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alfonzos

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« on: February 15, 2006, 05:27:59 PM »
The report about the new Aussie $otC game made me curious: Which non-American home games do you own? Which do you actually play?

I own Definition (Canadian), Treasure Hunt (British), Family Fortunes (British), Sabado Gigante (Mexican), Show by (Japanese), Blockbusters (British), Junior Blockbusters (British), Le Mot Le Plus Long (French) and Concentration (British).

None get played.
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2006, 10:00:57 PM »
Doesn't the UK version of Concentration have color puzzles?
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2006, 10:20:50 PM »
Let's see...from the UK, I own:

Blankety Blank
Blockbusters (regular and Junior editions)
Call My Bluff
Celebrity Squares
Catch Phrase (2 editions, plus DVD)
Countdown (3 editions, plus an electronic one)
Family Fortunes (see above, plus DVD)
It's a Knockout
Mike Reade's Pop Quiz
Mr. and Mrs. (DVD)
One to Win
Play Your Cards Right (3 editions)
TPIR (Crowther and Forsyth)
Strike it Lucky
Supermarket Sweep
Telly Addicts (DVD)
Weakest Link (electronic)
WoF
WWtBaM (DVD)

And from Australia:

DoND
NYSI
Perfect Match
TPiR
$otC (*5* editions!)
WoF (3 editions)
WWtBaM (DVD)

EDIT: Oh, and I almost forgot my sole Canadian home game, Definition.

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Matt Ottinger

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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2006, 10:48:02 PM »
Wow, Chuckie Baby, that's even more than me, I think!

Some I have that haven't been mentioned earlier:

A Kin to Win (Canada)
Reach for the Top (Canada)
Truth or Consequences (Canada)
Chain Letters (UK)
One to Win (UK)
Catch Phrase (UK)
What's My Line? (UK)
Lyckohjulet (Swedish Wheel of Fortune)
Jeopardy (Sweden)

I'll be eager to see The Ol' Guy chime in.  He's got a ton of UK stuff, including a vintage Dotto.
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2006, 06:56:01 AM »
Reach for the top has a home game Matt?  Any chance that you have some pictures somewhere?

Ryan :)

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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2006, 10:10:33 AM »
Australia
Wheel of Fortune
Blankety Blanks
The Price is Right- 03

UK
Catch Phrase
Crowther Price is Right
Bruce's Price is Right
Family Fortunes
Blankty Blanks
Supermarket Sweep
Blockbusters
Play Your Cards Right- 80s
Play Your Cards Right- 90s

Germany
Der Preiss ist Heiss
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2006, 01:12:41 PM »
Hi, all -
Not a ton like Sir Chuck, but enough for now..

Canadian:
A Kin To Win
Definition
Reach For The Top

UK
Call My Bluff
Take Your Pick
$64,000 Question (Monkhouse on cover)
Every Second Counts
Double Your Money
Ask Me Another
Blockbusters and separate Gold Run Card Game
Strike It Lucky (Parker)
Concentration - early one w/o rebus puzzles
Generation Game
Chain Letters
Blankety Blank
Bob's Full House
Password
2 Mastermind knockoffs
The Price Is Right (Peter Pan vers.)
Countdown (Milton Bradley)
A Question of Sport
Catch Phrase
Dotto, as Matt mentioned, and
the UK version of the 1950s daytimer For Love Or Money (instead of a "dancing decimal", it has a spinner device that puts a slash mark - 14/256 - through the numbers on the cash machine). And if the insert sheet is correct, there is also a UK home version of the 1950s "Keep It In The Family" that would be a plum to find!
I don't know if I'd call Sabato necessarily a Mexican game..even though it's an Hispanic show, isn't the MB version a bi-lingual American release? If someone else has one directly from Mexico, that's good enough for me!

And yes, Matt...they're in the will when I croak. Call the Mrs.
Hope to snag another copy of UK Call My Bluff to make a home version of WordPlay. But as has been said in some other thread - postage is a killer!
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2006, 02:44:04 PM »
It's easier if I list the games, rhen countries  :)

The Price is Right
UK (Forsyth & Crowther), Germany, Australia

Big Brother
Canada, UK, Germany (2 copies, one open, one sealed), Australia

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alfonzos

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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2006, 02:50:41 PM »
Very impressive all!

BTW, my Concentration is the Chad Valley edition without puzzles. I forgot I just bought Blankety Blank (British) last month.
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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2008, 04:35:38 PM »
Let's revive a two-year old thread!

Just added:
$otC Australian. Found in a Ventura, California thrift store.
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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2008, 10:41:38 PM »
[quote name=\'alfonzos\' post=\'202988\' date=\'Dec 5 2008, 04:35 PM\']
Let's revive a two-year old thread!

Just added:
$otC Australian. Found in a Ventura, California thrift store.
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2008, 10:46:54 PM »
[quote name=\'vtown7\' post=\'203013\' date=\'Dec 5 2008, 07:41 PM\']
[quote name=\'alfonzos\' post=\'202988\' date=\'Dec 5 2008, 04:35 PM\']
Let's revive a two-year old thread!

Just added:
$otC Australian. Found in a Ventura, California thrift store.
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Mr. van Ginkel!  You haven't been selling your prized possessions, have you????
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No sir.  I most certainly have not.  Besides, I live in Anaheim, not Ventura.  :D
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« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2008, 12:32:48 AM »
I've got one to my name - UK "Super" Blockbusters, featuring the Gold Run with accompanying spiffy golden hexagons.  The setup blows MB's Colorforms approach out of the water.
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« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2008, 01:06:27 AM »
I have both versions of Waddington's Blockbusters--regular (which I'd like to sell) and Super--plus a First Edition Eye Guess game that was made in Australia, where it was hosted by someone named Jimmy Hannan; the cover shows him holding a mic and standing in front of the Aussie TV version of the board.
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« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2008, 12:51:07 AM »
I only own the Aussie Temptation...and has been one hell of a $100 investment!
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