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Re: TPIR Season 43 news...
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2014, 11:58:05 PM »
Two words: Trader Drew
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Re: TPIR Season 43 news...
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2014, 12:38:14 AM »
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Re: TPIR Season 43 news...
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2014, 12:43:11 AM »
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If it cuts down plays of That's Too Much I think I could live with that.
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Re: TPIR Season 43 news...
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2014, 01:34:53 AM »
If it cuts down plays of That's Too Much I think I could live with that.
Would rather see it go away for good. Seriously: I have only seen that game won once in my life. And I tape traded for it.
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Re: TPIR Season 43 news...
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2014, 02:29:54 AM »
If it cuts down plays of That's Too Much I think I could live with that.
Would rather see it go away for good. Seriously: I have only seen that game won once in my life. And I tape traded for it.
It's okay for its simplicity, but like you, I think I've only seen it won once or twice. Honestly, I feel the prices are a little too close for you to only get one guess. At least with Five Price Tags you get a couple of chances.

Maybe offer a second chance guess if Drew has indeed gone over, but you only get one shot to decide which price is the one that's over, right then and there. Either that, or reduce how many prices there are...
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Re: TPIR Season 43 news...
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2014, 06:39:53 PM »
It's okay for its simplicity, but like you, I think I've only seen it won once or twice. Honestly, I feel the prices are a little too close for you to only get one guess. At least with Five Price Tags you get a couple of chances.

Maybe offer a second chance guess if Drew has indeed gone over, but you only get one shot to decide which price is the one that's over, right then and there. Either that, or reduce how many prices there are...
Doesn't the second chance sort of undermine the point? If you get a second chance if you're over then why bother trying; just let Drew reveal them all and pick what's right after the fact. (I don't think that would be a terrible game if mounted like that, but that's not the point of TTM.) Since it's played for a car I don't mind the difficulty, but given the extra difficulty I'd like to see it become a mid-range game between Golden Road or Triple Play or Three Strikes, but played for more expensive cars than the hoi palloi games.
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Re: TPIR Season 43 news...
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2014, 01:13:21 AM »
Practically, Bump. A quickie 2-prize game to add variety to the One Right Price/Bargain Game/Switch? quickies.

I find it hard to argue against more variety in the one-decision games, and Bump seems like it would be a good game to resurrect given that the conventional wisdom is that it was retired for reasons that have nothing to do with the game itself.
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Re: TPIR Season 43 news...
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2014, 11:24:58 PM »
Practically, Bump. A quickie 2-prize game to add variety to the One Right Price/Bargain Game/Switch? quickies.

With the introduction of Double Cross and Do The Math and the reintroduction of Bargain Game, it's really not necessary to add another 2-prizer at this time.

Clock Game had its lowest number of playings ever this past season and Magic # is always underplayed.

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Re: TPIR Season 43 news...
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2014, 06:23:37 PM »

With the introduction of Double Cross and Do The Math and the reintroduction of Bargain Game, it's really not necessary to add another 2-prizer at this time.

Clock Game had its lowest number of playings ever this past season and Magic # is always underplayed.

Double Cross is a fairly long game, as is Magic # & Clock Game (which is a 3-prizer). I had kind of discounted Do the Math as a 3-prizer but I see your point.

Bump would fit as a fast, 1 decision (50/50) game. Given how tight on time they tend to be "a Bump" might allow more line-ups with longer games.
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Re: TPIR Season 43 news...
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2014, 12:00:35 PM »
By the way, just so we don't create a new thread for this, on August 3, CBS reran the 12/12/13 show where they celebrated Bob Barker's 90th birthday.

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Re: TPIR Season 43 news...
« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2014, 06:48:15 PM »
By the way, just so we don't create a new thread for this, on August 3, CBS reran the 12/12/13 show where they celebrated Bob Barker's 90th birthday.

That seems unlikely, given that August 3 was a Sunday.

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Re: TPIR Season 43 news...
« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2014, 10:34:05 PM »
By the way, just so we don't create a new thread for this, on August 3, CBS reran the 12/12/13 show where they celebrated Bob Barker's 90th birthday.

That seems unlikely, given that August 3 was a Sunday.

Right you are. That date should be August 4th. Mea culpa.

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Re: TPIR Season 43 news...
« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2014, 06:24:28 PM »
I happened to be home that day and was pleasantly surprised to see it again.

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Re: TPIR Season 43 news...
« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2014, 11:48:32 AM »
It's okay for its simplicity, but like you, I think I've only seen it won once or twice. Honestly, I feel the prices are a little too close for you to only get one guess. At least with Five Price Tags you get a couple of chances.

Maybe offer a second chance guess if Drew has indeed gone over, but you only get one shot to decide which price is the one that's over, right then and there. Either that, or reduce how many prices there are...
I think I cracked the code on how to win this game a majority of the time. My daughter and I watch every day and this strategy has worked for most plays. Maybe this is not new to anyone! Anyway. Indulge...

As the prices are revealed, the correct answer is (usually) the price that is revealed AFTER a jump of $2K or more in the thousands digit of the price. There's always a big jump somewhere in the line, and it's not that price, but the one after it that is correct.

Let's take a car of $23,120 in price. Your revealed prices might be $17,889 - $18,511 - $19,432 - $20,794 - $22,509 - $23,411

From what I've observed, the prices are usually set up like this, and the contestant sees the big jump, panics, and stops right there.

Regardless, I'm with Mr. Eberle, the game is overused as a quick car game and it would be nice to see another game pop up to fill the need of giving away your Honda Accords and Chevy Impalas of the world.

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Re: TPIR Season 43 news...
« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2014, 12:04:31 PM »
I think I cracked the code on how to win this game a majority of the time.
Likes that you cracked the code, and without aluminum foil.