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Sodboy13

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #945 on: July 30, 2023, 10:08:10 PM »
Buffalo Games is releasing a new version of Plinko. The board is smaller, there are only 7 slots instead of 9, there's no light or sound, the chips appear to be plastic, and the attempt to make a standalone game out of it seems weird. Overall it's a product that appears to be less worth $20 than its flawed predecessor did at $40.

https://www.target.com/p/buffalo-games-plinko-board-game/-/A-87869102
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Bob Zager

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #946 on: August 01, 2023, 01:35:52 PM »
I'm not sure if this other item at Target is new, or just repackaged in a smaller box, and showing new graphics:

https://www.target.com/p/imagination-gaming-inc-family-feud-survey-says-gamestar-bonus-board-game/-/A-88276409#lnk=sametab

Bob Zager

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #947 on: October 14, 2023, 12:35:02 PM »
Earlier today I stumbled across this image of the prototype box art for the Ideal home version of Hollywood Squares.  I know it was shown this way on the show, before hitting stores back in 1974 or 1975.

https://cf.geekdo-images.com/vqll10SOM9jM9s0HnEXXYA__imagepage/img/P6VwEGqQjvN6Vsjo-STb5GPX09k=/fit-in/900x600/filters:no_upscale():strip_icc()/pic6888686.jpg

I remember seeing it with the rather serous looking picture of Peter Marshall and his eyeglasses.

While on this subject, the 2023 New York Toy Fair was held two weeks, and there's been no word about any new game show games coming out in time for the holidays, but some surprises have popped up from time to time.

Bob Zager

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #948 on: October 20, 2023, 10:33:19 PM »
I was in my local Five below store tonight, and they had the Jeopardy game from Igloo Books in cardboard packaging for only $5!  They also had, for the same price, the FF Survey Says GameBox, which sells for much more almost everywhere else.


Hastin

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #949 on: December 19, 2023, 05:13:49 PM »
A new "Millionaire Champions" game was released for iOS (and Android soon) today. This is based on the Apple TV/Mac game. Play the current game with four lifelines, or play "Champions" games with stacks of questions (and graphics/set/lifelines from the 2000s) from some of the Regis-era Millionaire winners.

Premium game with no ads, or in game currency - costs $3. Well worth it: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/millionaire-champions/id6472820247?platform=iphone.
-Hastin :)

Bob Zager

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #950 on: May 01, 2024, 12:23:35 PM »
I've been aware of the following products "coming soon," for awhile, but in recent years, I felt it would be best to just wait to mention anything until the actual items turn up somewhere:

https://1di.ca/search?q=family+feud&options%5Bprefix%5D=last

Surprisingly I haven't yet seen any U.S. sites or retailers showing the new ones.  The official site (familyfeud.shop) is "currently unavailable"

The site these old/new FF games are being listed at, is located in Canada.  They are listed as "sold out."

Those prices, bear in mind, are Canadian Dollars.

Neumms

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #951 on: May 01, 2024, 04:46:24 PM »
Buffalo Games is releasing a new version of Plinko. The board is smaller, there are only 7 slots instead of 9, there's no light or sound, the chips appear to be plastic, and the attempt to make a standalone game out of it seems weird. Overall it's a product that appears to be less worth $20 than its flawed predecessor did at $40.

https://www.target.com/p/buffalo-games-plinko-board-game/-/A-87869102

Does anyone know if this version fixed the problem with keeping the chips on the board? It would be for a 7-year-old who might not realize it's dull right away.

bwood

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #952 on: May 02, 2024, 12:36:20 AM »
Buffalo Games is releasing a new version of Plinko. The board is smaller, there are only 7 slots instead of 9, there's no light or sound, the chips appear to be plastic, and the attempt to make a standalone game out of it seems weird. Overall it's a product that appears to be less worth $20 than its flawed predecessor did at $40.

https://www.target.com/p/buffalo-games-plinko-board-game/-/A-87869102

Does anyone know if this version fixed the problem with keeping the chips on the board? It would be for a 7-year-old who might not realize it's dull right away.

Looks like it was addressed. This version seems to have a clear plastic cover over the pegs? That's what it looks like to me.