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Jeremy Nelson

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #195 on: September 22, 2016, 11:59:31 PM »
Wheel of Fortune Free Play is now available for download here in the US. Some of you may have played the beta last year before it got pulled- your progress has been saved if you synced to your Facebook account.

For those who haven't played, it's turn based Wheel of Fortune, and is notable as one of the very few versions that has used Pat's voice and likeness.

I'm not a fan of having to collect rare items to move to a new city/world, but I am a fan of that wonderfully gaudy black and pink Surprise wedge. Someone on the design team likes us.
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« Reply #196 on: October 02, 2016, 12:15:02 PM »
Earlier this morning, I was in a Five Below store, and found the "Family Feud--Party Edition," in cardboard packaging, for only $3!  Last year at this time, it was available in a tin box, exclusively at Kohl's for around $10, when not on sale.

They did not have the Disney themed "FF" card game I addressed in an earlier post, but the clerk told me that more new stuff is on the way for the Xmas holiday season.  In the meantime, Cardinal has released a "Game Box," version of the board game "Would You Rather."

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« Reply #197 on: October 02, 2016, 02:10:08 PM »
Does it play differently than the show?
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« Reply #198 on: October 06, 2016, 12:07:14 PM »
Does it play differently than the show?

If you're referring to the Feud game, not really, just it plays with only three main game questions and Fast Money is played for $20,000, even though no play money is included.

If you're referring to Would You Rather, I'm not familiar with a TV show based on the board game.

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #199 on: October 06, 2016, 12:28:08 PM »
If there is a GO Calendar, Games and Toys store in your area, check out (at your convenience) to see if your area's store has some stuff they are supposed to be carrying, but that a new store in my area doesn't have in stock (at least yet).

*--Item not in stock

If the stores use the same counter set-up concept, there is supposed to be a narrow counter containing WOF*, the new regular edition of J! from Outset Media, and SEVEN (that's right) Family Feud related products:

EG's FF 5th edition, and Strikeout Card game

Plus, all from Cardinal Industries:

FF Card (Game Box)
FF Disney Board Game
FF Disney Card (Game Box)
FF Marvel Card (Game Box)
FF Platinum Board Game*

BTW, you can order online and arrange for shipment, or in-store pickup the "Platinum" game:

http://www.target.com/p/cardinal-industries-platinum-family-feud-signature-game/-/A-51168752
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« Reply #200 on: October 06, 2016, 02:48:01 PM »
I received a press release today from Fremantle about a new game from Ludia tying into the Buzzr brand, but it seems to just be a rebrand of the already available Plinko Slots app.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
LUDIA BRINGS BUZZR’S RETRO GAME SHOW FUN TO YOUR PHONE WITH THE NEW
BUZZR CASINO GAME
 
MONTREAL, QC, October 6, 2016 – In partnership with the U.S. based vintage game show channel, BUZZR, Ludia Games brings big wins, big brands and good times to your phone with the launch of its latest game, BUZZR Casino. Featuring actual vintage clips from BUZZR’s time capsule of retro game show programming, BUZZR Casino combines the best elements from some of the greatest hits of all times: Family Feud, Card Sharks, Press Your Luck, Let’s Make A Deal and many more.
 
Packed with amazing free social slots and exciting casino games, BUZZR Casino is the perfect complement to the retro game show network.  Players will have a chance to try and beat the odds of the BUZZR Slot and unlock new slots based on classic TV game shows as they level up. Additionally, they will be able to multiply their winnings by making it to the Bonus Round, dropping that PLiNKO chip, or by getting a shot at Free Spins.  All the while, as they maneuver through the game, players will be able to view some of the most fun and memorable moments from the vast library of retro game show content currently airing on the BUZZR network.

“With the launch of BUZZR Casino, Ludia brings a whole new experience to the genre, adding its own unique twist to it,” explains Alex Thabet, President and CEO of Ludia Games. “With a vast array of popular BUZZR brands to choose from, we are happy to offer players and fans alike, a high quality casino game that is sure to entertain them for hours.”
 
“The BUZZR retro game show formats that have stood the test of time offer the very best gameplay for a portable experience,” said Ron Garfield, executive vice president and general manager of BUZZR.  “The launch of BUZZR Casino represents the next phase of building BUZZR into a multigenerational, multiplatform brand.  BUZZR Casino will introduce the BUZZR brand to a new audience of game show enthusiasts."
 
BUZZR Casino features include:

§  Famous game show experiences like Family Feud, The Price is Right, Card Sharks, Press Your Luck, Let’s Make A Deal, and many more;
§  All new immersive video reel slot machines with stunning visual effects, authentic stages, sounds, and other game elements modelled after each retro game show;
§  A memorable Bonus Game in each BUZZR Slot: WIN BIG in PLiNKO, Fast Money Round, and more, all inspired by fan-favorite TV game shows;
§  The possibility to send and receive free gifts and spins from your friends.
 
Feeling lucky?  Meet us on the BUZZR Casino floor for a brand new experience that can be shared with friends and family. Available today for free on the App Store and Google Play.
 
BUZZR launched on June 1, 2015.  In just one year, network carriage has grown its availability to 65% of U.S. DMA households.  In addition, the number of markets the network is available in has quadrupled since the launch – with 67 markets now carrying BUZZR, including all Top 10 DMAs.  Recent market launches include Denver, Sacramento, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Buffalo and Raleigh.  Through BUZZR’s expanding relationship with their broadcast partners, the network is now also available on cable operators such as Time Warner, Comcast/Xfinity, Verizon, Cablevision, Cox and Charter to name a few. 

Distribution efforts for BUZZR are being led by Debmar-Mercury.
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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #201 on: October 08, 2016, 01:45:16 PM »
It's another casino game with game show skins and a few clips thrown in. It's not bad, it just doesn't stand out.
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« Reply #202 on: October 11, 2016, 12:48:26 AM »
I noticed on today's first-run episode of Celebrity Name Game that they are now pushing their CNG home game.  Looks like it retails for $25, but you can get it for $19.99 at Amazon. 

https://www.amazon.com/PlayMonster-7421-Celebrity-Name-Game/dp/B01FSV2YYK/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1473387299&sr=8-1&keywords=celebrity+name+game&linkCode=ll1&tag=lodestonepurple-20&linkId=63c5136217958c3f9901a187b1a9162d

Hard to tell for sure, but it looks like the home game follows the format of Season One's early rounds (Famous Names only).  Then again with this game, it's probably not too hard to create your own cards with Words/Phrases That Begin With The Letter "_".


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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #203 on: October 11, 2016, 08:49:14 AM »
Wheel of Fortune Free Play is now available for download here in the US. Some of you may have played the beta last year before it got pulled- your progress has been saved if you synced to your Facebook account.

I'm surprised more hasn't been said. I do enjoy the game, but my enjoyment would be a lot more if they didn't have puzzles that make absolutely no sense.

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« Reply #204 on: October 11, 2016, 09:22:23 AM »
I do enjoy the game, but my enjoyment would be a lot more if they didn't have puzzles that make absolutely no sense.
Between that and the grinding is why I uninstalled it. The ideas were good but it got boring very quickly and lack of area-specific QC made it worse.
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« Reply #205 on: October 11, 2016, 12:30:10 PM »
To me, their bonus round payouts make no sense. Okay, sure, you play for additional credits and all, but what's with the "Hot Dog Cart", etc. (playing the NYC theme version)? Why not just have the bonus wheel and you "win" "cash" or a "car"? The latter could even allow for product placement.

I know I'm overanalyzing a free time-waster, but it just seems odd to me.
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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #206 on: October 11, 2016, 12:36:57 PM »
To me, their bonus round payouts make no sense. Okay, sure, you play for additional credits and all, but what's with the "Hot Dog Cart", etc. (playing the NYC theme version)? Why not just have the bonus wheel and you "win" "cash" or a "car"? The latter could even allow for product placement.

I know I'm overanalyzing a free time-waster, but it just seems odd to me.

To force everyone to grind.  If you're a weaker player, your boxes get reset (although you can close out when you lose to prevent that).  If you're a strong player, you finish your souvenirs but are still held back by cash.
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« Reply #207 on: October 11, 2016, 01:12:31 PM »
Yes, and because in an F2P game collectibles are one way to suck people in.
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« Reply #208 on: October 11, 2016, 08:03:34 PM »
With a local K-Mart going out of business, I broke down and bought both Celebrity Name Game and the new Outset Jeopardy!, saving 25% on each. Both have good and bad points. I'm impressed with the timer in CNG, a battery-operated device better made than the Endless Million Dollar Password eardrum breaker. Flip the toggle for your choice of 45 or 75 seconds. Both games wisely figure that you won't always have the same amount of players as the TV shows, so they bend the rules a bit, such as choosing only one cluegiver for the bonus game. No play money - chips are awarded for right answers, turned in for points written on a score pad. A fair number of main game cards are a mix of celebrity names and things (titles, objects, etc). I must admit the third round (TV's Craig cluegiver round) has me scrating my head. I'm attaching the rule sheet - https://cdn.shptrn.com/media/mfg/1725/media_document/9144/7421_CNG_RULES.pdf?1467327262 - and see if it makes sense to you. As to Jeopardy, most of you have seen the pictures of it, using a variation of the Tyco version. The company site doesn't have the rules up yet, but a couple of things were interesting. In this version, players do not go into debt. If they run out of money, they cannot be fined for wrong answers, according to the rule sheet. Heck, you need paper and pencil for Final Jeopardy - why not just write a running tally of negatives, or turn play money upside down to represent a negative total? The most interesting thing about this version is that there are 72 Jeopardy and 72 Double Jeopardy cards - each card being one category set of questions. This makes for - if you use fresh cards for every game - material for a total of 12 full games with no repeats. There are 36 Final Jeopardy cards. Granted, other than the owner of the game, you'll probably have different people playing the game, so why necessarily have material for 60, 75, 80 or more games printed up, increasing the price of production? Let me ask for some opinions - how many of us have gone all the way through a Password, Family Feud - even a Taboo, Tribond or Trivial Pursuit game - and played all the material before the game wound up at the bottom of the closet, and two years later hits the yard sale or Goodwill? IIRC, Chris Lemon stated that a good TV home game could work with material for at least 25 full games. Super-dedicated fans might burn through that many, but not the average. I'd be interested in your thoughts, as I've been submitting games to companies over the last couple of years, and one thing I'm told is to do all possible to make the game simple and thrifty to manufacture. Less material = less printing = less cost to pass on to the consumer. K-Mart's full shelf price for Jeopardy was $15.99, less than the usual game of that type, averaging $19.99.
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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #209 on: October 11, 2016, 08:21:00 PM »
how many of us have gone all the way through a Password

<raises hand> Multiple sets. (We mark the date on cards we have played so that if we DO recycle we know what the older ones are.)

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Trivial Pursuit game

This one is even easier, because you bury the card at the back of the box after reading one of the six questions, so ABSOLUTELY material starts to recycle eventually.

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Chris Lemon stated that a good TV home game could work with material for at least 25 full games. Super-dedicated fans might burn through that many, but not the average.

No, the rule of thumb (and when I say "rule of thumb", I mean "for actual game publishers." I am not pulling this number out of my ass) is 25 games worth of content because that *is* the average.

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Less material = less printing = less cost to pass on to the consumer

And less sales of that and future products, if you don't produce enough material and leave the customer feeling like they didn't get their money's worth.
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