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tvwxman

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2019, 08:10:48 AM »
Tattletales comes to mind.

And, for 2 runs lasting 6 years, Card Sharks was surprising.
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nowhammies10

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2019, 09:32:51 AM »
Card Sharks did finally get a home game around the time of the syndicated revival, but it played like the original show.

TimK2003

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2019, 09:58:43 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. ;)

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SamJ93

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2019, 10:31:05 AM »
Depending on whether it started on GSN or PAX, “Hollywood Showdown”.

Never mind. I dunno why I thought there was a board game.

There was an online Hollywood Showdown game on the now-defunct Boxerjam.

Re: Shop Til You Shop...it doesn't count as a home game at all, really, but the logo and the graphic of a guy carrying a gift box make it clear that it's supposed to be related to the format, albeit in a very loose way.
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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2019, 10:34:05 AM »
Card Sharks did finally get a home game around the time of the syndicated revival, but it played like the original show.
There was also a PC game in the late 80s.
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nowhammies10

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2019, 10:57:34 AM »
Card Sharks did finally get a home game around the time of the syndicated revival, but it played like the original show.
There was also a PC game in the late 80s.

Oh, right!  I had a copy of it when I was a kid, too!

chrisholland03

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2019, 01:00:43 PM »
I was always the guy with the Card Sharks cap


Matt Ottinger

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2019, 10:56:02 PM »
Tattletales comes to mind.

Dammit, I should have thought of that.  Among modern daily network shows, that's the winner by a mile.  Six and a half years between the two runs.

They came close, though.  This almost got released near the end of the first run of the show:

https://boardgamegeek.com/image/1883544/tattletales
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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #38 on: March 01, 2019, 07:38:29 AM »
Tattletales comes to mind.

Dammit, I should have thought of that.  Among modern daily network shows, that's the winner by a mile.  Six and a half years between the two runs.

They came close, though.  This almost got released near the end of the first run of the show:

https://boardgamegeek.com/image/1883544/tattletales

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isucgv

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #39 on: March 01, 2019, 11:31:37 AM »
As I was looking at that picture, I couldn’t imagine how that game can be played at home and have it be “fun”.  Do we know what the rules were to be?  (Did you need 6 players and a host?)

Mike Tennant

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #40 on: March 01, 2019, 11:52:16 AM »
As I was looking at that picture, I couldn’t imagine how that game can be played at home and have it be “fun”.  Do we know what the rules were to be?  (Did you need 6 players and a host?)
It could probably be done with four (or six) players and one of them acting as emcee, as shown in the ad. The emcee could play since there would be no answers in the question booklet. It looks like the emcee read the question and then half of each couple wrote down his answer (MB recycling its magic slates and wooden styli from its '60s The Match Game), after which the other half would state hers and hope that they matched. Divide the pot among the couples, rinse, and repeat. The couple with the most money at the end of x questions wins.

Whether that would be "fun" or not, I suppose, depends on the players--and perhaps on how many drinks they'd consumed.

Matt Ottinger

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #41 on: March 01, 2019, 12:50:16 PM »
Whether that would be "fun" or not, I suppose, depends on the players--and perhaps on how many drinks they'd consumed.

Exactly.  It would be a pretty faithful representation of the show, and couples might have enjoyed it.  Whether it's "fun" would be absolutely no different that whether the various home versions of The Newlywed Game would be "fun".
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chrisholland03

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #42 on: March 01, 2019, 01:13:04 PM »
Newlywed Game was highly dependent on whoopie

Bob Zager

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #43 on: March 01, 2019, 01:27:52 PM »
After seeing the news that Fox's revival of Love Connection is not returning for a third season, it led me to believe that some people might think it at least qualifies as a game show, because of the audience participation aspect.

If that's the case, then that lasted eleven years in its original run, and never had a home game.

The question of whether or not it was a game show, is difficult to answer, but I'd say more people  would say it was NOT!  Matter of fact, LC was NOT officially listed as one in the EOTVGS, until its third edition!

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Re: Longest running game show to not have a home game
« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2019, 05:35:56 PM »
Whether that would be "fun" or not, I suppose, depends on the players--and perhaps on how many drinks they'd consumed.

On a graph, the relationship of drinks to fun would be a bell curve.