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Brandon Brooks

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« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2006, 08:22:57 PM »
[quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'116424\' date=\'Apr 17 2006, 07:12 PM\']
[quote name=\'Brandon Brooks\' post=\'116421\' date=\'Apr 17 2006, 05:01 PM\']
2. The $1 Million Ants in the Pants / Cootie Challenge makes no sense.  Were you trying to be funny?  If you were, it really wasn't.
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Um. Monopoly is a board game. Ants In The Pants and Cootie are board games. I got the joke. I didn't laugh, but I got the joke. :)
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Never heard of either one. I recant then.

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« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2006, 08:33:33 PM »
[quote name=\'Brandon Brooks\' post=\'116427\' date=\'Apr 17 2006, 05:22 PM\']
Never heard of either one. I recant then.
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Clearly you were brought up on better board games than a lot of us were. ;)
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« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2006, 08:33:49 PM »
"Take your stupid Ants in the Pants with you!" -- Eric Cartman

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« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2006, 08:36:19 PM »
[quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'116430\' date=\'Apr 17 2006, 05:33 PM\']
[quote name=\'Brandon Brooks\' post=\'116427\' date=\'Apr 17 2006, 05:22 PM\']
Never heard of either one. I recant then.
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Clearly you were brought up on better board games than a lot of us were. ;)
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"Ants in the pants?" Yeesh. Whatever happened to good old-fashioned Backgammon? :)

I've still gotta learn that game...

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« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2006, 08:38:26 PM »
Since there's such an interest in Sudoku, perhaps they could make a game out of that, and "block" it with Scrabble.  I know I'd love to see it come back, especially if Chuch hosted.  While the Sudoku idea's not necessarily great, at least it's new, and hey, it's better than lots of other things that have been tried.

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« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2006, 08:38:38 PM »
[quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'116430\' date=\'Apr 17 2006, 08:33 PM\']
[quote name=\'Brandon Brooks\' post=\'116427\' date=\'Apr 17 2006, 05:22 PM\']
Never heard of either one. I recant then.
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Clearly you were brought up on better board games than a lot of us were. ;)
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I'm wondering if it might be an age thing. Initially baffled that Brandon had not heard of either game, I asked a co-worker (who is around 20) and he'd heard of Ants in the Pants, but not Cootie.

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« Reply #36 on: April 17, 2006, 08:52:25 PM »
[quote name=\'whoserman\' post=\'116434\' date=\'Apr 17 2006, 05:36 PM\']
"Ants in the pants?" Yeesh. Whatever happened to good old-fashioned Backgammon? :)

I've still gotta learn that game...
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I love backgammon. Here is a link to a really world-class backgammon program, if you want to learn. Just remember to set it to Really Freakin' Easy to start out. It kicks my ass on "Kindergartener." :)
[quote name=\'PalCatIN\' post=\'116435\' date=\'Apr 17 2006, 05:38 PM\']
While the Sudoku idea's not necessarily great, at least it's new, and hey, it's better than lots of other things that have been tried.
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Apparently it's been tried in the UK, and it pretty much ate ass.
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« Reply #37 on: April 17, 2006, 08:55:33 PM »
[quote name=\'aaron sica\' post=\'116436\' date=\'Apr 17 2006, 07:38 PM\']
[quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'116430\' date=\'Apr 17 2006, 08:33 PM\']
[quote name=\'Brandon Brooks\' post=\'116427\' date=\'Apr 17 2006, 05:22 PM\']
Never heard of either one. I recant then.
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Clearly you were brought up on better board games than a lot of us were. ;)
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I'm wondering if it might be an age thing. Initially baffled that Brandon had not heard of either game, I asked a co-worker (who is around 20) and he'd heard of Ants in the Pants, but not Cootie.
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I've played Cootie, but I have no idea what "Ants in the Pants" might be.
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« Reply #38 on: April 17, 2006, 08:57:58 PM »
[quote name=\'PalCatIN\' post=\'116435\' date=\'Apr 17 2006, 08:38 PM\']
Since there's such an interest in Sudoku, perhaps they could make a game out of that, and "block" it with Scrabble.  I know I'd love to see it come back, especially if Chuch hosted.  While the Sudoku idea's not necessarily great, at least it's new, and hey, it's better than lots of other things that have been tried.
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It sounds good in theory but the execution will likely be horrible.  Put yourself in the seat of an average viewer.  As a viewer, would you be even slightly interested in seeing total strangers do sudoku puzzles?  There is a possible plus to a sudoku format--it *might* make for a decent interactive game...

...even though you could go to any of hundreds or thousands of sites to get the same experience.

Edit not worthy of its own reply:  In addition to Cootie, Don't Spill the Beans, and Ants in the Pants, there was a fourth game--Don't Break the Ice.  My five-year-old cousin loves that game, especially when he beats me. >:O  He's in for some fierce revenge when he's a teenager and he thinks he'll kick my ass in Trivial Pursuit. :-)
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« Reply #39 on: April 17, 2006, 08:59:09 PM »
I remember both, and a third one "Don't Spill the Beans", which I actually had. The only one I remember how to play is "Beans"

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« Reply #40 on: April 17, 2006, 09:46:03 PM »
In an attempt to pull this back on topic (which probably won't work) what about getting the rights to some foreign shows since they seem to be playing well here?  I would submit they get the rights to "Temptation" or, the game I can't stop playing on its hand-held version, "Countdown".  I refuse to believe a good producer couldn't take that format into something Americans would watch.

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« Reply #41 on: April 17, 2006, 10:09:07 PM »
[quote name=\'hmtriplecrown\' post=\'116443\' date=\'Apr 17 2006, 05:57 PM\']
It sounds good in theory but the execution will likely be horrible.  Put yourself in the seat of an average viewer.  As a viewer, would you be even slightly interested in seeing total strangers do sudoku puzzles?  There is a possible plus to a sudoku format--it *might* make for a decent interactive game...
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Meh, maybe someday Poker'll become passe, and you'll start seeing the World Series of Sudoku played for $10 million (1.179 billion yen.)

Then again, who'd pay $10,000 to plau Sudoku? :)
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« Reply #42 on: April 17, 2006, 10:25:08 PM »
[quote name=\'hmtriplecrown\' post=\'116372\' date=\'Apr 17 2006, 02:28 PM\']
I'm not saying I'd want Treasure Hunt to return but given the current big thing in games is Deal or No Deal, I wouldn't be surprised if Sony went with an existing, similar format.
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Point taken.  But then why not go to the mothership itself and do LMaD?

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Me?  I'd love to see Tic Tac Dough return.

Fine by me.  Something that involves a little skill wouldn't be the worst thing ever... :)
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« Reply #43 on: April 17, 2006, 10:59:41 PM »
Not that they have the rights, but I'd love to see Blockbusters return.

As for the original, they could always do a show based on mah-jongg.  ;-)
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« Reply #44 on: April 17, 2006, 11:09:50 PM »
Let's see. What hasn't been mentioned yet? ...How about The Million-Dollar Marble Masters? ;-)