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The Big Board / Re: 2024 USA Today Game Show Articles
« Last post by Dbacksfan12 on Today at 01:21:14 PM »
This is by far my biggest pet peeve with modern game shows. I know the producers want good Youtube content, but I also don't think people are rushing to share a clip of someone doing a cheer routine on You Bet Your Life.

To be perfectly fair, I was amused when a group in the audience on Price is Right would stand up and perform coming out of break, or something like that. There's countless examples like that on several classic shows. But on the flip side, many of those examples (most?) were genuinely impromptu. These things can be additive when done well. But they can also feel forced, and I think the audience is hip to it when it's overproduced.
I agree with you that they were more impromptu.  How many of them were selected as a contestant?  With that said, it seemed those folks were just happy getting their 30 seconds of fame.  Now, not being able to dance is one of many blocks to being a contestant.
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The Big Board / Re: 2024 USA Today Game Show Articles
« Last post by JasonA1 on Today at 01:12:57 PM »
This is by far my biggest pet peeve with modern game shows. I know the producers want good Youtube content, but I also don't think people are rushing to share a clip of someone doing a cheer routine on You Bet Your Life.

To be perfectly fair, I was amused when a group in the audience on Price is Right would stand up and perform coming out of break, or something like that. There's countless examples like that on several classic shows. But on the flip side, many of those examples (most?) were genuinely impromptu. These things can be additive when done well. But they can also feel forced, and I think the audience is hip to it when it's overproduced.

-Jason
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The Big Board / Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Last post by BillCullen1 on Today at 10:10:27 AM »
I think content would be ridiculously expensive to produce (photo clearances cost money (unless you are going wholly public-domain, and now you have to spend money doing stupid amounts of research to make sure your images ARE IN FACT public domain)), and you would need a lot of it.
I remember the game Picture Pursuit where correct answers to a Trivial Pursuit question would open one of twelve doors to reveal a portion of a picture or portrait, and the end goal was guessing the pictures. I have to imagine that pictures of real people have to be cleared. Same with the game Snapshot, except all of those were all black and white and I don't recall any specifics.

I also have Picture Pursuit and still bring it to my trivia meetup group. I use more recent editions of TP with the pics, since the original questions are almost 30 years old.
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The Big Board / Re: 2024 USA Today Game Show Articles
« Last post by BillCullen1 on Today at 10:04:53 AM »
It is missing the Melody Roulette round which was almost as signature to the brand as the Bid-a-Note round. 

I agree. I think they should have put Melody Roulette and Bid a Note as the main games but I get that the producers maybe wanted to try something new. 
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The Big Board / Re: 2024 USA Today Game Show Articles
« Last post by steveleb on Today at 09:04:23 AM »
It is a typo.  Iím off my game.  Apologies. 

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The Big Board / Re: 2024 USA Today Game Show Articles
« Last post by Otm Shank on Today at 04:24:57 AM »
It is missing the Melody Roulette round which was almost as signature to the brand as the Bid-a-Note round.

Too often the Bid-a-Note solution is too obvious from the wordplay of the clue. It means extra work for the writers, but the trivia element is what really sets the bidding concept in motion. If the clue has something like "this #1 tune from Prince ...." or "Rogers and Hammerstein wrote this...." and you don't have it off the clue, you bid based on your knowledge of Prince or showtunes. I will say the rebound opportunity with all the notes on a failed guess was interesting, but it did break that best-of-5 dynamic.

Unfortunately, I had to ride the fast forward button to get through an episode, and I didn't feel like binge watching, even though I really liked the 1970s and (to a lesser extent) the 1980s versions.
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The Big Board / Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Last post by Bob Zager on July 24, 2024, 02:03:25 PM »
I think content would be ridiculously expensive to produce (photo clearances cost money (unless you are going wholly public-domain, and now you have to spend money doing stupid amounts of research to make sure your images ARE IN FACT public domain)), and you would need a lot of it.
I remember the game Picture Pursuit where correct answers to a Trivial Pursuit question would open one of twelve doors to reveal a portion of a picture or portrait, and the end goal was guessing the pictures. I have to imagine that pictures of real people have to be cleared. Same with the game Snapshot, except all of those were all black and white and I don't recall any specifics.

You both raise some good points there,  But I've wondered the chances of some, given they may have foreign home versions with home games marketed. 

There hasn't been an American version of The Wall, where it originated, but foreign editions have been released.  There is a UK board game based on The 1% Club.  I also think Lucky 13 would be fairly easy to do.  I could imagine a new one based on WWTBAM, if only to commemorate it's silver anniversary, as well as a new WOF in the next year, marking 50 years overall!

Regarding the use of photos, particularly if color prints, I wonder if when Pressman released their $100,000 Pyramid game their printing of the game material in color, like the show, was rather expensive (I'm sure it was!), that it led to them trying to keep the cost down by only using the limited subjects and all in the game (they didn't even include scoring dials like all the other versions).
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The Big Board / Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Last post by TLEberle on July 23, 2024, 05:54:18 PM »
I think content would be ridiculously expensive to produce (photo clearances cost money (unless you are going wholly public-domain, and now you have to spend money doing stupid amounts of research to make sure your images ARE IN FACT public domain)), and you would need a lot of it.
I remember the game Picture Pursuit where correct answers to a Trivial Pursuit question would open one of twelve doors to reveal a portion of a picture or portrait, and the end goal was guessing the pictures. I have to imagine that pictures of real people have to be cleared. Same with the game Snapshot, except all of those were all black and white and I don't recall any specifics.
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The Big Board / Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Last post by clemon79 on July 23, 2024, 05:24:47 PM »
I just found out that The Floor is scheduled to return on Fox, Sept. 25; do you think that could be a good home game?  Maybe too difficult to make a board game, but maybe easier as an app/video game.  Could it be more people prefer electronic/computer/phone app games over board games in this day and age.

I think content would be ridiculously expensive to produce (photo clearances cost money (unless you are going wholly public-domain, and now you have to spend money doing stupid amounts of research to make sure your images ARE IN FACT public domain)), and you would need a lot of it.
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The Big Board / Re: 2024 USA Today Game Show Articles
« Last post by JasonA1 on July 23, 2024, 02:42:39 PM »
I do wish they had been given leeway to incorporate some element of bid a note, which I always thought was a strong suit.

Is this a typo? Because Bid-a-Note is on every episode.

-Jason
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