 31, 2016, 11:50:10 AM
I dunno, guys. From the way they are cheaping out as opposed to the Tyco version I'm thinking this is a company whose mission statement is "Let's make Endless Games look ritzy." Especially if Bob is right about the card breakdown, because the rule of thumb for a party game is to provide the customer with about 25 games worth of content.
I'm not crazy about the amount of content either- it seems they've only accounted for about half the normal amount. The funny thing is- and maybe it's different for games of a certain caliber and depth- customers have shown that they are willing to pay for board games with a quality build. Bona fide Trivial Pursuit games cost upwards of $35- Hell, I just dropped $55 for a board game on Kickstarter.

But it does raise an interesting question- would you guys prefer the Pressman/Hasbro build or the Tyco build for a Jeopardy game?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: PYLdude on July 31, 2016, 12:00:24 PM
I've had both sets. My issue with the Tyco set was that there were too many pieces to build (sure, once they're done you don't have to do of again but younspend so much time doing it and I just wanna play) and the fishing for Daily Doubles. Pressman had an easier setup but you can't play a complete game with it (five categories) and there were a lot of pieces that were easy to lose. Neither gave you the ability to have a separate final Jeopardy (if I remember the Tyco version didn't have such an ability at all, whereas with the Pressman versions had you choose a Double Jeopardy clue to serve as Final).

If it comes down to preference I would probably choose the Pressman edition for familiarity's sake. I grew up with them.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: snowpeck on July 31, 2016, 02:47:30 PM
My favorite version of the Jeopardy home game from a playability standpoint was the Hasbro edition of the late 90s. It was similar enough to the Pressman/old Milton Bradley games to have familiarity going for it, but what stood out for me was that there were six categories per round and separate Final Jeopardy answers. You didn't have to arbitrarily use one of the DJ! answers.

The Tyco version just seemed overly complicated.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on July 31, 2016, 10:14:16 PM
Bona fide Trivial Pursuit games cost upwards of $35- Hell, I just dropped $55 for a board game on Kickstarter.
But this is Jeopardy--people are expecting something for their twenty bucks. You get what you pay for.

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But it does raise an interesting question- would you guys prefer the Pressman/Hasbro build or the Tyco build for a Jeopardy game?
I liked the Tyco method of allowing everyone to host rather than having one person sit out. If they were of a mind they could have games packaged together so that you don't have the problem of a round having too many or too few DDs, then take a page from Jeopardy 1978 and have the low scorer host Final Jeopardy with a separate deck of cards.

The thing for me is that there's lots better party game vehicles for trivia than Jeopardy.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on August 01, 2016, 08:43:15 PM
Click on the following link, and view the ttpm.com website's review of the Family Feud Disney Edition:

https://ttpm.com/p/19711/cardinal-games/family-feud-disney-edition/
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on August 02, 2016, 03:28:58 AM
Bona fide Trivial Pursuit games cost upwards of $35- Hell, I just dropped $55 for a board game on Kickstarter.
But this is Jeopardy--people are expecting something for their twenty bucks. You get what you pay for.
Exactly why I prefaced my comments with "maybe it's different for games of a certain caliber and depth- pretty sure there aren't going to be any all night release parties for a Jeopardy game anytime soon.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on August 02, 2016, 12:15:46 PM
Click on the following link, and view the ttpm.com website's review of the Family Feud Disney Edition:

https://ttpm.com/p/19711/cardinal-games/family-feud-disney-edition/

Anyone have any luck finding the buzzer app they mention in the description?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: parliboy on August 02, 2016, 02:12:42 PM
Click on the following link, and view the ttpm.com website's review of the Family Feud Disney Edition:

https://ttpm.com/p/19711/cardinal-games/family-feud-disney-edition/

Anyone have any luck finding the buzzer app they mention in the description?

So, if you look at the instructions they show at 35 seconds, it contains the logo from the Australian version.  And there is a buzzer app in the Australian app store.  It's basically a soundboard, and that's it.  I've got even money that they a) never release the app in American stores and b) never even cared about this when they used that ruleset.

edit: squinting closer, this ruleset mentions "wiping boards clean" after each round, when this box has paper sheets to write answers in.  So yeah, it's literally the 2nd edition Australian rules, and this "game review" is the drizzling shits for not noticing or mentioning.  That leads to this question:

Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on August 03, 2016, 05:10:53 PM
I did mention in an earlier post about the instructions coming from the Australian version and, yes, that version is from Imagination games.

From my own research of articles from the last few years; some, but not all, games previously released by Imagination Games in the U.S. were sold off to a company called Spin Master Games.  Last year, Spin Master bought out Cardinal Industries, but still releases games under each company name.

BTW, some of the other titles originally manufactured in the U.S. by Imagination, are now being made by Outset Media, which has just released Jeopardy!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on August 04, 2016, 03:03:16 PM
With the recent revelation that ALL of the ABC-TV summer game shows being renewed for another season pickup, I've wondered if new box games might be in the future.  FF is already out, and new editions I'm sure will be there.  Here is what French Canadian fans of their versions of Pyramid and Match Game have seen in home game versions in recent years:

http://www.gladius.ca/en/Pyramide-French-Only?keyword=pyramide

http://www.gladius.ca/en/Atomes-Crochus-French-Only

If a new home version of TTTT were to come out, what famous people would be good "central characters," to be among material used?  Here are some I think:

O.J. Simpson
Bill (and Hillary) Clinton
Bill Gates
Martha Stewart
Oprah Winfrey

I'm sure the list can go on and on, but these are a few I think might be interesting.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on August 04, 2016, 03:07:08 PM
Isn't the premise that the central character is someone who has done something interesting or noteworthy but is otherwise unrecognizable? Or does the box game play differently?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on August 04, 2016, 03:39:40 PM
Isn't the premise that the central character is someone who has done something interesting or noteworthy but is otherwise unrecognizable? Or does the box game play differently?

Here is a link to info/photos of the TTTT home game from Lowell, 1957:

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/12397/tell-truth

The box game DID use famous people, and each member of the "team of challengers," received a card with answers to questions read from a card the "panel" used.  Only the person representing the "central character," would have a card showing only the correct answers to each question.  Each of the "imposters," received a card with multiple choice answers.  The "central character," was allowed to fake out facial expressions or verbal tones to make it look like they were selecting an answer to a question, but had to give the correct answer as shown on his/her card.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on August 04, 2016, 09:34:22 PM
Just got the Jeopardy Travel Edition in the mail. At $10 it was an easy sell for me- at the very least I'm getting new game content.

I'll hold judgement until I see the full and deluxe versions in the flesh, but it would have been nice to see this version's rules made more geared towards being a "travel edition"- most namely having the host perform a category blitz where they just go down the card instead of figuring out which clues are left.It does look like the cards are the same size as what's found in the full versions, so maybe those cards aren't retreads. EDIT: Outset Media's website says that the Travel Edition is supplemental.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on August 04, 2016, 09:40:46 PM
Have they finally done away with the red overlay and the magic reader?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: pacdude on August 05, 2016, 09:18:46 AM
Outset Media is sending me a copy of the Deluxe version for review on BuzzerBlog. Expect a full report soon.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on August 05, 2016, 11:07:12 AM
Just got the Jeopardy Travel Edition in the mail. At $10 it was an easy sell for me- at the very least I'm getting new game content.
  • The box does indeed come with 36 cards for each round- so if you play 6 full games, you'll be left with 30 Final Jeopardy cards.
  • As expected, you'll have to keep score using your own resources- nothing in the box for that.
  • The rules suggest that player simply shout out their answer without suggesting any sort of  "ring in".
  • According to the manual, if nobody gets the correct response, the player with the least money selects the next dollar amount.
  • Daily Doubles are designated by a yellow line surrounding the clue.

I'll hold judgement until I see the full and deluxe versions in the flesh, but it would have been nice to see this version's rules made more geared towards being a "travel edition"- most namely having the host perform a category blitz where they just go down the card instead of figuring out which clues are left.It does look like the cards are the same size as what's found in the full versions, so maybe those cards aren't retreads. EDIT: Outset Media's website says that the Travel Edition is supplemental.

I was able to confirm, through an online retailer, that the regular home edition DOES contain 72 J!, 72 DJ!, and 36 FJ! cards, as my hunch told me.


This sounds like a disappointment to me, personally.  I've still haven't found a better home version of J! than the Hasbro/Parker Brothers edition from 1999!  It was 100% faithful to the show!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: parliboy on August 05, 2016, 11:31:29 AM
From my own research of articles from the last few years; some, but not all, games previously released by Imagination Games in the U.S. were sold off to a company called Spin Master Games.  Last year, Spin Master bought out Cardinal Industries, but still releases games under each company name.

Thank you for this.

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Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on August 05, 2016, 05:20:55 PM
I would buy a dry-or wet erase lapboard that had a spinner inset to one corner and a puzzle grid on one side and a Jeopardy grid on the other. I owned both travel sets and never used the included puzzles or the score tracker. The object is to solve the puzzle or answer the questions because you're in the car and it's stone cold boring. The score stuff or Daily Doubles never mattered, it was the thrill of solving each event as it came up.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on August 05, 2016, 05:32:47 PM
I've had both sets. My issue with the Tyco set was that there were too many pieces to build (sure, once they're done you don't have to do of again but younspend so much time doing it and I just wanna play)
See, that's where we differ. I found that setting up the Tyco version as a kid was exciting, like you were actually building a game show set.

Have they finally done away with the red overlay and the magic reader?
They sure have. Good riddance too- I understand the need to conceal game material, but rarely was there a situation where that feature helped more than hurt.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: JasonA1 on August 05, 2016, 07:08:31 PM
I found that setting up the Tyco version as a kid was exciting, like you were actually building a game show set.

Agreed! It looked visually impressive on the table and you could pick whatever categories you wanted for each round. We brought out the Quizzard and let players interrupt when I used it back in high school. Couple that with a Final Jeopardy from another source, and it wasn't a bad recipe.

-Jason
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: chrisholland03 on August 06, 2016, 01:25:53 PM
See, that's where we differ. I found that setting up the Tyco version as a kid was exciting, like you were actually building a game show set.

This is why I prefer the Pressman version of Wheel that came out in the 80s -- you had an actual wheel and puzzleboard.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on August 10, 2016, 01:56:08 PM
Here is shot at a toy/game fair, showing the Deluxe Edition of Jeopardy, complete with the "metal ringer."  Sorry there isn't a closer look at it:

https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13892378_10153967503674403_8036975105016276028_n.jpg?oh=b60e5c58edcb7f16ffcaf87fdfe5bb8e&oe=581BFE0E
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on August 11, 2016, 11:50:08 PM
That doesn't look especially "Deluxe," does it?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: bwood on August 16, 2016, 06:51:26 AM
Spotted the new Family Feud Handheld at WalMart last night. The shelf tag says "Game Show Assortment" but only Feud is present, and that is all I expected to see. Not much of an "Assortment". I took a quick look at it and here is the game in a nutshell:
There is no book of questions. I was able to turn one on through the package. The game shows you a question on the LCD screen (think the square characters like Tiger WoF used in the 90s, but more of them and smaller size), then you pick what answers you think will be on the board from a list of possibilities (it's Tiger FF sans book, now in one self contained unit from what I gathered). That's it. I assume Fast Money is same structure. There was the familiar music/SFX, a "host" voice, and he may have actually read the question but I can't remember. Price tag was around $19.98.
This just appeared at WM within the last few days, as part of the game aisle overhaul that always happens this time of year for the holiday season.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: pacdude on August 17, 2016, 06:33:34 PM
My report on the Jeopardy! board game is here: http://www.buzzerblog.com/2016/08/17/review-jeopardy-from-outset-media/
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on August 18, 2016, 01:52:40 AM
Tangentially related: If you own the Card Sharks home game, perhaps you'd like to add some zing to your next trip to the Money Cards with, well, some actual money cards. Opulent, yet affordable, with just the right amount of tackiness.

https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-24-karat-gold-playing-cards-12 (https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-24-karat-gold-playing-cards-12)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on August 18, 2016, 03:16:11 PM
Tangentially related: If you own the Card Sharks home game, perhaps you'd like to add some zing to your next trip to the Money Cards with, well, some actual money cards. Opulent, yet affordable, with just the right amount of tackiness.

https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-24-karat-gold-playing-cards-12 (https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-24-karat-gold-playing-cards-12)

If they had a giant block "T" on the back of them, I'd be all over them.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: JepMasta on August 19, 2016, 01:08:34 AM
Well I actually OWN those cards, And lemme tell ya, they are worth it if only for the really cool prismatic effects each of the card faces have on them.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on August 25, 2016, 04:43:41 PM
I just stumbled across a picture of a "Family Feud Disney Edition" card game from Cardinal Industries:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cqoksc_WYAAOZwD.jpg:large

Anybody seen it anywhere?

The other day I was at a local Five Below store, and they had the regular FF card game, plus a card game version of Battle of the Sexes, which has seen radio and television versions worldwide.

In addition, at Five Below, they were selling some big dice (individually), but I didn't catch the price.  You could say they were almost the size of the really big "Show" and "Down" dice shown at the into to the Big Show Down episodes.  If not, they are at least twice the size of the dice used in the bonus round.

Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TalkingHeadsFan on August 25, 2016, 04:56:01 PM
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In addition, at Five Below, they were selling some big dice (individually), but I didn't catch the price.  You could say they were almost the size of the really big "Show" and "Down" dice shown at the into to the Big Show Down episodes.  If not, they are at least twice the size of the dice used in the bonus round.

From my experience, these are great for any oversized-game-show-dice needs:

http://www.lakeshorelearning.com/product/productDet.jsp?productItemID=1%2C689%2C949%2C371%2C918%2C184&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181113&bmUID=1472158395903

Yes, they have the Chinese 2 and there are no plain white dice available but the size is just right and you don't have to worry about damaging anything when rolling them because they're a soft foam-rubber type material. Unfortunately, if you want a matching color pair you'll have to get two sets...

-Doug

Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: vtown7 on August 25, 2016, 08:25:18 PM
In addition, at Five Below, they were selling some big dice (individually), but I didn't catch the price.  You could say they were almost the size of the really big "Show" and "Down" dice shown at the into to the Big Show Down episodes.  If not, they are at least twice the size of the dice used in the bonus round.

They are $5 each.  I bought a pair of black dice with white pips based on a suggestion by Mr. Klauss if memory serves as some of the dice with black pips were fading/falling off.  The dice have been a big hit in my class - we played High Rollers in January and the kids were very anxious to be the roller each time out.

Ryan.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: nowhammies10 on August 25, 2016, 11:03:19 PM
I used something similar when I hosted TPIR for a convention in Toronto.  We played Dice Game and I was lucky enough to find a matching set of four dice on eBay.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on August 26, 2016, 12:59:20 AM
This will get you eight 3-inch foam rubber dice, four black, four white:

http://www.flaghouse.com/Recreation/Outdoor-Games/Other-Outdoor-Games/Lawn-Dice-Game.axd (http://www.flaghouse.com/Recreation/Outdoor-Games/Other-Outdoor-Games/Lawn-Dice-Game.axd)

Note, though, that if you're actually interested in playing the lawn dice game, the hoops included are two pieces of tubing that are much flimsier than what's pictured. A pair of hula hoops would do the trick, though.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: nowhammies10 on August 26, 2016, 09:26:08 AM
Same site has these (http://www.flaghouse.ca/Recreation/Outdoor-Games/Other-Outdoor-Games/Wooden-Lawn-Dice.axd) 3.5" wooden dice.  You get 6 for $29.95.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: KrisW73 on August 26, 2016, 10:04:59 AM
Oriental Trading has a set of lawn dice that look an awful lot like 70's High Rollers dice:

http://www.orientaltrading.com/garden-dice-game-a2-13674060.fltr?Ntt=dice
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on August 26, 2016, 12:02:00 PM
Oriental Trading has a set of lawn dice that look an awful lot like to 70's High Rollers dice:

http://www.orientaltrading.com/garden-dice-game-a2-13674060.fltr?Ntt=dice

Interesting that they have the larger (but not red, thankfully) Chinese one-pip but not the Chinese two. 2 3/4" is going to be a little small (mine are 3 1/4") but not unusably so. Those are a really good option!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: chrisholland03 on August 26, 2016, 01:37:14 PM
Same site has these (http://www.flaghouse.ca/Recreation/Outdoor-Games/Other-Outdoor-Games/Wooden-Lawn-Dice.axd) 3.5" wooden dice.  You get 6 for $29.95.

These are a good buy for any US folks - $23 USD plus shipping with today's exchange rate nets you 6 nice dice

Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on August 27, 2016, 01:17:41 AM
Problem is that they won't tell you what the shipping is gonna cost you until after the fact, which is a large blocking issue for a lot of people. (It does look like they have a form to have them send you a quote, but ugh, what a pain.)

Damn shame, too, because those are nice.

EDIT: Amazon's got them for $35 (https://www.amazon.com/Yard-Games-Giant-Wooden-Dice/dp/B014Q0TGDG/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1472275142&sr=8-6&keywords=wooden+dice), Prime-friendly.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on August 27, 2016, 08:02:23 PM
From my experience, these are great for any oversized-game-show-dice needs:

http://www.lakeshorelearning.com/product/productDet.jsp?productItemID=1%2C689%2C949%2C371%2C918%2C184&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181113&bmUID=1472158395903
I decided to go with these to pair with Zapp Zerapp to have things for kids to play when they come to my game group.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: chrisholland03 on August 27, 2016, 10:06:49 PM
Problem is that they won't tell you what the shipping is gonna cost you until after the fact, which is a large blocking issue for a lot of people. (It does look like they have a form to have them send you a quote, but ugh, what a pain.)

Damn shame, too, because those are nice.

EDIT: Amazon's got them for $35 (https://www.amazon.com/Yard-Games-Giant-Wooden-Dice/dp/B014Q0TGDG/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1472275142&sr=8-6&keywords=wooden+dice), Prime-friendly.

Yeah, I noticed that too unfortunately.  On the plus side they sent me a $5 CAD coupon code for registering on their website.  I think I'll roll the dice and let everyone know how things land.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TalkingHeadsFan on August 27, 2016, 11:38:42 PM
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Problem is that they won't tell you what the shipping is gonna cost you until after the fact, which is a large blocking issue for a lot of people. (It does look like they have a form to have them send you a quote, but ugh, what a pain.)

Damn shame, too, because those are nice.

EDIT: Amazon's got them for $35 (https://www.amazon.com/Yard-Games-Giant-Wooden-Dice/dp/B014Q0TGDG/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1472275142&sr=8-6&keywords=wooden+dice), Prime-friendly.

Yeah, I noticed that too unfortunately.  On the plus side they sent me a $5 CAD coupon code for registering on their website.  I think I'll roll the dice and let everyone know how things land.

Try flaghouse.com instead of flaghouse.ca; they will still send you a $5 discount too!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: tvwxman on August 28, 2016, 08:20:00 PM
Same site has these (http://www.flaghouse.ca/Recreation/Outdoor-Games/Other-Outdoor-Games/Wooden-Lawn-Dice.axd) 3.5" wooden dice.  You get 6 for $29.95.

These are a good buy for any US folks - $23 USD plus shipping with today's exchange rate nets you 6 nice dice

Find 2 friends here and split it 3 ways-  everyone gets a pair.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Joe Mello on August 28, 2016, 11:33:48 PM
Found lawn dice at Target, which at this point doesn't surprise me. Only had five in the pack, though.

My local game store had some good-looking dice that were painted and even had the corners rounded. There were also giant playing cards and multiple sealed copies of the High Rollers board game.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on September 15, 2016, 10:08:43 PM
I know there are some Chicagoans on this board, so for anyone near the Bolingbrook/Woodridge area, the Goodwill on Boughton east of I-355 has a Tyco Jeopardy for $2.99, an Endless Games Card Sharks for $1.99, and an AYSTA5G box game for $1.99. I picked up a Millionaire 1st-edition box game for 99˘.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Strikerz04 on September 16, 2016, 01:10:00 AM
I know there are some Chicagoans on this board, so for anyone near the Bolingbrook/Woodridge area, the Goodwill on Boughton east of I-355 has a Tyco Jeopardy for $2.99, an Endless Games Card Sharks for $1.99, and an AYSTA5G box game for $1.99. I picked up a Millionaire 1st-edition box game for 99˘.

Sucks that I moved to the Bay Area a year ago; but since my wife is there this weekend…
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on September 17, 2016, 09:16:28 AM
During Friday's airing of a new Family Feud episode, a brief, five second, promotion came up for a new Family Feud "Platinum Edition" box game.  It appeared to be another product from Cardinal Industries.

Although the announcer mentioned "In stores now," I haven't seen it anywhere, yet.

Recently, Endless Games updated their website, but there has been no updates to show their Family Feud Sixth Edition game (yet at least).
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on September 22, 2016, 11:59:31 PM
Wheel of Fortune Free Play is now available for download here in the US. Some of you may have played the beta last year before it got pulled- your progress has been saved if you synced to your Facebook account.

For those who haven't played, it's turn based Wheel of Fortune, and is notable as one of the very few versions that has used Pat's voice and likeness.

I'm not a fan of having to collect rare items to move to a new city/world, but I am a fan of that wonderfully gaudy black and pink Surprise wedge. Someone on the design team likes us.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on October 02, 2016, 12:15:02 PM
Earlier this morning, I was in a Five Below store, and found the "Family Feud--Party Edition," in cardboard packaging, for only $3!  Last year at this time, it was available in a tin box, exclusively at Kohl's for around $10, when not on sale.

They did not have the Disney themed "FF" card game I addressed in an earlier post, but the clerk told me that more new stuff is on the way for the Xmas holiday season.  In the meantime, Cardinal has released a "Game Box," version of the board game "Would You Rather."
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on October 02, 2016, 02:10:08 PM
Does it play differently than the show?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on October 06, 2016, 12:07:14 PM
Does it play differently than the show?

If you're referring to the Feud game, not really, just it plays with only three main game questions and Fast Money is played for $20,000, even though no play money is included.

If you're referring to Would You Rather, I'm not familiar with a TV show based on the board game.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on October 06, 2016, 12:28:08 PM
If there is a GO Calendar, Games and Toys store in your area, check out (at your convenience) to see if your area's store has some stuff they are supposed to be carrying, but that a new store in my area doesn't have in stock (at least yet).

*--Item not in stock

If the stores use the same counter set-up concept, there is supposed to be a narrow counter containing WOF*, the new regular edition of J! from Outset Media, and SEVEN (that's right) Family Feud related products:

EG's FF 5th edition, and Strikeout Card game

Plus, all from Cardinal Industries:

FF Card (Game Box)
FF Disney Board Game
FF Disney Card (Game Box)
FF Marvel Card (Game Box)
FF Platinum Board Game*

BTW, you can order online and arrange for shipment, or in-store pickup the "Platinum" game:

http://www.target.com/p/cardinal-industries-platinum-family-feud-signature-game/-/A-51168752
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: snowpeck on October 06, 2016, 02:48:01 PM
I received a press release today from Fremantle about a new game from Ludia tying into the Buzzr brand, but it seems to just be a rebrand of the already available Plinko Slots app.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
LUDIA BRINGS BUZZR’S RETRO GAME SHOW FUN TO YOUR PHONE WITH THE NEW
BUZZR CASINO GAME
 
MONTREAL, QC, October 6, 2016 – In partnership with the U.S. based vintage game show channel, BUZZR, Ludia Games brings big wins, big brands and good times to your phone with the launch of its latest game, BUZZR Casino. Featuring actual vintage clips from BUZZR’s time capsule of retro game show programming, BUZZR Casino combines the best elements from some of the greatest hits of all times: Family Feud, Card Sharks, Press Your Luck, Let’s Make A Deal and many more.
 
Packed with amazing free social slots and exciting casino games, BUZZR Casino is the perfect complement to the retro game show network.  Players will have a chance to try and beat the odds of the BUZZR Slot and unlock new slots based on classic TV game shows as they level up. Additionally, they will be able to multiply their winnings by making it to the Bonus Round, dropping that PLiNKO chip, or by getting a shot at Free Spins.  All the while, as they maneuver through the game, players will be able to view some of the most fun and memorable moments from the vast library of retro game show content currently airing on the BUZZR network.

“With the launch of BUZZR Casino, Ludia brings a whole new experience to the genre, adding its own unique twist to it,” explains Alex Thabet, President and CEO of Ludia Games. “With a vast array of popular BUZZR brands to choose from, we are happy to offer players and fans alike, a high quality casino game that is sure to entertain them for hours.”
 
“The BUZZR retro game show formats that have stood the test of time offer the very best gameplay for a portable experience,” said Ron Garfield, executive vice president and general manager of BUZZR.  “The launch of BUZZR Casino represents the next phase of building BUZZR into a multigenerational, multiplatform brand.  BUZZR Casino will introduce the BUZZR brand to a new audience of game show enthusiasts."
 
BUZZR Casino features include:

§  Famous game show experiences like Family Feud, The Price is Right, Card Sharks, Press Your Luck, Let’s Make A Deal, and many more;
§  All new immersive video reel slot machines with stunning visual effects, authentic stages, sounds, and other game elements modelled after each retro game show;
§  A memorable Bonus Game in each BUZZR Slot: WIN BIG in PLiNKO, Fast Money Round, and more, all inspired by fan-favorite TV game shows;
§  The possibility to send and receive free gifts and spins from your friends.
 
Feeling lucky?  Meet us on the BUZZR Casino floor for a brand new experience that can be shared with friends and family. Available today for free on the App Store and Google Play.
 
BUZZR launched on June 1, 2015.  In just one year, network carriage has grown its availability to 65% of U.S. DMA households.  In addition, the number of markets the network is available in has quadrupled since the launch – with 67 markets now carrying BUZZR, including all Top 10 DMAs.  Recent market launches include Denver, Sacramento, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Buffalo and Raleigh.  Through BUZZR’s expanding relationship with their broadcast partners, the network is now also available on cable operators such as Time Warner, Comcast/Xfinity, Verizon, Cablevision, Cox and Charter to name a few. 

Distribution efforts for BUZZR are being led by Debmar-Mercury.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on October 08, 2016, 01:45:16 PM
It's another casino game with game show skins and a few clips thrown in. It's not bad, it just doesn't stand out.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TimK2003 on October 11, 2016, 12:48:26 AM
I noticed on today's first-run episode of Celebrity Name Game that they are now pushing their CNG home game.  Looks like it retails for $25, but you can get it for $19.99 at Amazon. 

https://www.amazon.com/PlayMonster-7421-Celebrity-Name-Game/dp/B01FSV2YYK/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1473387299&sr=8-1&keywords=celebrity+name+game&linkCode=ll1&tag=lodestonepurple-20&linkId=63c5136217958c3f9901a187b1a9162d

Hard to tell for sure, but it looks like the home game follows the format of Season One's early rounds (Famous Names only).  Then again with this game, it's probably not too hard to create your own cards with Words/Phrases That Begin With The Letter "_".

Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: aaron sica on October 11, 2016, 08:49:14 AM
Wheel of Fortune Free Play is now available for download here in the US. Some of you may have played the beta last year before it got pulled- your progress has been saved if you synced to your Facebook account.

I'm surprised more hasn't been said. I do enjoy the game, but my enjoyment would be a lot more if they didn't have puzzles that make absolutely no sense.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Joe Mello on October 11, 2016, 09:22:23 AM
I do enjoy the game, but my enjoyment would be a lot more if they didn't have puzzles that make absolutely no sense.
Between that and the grinding is why I uninstalled it. The ideas were good but it got boring very quickly and lack of area-specific QC made it worse.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: BrandonFG on October 11, 2016, 12:30:10 PM
To me, their bonus round payouts make no sense. Okay, sure, you play for additional credits and all, but what's with the "Hot Dog Cart", etc. (playing the NYC theme version)? Why not just have the bonus wheel and you "win" "cash" or a "car"? The latter could even allow for product placement.

I know I'm overanalyzing a free time-waster, but it just seems odd to me.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: parliboy on October 11, 2016, 12:36:57 PM
To me, their bonus round payouts make no sense. Okay, sure, you play for additional credits and all, but what's with the "Hot Dog Cart", etc. (playing the NYC theme version)? Why not just have the bonus wheel and you "win" "cash" or a "car"? The latter could even allow for product placement.

I know I'm overanalyzing a free time-waster, but it just seems odd to me.

To force everyone to grind.  If you're a weaker player, your boxes get reset (although you can close out when you lose to prevent that).  If you're a strong player, you finish your souvenirs but are still held back by cash.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on October 11, 2016, 01:12:31 PM
Yes, and because in an F2P game collectibles are one way to suck people in.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: The Ol' Guy on October 11, 2016, 08:03:34 PM
With a local K-Mart going out of business, I broke down and bought both Celebrity Name Game and the new Outset Jeopardy!, saving 25% on each. Both have good and bad points. I'm impressed with the timer in CNG, a battery-operated device better made than the Endless Million Dollar Password eardrum breaker. Flip the toggle for your choice of 45 or 75 seconds. Both games wisely figure that you won't always have the same amount of players as the TV shows, so they bend the rules a bit, such as choosing only one cluegiver for the bonus game. No play money - chips are awarded for right answers, turned in for points written on a score pad. A fair number of main game cards are a mix of celebrity names and things (titles, objects, etc). I must admit the third round (TV's Craig cluegiver round) has me scrating my head. I'm attaching the rule sheet - https://cdn.shptrn.com/media/mfg/1725/media_document/9144/7421_CNG_RULES.pdf?1467327262 - and see if it makes sense to you. As to Jeopardy, most of you have seen the pictures of it, using a variation of the Tyco version. The company site doesn't have the rules up yet, but a couple of things were interesting. In this version, players do not go into debt. If they run out of money, they cannot be fined for wrong answers, according to the rule sheet. Heck, you need paper and pencil for Final Jeopardy - why not just write a running tally of negatives, or turn play money upside down to represent a negative total? The most interesting thing about this version is that there are 72 Jeopardy and 72 Double Jeopardy cards - each card being one category set of questions. This makes for - if you use fresh cards for every game - material for a total of 12 full games with no repeats. There are 36 Final Jeopardy cards. Granted, other than the owner of the game, you'll probably have different people playing the game, so why necessarily have material for 60, 75, 80 or more games printed up, increasing the price of production? Let me ask for some opinions - how many of us have gone all the way through a Password, Family Feud - even a Taboo, Tribond or Trivial Pursuit game - and played all the material before the game wound up at the bottom of the closet, and two years later hits the yard sale or Goodwill? IIRC, Chris Lemon stated that a good TV home game could work with material for at least 25 full games. Super-dedicated fans might burn through that many, but not the average. I'd be interested in your thoughts, as I've been submitting games to companies over the last couple of years, and one thing I'm told is to do all possible to make the game simple and thrifty to manufacture. Less material = less printing = less cost to pass on to the consumer. K-Mart's full shelf price for Jeopardy was $15.99, less than the usual game of that type, averaging $19.99.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on October 11, 2016, 08:21:00 PM
how many of us have gone all the way through a Password

<raises hand> Multiple sets. (We mark the date on cards we have played so that if we DO recycle we know what the older ones are.)

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Trivial Pursuit game

This one is even easier, because you bury the card at the back of the box after reading one of the six questions, so ABSOLUTELY material starts to recycle eventually.

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Chris Lemon stated that a good TV home game could work with material for at least 25 full games. Super-dedicated fans might burn through that many, but not the average.

No, the rule of thumb (and when I say "rule of thumb", I mean "for actual game publishers." I am not pulling this number out of my ass) is 25 games worth of content because that *is* the average.

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Less material = less printing = less cost to pass on to the consumer

And less sales of that and future products, if you don't produce enough material and leave the customer feeling like they didn't get their money's worth.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: MSTieScott on October 11, 2016, 08:50:39 PM
I must admit the third round (TV's Craig cluegiver round) has me scrating my head. I'm attaching the rule sheet - https://cdn.shptrn.com/media/mfg/1725/media_document/9144/7421_CNG_RULES.pdf?1467327262 - and see if it makes sense to you.

It sounds like you should forget everything you know about the TV show's third round. To appease the rules sheet, there should be two cluegivers talking over one another to convey the same name, with two receivers (one from each team) trying to make sense of the noise while shouting out their answers over one another. If you can figure out which receiver gives the correct answer first, they get the chip.

(The "one at a time" in the rules refers to alternating receivers in the event of a team having more than two total players. It doesn't refer to the act of cluegiving. I agree that that sentence was not written as clearly as it could have been.)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on October 11, 2016, 08:53:48 PM
I see something like that, I wait for it to be marked down to $4.99 at whatever local store, chuck the rule sheet and then play as close to the TV game show format as possible, or for groups where Time's Up! is routinely a hurdle too high to jump over, to use it for Name Burst.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: The Ol' Guy on October 11, 2016, 09:36:04 PM
The third round CNG wording would indeed be better if it just stated that the round is over when all the names on the card have been guessed. One other thing about the CNG rules - I'm not spotting any specific rules or examples on clue giving. I guess they assume every purchaser or recipient has seen the show and knows the rules. If the rules don't say I'll have to throw out a name if I accidentally say part of the name, one would think that anything goes. Even if you're pretty sure of the rules, it doesn't hurt to have them down in print for reference sake. Appreciated Chris' info and clarifications. Let me put up a personal example to explain my question - I'm currently trying to shop a trivia/party project where the answers to approximately 30 questions in one complete game round have answers starting with specific letter groupings. At this point I have prepared material for 50 complete games. In doing my research, I could possibly come up with 50 more sets. So the question I'm dealing with is - if we get to this average game being played 25 times, there's still more than enough material to give a customer a value for the eventual price, and should the game get red hot, we just, like Password or the like, put out a second edition instead of putting 100 games worth of material out there the first time. Since a lot of money goes into the first run of any game, using only 50 complete sets of questions would take some of the pressure off the costs of the first run. If enough of the public wants more, we make new editions.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on October 11, 2016, 10:48:02 PM
At this point I have prepared material for 50 complete games. In doing my research, I could possibly come up with 50 more sets. So the question I'm dealing with is - if we get to this average game being played 25 times, there's still more than enough material to give a customer a value for the eventual price, and should the game get red hot, we just, like Password or the like, put out a second edition instead of putting 100 games worth of material out there the first time. Since a lot of money goes into the first run of any game, using only 50 complete sets of questions would take some of the pressure off the costs of the first run. If enough of the public wants more, we make new editions.

Or, you edit your material down by half to make sure you're putting out the best quality stuff, or you already have the first expansion in your pocket if the game is a hit.

I certainly wouldn't stop you if you are including 50 games worth of content because you want to cover all bases, but I think if you worked the numbers between "X + Y copies with lots of material" or "X copies with the first 25 games of really good material, plus X copies of Expansion One", you'd find you're giving away too much of the house in doing so.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: The Ol' Guy on October 12, 2016, 12:24:15 AM
Thanks again, Chris. Just stumbled into the Parker Brothers Jeopardy of some time back, and on the cover - 48 games. This project has been a lot of work (writing it solo), and certainly don't want what a company might consider insufficient material to be a stumbling block. Interesting - three "no" responses so far, but two firms have given me improvement tips that would be helpful, especially if I were to self-publish. We'll just keep at it.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on October 13, 2016, 04:08:48 PM
The game Rapid Response from Ideal/Fundex uses a gizmo that looks like the Mousetrap to keep time, but the jist of the game is the winner's circle. The only annoying thing is that it comes with 84 cards for 168 topics. I'm probably going to chuck everything and use the scoring rules from Tie One On/Paired Up to play, but I really really wish that even for ten bucks that they gave us more content.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on October 14, 2016, 02:45:12 PM
The Go! store that just opened near my work, now has the FF Card Games with Disney and Marvel themed material.  They each had a price of $9.99, but I won't be surprised if they go on sale, or even pop-up at other stores for less.  I just saw a listing for each game at amazon.com, but the seller is asking for about $35 each!

Here's what they look like:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61qFBnU%2BRJL.jpg

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61VatQBqbtL._SX425_.jpg


BTW, while in ToysRUs the other day, I spotted two interesting products; Giant UNO Cards (from Cardinal Industries), and a game called Punderdome deluxe edition (dubbed as being "Based on the Renowned Live Game Show").  I've seen Punderdome in Barnes and Noble before, but this deluxe edition is exclusively at TRU.

http://www.toysrus.com/graphics/tru_prod_images/Cardinal-Games-Giant-Uno-Playing--pTRU1-23687352dt.jpg

http://www.toysrus.com/graphics/tru_prod_images/Punderdome-Deluxe-Edition-Game--pTRU1-24416742dt.jpg

http://prodimage.images-bn.com/pimages/9781101905654_p0_v1_s550x406.jpg

I would guess that the Giant UNO Cards are about the size of the cards used on both versions of Gambit.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: rstrata on October 15, 2016, 12:01:20 AM

BTW, while in ToysRUs the other day, I spotted two interesting products; Giant UNO Cards (from Cardinal Industries), and a game called Punderdome deluxe edition (dubbed as being "Based on the Renowned Live Game Show").  I've seen Punderdome in Barnes and Noble before, but this deluxe edition is exclusively at TRU.

http://www.toysrus.com/graphics/tru_prod_images/Cardinal-Games-Giant-Uno-Playing--pTRU1-23687352dt.jpg

http://www.toysrus.com/graphics/tru_prod_images/Punderdome-Deluxe-Edition-Game--pTRU1-24416742dt.jpg

http://prodimage.images-bn.com/pimages/9781101905654_p0_v1_s550x406.jpg

I would guess that he Giant UNO Cards are about the size of the cards used on both versions of Gambit.

Boss Lady wants an UNO deck for her preschoolers; that looks perfect.

Actual Gambit cards are 9 1/2 inches by 12 3/4 inches.  Trust me.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on October 16, 2016, 03:36:32 PM
I still haven't found the "Travel," or "Deluxe," Jeopardy games in any store, but I stumbled across a "Travel," version available on eBay, and it showed the description and graphics on the bottom its box:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2016-Travel-Edition-Jeopardy-/322290137692?hash=item4b09fd3a5c:g:8L8AAOSwPCVX~Hy7

You'll notice they have the wrong year for which the show premiered.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on October 20, 2016, 08:15:12 PM
Yesterday, the Go Games store in my area finally had the "Platinum" Family Feud from Cardinal.  The actual box cover is different than shown at the various websites (including their own).  The large caption "PLATINUM EDITION" is at the top edge, and the phone app reference graphic still appears in the lower right hand corner, but with the US series logo (the prototype box art shows the Australian show's logo).

I later took a look inside Kohl's, and found Cardinal's "Disney Family Feud," Card Game, in a tin box, the size of EG's old Quick Picks games.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on November 06, 2016, 04:02:43 PM
Since my last post in this topic, Kohls also had a tin boxed version of the regular Family Feud card game from Cardinal Industries.

Also, while shopping at a local Dollar Tree store, they had the "Strikeout Card Game" version from Endless Games, containing only 47 cards, plus the "X," cards for only $1.00!

Five Below now has Cardinal's Disney and Marvel themed FF card games for $5 each.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on November 14, 2016, 12:32:47 AM
I'm always on the lookout for games that are either similar to game shows or evoke the feeling of a game show. I was in a teacher supply store and saw something called "Mini Mouth," a spin off from Smart Mouth. One player turns over a handful of the 26 letter tiles and players race to come up with a word that contains all of the letters. It's a teeny tiny package and in the $10 range, but you could do the same if you find a copy of Upwords at a thrift store like I did.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: parliboy on November 14, 2016, 10:40:58 AM
I'm always on the lookout for games that are either similar to game shows or evoke the feeling of a game show.

Then allow me to suggest. (http://bgg.cc/boardgame/129556/tapple)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on November 27, 2016, 02:57:51 PM
Here's a look at some of the stuff I'd mentioned previously:

Family Feud card game from Cardinal--available at Kohls: http://media.kohlsimg.com/is/image/kohls/2689650?wid=500&hei=500&op_sharpen=1

Family Feud Disney card game from Cardinal--available at Kohls:  http://media.kohlsimg.com/is/image/kohls/2689658?wid=500&hei=500&op_sharpen=1

I've finally seen, but not yet bought, the new FOURTH edition of WOF, from Pressman.  Most of the retailers picturing the game, are showing a slightly different box, but here's a shot of the actual box, from an eBay listing:  http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/81sAAOSwal5YLLWG/s-l1600.jpg

From the copy I'd seen (at Go! Games and Toys), the cardboard spinner wheel, still shows "Free Spin," but has "Free Play," tokens, probably because the picture was shot before actual production of the product.  There are now 100 puzzles, instead of 96 (just one more game's worth!)

Although the original Pressman and Milton Bradley versions included the circular WOF logo in a small image, down in a corner, I like how they have finally used it in large type!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: BrandonFG on November 27, 2016, 03:48:31 PM
The uneven lettering in the Wheel cover art puzzleboard design is making me twitchy.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Fedya on November 27, 2016, 04:07:32 PM
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There are now 100 puzzles, instead of 96 (just one more game's worth!)
I would think WOF is the easiest of all the games to make your own material for.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on November 27, 2016, 04:09:46 PM
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There are now 100 puzzles, instead of 96 (just one more game's worth!)
I would think WOF is the easiest of all the games to make your own material for.
Excellent. I look forward to seeing your completed expansion pack of puzzles.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Fedya on November 27, 2016, 04:12:08 PM
My expansion packs are obscene, for what it's worth.

When you get to the puzzle OVERWEENING ASSHOLE, make certain to remind the players that "Person does not always mean proper name."
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: SamJ93 on November 27, 2016, 04:36:26 PM
Interestingly enough, the very first WoF home game in 1975 had all the letters on individual tiles, so it's much easier to make one's own puzzles with that version. Takes forever to set up though.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on November 28, 2016, 06:40:16 PM
My expansion packs are obscene, for what it's worth.

When you get to the puzzle OVERWEENING ASSHOLE, make certain to remind the players that "Person does not always mean proper name."

I chuckl'd.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: parliboy on November 29, 2016, 12:33:38 AM
Interestingly enough, the very first WoF home game in 1975 had all the letters on individual tiles, so it's much easier to make one's own puzzles with that version. Takes forever to set up though.

Tried working around that as a kid with Scrabble tiles.  Plan fell apart when I wanted to use PIZZAZZ.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: BrandonFG on November 29, 2016, 01:13:42 AM
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There are now 100 puzzles, instead of 96 (just one more game's worth!)
I would think WOF is the easiest of all the games to make your own material for.
Not sure how much it counts, but I remember having a travel version 25 years ago, and I'm pretty sure you could write your own puzzle in, using the dry-erase marker provided.

/Or at least that's what we did when we ran out of puzzle slips
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on November 29, 2016, 01:31:34 AM
My thinking was that as easy as it is to come up with puzzles, you have to align them properly on the sheet (at least the first time for the template) so that the letters appear in the little windows.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: BrandonFG on November 29, 2016, 01:38:47 AM
I suppose they could include a sheet of say, eight blank puzzleboard templates (or sell a separate pack for a buck or two), where you write in the puzzle and simply color in a line under each letter. That or a dry-erase card that fits into the puzzleboard doohickey.

/God help the players who have to play with a "host" who can't spell though...
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: PYLdude on November 29, 2016, 02:19:38 AM
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There are now 100 puzzles, instead of 96 (just one more game's worth!)
I would think WOF is the easiest of all the games to make your own material for.
Not sure how much it counts, but I remember having a travel version 25 years ago, and I'm pretty sure you could write your own puzzle in, using the dry-erase marker provided.

/Or at least that's what we did when we ran out of puzzle slips

I had that same set. I remember it being rather unwieldy, but what travel game didn't have issues?

Lord help those with Travel Battleship or Travel Connect Four. :)

ETA: I didn't even realize that there were multiple variations of Travel Wheel. According to this eBay listing (http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/252641018968?lpid=82&chn=ps&ul_ref=http%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F711-117182-37290-0%252F2%253Fmtid%253D1588%2526kwid%253D1%2526crlp%253D53601919689_324272%2526itemid%253D252641018968%2526targetid%253D186358932729%2526rpc%253D0.08%2526rpc_upld_id%253D92910%2526device%253Dm%2526mpre%253Dhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.ebay.com%25252Fulk%25252Fitm%25252Flike%25252F252641018968%25253Flpid%25253D82%252526chn%25253Dps%2526adtype%253Dpla%2526googleloc%253D9003472%2526poi%253D9003646%2526campaignid%253D239125209%2526adgroupid%253D14978428809%2526rlsatarget%253Dpla-186358932729%2526gclid%253DCL_9suW2zdACFUdYDQodw14OGQ%2526srcrot%253D711-117182-37290-0%2526rvr_id%253D1131444544759&ul_noapp=true), Tyco released one when they had the license to make the home game as well. Looks a lot more compact but God help you if you lose the wheel.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: urbanpreppie05 on November 29, 2016, 10:20:24 AM
I owned the TYCO one. It's pretty flipping cool and compact.

I also had the travel Connect Four. Yes, it was pretty hard to use, even for an eight year old.

Side note- I also have the travel Pressman edition of Wheel of Fortune. It's in our emergency bag to give us something to do in case of, you know, apocalypse.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Joe Mello on November 29, 2016, 11:42:26 AM
I owned the TYCO one. It's pretty flipping cool and compact.
It became the replacement for my big box version of Tyco Wheel simply because it was easier to use and actually stayed together.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on November 29, 2016, 10:43:26 PM
I suppose they could include a sheet of say, eight blank puzzleboard templates (or sell a separate pack for a buck or two), where you write in the puzzle and simply color in a line under each letter. That or a dry-erase card that fits into the puzzleboard doohickey.

/God help the players who have to play with a "host" who can't spell though...

I don't know if they still are, but the old editions I have use 11" wide sheets. So if you have access to a scanner and too much time on your hands, you could make a template, plus printed custom puzzles if you desired.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on December 02, 2016, 02:15:55 AM
I never owned a copy, but I remember seeing pics of the Endless Games "card game" version, which came with a dry erase puzzle board and a bunch of cards that each had three main game puzzles and a bonus round puzzle. They were just missing a wheel, of all things.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on December 02, 2016, 02:24:38 AM
Missing a wheel means what's endless is my puzzlement.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on December 02, 2016, 10:56:47 AM
Missing a wheel means what's endless is my puzzlement.

Not that I'm one to defend Endless, well, evar, but wasn't that the one that came with the Deck Of Fortune (the deck of cards with the wedges)? Honestly if you're gonna do WoF as a card game that's a pretty genius way to do it.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Joe Mello on December 02, 2016, 12:21:08 PM
Missing a wheel means what's endless is my puzzlement.

Not that I'm one to defend Endless, well, evar, but wasn't that the one that came with the Deck Of Fortune (the deck of cards with the wedges)? Honestly if you're gonna do WoF as a card game that's a pretty genius way to do it.
You are correct on all counts. It even has the special spaces for each round so you there's some ability to customize.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on December 02, 2016, 02:13:59 PM
I found on another website a users image of the new WOF fourth edition wheel layout:

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/15181175_10211080784756263_213030533767027504_n.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=bbb6e8893e89ceef1bdd354240ad9960&oe=58C4CA17

You'll notice the top value is $3,500 (not $5,000). 
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: MSTieScott on December 02, 2016, 03:42:03 PM
I found on another website a users image of the new WOF fourth edition wheel layout:

Normally, I'm all for complete accuracy in home game editions, but man does that emphasize how little variety there is on the current wheel when it isn't covered with special spaces.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on December 05, 2016, 08:03:25 AM
Yeah, strip off the doodads, and almost the whole dang wheel falls within a $200 range for the entire show.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: BrandonFG on December 05, 2016, 04:33:28 PM
Man that's a lot of $500-700 spaces...
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Mr. Armadillo on December 06, 2016, 10:01:24 PM
They could have at least used the Round 3 wheel where the yellow $600 is still $900.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TimK2003 on December 29, 2016, 09:46:34 PM
Here's a review on a new "virtual game show" game if you got some VR glasses for Christmas:

http://uploadvr.com/colab-review/
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: curtking on January 02, 2017, 08:03:00 AM
For anyone who's interested, my local CVS had giant playing cards amongst their Christmas "gift items" - the brand is "Yorkshire" and they're 8.5 x 11.  Decent quality, and they're 7.99, but you can usually get percent-off coupons for CVS to reduce that price.

https://goo.gl/photos/dmsiTakK7NJ6ohXH6
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on January 02, 2017, 11:23:11 PM
Did they happen to have decks in both red and blue?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: curtking on January 03, 2017, 07:53:31 AM
I'll be honest, I didn't look (shame on me!).  I picked up a red deck.  I'll try to drop by today and see if they have blue as well. :-)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: curtking on January 06, 2017, 07:07:44 PM
There were seven decks remaining at my local CVS.  They were all sealed, but they all showed a red back in the lower corner of the packaging.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on February 19, 2017, 03:08:06 PM
I was shopping in Walmart Friday evening, when I found they now have the Sixth edition of EG's "Familly Feud," game.

The contents have been re-done.  It now contains ONE folding board divided into different sections for the main game play, the "Fast Money," round, and a section for scoring purposes.  Below are two links--the first is the USA version's game box; the second shows the board from the Australian version (from Imagination), to give you an idea as to how the board is designed.  EG's board has different background graphics, and is smaller in size, since the box itself is smaller than Imagination's.

https://a248.e.akamai.net/media.zulily.com/images/cache/product/452x1000//215602/zu36726827_main_tm1485207074.jpg

https://www.gamesmen.com.au/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/f/a/family_feud_board_game_australian_edition_1_.jpg

EG's version retains the booklet of survey questions and answers, and instead of having a "Strike Indicator," and "X" cards, you just mark an "X" on the board when necessary.

A new addition to the game are two "Face Off," button cards, which let you sort of re-create the fun of trying to hit the buzzer during the Face Off, like on the show.

The game play is now identical to that of Imagination's version, as well as the Disney and Platinum versions from Cardinal Industries, except that when playing "Fast Money," a player is told to "Try Again," if repeating the opposing player's answer (In the other versions, you're told to "try again," if you give an answer that didn't make the survey.)

I have a couple of  "pet-peeves."  First EG's new version, and the others mentioned, all refer the main game rounds as "Face Off," rounds, which I've always known to be just the portion where determining the family/team/player gets control of the question.  The second is still calling the end game "Fast Money," since the games don't use any money (real or play money), and don't even refer any money at all in the rules anymore.  Oh, well--not so much disappointing as those who still refer to TPIR's "Showcase" as "Showcase Showdown."
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on February 19, 2017, 03:55:14 PM
Found this in Target the other night - apparently a reissue of a Pressman game from the 1970s. Has the look of a Lingo ancestor.

http://www.target.com/p/pressman-decipher-board-game/-/A-50658170
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on February 19, 2017, 04:08:03 PM
Found this in Target the other night - apparently a reissue of a Pressman game from the 1970s. Has the look of a Lingo ancestor.

http://www.target.com/p/pressman-decipher-board-game/-/A-50658170
It has very little to do with Jotto--the tiles in the secret word are pulled out, the rest are squidged together. You glean information by asking "what's the tenth letter in your grid?" and if the coder says something after "J" you know that some letters in the word are A through J.

It's a spiffy game in its own right, but it's "Noooooooo Lingo!"

as it were.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TimK2003 on February 19, 2017, 06:51:54 PM
While making what is likely to be my last trip into any KMart (ours has finally joined the Going Out Of Business bandwagon), I noticed that they had a boatload (at least 10 copies) of Celebrity Name Game home games in their toy department. 

Right now, they are 50% off the original $21 price, with potential further markdowns to come in the final weeks. I may stop back in there in their final days to see if I can nab one for even less.

Your GOOB price and supply may vary at your dying Kmart.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: The Ol' Guy on February 20, 2017, 06:41:49 PM
Has anyone else noticed a recent game that is basically the old Johnny Gilbert game show Fast Draw? I made my own model years ago, but this recent entry is clever. Simplified, but almost mirror image in actual play. Guess I'm not the only person looking at old game shows and failed pilots attempting to find inspiration for product - http://www.pressmantoy.com/product/pass-pen/.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on March 02, 2017, 03:53:16 PM
A few weeks ago, I had posted about the new "Family Feud 6th edition" from Endless Games.  Below is a link to a pic of the bottom of the box showing the new game contents:

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/aMUAAOSwax5YtvM4/s-l1600.jpg
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on March 02, 2017, 10:48:42 PM
Endless puzzles the hell out of me. They cheap out around EVERY SINGLE turn...and then include two buzzer cards for the Face-Off?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on March 02, 2017, 11:10:03 PM
Two buzzer cards are cheaper than three strike cards.

My favorite Endless move was a few editions ago, when they helpfully posted instruction sheet PDFs on their website. Except, for Family Feud, they put up the entire survey book for free download.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on March 03, 2017, 02:34:18 AM
Except, for Family Feud, they put up the entire survey book for free download.

Was the content therein actually worth a damn? I remember getting one at a thrift store to mine for content, and after going through the book I was considering going back to the store to demand my $2 back.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on March 03, 2017, 11:19:04 PM
Enough of it was useful for the price.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: bwood on March 04, 2017, 10:24:34 AM
The problem for me, with the Endless material, was how the number of responses were weighted (or at least used to be). You could literally have a 90 person #1 answer followed by 5 answers with 2 people. I always found myself redistributing the scores before using the questions if I used their material to equal it out some. Not sure if that's still a problem or not. I don't think I have anything beyond their 3rd edition.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on March 04, 2017, 11:12:19 PM
\ou could literally have a 90 person #1 answer followed by 5 answers with 2 people.
Right, which is a prime example of "content that is completely worthless." (At least in your example the poll still adds up to 100 points or less.)

Quote
I always found myself redistributing the scores before using the questions if I used their material to equal it out some.

But, see, if you're gonna make it up, then what's the point? That renders the activity of "guess how people responded to a survey" completely moot.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: bwood on March 04, 2017, 11:34:49 PM
Totally see your point, but I guess I kind of used it as a guide to get some sort of question material/usage out of it. The answers were there and they were what people said, I just thought it looked ridiculous to be so unevenly scored.
To clarify, this was years ago while using FF Presentation Software and loading questions into it, so it wasn't like I was changing points in the book or on the fly while playing the board game. The book served its purpose in that respect. It acted as a template of sorts to give me something quickly.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on March 04, 2017, 11:38:01 PM
The other problem is that if the results come back 90-2-2-2-2-2 but you fudge it as 40-20-20-10-10, that means that the participants are getting false feedback about the results.

That said when playing the game or hosting, I don't think anyone cared about the points except for the opening faceoff and to see who got to 300.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: bwood on March 05, 2017, 12:39:03 AM
In the books I had, many of the questions were like that. It just didn't look right and I wanted it to be more aesthetically pleasing, if only to me. I had control over the numbers and put them in to stretch out a few of the heavy weighted scores. Did not realign them or anything to that effect. Once they were programmed in it was final and those were the scores I went with for the game. I just didn't want to see such crazy numbers round after round. The number one answer was still the original number one answer, and so forth.

It was games amongst friends or coworkers, and it was 10 years ago. I just wanted to share my opinion on Endless' material, that was all. Questions were good, distribution was not (to me).

It wasn't played for real stakes and nobody was worried about false feedback. No big deal. It wasn't going to be the second coming of the Quiz Show Scandals that's for sure.

 ;)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on June 14, 2017, 12:31:17 PM
In the last few years, some new games have been announced--but not released, so I have tried to keep mum about things until something definite has turned up.  Here is an online exclusive offer through amazon.com (and Matty's Toy Stop):

https://www.amazon.com/Endless-Games-Anniversary-Classic-Electronic/dp/B072KF8YMS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1497457117&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=%22family+feud%22+endless+games&psc=1

This seller has also offered EG's Fifth and Sixth edition games with the "Strikeout" card game and a similar buzzer before.  This is the first I've seen of the anniversary edition with a buzzer!

I'd seen prototype box art at calendars.com, with a September release date, but it looks like the scoreboard will be different, and Fast Money play like the current Cardinal versions and EG's Sixth edition!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on June 14, 2017, 01:06:03 PM
One buzzer. Not two, one.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: pacdude on June 14, 2017, 01:44:31 PM
When was the last time the Family Feud board showed 10 answers on the board anyway?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on June 14, 2017, 02:52:21 PM
One buzzer. Not two, one.

FORTY dollars for one buzzer.

Assuming the Fast Money setup is the same as the MB/Pressman editions, that's why there's still ten slides. One row for each question.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: KrisW73 on June 14, 2017, 03:15:42 PM
When was the last time the Family Feud board showed 10 answers on the board anyway?

I went back and checked because I was curious - Combs Feud was the last time.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: JepMasta on June 15, 2017, 01:50:53 AM
One buzzer. Not two, one.

Well of course Travis, you only get one buzzer.  After all, Endless needs an excuse to flog a pair of buzzers (sold seperately of course for the low, low $ale of the Century price of $14.95.)

https://www.amazon.com/Endless-Games-Exclusive-Electronic-Answer/dp/B01DS4A8JM/ref=lp_2591299011_1_14?srs=2591299011&ie=UTF8&qid=1497505720&sr=8-14
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on June 15, 2017, 02:02:16 AM
And based on those reviews, the quality is complete crap. So it's good to know Endless is still reliable.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: The Pyramids on June 15, 2017, 07:36:08 AM
A long time ago during the run of the cheap looking Louie Anderson 'Family Feud' a guy posted in a Yahoo! game show group something like 'for those of you who do not know Endless Games is the Pearson Television of board games'.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on June 15, 2017, 12:35:14 PM
A long time ago during the run of the cheap looking Louie Anderson 'Family Feud' a guy posted in a Yahoo! game show group something like 'for those of you who do not know Endless Games is the Pearson Television of board games'.

Closer to the Entertainment Studios, but that's the general idea, yeah.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on June 15, 2017, 01:50:49 PM
Well of course Travis, you only get one buzzer.  After all, Endless needs an excuse to flog a pair of buzzers (sold seperately of course for the low, low $ale of the Century price of $14.95.)

https://www.amazon.com/Endless-Games-Exclusive-Electronic-Answer/dp/B01DS4A8JM/ref=lp_2591299011_1_14?srs=2591299011&ie=UTF8&qid=1497505720&sr=8-14
What's funny is that one of the "you could also buy" things is exactly what I bought--a pair of noisemaker buttons from a local teachers supply store.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Neumms on June 15, 2017, 03:57:12 PM
Well of course Travis, you only get one buzzer.  After all, Endless needs an excuse to flog a pair of buzzers (sold seperately of course for the low, low $ale of the Century price of $14.95.)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JJE3XFW?psc=1
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on June 15, 2017, 06:12:33 PM
When was the last time the Family Feud board showed 10 answers on the board anyway?

I went back and checked because I was curious - Combs Feud was the last time.

Was there ever a time on the original series (or the Combs' series), where 11 or 12 answers were on the board?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on June 16, 2017, 11:58:09 PM
There happened to be an open box of the 6th Edition at Walmart tonight. Who's paying 15 bucks for this?

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a140/Sodboy13/20170616_220601_zpsddnco2g6.jpg)

Now, if we're talking strictly in an economy of scale, if this is $15, then yes, $40 for a version with a sliding game board, strike cards, and one buzzer seems in line. However, much as Words Have Meanings, Dollars Have Value, and sheesh, what a rip.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on June 17, 2017, 12:11:21 PM
Are those two cards supposed to be face-off buzzers? The actual fark? That's pathetic even by Endless "standards."
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on June 17, 2017, 03:50:30 PM
Yep.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: aaron sica on June 17, 2017, 03:55:56 PM
Yep.

In that case, this guy would feel like he was right back in the studio again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF1tKsaKraQ
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on June 20, 2017, 11:19:00 PM
Speaking of buzzer cards, Ginger Fox Games is set to release a new Blockbusters game in the UK.

http://www.gingerfox.co.uk/product/blockbusters/
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Strikerz04 on June 21, 2017, 01:20:26 AM
Speaking of buzzer cards, Ginger Fox Games is set to release a new Blockbusters game in the UK.

http://www.gingerfox.co.uk/product/blockbusters/ (http://www.gingerfox.co.uk/product/blockbusters/)


I'm far more excited for this.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on June 22, 2017, 09:04:22 PM
Also up on Amazon for $15 is Wheel of Fortune Bingo- looks like you spin the wheel to knock letters off your puzzle until it's complete.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZ21N0D/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_UFgtzbCMP8TSD
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on June 24, 2017, 12:36:59 PM
There is also a Jeopardy! "card game" from Mattel!  You can check out a video review of it here:

https://ttpm.com/p/23502/mattel/jeopardy-card-game/

Although it's not 100% faithful to the show, it can be a faster-paced party game, with fun twists involved.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on June 24, 2017, 01:13:23 PM
Hmm, that's actually pretty cleverly done. For $8 from Amazon it might be worth pulling the trigger.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on June 24, 2017, 03:51:59 PM
The question for me is more can you just play the questions and not the card game.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on June 24, 2017, 06:03:21 PM
The question for me is more can you just play the questions and not the card game.

Not sure I follow you. Why couldn't you? There's 20 clues on a card, one in each category.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on June 25, 2017, 01:16:06 AM
I was hoping that each card would be a category like the board game. That said it's still a great deal of content for not much money. and they're essentially a Bezzerwizzer expansion pack.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on July 01, 2017, 11:36:34 AM
I bought it. It's an interesting take on Jeopardy; my only gripe is that playing the game by the rule book will cause a lot of content to go wasted. Essentially, the same six categories are played for the first round, but because each card only has one clue from each category and you're supposed to discard each clue card after a response, 19 clues go unanswered.

One small edit I've made to counter that is that once a category is played, it gets replaced by a new one until all categories are exhausted. This way you can use the same card for the entire round (provided you have one emcee with control of the card)

Either way, it's a great amount of content for the price. Glad to see that companies are getting a little more creative with these game show home games.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on July 01, 2017, 01:31:15 PM
I sure wish the typeface and thus the cards were bigger.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on July 01, 2017, 01:56:17 PM
because each card only has one clue from each category and you're supposed to discard each clue card after a response, 19 clues go unanswered.

You know that "discard" means you just put the card on the bottom of the deck once you've used the clue, right? You don't have to tear it up. ;)

Quote
One small edit I've made to counter that is that once a category is played, it gets replaced by a new one until all categories are exhausted.

This, though, seems pretty fun. :)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: jmangin on July 03, 2017, 03:34:27 PM
When playing The Joker's Wild at game night I've been using Bezzerwizzer (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/32441/bezzerwizzer) for content. The software selects five of the 20 categories available, pairing Fast Forward, Take a Chance or Bid with one of the categories occasionally (or even Mystery replacing one of them). I'm thinking this new Jeopardy! card game may expand the available categories for this game and even for others which require multiple questions, like Tic Tac Dough, Top Card, etc.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on July 12, 2017, 10:00:08 PM
Also up on Amazon for $15 is Wheel of Fortune Bingo- looks like you spin the wheel to knock letters off your puzzle until it's complete.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZ21N0D/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_UFgtzbCMP8TSD
I bought it on a whim. Prime Day makes you do frivolous things every now and then.

Just as expected, you spin the wheel, trying to knock off all your letters to “solve” the puzzle. Each puzzle card has a value equal to the number of letters. There’s also a Jackpot space to help you score extra points on the side. By the rules, the winner is the player who has the most points once someone solves three puzzles, so you could be the first to three and still lose. I recommend just playing to a set point goal.

It’s a pretty straightforward game, but more than anything else, this is probably the best wheel I’ve seen since the ‘86 Deluxe Edition. It’s a good size, spins well, and has a sunk-in area for the wheel card, so you could theoretically print out your own configurations. For those who want to go that route, just note that this wheel has 28 spaces instead of the standard 24, but I imagine it won’t take too long for the Wheel enthusiasts over at DeviantArt to come up with some creations.

At $15, I recommend.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on July 12, 2017, 10:18:05 PM
When playing The Joker's Wild at game night I've been using Bezzerwizzer (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/32441/bezzerwizzer) for content. The software selects five of the 20 categories available, pairing Fast Forward, Take a Chance or Bid with one of the categories occasionally (or even Mystery replacing one of them). I'm thinking this new Jeopardy! card game may expand the available categories for this game and even for others which require multiple questions, like Tic Tac Dough, Top Card, etc.

Hey, thanks to you and to Travis for the heads-up on Bezzerwizzer. Found it new for $13 on eBay. A perfect fit for The Big Showdown, too.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: snowpeck on July 20, 2017, 07:56:11 PM
So, some two decades late, there is now a Target-exclusive home version of Legends of the Hidden Temple. I'm not kidding. Picked it up for $14.99 today.

Can't find a single mention of it anywhere online. Not on Target's website or Pressman's, which is supposed to have an instructional video on how to play it, according to the instruction booklet. Can post pictures of the insides later.

(http://i.imgur.com/GH9ppvWl.jpg?1)
(http://i.imgur.com/6l9zaJLl.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: pacdude on July 21, 2017, 01:25:26 PM
Checked the Target close to my work with no avail; I'll check the one close to my house tonight.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: WhammyPower on July 21, 2017, 01:51:23 PM
Checked the Target close to my work with no avail; I'll check the one close to my house tonight.
The one closest to my house didn't have it, but I did see more than a few clearance items lying around the board games section...

/Perhaps Sunday?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: snowpeck on July 21, 2017, 02:20:18 PM
Here are a few shots of the contents:

(http://i.imgur.com/7StkAr0l.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/9RhVtHHl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/DW0FIj5l.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/VzX7MPSl.jpg)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on July 21, 2017, 02:22:20 PM
Thank you for the close-up on the dice--I appreciate that.

/Tried to create the Temple on a HeroQuest board
//it was tough sledding.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: BrandonFG on July 21, 2017, 02:36:18 PM
Any mini-Shrine of the Silver Monkey, and if so, did it take forever to put together? :D
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: snowpeck on July 21, 2017, 02:37:42 PM
Any mini-Shrine of the Silver Monkey, and if so, did it take forever to put together? :D
They're three of the cards in the larger deck. (I haven't taken them out of the shrink wrap yet.)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: pacdude on July 25, 2017, 02:05:44 PM
Bothered my local Target for a game, and wrote up a quick overview of what's in the box and how the game works. Tomorrow I'll try to play it.

http://www.buzzerblog.com/2017/07/25/first-look-legends-of-the-hidden-temple-board-game/
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: WhammyPower on July 25, 2017, 03:36:03 PM
Thanks to the efforts of Mike Klauss, we can now verify that pretty much every Target has these (http://brickseek.com/target-inventory-checker?sku=087-10-3976). (Entering your ZIP Code will unlock the door to the King's Storeroom.)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: snowpeck on July 25, 2017, 04:37:14 PM
Thanks to the efforts of Mike Klauss, we can now verify that pretty much every Target has these (http://brickseek.com/target-inventory-checker?sku=087-10-3976). (Entering your ZIP Code will unlock the door to the King's Storeroom.)

Not every store has them out on the shelves though. Some are still keeping them in the stockroom.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: weaklink75 on July 25, 2017, 08:21:03 PM
Thanks to the efforts of Mike Klauss, we can now verify that pretty much every Target has these (http://brickseek.com/target-inventory-checker?sku=087-10-3976). (Entering your ZIP Code will unlock the door to the King's Storeroom.)

Not every store has them out on the shelves though. Some are still keeping them in the stockroom.

There's a new wave of Target-exclusive games coming out starting on the 31st, so most of them are probably waiting til then.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on July 25, 2017, 11:58:20 PM
I have been to three Targets at this point with no luck. However, half the games on their shelves have been on clearance, pretty much confirming that they're renovating their board game section. If your Target doesn't have it on the shelves yet, the least you can do is clean up on highly discounted board games (some as much as 75% off)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: snowpeck on July 26, 2017, 12:39:08 AM
I have been to three Targets at this point with no luck. However, half the games on their shelves have been on clearance, pretty much confirming that they're renovating their board game section. If your Target doesn't have it on the shelves yet, the least you can do is clean up on highly discounted board games (some as much as 75% off)

Apparently I've been told if you show a Target associate the photos I took of the box, particularly the bar code, they'll go in the back and get it for you.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: parliboy on July 26, 2017, 01:11:39 AM
There's a new wave of Target-exclusive games coming out starting on the 31st, so most of them are probably waiting til then.

Sonar is probably the one people will want to get if they care about games.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on July 26, 2017, 10:09:58 AM
Sonar is probably the one people will want to get if they care about games.

So what did they do to change up Captain Sonar?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: parliboy on July 26, 2017, 03:01:02 PM
Sonar is probably the one people will want to get if they care about games.

So what did they do to change up Captain Sonar?

The short version:

1) Lower the number of hits required.
2) Eliminate the first mate and engineer roles.
3) Include turn-based rules only, and not real time.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: weaklink75 on July 26, 2017, 03:28:01 PM
There's a new wave of Target-exclusive games coming out starting on the 31st, so most of them are probably waiting til then.

Sonar is probably the one people will want to get if they care about games.

They've got a Bob Ross-themed game coming out in October that looks interesting...

(and I wonder that if this does well, they might consider reprinting the original Double Dare game- it's the same company in Pressman, and there's bound to be a lot more nostalgia buyers for that than this)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: WhammyPower on July 28, 2017, 11:52:32 PM
Legends, along with 50+ other games (including WITWICS), will officially hit Target's shelves on Sunday. (https://www.forbes.com/sites/lindaformichelli/2017/07/28/target-unleashes-over-50-new-exclusive-games-for-the-2017-holiday-season/2/#14c890222884)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on July 29, 2017, 01:51:39 AM
Legends, along with 50+ other games (including WITWICS), will officially hit Target's shelves on Sunday. (https://www.forbes.com/sites/lindaformichelli/2017/07/28/target-unleashes-over-50-new-exclusive-games-for-the-2017-holiday-season/2/#14c890222884)

That explains why the shelves were barren as hell last time I was over there.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: MikeK on July 29, 2017, 07:27:56 PM
Legends, along with 50+ other games (including WITWICS), will officially hit Target's shelves on Sunday. (https://www.forbes.com/sites/lindaformichelli/2017/07/28/target-unleashes-over-50-new-exclusive-games-for-the-2017-holiday-season/2/#14c890222884)

That explains why the shelves were barren as hell last time I was over there.
True.  At least at the local Target, a lot of games were on clearance and you will not hear me complain one iota when I got a game for $6 that I was likely considering at $20.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sonic Whammy on July 30, 2017, 03:15:50 AM
And here is the first official video review of the Hidden Temple board game.

https://youtu.be/bu4h7zYnS94
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: snowpeck on July 30, 2017, 02:01:06 PM
If you're not near a Target, they finally have it listed for sale on their website: https://www.target.com/p/legends-of-the-hidden-temple-board-game/-/A-52187248#lnk=sametab
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Matt Ottinger on July 30, 2017, 02:07:08 PM
They've also posted what appears to be their new Carmen Sandiego game.  Sadly, for those of us (OK, me) who held out the tiniest bit of hope that it would be an adaptation of the PBS series, it's based, as should have been expected, on the computer game.

https://www.target.com/p/where-in-the-world-is-carmen-sandiego-game/-/A-52187250#lnk=sametab
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: WhammyPower on July 30, 2017, 02:15:19 PM
Also listed at Target (not sure if these are part of the 50+ referred to in the Forbes article): a Password game (https://www.target.com/p/password-game/-/A-52192004#lnk=sametab) and Family Feud After Hours (https://www.target.com/p/family-feud-after-dark-board-game/-/A-52136695#lnk=newtab) (with such questions as "Name something your husband has that you wish wasn't so big.")
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: snowpeck on July 30, 2017, 02:38:00 PM
Also listed at Target (not sure if these are part of the 50+ referred to in the Forbes article): a Password game (https://www.target.com/p/password-game/-/A-52192004#lnk=sametab) and Family Feud After Hours (https://www.target.com/p/family-feud-after-dark-board-game/-/A-52136695#lnk=newtab) (with such questions as "Name something your husband has that you wish wasn't so big.")

So Cardinal is producing the Password home game now? Interesting.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: BrandonFG on July 30, 2017, 03:16:44 PM
and Family Feud After Hours (https://www.target.com/p/family-feud-after-dark-board-game/-/A-52136695#lnk=newtab) (with such questions as "Name something your husband has that you wish wasn't so big.")
So it's also Family Feud for regular hours too, amirite?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: WhammyPower on July 30, 2017, 03:20:03 PM
So it's also Family Feud for regular hours too, amirite?
(https://147soq.bn1301.livefilestore.com/y4mK43wAwrXRgCqBvyqAV-fk_aDjAtN0jWAh8yQHQBDNX03JuXfQz80ht3H4sGWDDp7qc5nmpNnMnEs42zvJ3hl0Ioasl76AOi8EuQQ6gUJzrRfBeg952pFEVMITyVuET7u_mcQ5k44IWgzLpTo3fPTyitphb4ZOpkH0rWUtb7lolT4a6c3RPpUHCZu8MYizr6M69gfxuAtmnueA4BjOteu1w/vlcsnap-2015-10-14-13h18m55s876.png?psid=1)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TimK2003 on July 30, 2017, 06:30:28 PM
So likely, for nearly every other question/survey in this particular game edition, Penis will be a guaranteed answer? 
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on July 30, 2017, 09:57:29 PM
So likely, for nearly every other question/survey in this particular game edition, Penis will be a guaranteed answer?
I wish I could get that kind of batting average at home HEY FOLKS
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: WhammyPower on August 01, 2017, 11:03:59 PM
If for some reason that your Targets, like mine, don't have them out on the shelves yet, in-store pickup is now available for most items.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on August 04, 2017, 01:28:35 PM
I saw a copy of the FF After Hours game.  Although the website lists and pictures only the "cardstock," it actually includes two small dry erase boards--one for writing the survey answers and numerical results, and the other for keeping score.  There is no Fast Money bonus round material or rules.  The rules have the game as consisting of three questions--worth Single, Double and Double Points respectively, and the leader at the end of the third round is declared the winner!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on August 07, 2017, 08:36:08 PM
Also listed at Target (not sure if these are part of the 50+ referred to in the Forbes article): a Password game (https://www.target.com/p/password-game/-/A-52192004#lnk=sametab) and Family Feud After Hours (https://www.target.com/p/family-feud-after-dark-board-game/-/A-52136695#lnk=newtab) (with such questions as "Name something your husband has that you wish wasn't so big.")

So Cardinal is producing the Password home game now? Interesting.

I noticed that above the "Password" logo on the box, it says "Classic Series."  It makes me wonder if they are just referring to this, or is Cardinal going to do like what Endless Games became famous for--re-releasing old game show home games.  EG eventually labeled some of their's "Endless Classics."
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Adam Nedeff on August 30, 2017, 12:35:49 AM
New Password game arrived in the mail today...

-The word holders are now thick cardboard, which, in one way, is a step up from Endless' cheap paper ones from their later editions. But Cardinal's cardboard word holders have a very conspicuous seam along the back held together with glue, which looks pretty chintzy. The back of the word holders also have the message "LET'S FIND THE PASSWORD" across the back for some reason.

-No human being has the penmanship to accommodate the teeny-tiny scoresheets for this edition

-"Beij   ing" is a password on the one card I've looked at (and that's exactly how it's printed)

-Obviously, you're not beholden to play this or any other game exactly according to the rules included, but the rules have two strange changes: no repeating a previously-given clue, and proper nouns may not be given as clues

-So, overall, it's...serviceable, let's say, but this and the last three Endless editions make me shake my head and wonder "How can it be this damn difficult to do PASSWORD?"
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on August 30, 2017, 12:39:25 AM
-The word holders are now thick cardboard, which, in one way, is a step up from Endless' cheap paper ones from their later editions. But Cardinal's cardboard word holders have a very conspicuous seam along the back held together with glue, which looks pretty chintzy. The back of the word holders also have the message "LET'S FIND THE PASSWORD" across the back for some reason.
presumably this is the one that is available at Target? Can you use the old card sleeves for this?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on August 30, 2017, 12:55:41 AM
The back of the word holders also have the message "LET'S FIND THE PASSWORD" across the back for some reason.

"This looks far too classy. We're Endless Games, dammit! How can we POSSIBLY cheese these up some?"
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Adam Nedeff on August 30, 2017, 12:58:57 AM
You can ALMOST use the old word sleeves, but Cardinal is using a really big font for the Passwords that makes it difficult at times.

It's also worth noting that in pulling out a card to check, I noticed the Passwords "Twitterpate" and "Midsummer" on the cards, so I'm leaning more and more toward a hard pass on this one.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: BrandonFG on August 30, 2017, 01:05:12 AM
"How can it be this damn difficult to do PASSWORD?"
Ever tried playing it Drunk? :P

/Everything about TCONA was awesome
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: aaron sica on August 30, 2017, 07:47:50 AM
/Everything about TCONA was awesome

100% QFT.

/Convinced someone at Buzzr added "Wordplay" to their schedule because they saw "Urban Dictionary Wordplay" at TCONA
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on August 31, 2017, 01:49:46 PM
-"Beij   ing" is a password on the one card I've looked at (and that's exactly how it's printed)
Are any of the "password"s two words?  The prototype contents pictured on the bottom of the box shows "lamp shade" as one of the "password"s.

Apparently, there are TWO changes to the clue giving rules--No repeating of previously used clues & no proper nouns as clues!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Marc412 on August 31, 2017, 03:46:35 PM
Just one that I remember:  "New York".  A fair number of the other passwords are in fact proper names too.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on September 29, 2017, 03:15:19 PM
It's that time of the year again, where for the holiday season the Go Toys and Games store opens at my area mall.  Today, I saw a new Star Wars themed Family Feud game, from Cardinal games!  The price was $19.99!  Didn't really have much time to look at it, but seems to be much like Cardinal's Disney themed version.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: aaron sica on September 29, 2017, 03:32:09 PM
Today, I saw a new Star Wars themed Family Feud game, from Cardinal games!  The price was $19.99!  Didn't really have much time to look at it, but seems to be much like Cardinal's Disney themed version.

No more pass or play option..
"You will play."
"I will play!"
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on September 29, 2017, 11:18:17 PM
My local Go! store has the anniversary edition of Family Feud for $30, and inexplicably, Cardinal Password for $25.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on October 09, 2017, 12:26:11 PM
Although I'd seen the "Star Wars Family Feud" box game at Go games, Toys R Us is now showing it at their website, and listing it as "Only at TRU."

Here's what the box art looks like:

https://truimg.toysrus.com/product/images/star-wars-family-feud-game--76797602.zoom.jpg?fit=inside|960:960
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on October 09, 2017, 03:50:42 PM
Although I'd seen the "Star Wars Family Feud" box game at Go games, Toys R Us is now showing it at their website, and listing it as "Only at TRU."

"We asked 100 Jedi: Name something you pull out of your robe."

<huh-huh> "Light sabre, Steve!"

<yuk yuk> "I'm gonna have to ask you to be more specific there." <haw-haw guffaw jesusshootme>
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: pacdude on October 11, 2017, 10:53:15 AM
Ubisoft's bringing Wheel and J! to PS4 and Xbox One in November. Alex, Pat and Vanna are nowhere to be found.

http://blog.ubi.com/jeopardy-wheel-fortune-coming-consoles-november-7/

Quote
Jeopardy! allows players to solve over 2,000 clues and compete with two other friends online and through local multiplayer, and offers exciting new features.

Unique Modes: With three distinct modes, there is a Jeopardy! type for everyone. Track your progress and performance in leaderboards by competing in Career Mode. Rapid Mode offers fewer categories and clues for players looking for a quick match, and Family Mode includes separate categories to be more inclusive and fun for kids and parents alike.
Unlock New Categories: Answer clues correctly and unlock Categories.
Media Clues: Jeopardy! offers more than 2,000 puzzles with visual and audio clues, including quotes and songs.
Category Customization: Players can decide which categories they want during online and offline matches.


With more than 4,000 puzzles, Wheel of Fortune offers hours of puzzle-solving fun and provides unique twists on the classic game.

Classic and Quick Modes: Play the classic mode to enjoy the authentic TV show experience with all of the beats you know and love. Or choose the quick mode to solve a few puzzles.
Online Multiplayer: Track your progress against friends and global leaderboards, compare your score and achievements through the profile function and chat with friends.
Special Wedges true to the TV Show: Collect awesome travel trips with the prize wedge and win top value gifts with the gift card, mystery wedge or million dollar wedge.
Level up and Unlock Customization Items: Gain levels as you play and unlock new customization items to decorate your contestants and studio set with over 250 unique items.

$20 each as a download or a retail bundle together for $40.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Hastin on October 11, 2017, 04:08:43 PM
Oh nice. Maybe I can finally retire my Xbox 360 from under the TV (still play Pipeworks excellent WoF and J! releases from 5 years ago). Even without the talent, hope the gameplay is good.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: pacdude on October 11, 2017, 04:20:00 PM
Here's a screenshot.

(https://pisces.bbystatic.com/image2/BestBuy_US/images/products/6123/6123406cv13d.jpg;maxHeight=1000;maxWidth=1000)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Hastin on October 11, 2017, 06:11:45 PM
That screenshot and more are on Amazon's product page with a lengthly title of "America’s Greatest Game Shows: Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy!"

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075SRFWVG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_dxP3zb0CW6B40

Jeopardy! looks like it doesn't even have a rendered set, and looks more like a mobile app on the big screen (or "FULL HD" as it's called here).

Not feeling confident about this one.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on October 12, 2017, 12:12:59 PM
Yesterday evening, I was in my local Big Lots store, and found two familiar box games, repackaged in smaller sized boxes--The Disney version of FF from Cardinal Industries and their Platinum Edition, as well. 

These versions, priced at $10 each, were in boxes the same size as the fourth thru sixth editions from Endless Games.

Although the contents are the exact same as the versions released last year at this time, the Platinum edition has different color box art, and is actually subtitled "Trivia Card Game."  From a distance you'd think it was the sixth edition from EG, without Steve Harvey's picture on it.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: The Ol' Guy on October 13, 2017, 02:18:24 PM
Just got back from a Dollar Tree visit. Seems they have a one-buck version of the Family Feud Strikeout card game. It's about the size of a standard poker/bridge card deck.  The manufacturing credits list it as distributed by Greenbrier, so it's not an overstock, but appears to be a co-production with Endless. Cardinal also now has a Dollar Tree edition of Left-Center-Right and Farkle as well. 
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on October 22, 2017, 03:46:01 PM
Earlier this month, a Fall Toy Preview show was held in Dallas, TX.  A source from Endless Games told me via email, that the new 40th Anniversary edition of Family Feud will be released in a box with a retroactive look.  You'll see it on the top shelf of the picture linked here:

https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22228541_10154989986776616_6353149439007172814_n.jpg?oh=501f60013e7ce459bfa15b08a0b15cd4&oe=5A6325E0

The scores shown in the picture (76 on the left and 85 on the right), apparently note the premiere/ending years of the original series if not coincidentally!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: tvmitch on October 23, 2017, 05:09:56 PM
Yesterday evening, I was in my local Big Lots store, and found two familiar box games, repackaged in smaller sized boxes--The Disney version of FF from Cardinal Industries and their Platinum Edition, as well. 
May have been mentioned earlier in the thread, but if you're near a Five Below store, they are always a good look for cheaper versions of games. They had an el-cheapo version of Hollywood Game Night for $5 in the past. Haven't been to one of their stores in awhile but I imagine they might have some of what Big Lots has.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on October 29, 2017, 02:32:15 PM
I was in my local Kohls store, and saw the fourth edition Wheel of Fortune game from Pressman (Reg. $40--Sale 27.99).  I noticed that this version contains 150 puzzles, not just 100 puzzles as copies at other places.

I'm wondering if the problem with the original copies has been corrected--Through some product reviews by purchasers, and a couple of video reviews, the puzzles were not properly aligned for display on the puzzle board. 
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Hastin on November 07, 2017, 04:59:58 PM
Well, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! for Xbox One/PS4 are out and:

Wheel of Fortune isn't bad. It tries to emulate the show experience, features Jim Thornton as announcer, and maybe the worst VO guy as host. Most sound effects are there, and it plays very Season 34 like. Wheel physics are quite good, and beside bad player models, the board/wheel look great (minus the fact that no Wheel wedges are animated - like Free Play or Express). There's unnecessary lounge style music that plays during turns, and weird sound effects when money gets added to your bank. Also absent is the buzzer when you pick a letter incorrectly, Mr. Bad Host just tells you no. There's a quick game version, and also a family version with easier puzzles. Winning nets you cash that unlocks new sets and decorations for your studio. You can even do mix and match of boards/wheels/and props to create a Vegas Island Hollywood Week.

Jeopardy! - What a mess. Different developer than Wheel. Not really attempting to be the game you see on TV at all, it plays like a high-speed mobile app. You can choose either a regular game, or a quick game, featuring 4 categories with three clues each. All clues are multiple choice. None of the sound effects are like on TV (there's not even the Daily Double noise), and the 'ring in cue' is the board fill sound from the show. Again, there's unlockables, but it's just backgrounds and designs. Female host, no clues are read, but category intros are. This is clearly designed to be played online. Jeopardy! is a total pass and not worth it.

Overall, as a set, I think there's $20 worth of value out of Wheel of Fortune, so buy/download it separately, but Jeopardy! is nothing like it. The 2012 Xbox 360/PS3/Wii U Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! from Pipeworks are still better games.

I'll try to get some YouTube videos up tonight.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on November 14, 2017, 04:29:19 PM
Yesterday evening, I was in my local Big Lots store, and found two familiar box games, repackaged in smaller sized boxes--The Disney version of FF from Cardinal Industries and their Platinum Edition, as well. 

These versions, priced at $10 each, were in boxes the same size as the fourth thru sixth editions from Endless Games.

Although the contents are the exact same as the versions released last year at this time, the Platinum edition has different color box art, and is actually subtitled "Trivia Card Game."  From a distance you'd think it was the sixth edition from EG, without Steve Harvey's picture on it.

Also, the "card" game versions are available for $5 each at Family Dollar stores.  It would appear like the same games, only in not so thick packaging, but the difference is the Big Lots stock ($10 price), has question cards (including "Fast Money") plus the pads of paper for writing answers/survey results; whereas the Family Dollar stores stock is the travel size games with just regular survey questions and "strike" cards.

I located a better view of the "retro" graphic box of the 40th anniversary edition from EG here:

https://a248.e.akamai.net/media.zulily.com/images/cache/product/290x348//267182/zu52614307_main_tm1510276417.jpg

Also, a local Walgreen's store had Cardinal's "Password" game in different packaging for $10.  It is designed to stand up when not in use.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on December 06, 2017, 07:49:13 PM
When you click the following link, you'll see the revised graphics for the "Family Feud 40th Anniversary Edition" from Endless Games:

http://shop.crackerbarrel.com/toys-games/games/board-games/family-feud-game/600132


Some sites refer to this version as a "retro" edition, because of the different look to it.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on December 06, 2017, 07:59:34 PM
Some sites refer to this version as a "retro" edition, because of the different look to it.

And because it has an actual gameboard instead of a dry-erase board? :)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on December 06, 2017, 08:35:12 PM
Some sites refer to this version as a "retro" edition, because of the different look to it.

And because it has an actual gameboard instead of a dry-erase board? :)

That's true, but also, because EG had already released a 40th anniversary edition with the current logo, and Steve Harvey's picture on it.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on December 06, 2017, 11:44:41 PM
Hey, only $20 for a Family Feud game with a real board! That's a great deal, considering the going rate for the standard version is $15-ish.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: MSTieScott on December 07, 2017, 01:12:01 PM
Back when that plastic game board was first designed and released, it had fewer spaces for answers than the real show's game board was capable of displaying.

Now it has too many.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Mike Tennant on December 07, 2017, 01:33:16 PM
I broke out my 1990 Pressman home version, which was a clone of the MB versions, last Friday during a game night with a couple in their early 30s and their roughly 10-year-old son. They were all quite surprised at its lavishness compared to the versions with which they were familiar.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: pacdude on March 03, 2018, 04:13:02 PM
Bumping to show this The Wall home game from France… could a US version be coming soon? https://www.amazon.fr/Dujardin-1055-Enfant-wall-face/dp/B004UUZRKY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520110983&sr=8-1&keywords=The+wall
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Matt Ottinger on March 03, 2018, 06:00:31 PM
Bumping to show this The Wall home game from France… could a US version be coming soon? https://www.amazon.fr/Dujardin-1055-Enfant-wall-face/dp/B004UUZRKY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520110983&sr=8-1&keywords=The+wall

I played this the other day!  Because the "balls" are hard plastic, they don't have the satisfying bounce that you see on the show, and tend to land with a disappointing and far-too-quick thud.  There are complicated worksheets for keeping score (home games should not be complicated) and of course a lot of the material is only interesting, or even understandable, to a European market.  The group I was with (including people who actually work on the US version) adapted our own version out of it, but there are still some pretty nasty hurdles to get past, primarily the fact that the player answering the questions has to spend most of the time isolated fro the rest.  As a collector, it's a neat item to own because it looks good, but I'd never recommend playing it.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: pacdude on March 03, 2018, 07:34:13 PM
I played this the other day!  Because the "balls" are hard plastic, they don't have the satisfying bounce that you see on the show, and tend to land with a disappointing and far-too-quick thud.  There are complicated worksheets for keeping score (home games should not be complicated) and of course a lot of the material is only interesting, or even understandable, to a European market.  The group I was with (including people who actually work on the US version) adapted our own version out of it, but there are still some pretty nasty hurdles to get past, primarily the fact that the player answering the questions has to spend most of the time isolated fro the rest.  As a collector, it's a neat item to own because it looks good, but I'd never recommend playing it.

Things like this make me want to build my own: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzuBt4-UgCc
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: CarbonCpy on March 04, 2018, 11:53:08 PM

Things like this make me want to build my own:

not gonna lie -- watching that build is extremely satisfying on a personal level and now i want to find one of those mini circular saws.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on March 05, 2018, 07:36:14 PM
Bumping to show this The Wall home game from France… could a US version be coming soon? https://www.amazon.fr/Dujardin-1055-Enfant-wall-face/dp/B004UUZRKY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520110983&sr=8-1&keywords=The+wall

I sure hope so!  I'd love to have one!  However, last month was the annual NY Toy Fair, and I hadn't read/heard any news about such a game coming to the U.S.  Don't forget, in the last few years, some things have come out, with no advance release notice, so it could come as a surprise.  You'd think based on the high-ratings success of the show, it would more likely happen!

TF1, the company releasing the game, has put out a number of French game show home games, including ones based on Millionaire, WOF, Money Drop, 1 VS 100 and more.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on March 11, 2018, 04:20:03 PM
After looking at the item illustration/description through amazon.fr, I was curious, does the game have some kind of prop to allow all the balls earned on a question to drop simultaneously?

Anyone know if the show itself is returning in the future? 
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on March 25, 2018, 03:55:52 AM
Speaking of buzzer cards, Ginger Fox Games is set to release a new Blockbusters game in the UK.

http://www.gingerfox.co.uk/product/blockbusters/ (http://www.gingerfox.co.uk/product/blockbusters/)


I'm far more excited for this.

Bought a copy off eBay a couple months back. The whole thing comes in a box the size of a personal pan pizza, so it’s not big at all. You get 6 or 8 different letter layouts, and ten dedicated gold run boards. Scoring hexes are all made of thick cardboard, so they’ll last you a while, even if the content doesn’t.  There’s enough for 20 games, so 7-10 matches depending on how competitive yours are. There’s definitely a British lean in the questions, but it’s a solid pickup for $10.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: JohnTheGameMan on March 25, 2018, 01:06:35 PM
The Wall has been renewed for 20 more episodes.  It's not known when the new shows will air, but I would love to see a home version. 
There is an app version available for IOS and Android made by a company called Gold star Games.  The app closely follows the format of the TV show.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: pacdude on March 27, 2018, 08:06:05 PM
This? https://itunes.apple.com/it/app/the-wall-gioco-tv/id1326042709?mt=8

Because this looks counterfeit as _hell_
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on March 27, 2018, 10:58:07 PM
This? https://itunes.apple.com/it/app/the-wall-gioco-tv/id1326042709?mt=8

Because this looks counterfeit as _hell_

That's the one. Looks like he's already been hit with a C&D, too.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: pacdude on March 27, 2018, 11:05:11 PM
Since Jeremy brought up Ginger Fox, I noticed they had two new games on their list, coming out this September:

http://www.gingerfox.co.uk/product/5-gold-rings-card-game/ 5 Gold Rings: The Card Game
http://www.gingerfox.co.uk/product/blankety-blank/ Blankety Blank
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: doctorwho on April 12, 2018, 10:12:17 AM
The Tenable app came out today - it's from the same people who've done the apps for The Chase and Countdown, among other games.  Very faithful to the show, from what I've seen and played of it.

http://www.tenableapp.com (http://www.tenableapp.com)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: JohnTheGameMan on April 12, 2018, 08:23:39 PM
The Tenable app came out today - it's from the same people who've done the apps for The Chase and Countdown, among other games.  Very faithful to the show, from what I've seen and played of it.

http://www.tenableapp.com (http://www.tenableapp.com)
 
While this looks fun, you can't get this in the States, only in the UK. :(
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on April 12, 2018, 09:05:58 PM
While this looks fun, you can't get this in the States, only in the UK. :(

It is quite possible to buy UK App Store apps in the US. I don't know how myself off the top of my head but I know it can easily be done.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: pacdude on April 13, 2018, 09:39:23 PM
First things first, get yourself a UK iTunes Card. I get mine at seemingly-sketchy but in my experience legitimate sites like https://mitunes.tv (https://mitunes.tv).

Then make yourself an iTunes UK Apple ID: https://appleid.apple.com/account#!&page=create Don't add in a payment thing if you don't have to; you'll be able to add your iTunes Card code in later.

Log into your iTunes UK account on your iDevice and it'll switch you to the UK Store. Redeem your card, go buy The Chase and Tenable and Tipping Point and Countdown and everything else.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: dazztardly on April 14, 2018, 12:17:52 PM


Things like this make me want to build my own: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzuBt4-UgCc

Absolutely, Cory. That is really cool.
-Dan
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: curtking on April 14, 2018, 01:37:17 PM
First things first, get yourself a UK iTunes Card....
Virtual hug to you, man.  This worked for me.  It was nice to get a recommendation on a site to buy the cards - there are so many, but this one seems to be really good.

I think my attempts at buying before have snarled when Apple asked for a UK address - but bypassing the payment section altogether made the difference.

Thanks,
Curt
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: JohnTheGameMan on April 15, 2018, 04:49:21 PM
First things first, get yourself a UK iTunes Card....
Virtual hug to you, man.  This worked for me.  It was nice to get a recommendation on a site to buy the cards - there are so many, but this one seems to be really good.

I think my attempts at buying before have snarled when Apple asked for a UK address - but bypassing the payment section altogether made the difference.

I did get my codes, but now my problem is how do I bypass the payment section.  I tried to enter none and it asks for a shipping address and a billing address.  Furthermore it asks for a district and a postal code.  Any thoughts?  Thank you in advance for your help.


Fixed a broken quote box.  -knagl
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: nowhammies10 on April 16, 2018, 01:04:07 PM
First things first, get yourself a UK iTunes Card....
Virtual hug to you, man.  This worked for me.  It was nice to get a recommendation on a site to buy the cards - there are so many, but this one seems to be really good.

I think my attempts at buying before have snarled when Apple asked for a UK address - but bypassing the payment section altogether made the difference.

I did get my codes, but now my problem is how do I bypass the payment section.  I tried to enter none and it asks for a shipping address and a billing address.  Furthermore it asks for a district and a postal code.  Any thoughts?  Thank you in advance for your help.


Fixed a broken quote box.  -knagl

This site (https://www.fakenamegenerator.com/gen-random-en-uk.php) will generate random names and addresses anywhere in the world.  I have it set to UK addresses at the moment, but you can change that at your leisure.  The addresses are real, the names and such are not.  The "credit card" information conforms to the standards of those cards, but the numbers do not work.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on April 18, 2018, 01:07:30 PM
Have any of you done any fussing around with Amazon's Echo Buttons? They're currently on sale for 4/$30, and I'm wondering if they have any non-Echo potential.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on June 11, 2018, 08:50:18 PM
For those (like me), who at least think this qualifies as a game show,  I found an end-cap display at my local Target store, devoted entirely to "American Ninja Warrior."  For about $50, there was a 37-piece set of props and stuff to play this athletic competition in your own backyard.  I'm presenting two links, the first is for this set, the second is for ALL other ANJ merchandise available exclusively at Target.

https://www.target.com/p/american-ninja-warrior-competition-obstacle-course/-/A-53212142

https://www.target.com/s?searchTerm=%22amercan+ninja+warrior%22

Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Joe Mello on June 11, 2018, 11:03:40 PM
I feel like I could find a use for that timer.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Clay Zambo on June 12, 2018, 09:40:11 AM
Things like this make me want to build my own: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzuBt4-UgCc

Wow.

Just the number of steps in that process where I'm pretty sure I woulda lost a finger...

Totally, totally cool!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on June 19, 2018, 01:41:37 AM
I recently picked up a complete set of game cards from the final edition of the Aussie $ale home game, which I believe came out in 2001. In the vein of Endless Games' laziness and corner-cutting, I couldn't believe Crown & Andrews never bothered updating the prize cards throughout their multiple editions (until Temptation came along; then they updated the cards, but none of the rules.) Here's a game from the turn of the century offering $1,000 VCRs and the same Volvo and Jaguar pictured in my 1986 stateside edition. And yes, I realize the cards aren't real prizes, they're just score markers, but the prizes are part of the fun of the show and the game. You think they'd get a refresh in 15-20 years.

They are die-cut and glossy though, not perforated, so there is that.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: doctorwho on July 20, 2018, 11:55:21 PM
If anybody here's still wanting to pick up the Legends of the Hidden Temple board game, get it while you can.  Most Targets out there seem to be clearancing them out - from what I'm seeing, most stores have it for $7.48, a few stores have it for $4.48, and the one I went to today here in the Chicago suburbs still had quite a few left for just $2.24.

Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: MikeK on July 21, 2018, 04:07:34 AM
If anybody here's still wanting to pick up the Legends of the Hidden Temple board game, get it while you can.  Most Targets out there seem to be clearancing them out - from what I'm seeing, most stores have it for $7.48, a few stores have it for $4.48, and the one I went to today here in the Chicago suburbs still had quite a few left for just $2.24.
Reposting this link from page 21, where you can search for availability based on quantity, price, or distance:  https://brickseek.com/target-inventory-checker?sku=087-10-3976
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: vtown7 on July 29, 2018, 06:42:00 PM
If anybody here's still wanting to pick up the Legends of the Hidden Temple board game, get it while you can.  Most Targets out there seem to be clearancing them out - from what I'm seeing, most stores have it for $7.48, a few stores have it for $4.48, and the one I went to today here in the Chicago suburbs still had quite a few left for just $2.24.

Thanks for the heads up - picked up Legends when I was a Target in Iowa this week.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on July 30, 2018, 11:33:38 AM
Is it a remotely decent game?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: MSTieScott on July 30, 2018, 01:16:19 PM
Is [Legends of the Hidden Temple] a remotely decent game?

A friend had it, so I've played it exactly once. It might be better if you implement some house rules, but as designed, there are some annoying flaws. The moat starts to get interminable (you roll a die over and over again, and going back to the beginning happens too frequently). Two of the three temple games are fine (though I'm not sure how much fun it would be to play them in every single game); the third temple game takes way too long.

The temple run itself was probably as good as one could hope for given that it's impossible to emulate that part of the show in a home game. I didn't fully understand what was happening (nothing but a lot of dice rolling, with certain combinations locking or unlocking doors), but the people playing it seemed to have it figured out by the end. It helped that a) they won with less than five seconds on the clock and b) we were playing the actual temple run music while it was taking place.

Unless we misread the rules, though, the Shrine of the Silver Monkey emulation was extremely disappointing.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on August 30, 2018, 07:15:12 PM
A couple of nights ago, I was in a local Target store and found the American Ninja Warrior merchandise on "CLEARANCE!"

The 37-piece Competition Set--originally $49.99 was reduced to $14.98!

All the other ANW merchandise was about 60-70% off their original prices!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Joe Mello on August 30, 2018, 08:44:45 PM
That's not surprising; Summer's over and the TV season only has a couple episodes left.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on October 22, 2018, 07:47:37 PM
Gamestop's Nintendo Switch preorder list shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy coming on 10/30 as a $40 set. Obviously wait until it goes on discount, where you can get it for half that.

Also. Jackbox Party Pack 5 is available on all major systems, and includes a brand new version of YDKJ.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on October 24, 2018, 08:44:56 PM
Today I noticed in the local Go Toys and Games store a new Family Feud game co-branded by Imagination Gaming/Cardinal Industries.  It was Family Game Night "Family Feud" Kids Vs. Parents.  Here is what it looks like via amazon.com:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81aSvTeZvlL._SL1500_.jpg
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Hastin on November 08, 2018, 01:25:40 PM
Switch port of Wheel of Fortune is really bad. There's tons of missing sound effects (like the "puzzle win", speed-up music, and even the freakin' letter dings), and the framerate can barely hold up, even when you're not docked at 1080p. Online play has been more chill than Xbox (expected), otherwise, it's the same Season 34 rules with no changes. Didn't have a chance to play Jeopardy!, but I expect no changes.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on November 08, 2018, 06:39:42 PM
The other evening, I saw at my local Family Dollar store, Family Feud "boxed game."  This was Cardinal's cube-shaped box game, much smaller, and containing very little, for only one dollar! 

When they say on the box that it includes 24 cards, it breaks down into eighteen survey question cards (w/one question on each), six red "X," cards and six blue "X," cards.  There is one additional card, describing the rules of the game.

Family Dollar and Dollar Tree stores and owned by the same company.  Dollar Tree sells the Strikeout card game from Endless Games for only $1!  EG's game contains 47 question cards (two questions on each card), and similar "X," cards, plus instructions.  EG's version is more worth it, and plays the same!

I've often wondered, why EG hasn't released a second edition "Strikeout" card game.  It's been in stores in the same form (same questions), since 2011!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on November 08, 2018, 08:51:59 PM
Family Dollar and Dollar Tree stores and owned by the same company.  Dollar Tree sells the Strikeout card game from Endless Games for only $1!  EG's game contains 47 question cards (two questions on each card), and similar "X," cards, plus instructions.  EG's version is more worth it, and plays the same!

Is the content as dreadful as past Endless products have been?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on December 03, 2018, 07:54:53 PM
Family Dollar and Dollar Tree stores and owned by the same company.  Dollar Tree sells the Strikeout card game from Endless Games for only $1!  EG's game contains 47 question cards (two questions on each card), and similar "X," cards, plus instructions.  EG's version is more worth it, and plays the same!

Is the content as dreadful as past Endless products have been?

Well, the content IS selected questions from the "Strikeout Card Game," from EG, only manufactured by Cardinal Industries.

BTW, today at my local Dollar Tree store, they had similar "Boxed Game" versions of Family Feud, only in slightly smaller boxes than the one I saw recently at Family Dollar.  This time they had BOTH the regular version, and the Disney themed version.  Like the Family Dollar version, these sold for one dollar each, and each box contained 57 cards instead of only 24.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on December 12, 2018, 12:09:15 PM
Yesterday evening, I saw the "Kids vs. Parents" Family Feud game in the "Game Box" size version for only $5 at my local Five Below store.  According to the description on the outside of the box, this version apparently has "Fast Money," round material.  It read that just two "Face Off," rounds are played, and then "Fast Money."

It surprises me if it's true that "Fast Money,' questions are included because the cards from the "Game Box" versions are much smaller and would seem to require material to printed much smaller.

(Added 12/13/18)- -Here is a link to see what the packaging looks like:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91owFD-4tyL._SX522_.jpg
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Hastin on December 14, 2018, 10:03:36 PM
Switch port of Wheel of Fortune is really bad. There's tons of missing sound effects (like the "puzzle win", speed-up music, and even the freakin' letter dings), and the framerate can barely hold up, even when you're not docked at 1080p. Online play has been more chill than Xbox (expected), otherwise, it's the same Season 34 rules with no changes. Didn't have a chance to play Jeopardy!, but I expect no changes.

Just a heads up that a patch released yesterday for Switch fixed just about all these issues.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: nowhammies10 on December 15, 2018, 07:47:58 AM
I wonder if they patched the Phantom Bankrupt phenomenon, which is known to have affected both the XBOX and Switch versions.  Here's what I mean:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imd9FiTMQcs
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on December 18, 2018, 02:25:17 PM
Here is a link to check out the new "Ellen's Game of Games" app:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9mSStMZvdQ
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: RyanCDN on January 01, 2019, 08:28:51 PM
I wonder if they patched the Phantom Bankrupt phenomenon, which is known to have affected both the XBOX and Switch versions.  Here's what I mean:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imd9FiTMQcs

This glitch happens on many spots, we notice it less when a dollar value is offered over the actual value hit.  You probably all notice, the flipper has a strange motion too whenever this glitch occurs. It certainly is frustrating, not a great release in my opinion, a lazy platform release.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on January 31, 2019, 12:33:52 PM
Here is a press release from Endless Games about what they have planned for display at the 2019 New York Toy Fair:

https://app.robly.com/archive?id=f49ecf35a7ac6a3fcfaf4b1a626c6eb3&v=true
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: tvmitch on February 12, 2019, 07:22:50 AM
Ikea has a fun stand-up wheel for $20 that could be adapted for a number of uses. Link (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30387038/) I'm planning to pick up one this weekend when we are visiting an Ikea for other reasons.

Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on February 12, 2019, 11:07:26 AM
when we are visiting an Ikea for other reasons.
....meatballs.....
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on February 13, 2019, 08:20:25 PM
Earlier I mentioned a press release from Endless Games about WOF and J! card games.  Here is a link to their website's 2019 catalog page:

https://endlessgames.com/catalog-current/

It shows both regular and junior versions of both games!

Their new catalog does NOT list any Family Feud products.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on February 14, 2019, 02:25:09 AM
Game show-adjacent, as I recall some here saying they've used this game for material: Five Below has the full version of the most recent edition of Outburst for $5.00.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: BillCullen1 on February 14, 2019, 08:52:02 AM
Game show-adjacent, as I recall some here saying they've used this game for material: Five Below has the full version of the most recent edition of Outburst for $5.00.

I got that from someone for Christmas. You now have 45 seconds to get the 10 answers on each card, down from 60 seconds. It's easier to see the answers through that red screen. My meetup game group liked it.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on February 20, 2019, 02:23:44 PM
Although not featured in their new catalog, EGs facebook page shows a couple of videos from this past week's Toy Fair in New York.  You'll notice quite a few copies of new box art for Password, apparently being re-released by EG after being licensed by Cardinal Industries for about two years.  The logo looks similar to the original series' "football," shaped oval logo.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on March 08, 2019, 12:04:17 PM
Here is a link to an interview with Endless Games at the recent Toy Fair in NYC:

https://toybuzz.org/endless-games-interview/

I'm curious if the "dice," mentioned for the WOF card game are just plain dice (multiplied by, say $100, when they are rolled); or specially designed ones, featuring different money amounts and Bankrupt/Lose a Turn on them.

Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on March 08, 2019, 12:22:23 PM
Far and away the cheaper solution would be two standard dice, two different colors, and a card in the box that says "Red 1 White 1: $500. Red 1 White 2: Bankrupt." and such.

As such, that's where I'm betting. 108 cards on a sheet, right? 200 puzzles, two double-sided cards with four wheel configurations on them (or three and a Bonus Wheel), five with the rules, and one for advertising Other Hastily-Constructed Endless Products.

Quote
It is a really clever game of transferring the game show to a deck of cards. You’ve got to be a game maven to be able to know how to do that.

Mm-hmm. Game maven. All right then.

/that explains SO much
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Joe Mello on March 08, 2019, 12:56:11 PM
Far and away the cheaper solution would be two standard dice, two different colors, and a card in the box that says "Red 1 White 1: $500. Red 1 White 2: Bankrupt." and such.

You don't even have to do multi colored dice at that point. You can just have 2 dice and the card. As an example, you could put Bankrupt on 2 and 12, Lose a Turn on 3, and so on.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on March 08, 2019, 01:07:59 PM
If I wanted to roll dice that badly I'd play Can't Stop or Stone Age. If I wanted to play Wheel of Fortune but the spinner had fallen into a vortex I would grab four blank dice from Game Crafter, mark them up appropriately, grab a bag of holding and draw/roll one die for each spin.

/but I wouldn't do any of that because I kept a spinner from each of the 1980s versions of the home game.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on March 08, 2019, 03:02:45 PM
You don't even have to do multi colored dice at that point. You can just have 2 dice and the card. As an example, you could put Bankrupt on 2 and 12, Lose a Turn on 3, and so on.

Yes. Your wheel has 11 wedges. (And the seventh is fully 1/6th of the wheel.) Mine has 36. (Or dump the colors, and make it 21, where 1-2 and 2-1 are the same result. Put the bigger money / Million Dollar Wedge / half-cars / whatever the fork on doubles.)

/game maven
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on March 08, 2019, 03:38:34 PM
That whole interview reads like it was run through a translator.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Mr. Armadillo on March 08, 2019, 04:42:17 PM
You don't even have to do multi colored dice at that point. You can just have 2 dice and the card. As an example, you could put Bankrupt on 2 and 12, Lose a Turn on 3, and so on.

Yes. Your wheel has 11 wedges. (And the seventh is fully 1/6th of the wheel.) Mine has 36. (Or dump the colors, and make it 21, where 1-2 and 2-1 are the same result. Put the bigger money / Million Dollar Wedge / half-cars / whatever the fork on doubles.)

/game maven

If you ignore all the cardboard on the wheel, you only need 11 wedges.  (500, 550, 600, 650, 700, 800, 900, Top Dollar, Free Play, Lose A Turn, Bankrupt) 

Weirdly enough, having one number be fully 1/6th of the wheel *isn't enough*, since a full *quarter* of the wheel is $500.

If you say "7 = roll another d6 to determine which piece of cardboard you hit", then you can get close enough to the actual wheel layout for a $10 cash-in.

The following chart is close enough to the real thing for government work:

2 = Lose a Turn
3 = Bankrupt
4-9 = $100 x die roll
10 = Random piece of cardboard
11 = Free Play
12 = Top Dollar
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: weaklink75 on March 08, 2019, 04:49:02 PM
There are 24-sided dice you know- one of those plus cards with different wheel configurations for each round would work, in a cheap way...
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on March 08, 2019, 04:56:37 PM
Anything outside of cheap-ass dime-store D6s is going to be significantly more expensive to produce than a couple of cheap-ass dime-store D6s.

What's amusing about this discussion is that I would wager everything we're coming up with here is thought out *far* better then what the Game Maven ends up putting in the final box.

/and I way overthought the amount of content
//3 rounds + 1 bonus * 25 plays = 100 puzzles
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on March 11, 2019, 03:49:31 PM
The Jeopardy Book of Answers is available now for just a shade over $10. Most of the material is taken from notable games (Episode 1, Ken's first and last games, etc.), so a large portion of this book is basically a print version of the Jeopardy Archive, with some show history at the top of each new "chapter". Most of the information is common knowledge among this group, but again- it's $10.

https://www.amazon.com/Jeopardy-Book-Answers-35th-Anniversary/dp/0795351062/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=jeopardy+book&qid=1552333507&s=gateway&sr=8-2
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on March 12, 2019, 07:11:27 PM
The Jeopardy Book of Answers is available now for just a shade over $10. Most of the material is taken from notable games (Episode 1, Ken's first and last games, etc.), so a large portion of this book is basically a print version of the Jeopardy Archive, with some show history at the top of each new "chapter". Most of the information is common knowledge among this group, but again- it's $10.

https://www.amazon.com/Jeopardy-Book-Answers-35th-Anniversary/dp/0795351062/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=jeopardy+book&qid=1552333507&s=gateway&sr=8-2

I just stumbled across this listing at Walmart's website:  https://www.walmart.com/ip/The-Jeopardy-Book-of-Answers-eBook/298014610
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on March 13, 2019, 09:55:18 PM
The Jeopardy Book of Answers is available now for just a shade over $10. Most of the material is taken from notable games (Episode 1, Ken's first and last games, etc.), so a large portion of this book is basically a print version of the Jeopardy Archive, with some show history at the top of each new "chapter". Most of the information is common knowledge among this group, but again- it's $10.

https://www.amazon.com/Jeopardy-Book-Answers-35th-Anniversary/dp/0795351062/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=jeopardy+book&qid=1552333507&s=gateway&sr=8-2

I just stumbled across this listing at Walmart's website:  https://www.walmart.com/ip/The-Jeopardy-Book-of-Answers-eBook/298014610
As a cool side project, I would consider getting this to see how many of the players who played these boards I could get to sign a copy.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on March 29, 2019, 12:57:14 PM
Outset Media Games, which produces the line of Jeopardy! home game products has just released a card game, not to be confused with their "Travel Edition."  Here's a link to the company's website entry:

http://www.outsetmedia.com/games/jeopardy-hang-tab-card-game

When you click the "instructions" you'll notice they failed to describe the rules for wagering on "Daily Double"s!

I found out through a reliable source that the game contains "70 cards" which may/may not include the two cards used for the instructions.  Whether that is the case or not, there would be only about five games worth of material, without repeating anything, even when considering you randomly choose one card (and one "clue," from it) for Final Jeopardy! from the entire deck!

Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: SamJ93 on March 30, 2019, 09:02:13 AM
Assuming this is the same game my girlfriend got me for Christmas, there are 20 clues printed on each card.

EDIT: Nevermind.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on March 30, 2019, 09:40:22 PM
Assuming this is the same game my girlfriend got me for Christmas, there are 20 clues printed on each card.
You're thinking of the Mattel version.

https://www.amazon.com/Mattel-Games-Jeopardy-Card-Game/dp/B01N9G2TWA/ref=asc_df_B01N9G2TWA/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312133084246&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=4926426866813247642&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9021760&hvtargid=pla-598490177444&psc=1
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on April 25, 2019, 02:36:32 PM
I recently got a copy of the new card game from Outset Media, and like their "Travel Edition," each of the 70 cards has one category/five dollar amounts on one side, and five clues/responses on the other.  The cards are much smaller in size, but surprisingly, readable!

In addition to only enough material for five games (without repeating any material), I found only three J! round categories, and six DJ! round categories have Daily Double indicators.  Going by that, there is only enough material for THREE games w/o repetition!

Of course, the company does mention that this "hang tab version is a good introduction to the game, so if you enjoy it, take a look at the Deluxe or Travel version."
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on June 19, 2019, 01:13:05 PM
Endless Games website is now showing on their "Coming Soon," page their AKA box game and Jeopardy Card Game.

https://endlessgames.com/product-category/all-games/coming-soon/
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: gamed121683 on June 19, 2019, 06:58:43 PM
Endless Games website is now showing on their "Coming Soon," page their AKA box game and Jeopardy Card Game.

https://endlessgames.com/product-category/all-games/coming-soon/

I for one am looking forward to picking up a copy of AKA once it hits the sheleves! From what I’ve read, the game is very reminiscent to Double Talk.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Marc412 on June 19, 2019, 08:11:51 PM
As for Jeopardy!, it looks like there’s only enough material for 4 games.  Hard pass.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on June 19, 2019, 10:05:07 PM
I get that it's only $7, but what an incredibly wasteful way to go about making a Jeopardy game.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on June 20, 2019, 11:10:13 AM
As for Jeopardy!, it looks like there’s only enough material for 4 games.  Hard pass.

As I'd mentioned a few posts earlier, the "hang tab" card game from Outset Media has only enough material for five games maximum with no repetition (actually only THREE, when considering they have only three J! round cards with DD indications, and only six DJ! round cards likewise), and it sells for $1 more BTW!

I'd say the EG version would be more worth the money since it uses a lot more cards than OM's.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on June 20, 2019, 11:44:31 AM
I get that it's only $7, but what an incredibly wasteful way to go about making a Jeopardy game.

The point of these games is not to create an heirloom you will pass down to your grandkids; the point is to create something that hangs on a peg at the drugstore and is picked up along with the Cheetos and SnoCaps to keep the family amused on a road trip as opposed to the kids watching that goddamn Spongebob DVD AGAIN. ("Really, dude, you're 17 years old. Get past it.")

Yes, they are a waste of cards and I'm not in any way a fan of the market segment, but they are a little easier to swallow when you understand the logic is closer to "hey, you spend $12 for two hours of entertainment at the movies" than being the next Terraforming Mars. They are meant to be disposable.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on July 03, 2019, 08:10:48 PM
EG's website is now giving peeks at their new WOF card game, and Password game:

https://endlessgames.com/product/wheel-of-fortune-card-game/

https://endlessgames.com/product/password/

You'll notice that the WOF card game does NOT use dice as they mentioned in their toybuzz.com interview featured earlier in this subject posting.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Adam Nedeff on July 03, 2019, 09:24:35 PM
EG's website is now giving peeks at their new WOF card game, and Password game:

https://endlessgames.com/product/wheel-of-fortune-card-game/

https://endlessgames.com/product/password/

You'll notice that the WOF card game does NOT use dice as they mentioned in their toybuzz.com interview featured earlier in this subject posting.

I am unreasonably happy at seeing that Password appears to be reverting to vinyl word holders. The paper and cardboard ones just sucked so much.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Matt Ottinger on July 03, 2019, 09:59:29 PM
https://endlessgames.com/product/password/
I am unreasonably happy at seeing that Password appears to be reverting to vinyl word holders. The paper and cardboard ones just sucked so much.

For some reason, I find it interesting that even though the box description acknowledges that people have played the game for more than fifty years, and the art is certainly retro in design, nowhere on the box does it actually say that the game is based on a classic television program.  I mean, that appears to be true of the Wheel of Fortune card game as well, but I don't think there would be too many people who don't know what Wheel of Fortune is.  I think a lot of average folks might not be familiar with Password as a TV show.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on July 03, 2019, 10:22:36 PM
Interesting that the scoreboard dial for this edition is pictured as a stand-up piece, like the old MB editions. I think Endless has always just used a flat square of cardboard, outside of the first edition, which really cheaped out with a plastic clip on the side of the box.

Also, 150 cards seems like a lot! Even if they're actually 75 two-sided cards, that's still a load of content. (Of course, since it's Endless, you have to cross your fingers that it's good content.)

EDIT: Website description says 150 cards, box art says 50, my money's on 50.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on July 04, 2019, 12:47:07 AM
EDIT: Website description says 150 cards, box art says 50, my money's on 50.

Go with your gut. Even at 50 cards that's 100 games (playing by their rules) worth of content, but that's also about in line with other versions of Password. (Maybe it also comes with a Lightning Round deck, but the Lightning Round decks were never huge, so I'd just chalk this up to Endless being sloppy, because nobody ever went broke betting on Endless being sloppy.)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on July 13, 2019, 02:42:49 PM
EG is now also showing the "Junior Edition"s of WOF and J! on their coming soon page.

From the illustrations for the WOF games, It appears that the junior version plays with each round starting with every R, S, T, L, N and E (ala the bonus round on TV)!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on July 20, 2019, 11:45:04 AM
You can now view the instructions for the J! and WOF card games, as well as the AKA (and Password) board game on EG's website.  Click "New Games," and the specific game you are looking for.

There is no mention of any Daily Doubles in the J! games, and the WOF games seem to be not as good as EG's "Quick Picks" WOF game from sometime back.

AKA looks good!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on July 31, 2019, 01:02:53 PM
Target is now carrying redesigned versions of Cardinal's Family Feud "Platinum" edition board, and what is probably, a redesigned/retitled version of EGs "After Hours," edition--called "Late Night" edition.

https://www.target.com/p/family-feud-platinum-edition-featuring-steve-harvey-it-39-s-a-survey-showdown/-/A-76151570

https://www.target.com/p/family-feud-late-night-edition-board-game/-/A-76151566

You'll notice that the games are co-branded by Cardinal and Imagination Gaming.  Steve Harvey's image is shown on the "Platinum" edition now, and it also now features a reusable dry-erase board.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on July 31, 2019, 01:25:55 PM
Late Night? So they consolidate all of the dick jokes to one version?

/that must be a *lot* of content
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: BrandonFG on July 31, 2019, 03:18:29 PM
Late Night? So they consolidate all of the dick jokes to one version?

/that must be a *lot* of content
This one flat out asks you to name another word for penis, using the euphemisms they've displayed on the board.

/Show me Trouser Sausage
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TimK2003 on July 31, 2019, 04:13:39 PM
Late Night? So they consolidate all of the dick jokes to one version?

/that must be a *lot* of content
This one flat out asks you to name another word for penis, using the euphemisms they've displayed on the board.

/Show me Trouser Sausage


Likely this is the hardest version they had -- no softball questions.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on July 31, 2019, 10:30:32 PM
But several soft balls questions.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: nowhammies10 on July 31, 2019, 10:40:58 PM
thatsthejoke.jpg
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: urbanpreppie05 on August 01, 2019, 12:37:58 PM
There has to be some blue ones too.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Dan88 on August 01, 2019, 03:57:40 PM
I'm sure they pulled out everything they had for this package.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on August 09, 2019, 11:03:40 AM
Last fall, it was reported in Variety, that TBS greenlit a new game show to be titled "The Misery Index," based on a card game called Sh*t Happens, and featuring host Jameela Jamil and star the four members of The Tenderloins comedy troupe, who star in truTV's Impractical Jokers.  The card game is produced by Games Adults Play (GAP), a division of Goliath Games, which also owns Pressman.  The game has also been published under the title, Stuff Happens.

It was recently announced that the show will premiere on TBS, October 22, and the card game is now also called "The Misery Index," and promotes the show on the packaging.  I found a copy in Target the other day, for $17.99!

Here is a preview trailer of the show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3A8qeD48CI

Viewer discretion advised!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on August 12, 2019, 11:51:08 AM
This past weekend, I found a few more interesting items in Target and Walmart.

In Walmart, they had the WOF card game, for only $5.97!  They also had a new Family Feud "Jumbo Card Game" for only $3.97!  The FF game only contains about 45 cards, and is more designed like the new versions shown earlier from Target.  Although there wasn't any copies on the store shelf, I noticed a label for a "Dysfunctional," Family Feud board game, for $14.88!

Walmart had two of three board games, based on segments featured on "The Tonight Show--Starring Jimmy Fallon."  They were Face It Challenge, and Box of Lies.  The third one, not in the store, is Best Friends Challenge.  You can see a promo for the games at this link:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/watch/jimmy-unveils-his-box-of-lies-face-it-challenge-and-best-friends-challenge-hasbro-games/vp-AAFdT1Q

Target had the Face It Challenge game, and also a game based on Carpool Karaoke, featured on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on August 14, 2019, 10:57:48 AM
Updating my earlier post of stuff at Walmart, here are web listings/illustrations of the new Family Feud items:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Platinum-Edition-Family-Feud-Jumbo-Card-Game-for-Kids-Teens-and-Adults/184853654

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Family-Feud-Quirky-Family-Edition-for-Teens-and-Adults/968566842

You'll notice it is dubbed "Quirky Family Edition," despite the label on the store shelf saying "Dysfunctional."


In recent weeks, I'd seen yet another FF item on a website, and here is a picture of the item (along with other Cardinal products):

https://scontent-lax3-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/63ea06d7fca3afc517323d0fe37a95f1/5DC43205/t51.2885-15/e35/65888264_530993747639722_645558573158798168_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-1.cdninstagram.com&se=7&ig_cache_key=MjA4NTM2NjAyMTk3NTk5MTQwNg%3D%3D.2&_nc_ig_catcb=1

That is a new repackaged version of Cardinal's original card game, featuring Steve Harvey's picture on it.  I found a copy of the game at a local Family Dollar store for $6!  The also had a similar game based on the Kids vs. Parents card game for the same price.  That, also features Steve Harvey's picture!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on September 03, 2019, 08:24:41 PM
This past holiday weekend, I found (or found out about) two new products relating to home games:

First, Deluxe Password from Endless Games.  Dubbed a B&N exclusive, it comes in a similar box, as the new regular version, only featuring a blue colored box, and 2,000 words to play with:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/toys-games-password-deluxe/33833913?ean=0632468002519

I also found out B&N will be carrying another surprise, but doesn't have any yet.  Here, however you can order a copy from amazon.com

https://www.amazon.com/100-000-Pyramid-Game/dp/B07NGM7TW2/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=pressman+pyramid&qid=1567555330&s=gateway&sr=8-2
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: JakeT on September 03, 2019, 09:21:10 PM
I also found out B&N will be carrying another surprise, but doesn't have any yet.  Here, however you can order a copy from amazon.com

https://www.amazon.com/100-000-Pyramid-Game/dp/B07NGM7TW2/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=pressman+pyramid&qid=1567555330&s=gateway&sr=8-2

Anyone else take issue with the phrasing of "HOME EDITION with Michael Strahan"?

JakeT
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: snowpeck on September 03, 2019, 11:01:03 PM
I also found out B&N will be carrying another surprise, but doesn't have any yet.  Here, however you can order a copy from amazon.com

https://www.amazon.com/100-000-Pyramid-Game/dp/B07NGM7TW2/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=pressman+pyramid&qid=1567555330&s=gateway&sr=8-2

Anyone else take issue with the phrasing of "HOME EDITION with Michael Strahan"?

JakeT

The descriptions I've found of the game have been very vague, but it seems to have some sort of computer element involving Strahan rather than being a straight box game. Has anyone found anything more detailed?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: BrandonFG on September 03, 2019, 11:31:47 PM
I also found out B&N will be carrying another surprise, but doesn't have any yet.  Here, however you can order a copy from amazon.com

https://www.amazon.com/100-000-Pyramid-Game/dp/B07NGM7TW2/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=pressman+pyramid&qid=1567555330&s=gateway&sr=8-2

Anyone else take issue with the phrasing of "HOME EDITION with Michael Strahan"?

JakeT

The descriptions I've found of the game have been very vague, but it seems to have some sort of computer element involving Strahan rather than being a straight box game. Has anyone found anything more detailed?
This might explain the "Game includes new puzzles and sets from the show" bullet point from the Amazon description. That left me scratching my head, and I figured it's a computer/DVD/video game.

{Photographer rant}The HOME EDITION didn't really throw me off, but I'm cringing at Michael's lapel covering part of his collar, as well as his watch sticking out so much. I get that he's leaning on something, and I've missed little details myself on shoots, but for a picture gracing the cover of a home game, someone prolly should've caught the lapel. That's just the photographer in me Monday Morning QB'g, so carry on.{/Photog rant}
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on September 04, 2019, 12:06:39 AM
Might be that the product descriptions are a bit confused, too. Blain's Farm & Fleet has it listed on their site, but the product description is clearly from the old $1M Pyramid DVD game.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Adam Nedeff on September 04, 2019, 01:11:40 AM
Just got back from Barnes and Noble. Endless Games went really cheap on their last three Password games, and the Cardinal version was ghastly, but I just can't resist a Password game and...I'm actually pretty impressed. The word holders are attractive vinyl again. The scoring pads are HUGE--I think the biggest ones that a Password game has ever had. And the scoring dial is printed on really thick cardboard and designed to stand, like the old Milton-Bradley dials. My only real knock on the game is one that applies to many of the Password home versions--for what you're actually buying, it's a box of air. But it's just nice to see a company getting back on track with a game that's been bungled in its last few efforts. I'm actually writing a note to the company to thank them.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on September 04, 2019, 12:17:08 PM
Anyone else take issue with the phrasing of "HOME EDITION with Michael Strahan"?

No.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on September 04, 2019, 08:33:01 PM
The descriptions I've found of the game have been very vague, but it seems to have some sort of computer element involving Strahan rather than being a straight box game. Has anyone found anything more detailed?
This might explain the "Game includes new puzzles and sets from the show" bullet point from the Amazon description. That left me scratching my head, and I figured it's a computer/DVD/video game.

{Photographer rant}The HOME EDITION didn't really throw me off, but I'm cringing at Michael's lapel covering part of his collar, as well as his watch sticking out so much. I get that he's leaning on something, and I've missed little details myself on shoots, but for a picture gracing the cover of a home game, someone prolly should've caught the lapel. That's just the photographer in me Monday Morning QB'g, so carry on.{/Photog rant}



If you read the additional info at amazon.com, it says: "The beloved game show is back and ready to entertain a whole new generation! Grab your teammate and listen closely to the clues to choose the right word to get to the final round for big money! Includes a game pyramid and dozens of puzzles from the show As well as puzzles unique to the game. For 2-6 players, ages 10 and up."
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: pacdude on September 05, 2019, 08:36:29 AM
I pinged my contact at Pressman and received these details:

Quote
$100,000 Pyramid Game
The beloved game show is back and ready to entertain a whole new generation! Grab your teammate and listen closely to the clues to choose the right word to get to the final round for big money! Includes a game pyramid and dozens of puzzles from the show as well as puzzles unique to the game. For 2-6 players, ages 10 and up.
 
Bullet Points
  • The beloved game show is back, and ready to entertain a whole new generation!
  • Hosted by Michael Strahan, and based on the classic game show
  • Game includes a game pyramid as well as dozens of puzzles from the show and unique to the game
  • Grab your teammate and listen closely to the clues to choose the right word to get to the final round for big money!
  • For 2-6 players, ages 10 and up

Contents
1 Plastic Puzzle Pyramid
2 Plastic Stands
1 30 Second Sand Timer
1 Set Background
10 Main Game Puzzle Cards
10 Winner's Circle Puzzle Cards
Complete Instructions

I am *not* optimistic this is worth 25 bucks.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: ChrisLambert! on September 05, 2019, 08:53:31 AM
but is it ready to entertain a whole new generation? That’s not clear.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: BillCullen1 on September 05, 2019, 10:09:27 AM
but is it ready to entertain a whole new generation? That’s not clear.

Time to play that new game . . . Ask a Millennial. :)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Mr. Armadillo on September 05, 2019, 10:48:01 AM
Millennial here.

No, it is not.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on September 05, 2019, 11:09:23 AM
10 rounds of play is acceptable for a $6 card game. Yeesh. The pieces sound similar to the old Cardinal and Endless home games, but I think those each had about 50 rounds of play in them.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: SamJ93 on September 05, 2019, 11:39:28 AM
I'm trying to remain optimistic that maybe 10 was just a typo, or that each card somehow has more than one game on it. But given the quality (or total lack thereof) of Pressman's most recent WoF box game...it's not easy.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on September 05, 2019, 12:33:40 PM
I was gonna assume the cards were two-sided, but even then the benchmark is 25 games worth of content, and this still doesn't meet it. Pass.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Hastin on September 05, 2019, 02:23:57 PM
Well, I ordered it yesterday and have it coming from Amazon.

I'll post a full thing tomorrow - if it's craptacular, I'll send it back.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: BillCullen1 on September 05, 2019, 04:28:23 PM
The Barnes & Noble site has a pic of the Pyramid cover in the "Games & Collectibles" section.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: BrandonFG on September 05, 2019, 04:33:32 PM
B&N Link (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/toys-games-100000-pyramid/33810831?ean=0021853085853)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: JakeT on September 05, 2019, 08:37:52 PM
Anyone else take issue with the phrasing of "HOME EDITION with Michael Strahan"?

No.

And you wouldn't simply because I was the one who asked...

JakeT
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Joe Mello on September 05, 2019, 10:59:44 PM
And you wouldn't simply because I was the one who asked...
That strictly depends on how strongly you feel about package designs for toaster pastries.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on September 06, 2019, 11:00:51 AM
And you wouldn't simply because I was the one who asked...

Your error there is to assume I hold you in high enough import to let that affect my answer.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: BillCullen1 on September 06, 2019, 11:49:01 AM
Just got back from Barnes and Noble. Endless Games went really cheap on their last three Password games, and the Cardinal version was ghastly, but I just can't resist a Password game and...I'm actually pretty impressed. The word holders are attractive vinyl again. The scoring pads are HUGE--I think the biggest ones that a Password game has ever had. And the scoring dial is printed on really thick cardboard and designed to stand, like the old Milton-Bradley dials. 

I saw a deluxe edition of Password at B&N. Comes in a blue box and has 2,000 words, which is 500 more than the regular edition. Endless Games is the publisher.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Adam Nedeff on September 06, 2019, 12:38:46 PM
Just got back from Barnes and Noble. Endless Games went really cheap on their last three Password games, and the Cardinal version was ghastly, but I just can't resist a Password game and...I'm actually pretty impressed. The word holders are attractive vinyl again. The scoring pads are HUGE--I think the biggest ones that a Password game has ever had. And the scoring dial is printed on really thick cardboard and designed to stand, like the old Milton-Bradley dials. 

I saw a deluxe edition of Password at B&N. Comes in a blue box and has 2,000 words, which is 500 more than the regular edition. Endless Games is the publisher.

Please describe the thought process that went into typing that as a response to my post.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: BillCullen1 on September 06, 2019, 01:47:00 PM
Please describe the thought process that went into typing that as a response to my post.

I was merely trying to add something to your post that was not previously mentioned. I don't believe I've done anything wrong except possibly offending someone's delicate feelings.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: chrisholland03 on September 06, 2019, 03:00:08 PM
Just got back from Barnes and Noble. Endless Games went really cheap on their last three Password games, and the Cardinal version was ghastly, but I just can't resist a Password game and...I'm actually pretty impressed. The word holders are attractive vinyl again. The scoring pads are HUGE--I think the biggest ones that a Password game has ever had. And the scoring dial is printed on really thick cardboard and designed to stand, like the old Milton-Bradley dials. 

I saw a deluxe edition of Password at B&N. Comes in a blue box and has 2,000 words, which is 500 more than the regular edition. Endless Games is the publisher.

Did you know that the boxes are made of containerboard?  Containerboard is brown and frequently referred to incorrectly as 'cardboard'.  Producers of containerboard include companies such as International Paper, Smurfit, and Georgia Pacific. 

I am merely trying to add something that was not previously mentioned. I don't believe I've done anything wrong except possibly offering something to someone's regularly scheduled bowel movement with an additional source of fiber content.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Matt Ottinger on September 06, 2019, 03:23:52 PM
Barnes & Noble dates back to the 19th century, when it was known as Hinds & Noble.

I am merely trying to add something that was not previously mentioned. I don't believe I've done anything wrong.  Period.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: bwood on September 06, 2019, 06:20:14 PM
Got my Pyramid game from Amazon.
First of all, I would like to note the game board is made well. It is plastic with a cardboard piece you put on it for the background which looks like the set pieces around the Winners Circle. Same concept as the old puzzle boards in the WoF games. The pages of content slide into the side.
The description posted here, unfortunately, is correct. 10 Main Games and 10 Winners Circles. Basically 5 true, tv-style games of Pyramid and you're done. That is the major flaw.
Another minor flaw is when you load the board, all of the answers are exposed on the back. That means you need all-time-givers and receivers for each full front game round. I suppose you could get some small post it notes and cover up the back of each "trilon" if you want to alternate for the true experience.
Overall a good effort but not worth $25. That's a bummer because it had potential. Worth maybe $15 max. The board is nice though. Maybe you can adapt material from other Pyramid games and make a template for the new style board to get new material once it runs out but you shouldn't have to do that for the price.
There is an email address for comments in the instruction manual to send your feedback. I appreciate that they made this but it is half baked. They could have simply ripped more material from the show and it could made it more worth the price point.

Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: JakeT on September 06, 2019, 06:59:45 PM
Did you know that the boxes are made of containerboard?  Containerboard is brown and frequently referred to incorrectly as 'cardboard'.  Producers of containerboard include companies such as International Paper, Smurfit, and Georgia Pacific. 

I am merely trying to add something that was not previously mentioned. I don't believe I've done anything wrong except possibly offering something to someone's regularly scheduled bowel movement with an additional source of fiber content.

And both containerboard and cardboard are indeed excellent sources of fiber, albeit a bit bland...

JakeT
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Hastin on September 06, 2019, 09:19:33 PM
Here's an imgur of the contents:

https://imgur.com/a/DbR56VC

I sent it back already, and emailed their feedback email address. $25 or even $15 isn't worth only 10 games. No sliding doors at all? Also, some of the categories are direct lifts from season 1 and 2, so if you remember them at all - you're spoiled already.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: JakeT on September 06, 2019, 09:34:32 PM
They'd have to go to great effort to make it any more pathetic...what a waste...

JakeT
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: bwood on September 06, 2019, 10:01:07 PM
After looking at it more in depth and showing my fiancee, I am also sending mine back to Amazon. I took it out earlier after work just to give it a once over, first impression.
$25 is just way too much for what this is. $10 and I would have reconsidered. There is nothing here to play. Some more material and I would have thought twice. I am going to drop them a line as well. We were pretty excited about it, as we played the Endless version many times early on in our relationship, but this is sad.

The email address is:

custserv@pressman-toy.com
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on September 06, 2019, 10:15:34 PM
It looks pretty, but jeez, they could have opted for black-and-white game cards instead of full-color ones, and they would have been able to put a lot more game in the box for the same price point. $25 for two hours of gameplay is absurd.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: JakeT on September 06, 2019, 10:19:24 PM
The whole wonky cutoff sides of the backdrop is just wrong on many levels...

BTW, is this the first game show board game that is for ages 14+?

JakeT
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on September 06, 2019, 10:27:39 PM
Studs, one of the fifty greatest game shows of all time, had a home game listed for ages 18 and over.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: bwood on September 06, 2019, 10:30:09 PM
The whole wonky cutoff sides of the backdrop is just wrong on many levels...

BTW, is this the first game show board game that is for ages 14+?

JakeT

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/20084/studs

Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: JakeT on September 06, 2019, 10:31:43 PM
Studs, one of the fifty greatest game shows of all time, had a home game listed for ages 18 and over.

Well, that reasonably makes sense...could even see the Newlywed/Dating games suggesting a higher age...

JakeT
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on September 07, 2019, 12:20:20 PM
My original post mentioned the Deluxe Password and just about everything that was repeated above.  I guess the mention of the Pyramid home game led some to lose track of the Dlx Password game being mentioned.

I'm not an expert on marketing, but I would NOT be surprised if the cost for the Pyramid game is due, at least in part, to the game cards being printed in full color.


After looking at the photos of the contents, I'd also downgrade the game for needing to provide your own paper/pen/pencil to keep score, no "play money" like in most of the earlier editions, and vaguely worded instructions from what I could see.  Extra material, built in scoring devices, maybe a modern day adjustable countdown timer for both main game and end game (30 sec/60sec) would've been more reasonable.

I notice at the B&N site, that they say it includes DOZENS of puzzles--very, very misleading!

Another thing I noticed at amazon.com--Through a deal with Matty's Toy Stop (which makes special combination offers on EG games), you can get both the J! and WOF card games together for Reg. $24.95 on Sale for $19.99.  That doesn't make sense., since the EG website lists each individually for $6.99!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on September 07, 2019, 12:25:27 PM
The description posted here, unfortunately, is correct. 10 Main Games and 10 Winners Circles. Basically 5 true, tv-style games of Pyramid and you're done. That is the major flaw.

If that's a flaw, it's a flaw on the level of Endless only including a single pricer in their TPiR rehash.

One of the major defenses of the price of a board game is "hey, you pay $10 to go to a movie, right?"

At $2.50 a game, this is $10 for an hour of entertainment. At least a movie is two hours.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: ChrisLambert! on September 07, 2019, 01:12:20 PM
Studs, one of the fifty greatest game shows of all time, had a home game listed for ages 18 and over.

And it came with 312 Freaking (tm) Questions!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: MikeK on September 07, 2019, 06:26:50 PM
While shopping for classroom supplies, I saw a set of 4 buzzers for sale.  Each makes a different sound; it is intended for elementary students.  $20 sounds like a reasonable price.  https://www.lakeshorelearning.com/products/teaching-resources/classroom-equipment/i-know-the-answer-game-buzzers/p/PP374

Also, on the page of the local affiliate carrying America Says, a home game is mentioned as in stores and online, though I have seen no evidence of a home game yet.  https://www.wbnx.com/shows/america-says
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on September 07, 2019, 06:50:29 PM
I bought those buzzers for games with my boys, and they are quite nice for the price. You can get a set from Learning Resources for $12.79 on Amazon, or a light-up version for $16.60.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on September 07, 2019, 07:45:00 PM
Are they connected and do they lockout or do you have to listen for which sound is first?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: MikeK on September 07, 2019, 07:58:20 PM
Are they connected and do they lockout or do you have to listen for which sound is first?
From what I can tell, the latter.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on September 07, 2019, 08:04:37 PM
No connection or lockout, just simple sound or sound and light. So not necessarily good for the uses of most people on here, but nicely made, durable, and solid for kids.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: PYLdude on September 07, 2019, 09:20:44 PM
Re: Bob Z: fair enough. Comments retracted.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: bwood on September 07, 2019, 09:51:28 PM

If that's a flaw, it's a flaw on the level of Endless only including a single pricer in their TPiR rehash.

One of the major defenses of the price of a board game is "hey, you pay $10 to go to a movie, right?"

At $2.50 a game, this is $10 for an hour of entertainment. At least a movie is two hours.

Funny you mention the Endless TPiR Pricer issue from about 20 years ago. I recently cleaned out a closet and found a manila envelope with some Pricers in it that they sent me after contacting them. They sent more than was needed (I think there were 6 or 8 ) but at least they made it right.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Adam Nedeff on September 08, 2019, 02:03:15 AM
Are they connected and do they lockout or do you have to listen for which sound is first?
From what I can tell, the latter.
My parents bought a set to keep at their place for game nights when I visit during the holidays. It's strictly by ear, but the sounds are distinctive enough (car horn, door bell, etc.) that you can do that pretty easily.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on September 08, 2019, 02:25:31 AM
I figured that it wasn’t exact nor would you buy them for quiz bowl practice (buy the Trebisky octopus for that) but for a game that has buzzer races use them.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on September 16, 2019, 11:10:57 AM
There’s a board game at Target called “Just One” that uses the same premise as the Odd Ball pilot (panel gives one word clues to a word/subject, but repeats are discarded before the words are revealed to the guesser). It goes for about $20.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on September 16, 2019, 11:28:55 AM
There’s a board game at Target called “Just One” that uses the same premise as the Odd Ball pilot (panel gives one word clues to a word/subject, but repeats are discarded before the words are revealed to the guesser). It goes for about $20.
That's mildly irritating in that I buy these games as an early adopter and then they end up at Target. That said please support your friendly local board game designers and buy good games.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on September 16, 2019, 11:35:30 AM
That's mildly irritating in that I buy these games as an early adopter and then they end up at Target.

Right? Making Spiel des Jahres-winning games available to a mass audience is simply *awful*.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: SuperMatch93 on September 16, 2019, 01:17:16 PM
That's mildly irritating in that I buy these games as an early adopter and then they end up at Target.

Right? Making Spiel des Jahres-winning games available to a mass audience is simply *awful*.

I think he means that the prices get cut once they go to department stores, but I understand your sentiment.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on September 16, 2019, 01:42:28 PM
I think he means that the prices get cut once they go to department stores, but I understand your sentiment.

I am still utterly failing to see a problem with that.

/games get cheaper as they age
//more with Ric Romero at 11
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on September 19, 2019, 03:19:54 PM
Also, on the page of the local affiliate carrying America Says, a home game is mentioned as in stores and online, though I have seen no evidence of a home game yet.  https://www.wbnx.com/shows/america-says

I sure hope it is true, and in recent years some things were mentioned as, "coming soon," but not coming out at all.  In 2014/2015, TDC Games, (the company mentioned earlier as having released a home game of "STUDS,") was supposed to release a full-size board game version of "Hollywood Game Night," and later a game based on the HGN sub-game, "Four Letter Words."  Neither was released most likely because TDC Games filed for bankruptcy protection (TDC has since been bought out by another game maker).  You'll see that TDC put a slogan on their "Four Letter Words" prototype box that seemed to fit the bankruptcy situation right on:

http://www.purplepawn.com/2015/02/toy-fair-2015-more-hollywood-game-night-from-tdc/

This year there were some rumors that a home version of "The Wall," was coming to the U.S.  After addressing the possibility of a version (from Ravensburger), no rep from the company was able to confirm anything.  They have versions in Germany, Italy, and France; but no U.S. game!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on October 02, 2019, 12:41:43 PM
Just a few hours ago, the 2019 Fall Toy Preview in Dallas, TX began.  While searching for online magazine reports, I found a section called "Brand Profile," in TFE (Toys and Family Entertainment) Magazine.  It was about Nickelodeon's new version of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader."

The final paragraph began with the quote:  "Following the show's successful launch this past summer, we began working with our games licensee to bring the new version of the board game to retailers later this fall, in time for the holidays."

No word as to whom the game is being made by, but, boy, there were four earlier board games;  two based on the original series by Hasbro, one based on the syndicated edition from Patch Products, and one based on Foxworthy's second FOX network series from Hasbro.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on October 03, 2019, 12:39:59 PM
Earlier, I'd mentioned games based on ones played on The Tonight Show, Starring Jimmy Fallon.  Now Hasbro has also launched three games based on selected games featured on the Ellen show and her Game of Games.  They are:

You Bet (Your Wife)
https://www.amazon.com/Hasbro-Gaming-Ellen-You-Game/dp/B07Q6355T2/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=ellen%27s+games+you+bet&qid=1570119822&s=toys-and-games&sr=1-1

Danger Word
https://www.amazon.com/Hasbro-Gaming-E6775-Ellen-Danger/dp/B07Q4XPJ16/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=ellen%27s+games+danger+word&qid=1570120636&s=toys-and-games&sr=1-1

and Blindfolded Musical Chairs
https://www.amazon.com/Ellen-Blindfolded-Musical-Chairs-Game/dp/B07Q89Y7C1/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=ellen%27s+games+blindfolded+musical+chairs&qid=1570120587&s=toys-and-games&sr=1-1
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on October 03, 2019, 01:12:49 PM
You Bet (Your Wife)
Danger Word
and Blindfolded Musical Chairs

Sometimes I am amused to see just how far I am outside of the market for a particular party game.

These three land somewhere in Baltimore. :)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: BrandonFG on October 03, 2019, 01:25:26 PM
and Blindfolded Musical Chairs
https://www.amazon.com/Ellen-Blindfolded-Musical-Chairs-Game/dp/B07Q89Y7C1/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=ellen%27s+games+blindfolded+musical+chairs&qid=1570120587&s=toys-and-games&sr=1-1
For the game night enthusiast who says Twister isn't risky enough...
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Matt Ottinger on October 03, 2019, 02:49:07 PM
and Blindfolded Musical Chairs
https://www.amazon.com/Ellen-Blindfolded-Musical-Chairs-Game/dp/B07Q89Y7C1/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=ellen%27s+games+blindfolded+musical+chairs&qid=1570120587&s=toys-and-games&sr=1-1
For the game night enthusiast who says Twister isn't risky enough...

A weird variation on musical chairs  based on a segment of a television program that isn't really a game show itself?

It's been done.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/23056/whirligig
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on October 13, 2019, 05:16:25 PM
If you ever wanted to play a simpler, duller, more straightforward version of '60s Match Game and pay $25 for the privilege, Blank Slate is here for you. If you want a pack of cards to give you some Super Match ideas and some wipe-off boards, it'll be $2-3 at Goodwill next year.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G2VHPRW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_km5ODb01R4GPQ
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on October 13, 2019, 05:18:40 PM
I have a burgeoning box full of word cards to play Codenames, Go! and the Winners Circle—as much as I love OG MG I think I can cool my heels until it becomes a ding ‘n’ dent close out.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on October 14, 2019, 11:52:38 PM
From another angle of Match Game-adjacent things, say you were, maybe, a bit of an obsessive with a penchant for hosting over-the-top game show parties in your living room. You know, just for example's sake.

Well, you could give your Match Game panel (or contestants for whatever game you've put together) light-up namebars. And with the posted sale, another 15% off with the discount code, and 5% off with the RedCard, you'd pay just over $10 for each of these. Again, in theory.

https://www.target.com/p/diy-lightbox-novelty-led-table-lamp-black-room-essentials-8482/-/A-53216203
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: aaron sica on October 15, 2019, 06:46:13 AM
Well, you could give your Match Game panel (or contestants for whatever game you've put together) light-up namebars.

I have full faith that someone in here would be able to re-configure it so it would accept an index card, and only light up when one is inserted. :P
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on October 15, 2019, 11:11:25 AM
While shopping in my area Kohl's store, I found the Junior edition Jeopardy! Card Game (Reg. $6.99, Sale $6.29). 

However, a more ridiculously priced $100,000 Pyramid Game (Reg. $45.00, Sale $32.99!)
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: BrandonFG on October 15, 2019, 11:43:48 AM
However, a more ridiculously priced $100,000 Pyramid Game (Reg. $45.00, Sale $32.99!)
The one that only lets you play about a half-dozen games? Hard pass.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: TLEberle on October 15, 2019, 11:50:14 AM
Match-O-Rama looks to be the home game version of It's Anybody's Guess that nobody thought they needed.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Sodboy13 on October 15, 2019, 03:50:13 PM
While shopping in my area Kohl's store, I found the Junior edition Jeopardy! Card Game (Reg. $6.99, Sale $6.29). 

However, a more ridiculously priced $100,000 Pyramid Game (Reg. $45.00, Sale $32.99!)
So when you get your 30% off monthly coupon from Kohl's, it goes down to $24.09, basically the same as the actual going gouge rate of $25.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: clemon79 on October 15, 2019, 05:01:36 PM
I have full faith that someone in here would be able to re-configure it so it would accept an index card, and only light up when one is inserted. :P
Electronically it's not even a little bit difficult. Wire, two pieces of metal, momentary switch. The part where it gets a little bit funky (not very, but a little bit) is having the light stay on when you pull the card out until it needs to be turned off for a wrong answer.
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: bwood on November 01, 2019, 02:00:33 AM
I forgot to mention a few weeks ago that I received a reply from Pressman/Goliath regarding the 100k Pyramid Home Game debacle:

"Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback on our new $100,000 Pyramid game. I have already passed your very helpful comments and suggestions on to our Product Development team.

We are continuing to work with the show writers to add content to this game. We will be happy to send you those additional cards when they become available. Please be sure to forward us your address, and we will send them once completed.

 Again, thank you for your feedback!"


I replied stating that I promptly returned the game.....
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on November 02, 2019, 12:52:53 PM
The new Pyramid game is not the first disappointing design from Pressman, at least when it comes to home versions of game shows.

Just three years ago, not only were there many complaints from customers ordering a "4th" edition WOF game and receiving the "3rd," but when the "4th" was finally available, the puzzle cards did not properly line up with the puzzle board grid.

Also, when Pressman released "Simpsons Jeopardy!," They erred in the printing of the cardboard slides covering the answers on game board.  They printed a money amount on at least one of the specially shaped slides used for a Daily Double, and vice versa!
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: SamJ93 on November 07, 2019, 01:37:12 PM
If Mr. Zager or anyone else with some inside info could shed some light on this situation, I would appreciate it...

Given that 25 Words Or Less seems to be getting somewhat decent ratings, I was really surprised to see that the original board game has been out of print for some time now--used copies on Ebay are regularly selling for upwards of $70. It would seem rather strange to not re-release the game as a tie-in to the show...have you heard of any plans to do so?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on November 07, 2019, 02:20:58 PM
All I can say, at this point, is that I emailed Winning Moves, the company which made the original game, asking if they might bring out a new version based on the show.  I've never heard back from anybody.

Usually, the annual Toy Fair in New York, which occurs every February, has presented prototypes and potential release dates for all kinds of games, including the ones focused on in this board topic.  Don't be surprised if any new ones pop up at the 2020 Fair in February.  Also don't be surprised if some are shown, but don't get released; as well as some unannounced products year after year.

BTW, if anybody is a loyal watcher of America Says, has there been any sighting about the reported board game mentioned in an earlier post?  Maybe even any promos during an actual show broadcast?
Title: Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
Post by: Bob Zager on November 15, 2019, 03:35:01 PM
I just saw on amazon.com a new box game version of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader from Hasbro.  Here is a link to it:

https://www.amazon.com/Smarter-Than-Grader-Board-Game/dp/B07W2ZRSWK/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=are+you+smarter+than+a+5th+grader+hasbro&qid=1573848677&sr=8-3

While on the subject, I would not be surprised if there is indeed a box game based on America Says, it will be from Hasbro, since Hasbro recently acquired the eOne production company.

Also, now that 25 Words or Less (the gameshow) has been renewed for a second season, maybe there will be a new box game in the future.