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Bryce L.

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #750 on: October 03, 2021, 05:04:50 PM »
Apparently a Supermarket Sweep game is coming- Buzzr is giving some away in a watch and win promotion…

Was the promo showing actual product image, or just horizontal scrolling message mentioning the upcoming give away?
Appeared to show the front and back of the box (whether actual product or mockup, I couldn't tell you).

EDIT: Here's the promo in question...

https://twitter.com/BUZZRtv/status/1443984134913892385

Fedya

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #751 on: October 03, 2021, 06:24:04 PM »
Take that game to your local supermarket and play!
-- Ted Schuerzinger, now blogging at http://justacineast.blogspot.com/

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Bob Zager

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #752 on: October 07, 2021, 11:18:16 AM »
Apparently a Supermarket Sweep game is coming- Buzzr is giving some away in a watch and win promotion…

Was the promo showing actual product image, or just horizontal scrolling message mentioning the upcoming give away?
Appeared to show the front and back of the box (whether actual product or mockup, I couldn't tell you).

EDIT: Here's the promo in question...

https://twitter.com/BUZZRtv/status/1443984134913892385

Being the avid box game collector I am, I was very surprised, and thrilled to read about this.  I hope it will be in stores, soon; though I am going to try to win a copy during the "Watch and win," week!

The other day I was inside one of the major department stores in my area (I'm not going to say which), and they had taped to some display counters photocopies of products for the holiday season.  Although they didn't have in stock the actual merchandise I was surprised to see shown in the plans for this year were card game and box game versions of ...........WWTBAM.  Apparently, the card game has been available for awhile at amazon.com:

https://www.amazon.com/Who-Wants-Millionaire-Card-Game/dp/B07XF1JPRJ/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=millionaire+ginger+fox&qid=1633618947&sr=8-1

Of the seven detailed click-on images, the last two clearly indicate a U.S. version.  You will even notice amazon.com clearly states if ordered from amazon.com the U.S version will be shipped, and the British version if bought at amazon.co.uk.

Here is a look at the U.S. box game, from the Ginger Fox games catalog:

https://assets.isu.pub/document-structure/210621142802-e35ff105bc603042432618e60d27e790/v1/2b02e040088bdf87d04a63a9db87b643.jpeg

It's been a long time since there has been any Millionaire themed board/card games here in the U.S.  There almost was a combination DVD/Board game from University Games/Imagination Gaming years ago.  I hope that Ginger Fox will release games based on The Chase here in the U.S., like they have done in the U.K.

Wonder whatever happened with the so called "America Says," board game.  Nobody from GSN seemed to have heard anything about such a product.

Jeremy Nelson

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #753 on: October 08, 2021, 10:33:53 AM »
Apparently a Supermarket Sweep game is coming- Buzzr is giving some away in a watch and win promotion…

Was the promo showing actual product image, or just horizontal scrolling message mentioning the upcoming give away?
Appeared to show the front and back of the box (whether actual product or mockup, I couldn't tell you).

EDIT: Here's the promo in question...

https://twitter.com/BUZZRtv/status/1443984134913892385
A couple takeaways based on the blurry box images:

You can make out from the corner of the box that it's made by Imagination Gaming- they did Press Your Luck and the recent Wheel and Jeopardy games, all of which had a mobile app component.

The back of the box shows a mobile companion app as well.

Bob Zager

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #754 on: October 08, 2021, 04:40:09 PM »
amazon.com is now taking preorders for Supermarket Sweep, and showing box art and contents on their site:

https://www.amazon.com/Imagination-Gaming-6823-Supermarket-Sweep/dp/B08Y612HKF/ref=sr_1_32?dchild=1&keywords=%22supermarket+sweep%22&qid=1633724976&sr=8-32

SuperMatch93

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #755 on: October 12, 2021, 10:15:57 PM »
Has anyone tried the Millionaire PC game that came out last year? If so, what did you think of it?

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1356240/Who_Wants_To_Be_A_Millionaire/

I've been on a bit of a Millionaire kick lately watching older British episodes and I've been trying to find a good PC version. I still have the original Jellyvision one on CD-ROM but it doesn't work on modern PCs due to issues with DirectShow, and the only other one I have is the 2010 Ludia one.
-William

"Game shows aren't about cruelty. They're about greed and wonderful prizes like poorly built catamarans." - Homer Simpson

Hastin

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #756 on: October 15, 2021, 01:51:23 PM »
Has anyone tried the Millionaire PC game that came out last year? If so, what did you think of it?

It's bad. Really. Bad. I'd recommend watching a stream before buying:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-QR1fCVXF0

Super clunky, audio voice overs are awful, only uses France/Rave soundtrack, no QA was done on the question banks, the lights don't even go down with the "lights down" cue - like they got 75% of the way there and were told "ship it".

Consider trying some of the old UK games from the Internet Archive, they work great (even on modern PCs).
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SuperMatch93

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #757 on: October 15, 2021, 05:03:49 PM »
Has anyone tried the Millionaire PC game that came out last year? If so, what did you think of it?

It's bad. Really. Bad. I'd recommend watching a stream before buying:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-QR1fCVXF0

Super clunky, audio voice overs are awful, only uses France/Rave soundtrack, no QA was done on the question banks, the lights don't even go down with the "lights down" cue - like they got 75% of the way there and were told "ship it".

Geez, and I thought the Ludia one dragged. I found myself skipping through that stream just to see each correct answer.

Thanks for the Internet Archive link, I'll give the British one a try.
-William

"Game shows aren't about cruelty. They're about greed and wonderful prizes like poorly built catamarans." - Homer Simpson