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Bob Zager

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #615 on: August 12, 2020, 05:30:20 PM »
I'd heard some rumors about one of these, and when doing a search I was surprised to see this page come up, but the prices are pretty high:

https://familyfeud.shop/

Scroll down toward the bottom, and you'll really be surprised!

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #616 on: August 12, 2020, 07:25:12 PM »
I'd heard some rumors about one of these, and when doing a search I was surprised to see this page come up, but the prices are pretty high:

https://familyfeud.shop/

Scroll down toward the bottom, and you'll really be surprised!

Somewhere, in a dark cold basement, 100 people are shackled to desks, taking surveys for brand new Family Feud homegame iterations.

As much as I hate Family Feud spitting out all these variants, the baby shower/bachelorette editions are smart, since people always seem to scramble last minute to find games for those parties.The zoo edition feels like a "Monopoly variant" level of overkill.

Let's not overlook that digital party game though- that looks like a solid game control with built in questions, and if that's the case, I would totally get that.

Packaging a plush Whammy with a PYL home game is really smart- considering that the game requires a phone for the spin rounds, I wonder what else comes in the box- questions and Whammy counters, maybe?


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« Reply #617 on: August 12, 2020, 07:35:00 PM »
Must have that plush Whammy.

Oh, there's a game too?
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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #618 on: August 12, 2020, 07:44:33 PM »
The zoo edition feels like a "Monopoly variant" level of overkill.

Agreed, and definitely a "buyer beware" scenario. We tried the Disney Feud once, and the questions were particularly bad. The points on offer were all out of whack, and even with a group of Disney heads, many answers were left unrevealed, no doubt because the polling results were very wide - few stand-out answers with a lot of responses.

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #619 on: August 13, 2020, 12:10:42 PM »
Upon further observation--It looks like the "Fast Money" round cards are featuring just FOUR survey questions on each card, and in the full promotional photo for the Kids version, upon closer view, it looks like there's only FOUR spaces to work with!

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Seen at a Target store today: PLINKO--The Home Game!
« Reply #620 on: August 16, 2020, 10:50:39 PM »
Sorry if someone else already posted this, but today I was in a Target store where I saw a new home version of Plinko.  It isn't totally cheap--$39.99--but the board is made of wood, it has operating lights (batteries sold separately), and to earn chips you play pricing games such as Now & Then and Hi-Lo.  Feel free to add comments or a pic.
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« Reply #621 on: August 16, 2020, 11:48:04 PM »
Sorry if someone else already posted this, but today I was in a Target store where I saw a new home version of Plinko.  It isn't totally cheap--$39.99--but the board is made of wood, it has operating lights (batteries sold separately), and to earn chips you play pricing games such as Now & Then and Hi-Lo.  Feel free to add comments or a pic.
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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #622 on: August 17, 2020, 07:52:37 PM »
The other day, I saw this in my local Dollar General store:

https://www.dollargeneral.com/licensed-wheel-of-fortune-game.html

While looking for the item above at DG's website, this also happened to pop up (which I did not see in the store):

https://www.dollargeneral.com/mattel-fast-fun-game-ast-1ct-0227065-1-1.html

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« Reply #623 on: August 17, 2020, 08:36:28 PM »
That's a funky-ass lookin' Blokus.
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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #624 on: August 22, 2020, 01:14:31 PM »
When looking at the Walmart website, it shows the Pyramid game with a different box cover:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pressman-100-000-Pyramid-Game/896385281

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #625 on: August 27, 2020, 12:31:38 PM »
The Amazon pre-order page for the new Millionaire game is up, and assuming they don't mess up the music, it could be pretty solid:

https://www.amazon.com/Who-Wants-Be-Millionaire-NSW-Nintendo/dp/B08FFPDS3J/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1LEWZ3SZ21KAP&dchild=1&keywords=who+wants+to+be+a+millionaire+game&qid=1598545735&sprefix=who+wants+mil%2Caps%2C234&sr=8-3

"The game offers a complete multiplayer experience with various and unseen game modes, including: “Family”, “Cooperative”, “One at a Time”, “Every Man for Himself”, and “Battle Royale”, to play up to 10 in LAN and up to 100 online"

"Featuring official music, sound effects, country-dedicated sets, and host behavior, this game has all of the ingredients to put you in the chair and under the pressures of the real TV show! All 6 iconic countries are represented in the game, each with its own set and a batch of 2,000 dedicated questions in their mother tongues: including the United Kingdom, USA, Spain, Italy, France, and Germany!"

I think a single release for the whole world feels pretty neat, and hopefully with rendering multiple sets, there will be some quality in other aspects. Devs did confirm that the screenshots provided for preorder were "an early build placeholder".
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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #626 on: August 30, 2020, 01:27:38 PM »
Two new games have popped up for your phone/tablet:

1.  "Tipping Point: BLAST", The addition of "blast" is great marketing, but also false advertising.  This game is hardly a "blast", it's dropping coins.  Rinse/repeat.  Don't get me wrong, it's a harmless enough way to kill some time and a question will pop-up from time to time if the right coin falls.  But 99% of the game is dropping coins.

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/tipping-point-blast/id1471370760

2.  The same developer has created "Two Words with Susie Dent" which is actually quite good.  Think Scrabble, but you only play off of the previously dropped word, and you can change one letter of that word.  It's a two player game and you can play against a FB friend (I have nobody with this game yet), the AI, or a random person. 

https://www.playtwowords.com

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #627 on: August 30, 2020, 01:30:15 PM »
Even more FF gaming is coming.  This one at walmart.com, though currently out of stock:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/CGI-ADG-Family-Feud-Blockbuster-GBC/846846834

Again, upon closer observation, it looks like Fast Money will only use FOUR survey questions, instead of five.

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #628 on: August 31, 2020, 07:41:48 AM »
The fact that the Blockbuster game is out of stock is not lost on me.

R.

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #629 on: August 31, 2020, 09:30:49 AM »
The first question I pull up on the back of that game's box is to name a Star Wars character.  The #8 answer, as written on the box, is PRINCES LEIA.  That doesn't exactly inspire confidence within me.