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The Big Board / Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Last post by Bob Zager on July 23, 2024, 01:41:12 PM »
I've been a little pessimistic as to whether any new games are coming out this year, since I don't see any sneak peeks nor press releases about any. 

The recently announced Talk About reboot is slated for 2025, but I don't know if the board/card games will be released unless a new series premieres.

Some of this years new shows look like they might make good home games.  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.

Maybe just certain formats would work well.  In 2016, Family Feud became part of Cardinal Industries/Spin Master/Imagination Gaming after a long-time association with Endless Games.  EG released about ten different FF games from 1997-2017.  After the transition in 2016, the above mentioned threesome of CI/SM/IG has released 20 standard size board game editions, plus the specialty card games/game cubes/travel size games.  There's no information anywhere, right now. about more FF products coming, but there have been surprises before, including Walmart/Target exclusives.

If you'd like to share thoughts, you may.
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The Big Board / Re: 2024 USA Today Game Show Articles
« Last post by steveleb on July 23, 2024, 06:20:42 AM »
I have friends who work on Tune so I admit I’m kinder on it than most.  It gets points for being faithful to the OG to an extent, especially the Golden Medley.  They also draw praise for the unique film look that their foreign production makes easier.  It doesn’t hurt that the network president is a personal fan of it.  Jane and Randy look great and they are earnest.  I do wish they had been given leeway to incorporate some element of bid a note, which I always thought was a strong suit.  My understanding was Fox wanted a purer, simpler iteration without the “complications”. It falls short of PYL and Password to be sure but it is a better reboot than many others.
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The Big Board / Re: 2024 USA Today Game Show Articles
« Last post by Clay Zambo on July 23, 2024, 12:33:05 AM »
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Although Oswalt is funny, the format is pretty dull, with overly complicated questions that aren't fun to play along with at home...

I have several friends who have never gotten in to game shows in the past who would disagree. They are absolutely loving playing along with this game.

Exactly. I introduced my wife and her parents to a Patton episode, and they all really enjoyed it.
BTW, some time ago I'd showed my wife an early UK episode, where the host's role was much more snark and the contestants less ready to dish it back...and she took a hard pass. Glad to see they've made the non-game parts of the show a little friendlier.
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The Big Board / Re: 2024 USA Today Game Show Articles
« Last post by Joe Mello on July 22, 2024, 10:59:58 PM »
The thing I've been trying to figure out over the years is just who loves all the contestant backstories.
It's possible that this is all in reaction to Millionaire usually having at least one bit of bio per segment and the early reality shows going in on backstories. I get the original logic (Anyone can be an employee from a town. What makes them interesting? What makes them human?) and I also get the sports angles (Sports has all three of the traditional basic conflicts, often all happening at the same time) but things spiraled beyond where a good equilibrium point is.

More cynically, I think that the same "We're trying to make Art," mindset that resulted in hours in edit bays and hours of reshoots is playing a part, but that could be related to the above.

Even more cynically, someone clued in that the more we focus on the contestant's life, the less we play the game, and for many shows it's a whole lot cheaper long-term to play as little game as possible.
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The Big Board / Re: 2024 USA Today Game Show Articles
« Last post by TimK2003 on July 22, 2024, 10:42:43 PM »
One of the contestants was a dance instructor, or some similar nonsense.  The host then invited her to come out on stage and show off her dance moves.  And my friend made a comment to the effect of:  "Who gives a [fig], where's the game?"  The channel was changed shortly thereafter.

This individual is not in our circle, nor would they ever be.  But they found this particular part of modern shows annoying as well.
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.

One of the many reasons why I stopped watching (or streaming) Wayne Brady's LMAD is that it feels like you must to be able to have a Talent Show talent if you want any shot at a regular deal. 

I guess creative costumes are not enough anymore.
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The Big Board / Re: Emmy Nominations are out
« Last post by BrandonFG on July 22, 2024, 08:59:59 PM »
The ceremony airs September 15 on ABC; no host has been named yet.
Except that the game show categories will be presented at the Creative Arts Awards, which are held the weekend before the big show.
Oh okay.

The ceremony airs September 15 on ABC; no host has been named yet.
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The Big Board / Re: Emmy Nominations are out
« Last post by urbanpreppie05 on July 22, 2024, 08:59:28 PM »
The ceremony airs September 15 on ABC; no host has been named yet.
Except that the game show categories will be presented at the Creative Arts Awards, which are held the weekend before the big show.

just stop.
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The Big Board / Re: Emmy Nominations are out
« Last post by johnnya2k3 on July 22, 2024, 08:39:01 PM »
The ceremony airs September 15 on ABC; no host has been named yet.
Except that the game show categories will be presented at the Creative Arts Awards, which are held the weekend before the big show.
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The Big Board / Re: 2024 USA Today Game Show Articles
« Last post by BrandonFG on July 22, 2024, 08:28:35 PM »
One of the contestants was a dance instructor, or some similar nonsense.  The host then invited her to come out on stage and show off her dance moves.  And my friend made a comment to the effect of:  "Who gives a [fig], where's the game?"  The channel was changed shortly thereafter.

This individual is not in our circle, nor would they ever be.  But they found this particular part of modern shows annoying as well.
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.

I also feel like shows want forced energy from contestants. Obviously you don't want a Ben Stein Clear Eyes type of player, but the energy on so many prime time shows feels a bit contrived.
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The Big Board / Re: 2024 USA Today Game Show Articles
« Last post by Dbacksfan12 on July 22, 2024, 08:10:54 PM »
The thing I've been trying to figure out over the years is just who loves all the contestant backstories. There must be someone. I know they have their place on a longer-form competition show. But I can't help but remember all the comments I've read and heard to the contrary -- and not just from "us."
I was watching an episode of one of the newer shows with a friend who enjoys some of the older shows.  It might have been Tune.  One of the contestants was a dance instructor, or some similar nonsense.  The host then invited her to come out on stage and show off her dance moves.  And my friend made a comment to the effect of:  "Who gives a [fig], where's the game?"  The channel was changed shortly thereafter.

This individual is not in our circle, nor would they ever be.  But they found this particular part of modern shows annoying as well.
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