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Craig Karlberg

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« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2010, 04:13:57 AM »
At least the Hub is off to a good start acquiring Family Game Night.  Perfect for the Family Prime slot.

As for the games, I can visualize an oversized Twister gameboard with a giant Twister wheel.  It's a fun party game if you don't mind bending over backwards.  Operation might work, but with a few tweaks & modifications, it must be updated to today's standards,  A giant Connect Four board may look interesting, but you need somebody on the catwalk to "drop" that 3' chip in place.  It can get hectic sometimes so I probably wouldn't want that.  A good quick starter game would be Perfection where it's a race against time.  Yathzee is a good bonus game, but there was a board game version that uses cards.  Can't remember what it was called(I played that version back in 1993 at the Jersey shore).

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« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2010, 11:12:34 AM »
Yathzee is a good bonus game, but there was a board game version that uses cards. Can't remember what it was called(I played that version back in 1993 at the Jersey shore).
Was it Showdown Yahtzee? It's the only one I can think of that uses cards, and was released in 1991 so it fits your timeframe. I actually thought the game went unreleased for many years, until I found a copy at a thrift store near my home around 2007-08.

It really amazes me what I've found at second-hand stores...
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« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2010, 12:31:43 PM »
[quote name=\'Dan88\' post=\'241022\' date=\'May 18 2010, 11:12 AM\']It really amazes me what I've found at second-hand stores...[/quote]

Look harder, maybe you'll find a copy of Life.
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« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2010, 12:42:01 PM »
[quote name=\'Dan88\' post=\'241022\' date=\'May 18 2010, 11:12 AM\']I also have a nearby library that also sells second-hand items. I've gotten The Singing Bee (unopened!) ...[/quote]

My local Goodwill has tons of these for sale at cut rate, along with a DVD Donnymid game.

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« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2010, 12:44:27 PM »
[quote name=\'mmb5\' post=\'241028\' date=\'May 18 2010, 09:31 AM\']Look harder, maybe you'll find a copy of Life.[/quote]
Honestly, I wouldn't even wish that on him...
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« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2010, 12:48:50 PM »
[quote name=\'mmb5\' post=\'241028\' date=\'May 18 2010, 12:31 PM\']Look harder, maybe you'll find a copy of Life.[/quote]Five points and a hearty "Way to go." :)
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« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2010, 03:36:09 PM »
[quote name=\'fostergray82\' post=\'241014\' date=\'May 18 2010, 01:59 AM\'][quote name=\'BillCullen1\' post=\'241006\' date=\'May 17 2010, 10:25 PM\']Other Hasbro games I can think of:



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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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Well it did last in the UK for four seasons...admittedly they did change the core 6 characters every year.

Mousetrap could be good too...

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« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2010, 07:23:16 PM »
[quote name=\'mmb5\' post=\'241028\' date=\'May 18 2010, 12:31 PM\'][quote name=\'Dan88\' post=\'241022\' date=\'May 18 2010, 11:12 AM\']It really amazes me what I've found at second-hand stores...[/quote]Look harder, maybe you'll find a copy of Life.[/quote]
... And what is that supposed to mean? Mocking me for scouring second-hand shops for board games?

Lots of cool and interesting things have been found/recovered in that manner. That long-since-destroyed show with both of its existing episodes held by UCLA? A third was found on a videotape bought at a consignment shop. Or at a garage sale. Or in a grandma's attic. Or in a dumpster. Or in an x-year-old VCR that was put on the side of the road because its cords were missing. Or in a batch of random videotapes sold on Ebay.

I can't always get to a big-time store, Mike (I walk everywhere I go), but manage to find some good deals at Second-Hand Warehouse. I don't know whether that was your intention, or whatever, but I shouldn't "earn" that sort of comment through anything I do -- least of all because most of my recent board-game acquisitions were through SHW.
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« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2010, 07:25:20 PM »
I have an idea for Twister that can be made into a game show...

\ minus the physical contact...
\\ and played with clothes...
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You might very well think that, of course I couldn't possibly comment…

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« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2010, 08:06:07 PM »
40 minutes and no whoosh yet?
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« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2010, 08:14:17 PM »
Then I would appreciate your explaining what you meant, Mike. How was I supposed to take "Maybe you'll find a copy of Life" without it meaning "Get a life", hm?
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« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2010, 08:21:25 PM »
One other game that would work well is Outburst. Perfect for two families to compete against each other.

Scrabble, Boggle, Trivial Pursuit, Yahtzee and Taboo have been done, but they can certainly be redone. Not sure if the word puzzle game Jumble is licensed by Hasbro.

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« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2010, 08:42:27 PM »
Well, I'm going to have to mea culpa and self-whoosh, because I didn't think you got the pun, but your second diatribe has proven me wrong...

...but...

The quip had nothing to do with board games.  I have over 100 myself.  Just had two things that stopped me: 1-moving (since that takes tons of boxes) and 2-seeing Matt's collection.  I instantly knew I was never going to catch up.

Another board game to add to a reasonably good family game show would be Across Words.  I'll still be holding out for the All New Diplomacy-Civilization Fortnight.


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« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2010, 08:55:44 PM »
[quote name=\'fostergray82\' post=\'240988\' date=\'May 17 2010, 05:08 PM\']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.[/quote]

I don't think it's been mentioned yet but the brainchild who's been developing these programs is Mandel Ilagan. He was a terrific pickup for Hasbro's TV operation.

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« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2010, 10:33:02 PM »
Considering that Mandel's not only a huge game show fan (along with Boden) but also created Half Off, I suddenly feel a boost of confidence in Boden's new endeavor.

On a side note, a few people at BuzzerBlog were hoping that Scrabble (the game show) would be revived (preferably with no huge changes) for the new network. Should Hasbro be all for it and Fremantle doesn't try to screw yet another revival up -- in fact, Fremantle, just give the rights to Hasbro and go away. Don't interfere, don't suggest anything, don't even be within 300 miles of it.

Which reminds me -- what's Fremantle's reasoning for retooling formats that generally need little if any retooling?
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