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TLEberle

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #495 on: September 08, 2019, 02:25:31 AM »
I figured that it wasn’t exact nor would you buy them for quiz bowl practice (buy the Trebisky octopus for that) but for a game that has buzzer races use them.
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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #496 on: September 16, 2019, 11:10:57 AM »
There’s a board game at Target called “Just One” that uses the same premise as the Odd Ball pilot (panel gives one word clues to a word/subject, but repeats are discarded before the words are revealed to the guesser). It goes for about $20.
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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #497 on: September 16, 2019, 11:28:55 AM »
There’s a board game at Target called “Just One” that uses the same premise as the Odd Ball pilot (panel gives one word clues to a word/subject, but repeats are discarded before the words are revealed to the guesser). It goes for about $20.
That's mildly irritating in that I buy these games as an early adopter and then they end up at Target. That said please support your friendly local board game designers and buy good games.
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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #498 on: September 16, 2019, 11:35:30 AM »
That's mildly irritating in that I buy these games as an early adopter and then they end up at Target.

Right? Making Spiel des Jahres-winning games available to a mass audience is simply *awful*.
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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #499 on: September 16, 2019, 01:17:16 PM »
That's mildly irritating in that I buy these games as an early adopter and then they end up at Target.

Right? Making Spiel des Jahres-winning games available to a mass audience is simply *awful*.

I think he means that the prices get cut once they go to department stores, but I understand your sentiment.
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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #500 on: September 16, 2019, 01:42:28 PM »
I think he means that the prices get cut once they go to department stores, but I understand your sentiment.

I am still utterly failing to see a problem with that.

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« Reply #501 on: September 19, 2019, 03:19:54 PM »
Also, on the page of the local affiliate carrying America Says, a home game is mentioned as in stores and online, though I have seen no evidence of a home game yet.  https://www.wbnx.com/shows/america-says

I sure hope it is true, and in recent years some things were mentioned as, "coming soon," but not coming out at all.  In 2014/2015, TDC Games, (the company mentioned earlier as having released a home game of "STUDS,") was supposed to release a full-size board game version of "Hollywood Game Night," and later a game based on the HGN sub-game, "Four Letter Words."  Neither was released most likely because TDC Games filed for bankruptcy protection (TDC has since been bought out by another game maker).  You'll see that TDC put a slogan on their "Four Letter Words" prototype box that seemed to fit the bankruptcy situation right on:

http://www.purplepawn.com/2015/02/toy-fair-2015-more-hollywood-game-night-from-tdc/

This year there were some rumors that a home version of "The Wall," was coming to the U.S.  After addressing the possibility of a version (from Ravensburger), no rep from the company was able to confirm anything.  They have versions in Germany, Italy, and France; but no U.S. game!

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #502 on: October 02, 2019, 12:41:43 PM »
Just a few hours ago, the 2019 Fall Toy Preview in Dallas, TX began.  While searching for online magazine reports, I found a section called "Brand Profile," in TFE (Toys and Family Entertainment) Magazine.  It was about Nickelodeon's new version of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader."

The final paragraph began with the quote:  "Following the show's successful launch this past summer, we began working with our games licensee to bring the new version of the board game to retailers later this fall, in time for the holidays."

No word as to whom the game is being made by, but, boy, there were four earlier board games;  two based on the original series by Hasbro, one based on the syndicated edition from Patch Products, and one based on Foxworthy's second FOX network series from Hasbro.

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #504 on: October 03, 2019, 01:12:49 PM »
You Bet (Your Wife)
Danger Word
and Blindfolded Musical Chairs

Sometimes I am amused to see just how far I am outside of the market for a particular party game.

These three land somewhere in Baltimore. :)
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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #506 on: October 03, 2019, 02:49:07 PM »
and Blindfolded Musical Chairs
https://www.amazon.com/Ellen-Blindfolded-Musical-Chairs-Game/dp/B07Q89Y7C1/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=ellen%27s+games+blindfolded+musical+chairs&qid=1570120587&s=toys-and-games&sr=1-1
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A weird variation on musical chairs  based on a segment of a television program that isn't really a game show itself?

It's been done.

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #507 on: October 13, 2019, 05:16:25 PM »
If you ever wanted to play a simpler, duller, more straightforward version of '60s Match Game and pay $25 for the privilege, Blank Slate is here for you. If you want a pack of cards to give you some Super Match ideas and some wipe-off boards, it'll be $2-3 at Goodwill next year.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G2VHPRW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_km5ODb01R4GPQ
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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #508 on: October 13, 2019, 05:18:40 PM »
I have a burgeoning box full of word cards to play Codenames, Go! and the Winners Circle—as much as I love OG MG I think I can cool my heels until it becomes a ding ‘n’ dent close out.
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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #509 on: October 14, 2019, 11:52:38 PM »
From another angle of Match Game-adjacent things, say you were, maybe, a bit of an obsessive with a penchant for hosting over-the-top game show parties in your living room. You know, just for example's sake.

Well, you could give your Match Game panel (or contestants for whatever game you've put together) light-up namebars. And with the posted sale, another 15% off with the discount code, and 5% off with the RedCard, you'd pay just over $10 for each of these. Again, in theory.

https://www.target.com/p/diy-lightbox-novelty-led-table-lamp-black-room-essentials-8482/-/A-53216203
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