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Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: alfonzos on February 15, 2006, 05:27:59 PM
The report about the new Aussie $otC game made me curious: Which non-American home games do you own? Which do you actually play?

I own Definition (Canadian), Treasure Hunt (British), Family Fortunes (British), Sabado Gigante (Mexican), Show by (Japanese), Blockbusters (British), Junior Blockbusters (British), Le Mot Le Plus Long (French) and Concentration (British).

None get played.
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on February 15, 2006, 10:00:57 PM
Doesn't the UK version of Concentration have color puzzles?
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: ChuckNet on February 15, 2006, 10:20:50 PM
Let's see...from the UK, I own:

Blankety Blank
Blockbusters (regular and Junior editions)
Call My Bluff
Celebrity Squares
Catch Phrase (2 editions, plus DVD)
Countdown (3 editions, plus an electronic one)
Family Fortunes (see above, plus DVD)
It's a Knockout
Mike Reade's Pop Quiz
Mr. and Mrs. (DVD)
One to Win
Play Your Cards Right (3 editions)
TPIR (Crowther and Forsyth)
Strike it Lucky
Supermarket Sweep
Telly Addicts (DVD)
Weakest Link (electronic)
WoF
WWtBaM (DVD)

And from Australia:

DoND
NYSI
Perfect Match
TPiR
$otC (*5* editions!)
WoF (3 editions)
WWtBaM (DVD)

EDIT: Oh, and I almost forgot my sole Canadian home game, Definition.

Chuck Donegan (The Illustrious "Chuckie Baby")
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: Matt Ottinger on February 15, 2006, 10:48:02 PM
Wow, Chuckie Baby, that's even more than me, I think!

Some I have that haven't been mentioned earlier:

A Kin to Win (Canada)
Reach for the Top (Canada)
Truth or Consequences (Canada)
Chain Letters (UK)
One to Win (UK)
Catch Phrase (UK)
What's My Line? (UK)
Lyckohjulet (Swedish Wheel of Fortune)
Jeopardy (Sweden)

I'll be eager to see The Ol' Guy chime in.  He's got a ton of UK stuff, including a vintage Dotto.
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: vtown7 on February 16, 2006, 06:56:01 AM
Reach for the top has a home game Matt?  Any chance that you have some pictures somewhere?

Ryan :)
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: urbanpreppie05 on February 16, 2006, 10:10:33 AM
Australia
Wheel of Fortune
Blankety Blanks
The Price is Right- 03

UK
Catch Phrase
Crowther Price is Right
Bruce's Price is Right
Family Fortunes
Blankty Blanks
Supermarket Sweep
Blockbusters
Play Your Cards Right- 80s
Play Your Cards Right- 90s

Germany
Der Preiss ist Heiss
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: The Ol' Guy on February 16, 2006, 01:12:41 PM
Hi, all -
Not a ton like Sir Chuck, but enough for now..

Canadian:
A Kin To Win
Definition
Reach For The Top

UK
Call My Bluff
Take Your Pick
$64,000 Question (Monkhouse on cover)
Every Second Counts
Double Your Money
Ask Me Another
Blockbusters and separate Gold Run Card Game
Strike It Lucky (Parker)
Concentration - early one w/o rebus puzzles
Generation Game
Chain Letters
Blankety Blank
Bob's Full House
Password
2 Mastermind knockoffs
The Price Is Right (Peter Pan vers.)
Countdown (Milton Bradley)
A Question of Sport
Catch Phrase
Dotto, as Matt mentioned, and
the UK version of the 1950s daytimer For Love Or Money (instead of a "dancing decimal", it has a spinner device that puts a slash mark - 14/256 - through the numbers on the cash machine). And if the insert sheet is correct, there is also a UK home version of the 1950s "Keep It In The Family" that would be a plum to find!
I don't know if I'd call Sabato necessarily a Mexican game..even though it's an Hispanic show, isn't the MB version a bi-lingual American release? If someone else has one directly from Mexico, that's good enough for me!

And yes, Matt...they're in the will when I croak. Call the Mrs.
Hope to snag another copy of UK Call My Bluff to make a home version of WordPlay. But as has been said in some other thread - postage is a killer!
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: JayDLewis on February 16, 2006, 02:44:04 PM
It's easier if I list the games, rhen countries  :)

The Price is Right
UK (Forsyth & Crowther), Germany, Australia

Big Brother
Canada, UK, Germany (2 copies, one open, one sealed), Australia

FWIW, if any one is interested (altho I doubt it) my BB games are for sale. Make an offer.
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: alfonzos on February 16, 2006, 02:50:41 PM
Very impressive all!

BTW, my Concentration is the Chad Valley edition without puzzles. I forgot I just bought Blankety Blank (British) last month.
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: alfonzos on December 05, 2008, 04:35:38 PM
Let's revive a two-year old thread!

Just added:
$otC Australian. Found in a Ventura, California thrift store.
Der Preis ist Heiß Germany's TPiR. Trade via Boardgame Geek.  There are two prizes in the game I have never seen on the American series: a car battery and a pony.
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: vtown7 on December 05, 2008, 10:41:38 PM
[quote name=\'alfonzos\' post=\'202988\' date=\'Dec 5 2008, 04:35 PM\']
Let's revive a two-year old thread!

Just added:
$otC Australian. Found in a Ventura, California thrift store.
[/quote]

Mr. van Ginkel!  You haven't been selling your prized possessions, have you????
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: Game Show Man on December 05, 2008, 10:46:54 PM
[quote name=\'vtown7\' post=\'203013\' date=\'Dec 5 2008, 07:41 PM\']
[quote name=\'alfonzos\' post=\'202988\' date=\'Dec 5 2008, 04:35 PM\']
Let's revive a two-year old thread!

Just added:
$otC Australian. Found in a Ventura, California thrift store.
[/quote]

Mr. van Ginkel!  You haven't been selling your prized possessions, have you????
[/quote]
No sir.  I most certainly have not.  Besides, I live in Anaheim, not Ventura.  :D
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: Sodboy13 on December 06, 2008, 12:32:48 AM
I've got one to my name - UK "Super" Blockbusters, featuring the Gold Run with accompanying spiffy golden hexagons.  The setup blows MB's Colorforms approach out of the water.
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: DjohnsonCB on December 06, 2008, 01:06:27 AM
I have both versions of Waddington's Blockbusters--regular (which I'd like to sell) and Super--plus a First Edition Eye Guess game that was made in Australia, where it was hosted by someone named Jimmy Hannan; the cover shows him holding a mic and standing in front of the Aussie TV version of the board.
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: Strikerz04 on December 08, 2008, 12:51:07 AM
I only own the Aussie Temptation...and has been one hell of a $100 investment!
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: chad1m on December 08, 2008, 01:06:56 AM
[quote name=\'Strikerz04\' post=\'203138\' date=\'Dec 8 2008, 12:51 AM\']I only own the Aussie Temptation...and has been one hell of a $100 investment![/quote]You can't fight the Temptation...
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: alfonzos on January 05, 2009, 05:59:09 PM
I have mentioned that I own the home version of Japan's Show By. Here is a video from You Tube. (http://\"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82DeCZSKZ0c&feature=related\")
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: Bob Zager on January 05, 2009, 08:40:06 PM
The only foreign home game I have is the part-electronic console/part-boardgame version of Winning Lines from the UK.  It was manufactured by Upstarts, which produced many of the UK's home versions, before being acquired by University Games.
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: mmb5 on January 05, 2009, 09:09:33 PM
Just Countdown, Des chiffres et des lettres (French Countdown) and Definition.  My girlfriend and I played Countdown on New Year's Eve, I may have found a keeper.


--Mike
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: CeleTheRef on January 05, 2009, 10:13:44 PM
[quote name=\'alfonzos\' post=\'205561\' date=\'Jan 5 2009, 11:59 PM\']
I have mentioned that I own the home version of Japan's Show By. Here is a video from You Tube. (http://\"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82DeCZSKZ0c&feature=related\")
[/quote]


Since you mentioned "show by", here's a video from the very successful Italian edition.  http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=wnwGLz_mq30 (http://\"http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=wnwGLz_mq30\")
Here celebrities were split up in two teams, and the best 2 players of the winning team faced off in a final duel.
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: vtown7 on January 06, 2009, 07:43:43 PM
Coming soon, the Newfoundland edition: Show B'ye.

Ryan :)
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: Don Howard on January 06, 2009, 07:53:46 PM
Just two for me: $ale of the Century with Tony Barber on the cover.
+ Il Rischiatutto with host Mike Bongiorno waving on the front.
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: vtown7 on January 06, 2009, 08:03:14 PM
I've picked up over the years Motus Junior (Lingo), Le Maillon Faible (Link), Questions Pour Un Champion (Going for Gold), Des Chiffres et Des Lettres (Countdown) and Fort Boyard (...umm... Fort Boyard) computer games.  I've also got Paquet Voleur.

Ryan.
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: Strikerz04 on February 07, 2009, 01:30:47 PM
I managed to receive through EBay the home game for "Bob's Full House" this past week. Its truly bingo lingo and worth the $3 (plus $15 shipping).
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: RyanCDN on April 08, 2009, 03:25:34 PM
Since Canada is not all that foreign to me, for non US games:

A Kin to Win (Canada)
Reach for the Top (Canada)
Definition (Canada)
Blockbusters (UK)
Super Blockbusters (UK)
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (UK)
Family Fortunes (UK)
Concentration (Australia)


-Ryan
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: Matt Ottinger on April 08, 2009, 03:59:58 PM
[quote name=\'RyanCDN\' post=\'212465\' date=\'Apr 8 2009, 03:25 PM\']
A Kin to Win (Canada)
Reach for the Top (Canada)
Definition (Canada)[/quote]
Wow.  I have three-and-only-three Canadian games, and they're the same three.  Makes me wonder just how much (or how little) else there might be out there.
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: Dbacksfan12 on April 08, 2009, 07:18:11 PM
I own only one: The 1982 TPiR home game from the UK.
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: gwarman2005 on April 08, 2009, 07:35:49 PM
The only one I own is the 1997 edition of Countdown
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: RyanCDN on April 08, 2009, 10:36:14 PM
[quote name=\'Matt Ottinger\' post=\'212467\' date=\'Apr 8 2009, 02:59 PM\']
[quote name=\'RyanCDN\' post=\'212465\' date=\'Apr 8 2009, 03:25 PM\']
A Kin to Win (Canada)
Reach for the Top (Canada)
Definition (Canada)[/quote]
Wow.  I have three-and-only-three Canadian games, and they're the same three.  Makes me wonder just how much (or how little) else there might be out there.
[/quote]


That is a good question Matt.  I had sort of fallen out of the loop after being active on the old atgs boards, so I am not completely familiar with who may or may not be in Canada.  From posters names I have seen, I know and Jay and Ryan are both there.  I am not sure if Chris also frequent the board here.  I saw Ryan's post on a few games out of Quebec.  I'll be honest, when  I was collecting heavily in the 90's, I tried my best to search out any Canadian game shows.  Of course, you can imagine that productions were not as numerous as in the US, and often the home games released in Canada were that of US productions.

These are the essential 3 that I learned of.  There were always rumours of a Super Pay Cards home game, I've yet to see or hear of one in a collectors hands.

As you probably noticied from Definition, it says English Version - perhaps there was a French version released in Quebec.

Having said that, I have not seen many of these game around - so like you, I wonder if these are tougher finds or just a source that has not been tapped into yet.

-Ryan
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: The Ol' Guy on April 09, 2009, 06:41:08 PM
The producer of The Mad Dash told me that he had been approached concerning a box version of the show, but not until it had pretty well run it's course. I'm always hoping beyond hope that there may have been some versions of the Enright-Barry Canadian shows (such as It's A Match), but if it took almost forever for a company to express interest in the more popular Mad Dash - which would have been only slightly harder to produce than the Video Village board game - I doubt there's a lot floating around up there.
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: alfonzos on January 17, 2010, 08:23:06 PM
Just added Countdown Travel Edition. I found it, in its original packaging, in a Long Beach California thrift store. The game doesn't come with a timer. The series makes a lot of hoopla about The Big Clock.
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: davidhammett on January 18, 2010, 12:48:11 PM
Not much here... Australian $otC, Temptation, and DoND... British Countdown... a Canadian WoF (essentially American, I guess, but with French instructions as well).

And here's one I haven't seen anyone mention yet... from Britain... Golden Balls!
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: Matt Ottinger on January 18, 2010, 01:30:56 PM
[quote name=\'alfonzos\' post=\'234497\' date=\'Jan 17 2010, 08:23 PM\']Just added Countdown Travel Edition. The game doesn't come with a timer.[/quote]
[quote name=\'davidhammett\' post=\'234520\' date=\'Jan 18 2010, 12:48 PM\']Not much here... British Countdown...[/quote]
Just thought I should mention that David's relatively modern edition of Countdown has the coolest timer I've seen -- a small device that actually plays the 30-second Countdown music so familiar to fans of the show.
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: vtown7 on January 18, 2010, 02:57:01 PM
[quote name=\'Matt Ottinger\' post=\'234522\' date=\'Jan 18 2010, 01:30 PM\'][quote name=\'davidhammett\' post=\'234520\' date=\'Jan 18 2010, 12:48 PM\']Not much here... British Countdown...[/quote]
Just thought I should mention that David's relatively modern edition of Countdown has the coolest timer I've seen -- a small device that actually plays the 30-second Countdown music so familiar to fans of the show.
[/quote]

Having played the board game in the hotel the night before my appearance (thanks Brig) I can vouch that indeed it is a great replication.

Having then played the game in the studio it was even more nervewracking to have it playing while I was trying to find some good words!

I also neglected to mention that I picked up a new version of Des Chiffres et Des Lettres while in Paris and was smart enough to bring it to the studio to get it signed by the hosts.

Ryan
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: alfonzos on April 15, 2012, 06:47:41 PM
Added to my hoard from thrift stores in Orange County California recently:
Who Wants To Be a Millionaire 2nd Edition by Upstarts (Great Britain)
Wer Wird Millionär Junior Zweite Edition by Jumbo (Germany)
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: Dan88 on April 15, 2012, 10:08:51 PM
I only have two: namely, the British DVD versions of Blankety Blank and Sale of the Century. I also have a 2006 British Monopoly game that had a peel-off "You could win money! Look inside!" sticker on the shrink-wrap; I didn't win, but I put the sticker on the inside of the lid for posterity.
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: TLEberle on April 15, 2012, 11:09:35 PM
I also have a 2006 British Monopoly game.
My stepmom brought home a special edition British version for me. When I went to England several years ago I brought back The Really Nasty Horse Racing Game, and let me tell you what, every word in that title is accurate.
Title: Foreign Home Games
Post by: DoorNumberFour on April 16, 2012, 06:38:02 AM
I have a version of Pyramide from France, UK Blockbusters, and the 1993 edition of Countdown from the UK.
Title: Re: Foreign Home Games
Post by: alfonzos on June 08, 2014, 06:56:53 PM
Schlag den Raab: Blamieren oder Kassieren found in a thrift store in Burbank California yesterday.
Title: Re: Foreign Home Games
Post by: MikeK on June 08, 2014, 07:36:57 PM
I have been on a UK home game kick since buying The Chase, both Pointless books (both funny reads), and the Deal or No Deal Behind the Scenes book back in February.  For my birthday in March, I picked up Catch Phrase (the current Stephen Mulhern version), The Cube, and Pointless 2nd edition.  Just in the last week and a day, I have received Deal or No Deal and the "classic" version of Catch Phrase from Ideal, plus a second 2nd edition Pointless (Amazon.co.uk error; I ordered the first edition and they sent me the second).  I also picked up Countdown about a decade ago, which I pull out for my classes from time to time.

To my surprise, my students really enjoyed playing Catch Phrase.  Deal or No Deal is very sturdy, with 24 plastic boxes and an electronic phone.
Title: Re: Foreign Home Games
Post by: nowhammies10 on June 08, 2014, 09:34:26 PM
I now own jaydlewis' Crowther and Aussie TPIR games (as well as the entire American collection up to 1976).  I believe DoorNumberFour got the German and Brucie versions. In addition, I've got a sealed copy of Countdown from 1993.

EDIT: Forgot about a British copy of Scrabble.  I think it's from around the same time as the Countdown game.
Title: Re: Foreign Home Games
Post by: DoorNumberFour on June 08, 2014, 09:39:53 PM
I now own jaydlewis' Crowther and Aussie TPIR games (as well as the entire American collection up to 1976).  I believe DoorNumberFour got the German and Brucie versions.
I sure did. UK Blockbusters and two versions of Countdown (one with a digital soundbox that plays the clock cue) are also in prime rotation.
Title: Re: Foreign Home Games
Post by: vtown7 on June 08, 2014, 10:47:23 PM
I forgot to mention that I picked up a copy of "Reach for the Top" last year on eBay.  The current players get a kick out of the fact that the host owns a copy.  It predates the national championships as well.  And it's riddled with wonderful editorial selections of question content!
Title: Re: Foreign Home Games
Post by: Thunder on June 08, 2014, 11:52:54 PM
... Sabado Gigante (Mexican) ...

Yes, I know the OP is eight years old. But how in the heck is Sabado Gigante turned into a home game?

Title: Re: Foreign Home Games
Post by: clemon79 on June 09, 2014, 12:04:42 AM
Yes, I know the OP is eight years old. But how in the heck is Sabado Gigante turned into a home game?

Just like The Price Is Right is...you have a bunch of minigames in there, and then everyone comes back and plays the soccer pitch game for the car at the end.
Title: Re: Foreign Home Games
Post by: TLEberle on June 09, 2014, 12:12:58 AM
Just like The Price Is Right is...you have a bunch of minigames in there, and then everyone comes back and plays the soccer pitch game for the car at the end.
I have this vague memory of watching Spanish television with my mom and some guy was in a soccer kit, moving along squares on the floor, and whatever the arrow was, he would move that way until finding two yellow cards which would send him off. (I suspect if he got close enough he could kick for the car.

Does this sound about right?
Title: Re: Foreign Home Games
Post by: clemon79 on June 09, 2014, 12:18:57 AM
Just like The Price Is Right is...you have a bunch of minigames in there, and then everyone comes back and plays the soccer pitch game for the car at the end.
I have this vague memory of watching Spanish television with my mom and some guy was in a soccer kit, moving along squares on the floor, and whatever the arrow was, he would move that way until finding two yellow cards which would send him off. (I suspect if he got close enough he could kick for the car.

Does this sound about right?

That's exactly the one. Chunks of Astroturf covered up the squares.
Title: Re: Foreign Home Games
Post by: Thunder on June 09, 2014, 12:23:59 AM
I had forgotten about the 15 minutes of game show fun that they are forced to squeeze into 6 minutes at the end of the show.

/Lo felicito.
Title: Re: Foreign Home Games
Post by: alfonzos on November 10, 2014, 11:03:18 PM
Latest find: Show do Milhão, the Brazilian version of WWtbaM.
Title: Re: Foreign Home Games
Post by: alfonzos on January 19, 2015, 08:09:08 PM
New to the top of the pile: 100 Mexicanos Dijeron. The is a very nice production. Each question is limited to exactly five correct answers but each question is on a card with white lettering on a black background so it can be read from a distance. The game comes with 480 questions.
Title: Re: Foreign Home Games
Post by: alfonzos on June 14, 2015, 03:08:58 PM
This just in: Privé de sens, a Canadian French-language game show home game. There were five of them on a thrift store shelf.
Title: Re: Foreign Home Games
Post by: Matt Ottinger on June 14, 2015, 05:20:07 PM
This just in: Privé de sens, a Canadian French-language game show home game. There were five of them on a thrift store shelf.

Sounds like a great score!
Title: Re: Foreign Home Games
Post by: Bob Zager on June 15, 2015, 06:22:06 PM
When you click this link, you can see some home versions of popular Canadian game/reality shows in French:

http://www.gladius.ca/en/By-collection/Comme-a-la-tele

And at this next link, you'll see a version of what was known in the U.S. as "Who's Still Standing," "first marketed in Israel.":

https://www.behance.net/gallery/6885169/STILL-STANDING-TRIVIA-GAME-HOME-EDITION
Title: Re: Foreign Home Games
Post by: alfonzos on October 29, 2015, 08:11:04 PM
I just found "Would I Lie to You?" today. Here is a link to the You Tube channel for the series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE4-InHSpklCGGYMmxosxBqzkb5LLgIUQ (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE4-InHSpklCGGYMmxosxBqzkb5LLgIUQ)
Title: Re: Foreign Home Games
Post by: TLEberle on January 07, 2016, 06:12:27 PM
Several months ago out of nowhere I found a home game of France's Fort Boyard--UK version is close to the original, the American pilot not at all.

/Not included: Bengal tigers to guard the treasure room or diminutive key-keepers to hold on to the prizes won by the team.
//Jacques!...The door.