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Matt Ottinger

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #360 on: March 03, 2018, 06:00:31 PM »
Bumping to show this The Wall home game from France… could a US version be coming soon? https://www.amazon.fr/Dujardin-1055-Enfant-wall-face/dp/B004UUZRKY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520110983&sr=8-1&keywords=The+wall

I played this the other day!  Because the "balls" are hard plastic, they don't have the satisfying bounce that you see on the show, and tend to land with a disappointing and far-too-quick thud.  There are complicated worksheets for keeping score (home games should not be complicated) and of course a lot of the material is only interesting, or even understandable, to a European market.  The group I was with (including people who actually work on the US version) adapted our own version out of it, but there are still some pretty nasty hurdles to get past, primarily the fact that the player answering the questions has to spend most of the time isolated fro the rest.  As a collector, it's a neat item to own because it looks good, but I'd never recommend playing it.
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« Reply #361 on: March 03, 2018, 07:34:13 PM »
I played this the other day!  Because the "balls" are hard plastic, they don't have the satisfying bounce that you see on the show, and tend to land with a disappointing and far-too-quick thud.  There are complicated worksheets for keeping score (home games should not be complicated) and of course a lot of the material is only interesting, or even understandable, to a European market.  The group I was with (including people who actually work on the US version) adapted our own version out of it, but there are still some pretty nasty hurdles to get past, primarily the fact that the player answering the questions has to spend most of the time isolated fro the rest.  As a collector, it's a neat item to own because it looks good, but I'd never recommend playing it.

Things like this make me want to build my own: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzuBt4-UgCc

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #362 on: March 04, 2018, 11:53:08 PM »

Things like this make me want to build my own:

not gonna lie -- watching that build is extremely satisfying on a personal level and now i want to find one of those mini circular saws.

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #363 on: March 05, 2018, 07:36:14 PM »
Bumping to show this The Wall home game from France… could a US version be coming soon? https://www.amazon.fr/Dujardin-1055-Enfant-wall-face/dp/B004UUZRKY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520110983&sr=8-1&keywords=The+wall

I sure hope so!  I'd love to have one!  However, last month was the annual NY Toy Fair, and I hadn't read/heard any news about such a game coming to the U.S.  Don't forget, in the last few years, some things have come out, with no advance release notice, so it could come as a surprise.  You'd think based on the high-ratings success of the show, it would more likely happen!

TF1, the company releasing the game, has put out a number of French game show home games, including ones based on Millionaire, WOF, Money Drop, 1 VS 100 and more.

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« Reply #364 on: March 11, 2018, 04:20:03 PM »
After looking at the item illustration/description through amazon.fr, I was curious, does the game have some kind of prop to allow all the balls earned on a question to drop simultaneously?

Anyone know if the show itself is returning in the future? 

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #365 on: March 25, 2018, 03:55:52 AM »
Speaking of buzzer cards, Ginger Fox Games is set to release a new Blockbusters game in the UK.

http://www.gingerfox.co.uk/product/blockbusters/


I'm far more excited for this.

Bought a copy off eBay a couple months back. The whole thing comes in a box the size of a personal pan pizza, so it’s not big at all. You get 6 or 8 different letter layouts, and ten dedicated gold run boards. Scoring hexes are all made of thick cardboard, so they’ll last you a while, even if the content doesn’t.  There’s enough for 20 games, so 7-10 matches depending on how competitive yours are. There’s definitely a British lean in the questions, but it’s a solid pickup for $10.
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« Reply #366 on: March 25, 2018, 01:06:35 PM »
The Wall has been renewed for 20 more episodes.  It's not known when the new shows will air, but I would love to see a home version. 
There is an app version available for IOS and Android made by a company called Gold star Games.  The app closely follows the format of the TV show.

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« Reply #367 on: March 27, 2018, 08:06:05 PM »
This? https://itunes.apple.com/it/app/the-wall-gioco-tv/id1326042709?mt=8

Because this looks counterfeit as _hell_

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #368 on: March 27, 2018, 10:58:07 PM »
This? https://itunes.apple.com/it/app/the-wall-gioco-tv/id1326042709?mt=8

Because this looks counterfeit as _hell_

That's the one. Looks like he's already been hit with a C&D, too.
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« Reply #369 on: March 27, 2018, 11:05:11 PM »
Since Jeremy brought up Ginger Fox, I noticed they had two new games on their list, coming out this September:

http://www.gingerfox.co.uk/product/5-gold-rings-card-game/ 5 Gold Rings: The Card Game
http://www.gingerfox.co.uk/product/blankety-blank/ Blankety Blank

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« Reply #370 on: April 12, 2018, 10:12:17 AM »
The Tenable app came out today - it's from the same people who've done the apps for The Chase and Countdown, among other games.  Very faithful to the show, from what I've seen and played of it.

http://www.tenableapp.com

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« Reply #371 on: April 12, 2018, 08:23:39 PM »
The Tenable app came out today - it's from the same people who've done the apps for The Chase and Countdown, among other games.  Very faithful to the show, from what I've seen and played of it.

http://www.tenableapp.com
 
While this looks fun, you can't get this in the States, only in the UK. :(

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« Reply #372 on: April 12, 2018, 09:05:58 PM »
While this looks fun, you can't get this in the States, only in the UK. :(

It is quite possible to buy UK App Store apps in the US. I don't know how myself off the top of my head but I know it can easily be done.
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« Reply #373 on: April 13, 2018, 09:39:23 PM »
First things first, get yourself a UK iTunes Card. I get mine at seemingly-sketchy but in my experience legitimate sites like https://mitunes.tv.

Then make yourself an iTunes UK Apple ID: https://appleid.apple.com/account#!&page=create Don't add in a payment thing if you don't have to; you'll be able to add your iTunes Card code in later.

Log into your iTunes UK account on your iDevice and it'll switch you to the UK Store. Redeem your card, go buy The Chase and Tenable and Tipping Point and Countdown and everything else.

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #374 on: April 14, 2018, 12:17:52 PM »


Things like this make me want to build my own: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzuBt4-UgCc

Absolutely, Cory. That is really cool.
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