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tvwxman

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« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2006, 03:25:06 PM »
[quote name=\'dzinkin\' post=\'122782\' date=\'Jun 29 2006, 03:16 PM\']
Reminds me of a co-worker who, when we went to NYC for a conference, wanted to eat at TGI Friday's.  It took some effort to persuade her to go to a place we don't have in Rochester -- in this case, the Carnegie Deli.
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TGI Fridays , Carnegie Deli......same thing. A Turkey Sandwich is a turkey sandwich is a turkey sandwich.

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« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2006, 03:32:49 PM »
[quote name=\'tvwxman\' post=\'122783\' date=\'Jun 29 2006, 12:25 PM\']
TGI Fridays , Carnegie Deli......same thing. A Turkey Sandwich is a turkey sandwich is a turkey sandwich.

Why is everyone looking at me funny?
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Because you went to the Carnegie Deli and DIDN'T order the pastrami? :)
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« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2006, 03:54:18 PM »
[quote name=\'Matt Ottinger\' post=\'122760\' date=\'Jun 29 2006, 07:52 AM\']
[quote name=\'TeppanYaki\' post=\'122754\' date=\'Jun 29 2006, 08:41 AM\']Did they have a clearance sale on "Joey" and Katie Couric t-shirts? ;)[/quote]Fully realizing (and enjoying) your joke, I did notice that Couric's children's book was on sale at 50% off.  And as a matter of fact, they do have a graveyard of leftover items from cancelled shows.[/quote]Not surprisingly, it has always been thus.  After one of the TPIR tapings I went to in 1991, I visited The CBS Store @ TV City and grabbed some discounted The Equalizer T-shirts for some friends.

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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2006, 09:51:56 PM »
I was in Toys R Us in Council Bluffs, IA tonight (Friday) and they had the
DOND Board Game for $19.99, and the card game for $9.99.  I didn't
see the DVD game-wasn't really sure where they'd put that... with the
DVDs, the XBox stuff, the board games... would like to hear more about
it before buying/ordering it.

Matt

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« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2006, 11:25:46 PM »
[quote name=\'mcsittel\' post=\'124223\' date=\'Jul 14 2006, 09:51 PM\']
. ... would like to hear more about
it before buying/ordering it.

Matt
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I took a look at the card game and it is well worth waiting until Christmas clearance or until it ends up being given free with a box of Golden Grahams, not unlike the WWTBAM first edition pc game was.
If you're really into pseudo-steel cases, then by all means, pick it up.
Otherwise, you probably should skip it.
With only random chances at what an offer would be and 10 offer cards or so, it's reallycheaply done. Granted, there is a handy pad with the DoND moneytree so you can keep score with what's gone, etc.
That would be worth tossing in with the board game at a later date.

To quote someone else in this thread that I probably should properly quote:

The card game is "broken".

I still have to take some pics for the board game version. It is really well done for what's included.
Moneyboard, instructions, little but still nicelysized briefcase pouches and decent quality case value cards.

I modified mine as the cards kept slipping out before I wanted to do a reveal.
It was a minor problem with an easy solution.

I tossed a $2 calculator into the box for the not-so-mathistically inclined (i.e. me) for the bank offers.

Pictures of the parts and mods are coming soon.

Also, still no word on the dvd game hitting anywhere in my area yet. At least anywhere but my local TRU.

The UPCs are still there for where I work, but my store hasn't received the board game at all. None are even on order but it shows that it can be.

I am happy that the TRU is 1 mile from work. Picked the game up on my lunch break. They had 36 board versions and a metric crapload of the card game.

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« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2006, 12:55:51 AM »
As promised, a quick and dirty DoND home game review thingy now begins.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/Dea...al/boxfront.jpg

For the box contents:

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/Dea...al/contents.jpg

First, the moneytree:

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/Dea.../standfront.jpg

The value covers for mine were smoky, not blue, unlike depicted on the box. The back does say "colors may vary", however.

The moneytree rests on a flat surface with this stand:
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/Dea...odeal/stand.jpg

There's a pile of money for the multiplayer version.
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/Dea...pileofmoney.jpg

You even get a $0.01 paper token for the chump games, too.
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/Dea...eal/onecent.jpg

Short version: each player gets a certain amount of money to risk in their game. The others open the cases and the main player can either pay to guess and win what is revealed in each successive round, case by case, or not. If you were to pay the fee and correctly guess that the $100,000 is in the next case you've chosen, you win $100,000 from the bank as a bonus, of sorts.

There are 2 wildcards for the multiplayer game: $750 and $0.01. If the $0.01 is revealed, the host wins the pile of money fees, the "kitty." $750 card revealed nets the player who is the case opener wins the kitty. The rules are more clearly explained with the pamphlet but it's not a bad concept. The rest of the game remains the same.

There are 26 money cards, just like the tv version. The cards are a bit flashier than the tv ones, but suitable and glossy.
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/Dea...millioncard.jpg

They fit right into the oversized briefcase pouches.
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/Dea...al/opencase.jpg

I taped one side of it for maximum effect in revealing case values. That and the damn cards tend to fall out. They are that slick.

The 26 cases, seen here:
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/Dea...odeal/cases.jpg

There's no set banker forumla but the guideline is the total money values left of the board divided by the number of unopened cases. I wrote a cheat sheet for my pamphlet so the bank offers don't take forever. There's also a suggestion for negotiating bank offers as well.
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i238/Dea.../cheatsheet.jpg

I have yet to play the multiplayer version. As far as one-on-one games, I had no problem getting a game finished in about 10 minutes.

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« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2006, 01:57:59 AM »
Well so far I've called 4 local Toys "R" Us stores near me for the DVD game. 2 said all they had was the card game and board game. And two had them but were getting more soon, so I'm probably going to go check one of those on Monday.

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« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2006, 10:14:35 AM »
[quote name=\'ShoeHorn\' post=\'124235\' date=\'Jul 14 2006, 11:55 PM\']

There's no set banker forumla but the guideline is the total money values left of the board divided by the number of unopened cases. I wrote a cheat sheet for my pamphlet so the bank offers don't take forever.
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That isn't exactly the formula. However, if you goto my site you can download a "Deal Calculator" which will give you a bank offer (it's up to you to round up or down to whatever offer you want to make).

http://www.qwizx.com/gameshows/gscontrols

Sorry for pimping my site again, but I figure that if the homegames don't tell you how to calculate a "proper" offer, you may as well have some help.
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« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2006, 02:30:40 PM »
ToysRUs.com says the DVD game does not come out until 7/31.  However, they have no mention of the $100,000 Pyramid game.
« Last Edit: July 15, 2006, 02:30:48 PM by WhammyPower »

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« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2006, 01:21:12 AM »
(Yes, my first post.  Hello!)

[quote name=\'WhammyPower\' post=\'124256\' date=\'Jul 15 2006, 01:30 PM\']
ToysRUs.com says the DVD game does not come out until 7/31.
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Not true.  I called the Toys R Us in Merrillville, IN earlier this evening and was confirming if they had the DVD game.  It's currently in-stock and selling for $19.99.

(EDIT:  Turns out that they misunderstood what I asked for.  They have the Pressman board game available for $19.99.  Decided to take a pass for the time being, but that's still a good deal.  They also had the card game mentioned below.  Both of them looked like they were selling quite fast.)

I did pick up the briefcase card game today at the mall I work in for $12.99.  I know the reviews haven't been satisfactory, but I still wanted to pick it up for the hell's sake.  But to tell you how popular the game is around here, the game hasn't been out very long and they've nearly went through three shipments of them!  Each shipment, according to the manager, had 18 units in it.

Just thought I'd let you guys know that if it isn't at your Toys R Us yet, I'd imagine it should be in this upcoming week.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2006, 02:04:09 PM by Regian »

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« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2006, 10:40:26 PM »
My local TRU had none of the board games in stock, they said they sold through them like wildfire. They told me they did get a shipment that day, but only received the card games. I picked up the card game for $9.99. The cashier, when she told me my total, said "Deal or No Deal"?
I'm not playing by the rules they give you (being that they are so flawed), and I'm using Jay Lewis' awesome bank offer software to calculate offers (so I pretty much threw out the bank offer cards with it). I'll pick up the board game later.

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« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2006, 10:49:42 PM »
[quote name=\'bwood\' post=\'124317\' date=\'Jul 16 2006, 07:40 PM\']
My local TRU had none of the board games in stock, they said they sold through them like wildfire. They told me they did get a shipment that day, but only received the card games. I picked up the card game for $9.99. The cashier, when she told me my total, said "Deal or No Deal"?
I'm not playing by the rules they give you (being that they are so flawed), and I'm using Jay Lewis' awesome bank offer software to calculate offers (so I pretty much threw out the bank offer cards with it). I'll pick up the board game later.
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So lemme get this straight, you were so hard up for a home game version of DoND that you bought the laughably inferior card game because the board game was out of stock, AND you're gonna buy the board game later?

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« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2006, 11:08:21 PM »
[quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'124318\' date=\'Jul 16 2006, 10:49 PM\']
So lemme get this straight, you were so hard up for a home game version of DoND that you bought the laughably inferior card game because the board game was out of stock, AND you're gonna buy the board game later?

Wanna buy a P-p-p-powerbook?
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Come on, Chris. While what bwood did didn't really make a whole hell of a lot of sense, that was just a little overboard.

(And I'd like to meet the idiot who actually bough the P-p-powerbook.)
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« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2006, 12:05:27 AM »
[quote name=\'PYLdude\' post=\'124320\' date=\'Jul 16 2006, 08:08 PM\']
Come on, Chris. While what bwood did didn't really make a whole hell of a lot of sense, that was just a little overboard.
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No, I really don't think it was. The guy's said he bought the card game, which we've already established sucks ass, and then is ignoring half of it, leaving him with a deck of cards with dollar amounts from $.01 to $1,000,000, and a second deck numbered 1 to 26. And THEN he announced his intent to buy that AGAIN, in a slightly different form.

There's a word for someone like that, and that word is also a synonym for "lollipop".
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« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2006, 05:58:42 PM »
I have a home game collection. I don't care if it's the same thing repackaged, it's a different game (in a sense) so I'm still buying it to collect it. I probably won't even play the board game. Call me a sucker if you want, I don't care. I like collecting home games, even similar ones.