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weaklink75

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« on: May 17, 2010, 11:07:25 AM »
It's an hour-long called "Family Game Night"- I'm thinking this is the weekly one being talked about. No word on the Pictureka show that was in the works.

http://corporate.discovery.com/discovery-n...t-with-wave-of/
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2010, 12:45:57 PM »
[quote name=\'weaklink75\' post=\'240971\' date=\'May 17 2010, 10:07 AM\']It's an hour-long called "Family Game Night"- I'm thinking this is the weekly one being talked about. No word on the Pictureka show that was in the works.

http://corporate.discovery.com/discovery-n...t-with-wave-of/[/quote]

I'm looking forward to the Connect Four segment, presumably with checkers 3' in diameter and a 3-story-tall game board! Maybe in a 21st Century twist, opposing players will be on a narrow greased catwalk atop the board, each with a giant cushion to protect a column.

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2010, 04:11:00 PM »
Very OT:  Per that press release, The Hub will also show Fraggle Rock.  I'm more excited about that than Family Game Night.

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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2010, 04:18:37 PM »
[quote name=\'MikeK\' post=\'240984\' date=\'May 17 2010, 04:11 PM\']Very OT:  Per that press release, The Hub will also show Fraggle Rock.  I'm more excited about that than Family Game Night.[/quote]
Fraggle Rock is why I'm "Uncle Traveling Matt" to some of my friends' children (most of whom are in college now...geez).
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2010, 04:20:33 PM »
[quote name=\'Neumms\' post=\'240979\' date=\'May 17 2010, 11:45 AM\']I'm looking forward to the Connect Four segment, presumably with checkers 3' in diameter and a 3-story-tall game board! Maybe in a 21st Century twist, opposing players will be on a narrow greased catwalk atop the board, each with a giant cushion to protect a column.[/quote]
Will celebs be involved in this? :)
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2010, 04:47:36 PM »
I want mega-size "Operation".

/is Hasbro "Guess Who" as well?
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2010, 05:08:57 PM »
[quote name=\'tpirfan28\' post=\'240987\' date=\'May 17 2010, 04:47 PM\']/is Hasbro "Guess Who" as well?[/quote]
Milton Bradley, not to be confused with the temperamental baseball player.

If anyone from The Hub is reading, I have some intriguing ideas for new Yahtzee and Taboo games, and make everyone forget about the Marshall and Wylde versions.

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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2010, 05:17:37 PM »
[quote name=\'tpirfan28\' post=\'240987\' date=\'May 17 2010, 04:47 PM\']I want mega-size "Operation".[/quote]
It was already done...but it could work again (the thing is they have to figure out how to flow the games together to fit a GS format- but I trust Bob Boden and his crew can get it right). Just about any of the Parker Brothers/Milton Bradley line can be used (both owned by Hasbro)..
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2010, 05:19:48 PM »
[quote name=\'fostergray82\' post=\'240988\' date=\'May 17 2010, 05:08 PM\'][quote name=\'tpirfan28\' post=\'240987\' date=\'May 17 2010, 04:47 PM\']/is Hasbro "Guess Who" as well?[/quote]
Milton Bradley.[/quote]
Which, just so we're clear, is owned by Hasbro.
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2010, 05:30:59 PM »
[quote name=\'weaklink75\' post=\'240989\' date=\'May 17 2010, 05:17 PM\']the thing is they have to figure out how to flow the games together to fit a GS format- but I trust Bob Boden and his crew can get it right)[/quote]
Adapt maybe six or seven games, play with two teams.  Each game is played each day.  Winners stay on until defeated or win the rotation of games.  Maybe at the end of the "season" you could have some sort of tournament of champions.

/Cubs fan, so I do know about "Milton Bradley"

EDIT:  The video game "version" includes Battleship, Boggle, Connect Four, Sorry!, Sorry! Sliders and Yahtzee (and Scrabble was in another version)...games that seem kind of adaptable to TV.  I'd add Perfection to the rotation, too.
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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2010, 10:25:53 PM »
Other Hasbro games I can think of:

Game of Life
Clue
Pictionary
Pay Day
Scattergories
Parcheesi
Twister
Magic 8 Ball
Ouija
Mystery Date - late nights for this one.

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« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2010, 01:10:06 AM »
[quote name=\'BillCullen1\' post=\'241006\' date=\'May 17 2010, 10:25 PM\']Other Hasbro games I can think of:
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If I were in charge, I'd only want to have head-to-head games that could be completed in about 10 minutes and be visually interesting throughout.  That takes out half your list, more or less.

My thinking was 4 families, low scorer eliminated after each game; winner goes to do some game of chance (like Yahtzee) for the major prize.
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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2010, 01:59:44 AM »
[quote name=\'BillCullen1\' post=\'241006\' date=\'May 17 2010, 10:25 PM\']Other Hasbro games I can think of:

Game of Life[/quote]
To me, this has the same problem as Monopoly, too complex to play in 22 minutes.

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Clue
With some creative liberties, it could make for a nice murder mystery...but with the same characters, it could get repetitive.

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Pictionary
With the proper execution. I liked the Alan Thicke version, but it was a bit pedestrian at times. I guess there's only so much you can do with a drawing game show.

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Pay Day
Haven't played in years, but with some modifications, it could have potential. However, it could also fall into the Life/Monopoly trap.

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Scattergories
We agree here.

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Parcheesi
Twister
Magic 8 Ball
Ouija
Don't know how any of these could translate to a game show.

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Mystery Date - late nights for this one.
Perhaps.

Honestly, the ones I could see working are Yahtzee (if altered the way Scrabble was for TV), Taboo, Scattergories, and maybe a new Boggle, minus the touch-tone phone element.
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« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2010, 02:20:34 AM »
[quote name=\'fostergray82\' post=\'241014\' date=\'May 18 2010, 12:59 AM\']
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Pictionary
With the proper execution. I liked the Alan Thicke version, but it was a bit pedestrian at times. I guess there's only so much you can do with a drawing game show.[/quote]
My biggest issue I had with the show was the rounds took way too long, which made the rather simplistic gameplay drag bad. Loved the bonus round though.

/Wasn't it also pretty much the only game show out there besides WOF, J! and TPIR in 1996 disregarding cable?
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« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2010, 02:27:08 AM »
[quote name=\'J.R.\' post=\'241015\' date=\'May 18 2010, 02:20 AM\']/Wasn't it also pretty much the only game show out there besides WOF, J! and TPIR in 1996 disregarding cable?[/quote]
'97, but there was also Dating, Newlywed, and on weekends Click and Peer Pressure.
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