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Matt Ottinger

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2019, 12:16:35 PM »
As with almost anything we discuss, you could define your terms any number of ways.  But to whatever degree I'm still acknowledged as an expert in this field (as I said on my old website "everybody ought to be an expert about something"), I'm digging the idea of Shop 'Til You Drop being the best answer for this.

In terms of what some of us still consider a "traditional" game show run (daily network show) the three longest-running shows without a home game go all the way back to the fifties: Queen For A Day, The Big Payoff and Who Do You Trust.  YMMV, however, on whether any or all of them are traditional game shows.
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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2019, 12:34:51 PM »
As with almost anything we discuss, you could define your terms any number of ways.  But to whatever degree I'm still acknowledged as an expert in this field (as I said on my old website "everybody ought to be an expert about something"), I'm digging the idea of Shop 'Til You Drop being the best answer for this.
Well, I guess I'm curious now:  Outside of shows that aired on Nickelodeon, has any cable game show had a release of any kind?
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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2019, 12:39:27 PM »
Remote Control had a box game.
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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2019, 01:01:33 PM »
I would argue your local arcade would count as a Starcade home version.

Or your Atari cartridges at home...I used to do that.

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2019, 01:06:26 PM »
Well, I guess I'm curious now:  Outside of shows that aired on Nickelodeon, has any cable game show had a release of any kind?
I don't how widely it was released but there was a Lingo box game during the height of its run on GSN. There have also been home games for the Family Channel version of Trivial Pursuit and Cash Cab.
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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2019, 01:12:47 PM »
Well, I guess I'm curious now:  Outside of shows that aired on Nickelodeon, has any cable game show had a release of any kind?

Though not 100% faithful to the format, there was a box game based on GSN's The American Bible Challenge.

I'm a little surprised they didn't release one based on GSN's The Chase, even though some foreign editions have been produced.  It's very rare for cable tv game shows to get their own home versions for some unknown reason.

Backtracking to the original question, I would've guessed the longest running would've been either Gambit or Tattletales, whose original runs were over 4 years each (plus shorter lived revivals).  There almost was a Tattletales home game, however.

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2019, 02:48:34 PM »
As with almost anything we discuss, you could define your terms any number of ways.  But to whatever degree I'm still acknowledged as an expert in this field (as I said on my old website "everybody ought to be an expert about something"), I'm digging the idea of Shop 'Til You Drop being the best answer for this.
Well, I guess I'm curious now:  Outside of shows that aired on Nickelodeon, has any cable game show had a release of any kind?
Depending on whether it started on GSN or PAX, “Hollywood Showdown”.

Never mind. I dunno why I thought there was a board game.
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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2019, 03:32:12 PM »
Remote Control had a box game.
And a computer version for the Commodore 64, Apple II and IBM, if we are counting those.

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2019, 04:39:26 PM »
In terms of what some of us still consider a "traditional" game show run (daily network show) the three longest-running shows without a home game go all the way back to the fifties: Queen For A Day, The Big Payoff and Who Do You Trust.

I was just thinking about TBP not having a home game, myself. I just now thought of another: The Name's The Same.

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2019, 09:42:03 PM »
In terms of what some of us still consider a "traditional" game show run (daily network show) the three longest-running shows without a home game go all the way back to the fifties: Queen For A Day, The Big Payoff and Who Do You Trust.

I was just thinking about TBP not having a home game, myself. I just now thought of another: The Name's The Same.

TNTS ran for a long time, but in relation to my quoted post above, it's important to note that it was a weekly prime-time show, not a daily one.
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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2019, 09:47:34 PM »
I'm still waiting for the "Play the Percentages" home game


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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2019, 09:51:37 PM »
I'm still waiting for the "Play the Percentages" home game
I’d hold out for the Second Edition, set for release two months later.
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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2019, 11:43:30 PM »
Did "Definition" ever make a home game?  If not, that show may fit the category.

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2019, 11:55:39 PM »
Did "Definition" ever make a home game?  If not, that show may fit the category.

I own a copy.  It uses the puzzle board and letter tokens from the Milton Bradley "Wheel of Fortune" home games.
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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2019, 07:00:55 AM »
I'm still waiting for the "Play the Percentages" home game

It never made it out of the testing stage - they couldn't build a little stand right to keep the percentages board from crashing. ;)