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SuperMatch93

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Longest running game show to not have a home game
« on: February 24, 2019, 11:52:06 AM »
I was watching Split Second the other day, and it occurred to me that despite lasting three years, there was never a home version made of it.
 
Anyone have an idea what the longest-running game show to not have its own home game is?
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BrandonFG

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2019, 12:05:04 PM »
I’ll suggest Cross-Wits and Street Smarts, at 5 years.
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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2019, 12:39:30 PM »
Super Password (provided that the title had an electronic version in the late 90’s)
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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 12:41:19 PM »
And an Apple ][ version...and a DOS PC version...and a Commodore 64 version...concurrent with the show

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2019, 12:43:07 PM »
If we're talking specific runs rather than the entire lifetime of a series, the 70s version of To Tell the Truth never had a home game.

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2019, 12:57:26 PM »
How about Shop Til You Drop? It wasn’t consistent, but it did air off and on for close to 15 years with only a couple years off in between?
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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2019, 02:39:52 PM »
Fandango was another one I'd put in this category.  It ran for 6 years.  (Granted it was a cable show, but still...)

nowhammies10

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2019, 03:03:21 PM »
Modern (i.e. not ABC) Supermarket Sweep never got a home game.

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2019, 09:24:07 AM »
Modern (i.e. not ABC) Supermarket Sweep never got a home game.
9-year old me emptied our pantry to make my own home game version of Supermarket Sweep on a few occasions...my mom was not a fan!

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2019, 10:45:23 AM »
Modern (i.e. not ABC) Supermarket Sweep never got a home game.
9-year old me emptied our pantry to make my own home game version of Supermarket Sweep on a few occasions...my mom was not a fan!

At least you didn't do it at the local Shop-Rite where while pushing your cart around, you crashed into the mayor.

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2019, 11:10:34 AM »
Modern (i.e. not ABC) Supermarket Sweep never got a home game.
9-year old me emptied our pantry to make my own home game version of Supermarket Sweep on a few occasions...my mom was not a fan!
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ActualRetailMike

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2019, 07:57:06 PM »
You Bet Your Life (Groucho Marx)

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Starcade, but that didn't run very long

nowhammies10

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2019, 08:02:33 PM »
Starcade, but that didn't run very long

I would argue your local arcade would count as a Starcade home version.

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2019, 10:03:49 PM »
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Starcade, but that didn't run very long

I would argue your local arcade would count as a Starcade home version.

Or, like my cousin,  who has 3 or 4 video games in his basement!

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2019, 02:04:31 AM »
You Bet Your Life (Groucho Marx)
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