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Bob Zager

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #420 on: March 29, 2019, 12:57:14 PM »
Outset Media Games, which produces the line of Jeopardy! home game products has just released a card game, not to be confused with their "Travel Edition."  Here's a link to the company's website entry:

http://www.outsetmedia.com/games/jeopardy-hang-tab-card-game

When you click the "instructions" you'll notice they failed to describe the rules for wagering on "Daily Double"s!

I found out through a reliable source that the game contains "70 cards" which may/may not include the two cards used for the instructions.  Whether that is the case or not, there would be only about five games worth of material, without repeating anything, even when considering you randomly choose one card (and one "clue," from it) for Final Jeopardy! from the entire deck!


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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #421 on: March 30, 2019, 09:02:13 AM »
Assuming this is the same game my girlfriend got me for Christmas, there are 20 clues printed on each card.

EDIT: Nevermind.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2019, 11:15:00 PM by SamJ93 »
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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #423 on: April 25, 2019, 02:36:32 PM »
I recently got a copy of the new card game from Outset Media, and like their "Travel Edition," each of the 70 cards has one category/five dollar amounts on one side, and five clues/responses on the other.  The cards are much smaller in size, but surprisingly, readable!

In addition to only enough material for five games (without repeating any material), I found only three J! round categories, and six DJ! round categories have Daily Double indicators.  Going by that, there is only enough material for THREE games w/o repetition!

Of course, the company does mention that this "hang tab version is a good introduction to the game, so if you enjoy it, take a look at the Deluxe or Travel version."

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #424 on: June 19, 2019, 01:13:05 PM »
Endless Games website is now showing on their "Coming Soon," page their AKA box game and Jeopardy Card Game.

https://endlessgames.com/product-category/all-games/coming-soon/

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #425 on: June 19, 2019, 06:58:43 PM »
Endless Games website is now showing on their "Coming Soon," page their AKA box game and Jeopardy Card Game.

https://endlessgames.com/product-category/all-games/coming-soon/

I for one am looking forward to picking up a copy of AKA once it hits the sheleves! From what Iíve read, the game is very reminiscent to Double Talk.

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #426 on: June 19, 2019, 08:11:51 PM »
As for Jeopardy!, it looks like thereís only enough material for 4 games.  Hard pass.

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« Reply #427 on: June 19, 2019, 10:05:07 PM »
I get that it's only $7, but what an incredibly wasteful way to go about making a Jeopardy game.
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Bob Zager

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #428 on: June 20, 2019, 11:10:13 AM »
As for Jeopardy!, it looks like thereís only enough material for 4 games.  Hard pass.

As I'd mentioned a few posts earlier, the "hang tab" card game from Outset Media has only enough material for five games maximum with no repetition (actually only THREE, when considering they have only three J! round cards with DD indications, and only six DJ! round cards likewise), and it sells for $1 more BTW!

I'd say the EG version would be more worth the money since it uses a lot more cards than OM's.

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #429 on: June 20, 2019, 11:44:31 AM »
I get that it's only $7, but what an incredibly wasteful way to go about making a Jeopardy game.

The point of these games is not to create an heirloom you will pass down to your grandkids; the point is to create something that hangs on a peg at the drugstore and is picked up along with the Cheetos and SnoCaps to keep the family amused on a road trip as opposed to the kids watching that goddamn Spongebob DVD AGAIN. ("Really, dude, you're 17 years old. Get past it.")

Yes, they are a waste of cards and I'm not in any way a fan of the market segment, but they are a little easier to swallow when you understand the logic is closer to "hey, you spend $12 for two hours of entertainment at the movies" than being the next Terraforming Mars. They are meant to be disposable.
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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #430 on: July 03, 2019, 08:10:48 PM »
EG's website is now giving peeks at their new WOF card game, and Password game:

https://endlessgames.com/product/wheel-of-fortune-card-game/

https://endlessgames.com/product/password/

You'll notice that the WOF card game does NOT use dice as they mentioned in their toybuzz.com interview featured earlier in this subject posting.

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #431 on: July 03, 2019, 09:24:35 PM »
EG's website is now giving peeks at their new WOF card game, and Password game:

https://endlessgames.com/product/wheel-of-fortune-card-game/

https://endlessgames.com/product/password/

You'll notice that the WOF card game does NOT use dice as they mentioned in their toybuzz.com interview featured earlier in this subject posting.

I am unreasonably happy at seeing that Password appears to be reverting to vinyl word holders. The paper and cardboard ones just sucked so much.

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #432 on: July 03, 2019, 09:59:29 PM »
https://endlessgames.com/product/password/
I am unreasonably happy at seeing that Password appears to be reverting to vinyl word holders. The paper and cardboard ones just sucked so much.

For some reason, I find it interesting that even though the box description acknowledges that people have played the game for more than fifty years, and the art is certainly retro in design, nowhere on the box does it actually say that the game is based on a classic television program.  I mean, that appears to be true of the Wheel of Fortune card game as well, but I don't think there would be too many people who don't know what Wheel of Fortune is.  I think a lot of average folks might not be familiar with Password as a TV show.
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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #433 on: July 03, 2019, 10:22:36 PM »
Interesting that the scoreboard dial for this edition is pictured as a stand-up piece, like the old MB editions. I think Endless has always just used a flat square of cardboard, outside of the first edition, which really cheaped out with a plastic clip on the side of the box.

Also, 150 cards seems like a lot! Even if they're actually 75 two-sided cards, that's still a load of content. (Of course, since it's Endless, you have to cross your fingers that it's good content.)

EDIT: Website description says 150 cards, box art says 50, my money's on 50.
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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #434 on: July 04, 2019, 12:47:07 AM »
EDIT: Website description says 150 cards, box art says 50, my money's on 50.

Go with your gut. Even at 50 cards that's 100 games (playing by their rules) worth of content, but that's also about in line with other versions of Password. (Maybe it also comes with a Lightning Round deck, but the Lightning Round decks were never huge, so I'd just chalk this up to Endless being sloppy, because nobody ever went broke betting on Endless being sloppy.)
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