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JakeT

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Re: The crux of Concentration.
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2020, 09:12:31 PM »
I have my own ideas for a Concentration revival that involve....charades.

I much prefer "Concentration" when it is a game of definitions... ;D

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Re: The crux of Concentration.
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2020, 09:36:42 PM »
"Triple Play" mystery solved...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XQVRa04FJU

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Re: The crux of Concentration.
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2020, 05:05:45 PM »
I would prefer either a twenty five frame board or three wild cards but not both. Three wild cards means over one-third of the board is revealed by lucky guesses. Granted, the best prizes but reveal the least helpful parts of the rebus but I object to the concept of revealing so much the puzzle in such a manner.
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calliaume

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Re: The crux of Concentration.
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2020, 08:04:01 PM »
I would prefer either a twenty five frame board or three wild cards but not both.
With 25 squares, you've either got to have three wild cards or one (or one item that doesn't match anything).

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Re: The crux of Concentration.
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2020, 08:15:40 PM »
You could start the game by revealing a single space that doesn't help solving the puzzle or have a Free Look on the board.
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Otm Shank

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Re: The crux of Concentration.
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2020, 03:27:39 AM »
My preference on the Takes is that they allow the winning contestant to pull from their opponent's board after solving the puzzle. It was a little too acrimonious for what is supposed to be a fun back-and-forth game. It was compounded when a player lost their prize and solved, and then Jack or Alex was left lamenting on what they didn't win. It also didn't make sense (although when time is short, what can you do?) that a player was penalized for unused Take cards just because time ran short in the round.

I get it, though. The takes went both ways for the production company, rather than increasing the frequency of wins of the major prize on the board.

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Re: The crux of Concentration.
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2020, 02:28:48 PM »
You could start the game by revealing a single space that doesn't help solving the puzzle or have a Free Look on the board.

A few times on Classic Concentration with Alex Trebek, some rounds led off with 2 puzzle parts being revealed.

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Re: The crux of Concentration.
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2020, 11:39:29 PM »
When you watch the end game of Classic Concentration, do you find yourself playing along or just watching passively?

It doesn't seem that there's much opportunity to play along as the viewer can't call for squares to be revealed, and there's the time element.

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BrandonFG

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Re: The crux of Concentration.
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2020, 12:09:49 AM »
Watching on Buzzr, I find myself yelling where the match was ("No, dummy...the Tercel is #8! Number 7 is the Spectrum!") instead of actually playing along.

But yeah, point taken about Double Play having more play-along value. It just feels so anticlimactic to do two puzzles for the bedroom set instead of the Vega.
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TLEberle

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Re: The crux of Concentration.
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2020, 12:25:27 AM »
I do both. I call the matches and curse contestants that canít finish the job after seeing each square once.
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Jeremy Nelson

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Re: The crux of Concentration.
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2020, 03:53:51 PM »
When you watch the end game of Classic Concentration, do you find yourself playing along or just watching passively?

It doesn't seem that there's much opportunity to play along as the viewer can't call for squares to be revealed, and there's the time element.

And you can't win a faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaabulous car.

That being said, you can't win any of the other bonus round prizes on any other game show, but the tension and high stakes keep us all watching anyway. A good bonus round will keep you engaged no matter the prize. I hosted Pyramid at NAQT nationals last year and had a suite full of other staffers glued to the game when the Winner's Circle was about to be played.

I like both, but it is a little deflating to get to the Double Play board and watch the winner play for a smaller prize through no fault of their own. Conversely, it's really exciting when they're able to play for multiple prizes.