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Offline Mdude

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What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« on: March 02, 2017, 10:58:33 AM »
In other words, either A) the oldest pricing game that has never been redesigned or B) the game whose redesign happened the longest time ago (whichever is older)

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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2017, 11:10:52 AM »
Race game is pretty close, debuting in 1974.

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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2017, 11:17:54 AM »
Untouched since it's inception? Make Your Move. I believe Swap Meet is next afterwards.

Oldest untouched redesign still in use is, I believe, 1 Right Price.

Most pricing games have had minor work done on them over the years. 
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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2017, 11:56:26 AM »
Untouched since it's inception? Make Your Move. I believe Swap Meet is next afterwards.

Oldest untouched redesign still in use is, I believe, 1 Right Price.

Most pricing games have had minor work done on them over the years.

Wouldn't Swap Meet be out? The reveal was done differently on the first few playings.

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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2017, 12:33:50 PM »
I'm thinking of the set itself, but if you mean how the game itself is shown feel free to rule it out.
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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2017, 03:33:36 PM »
My initial guess was Bullseye (2), but I suppose Race Game beats it out. 
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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2017, 03:35:45 PM »
Wouldn't Swap Meet be out? The reveal was done differently on the first few playings.

The price tags were slightly different, too...they had aqua borders instead of purple.

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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2017, 05:19:16 PM »
Wouldn't Bonus Game count?  Yes it now has the electronic display instead of the lights but still retains its original prop frame from 9/72.
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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2017, 05:59:46 PM »
I would say that Bonus Game would be the one that qualifies too. It's definitely the only game out of the original set that still uses it's original set, even with being given the plasma screen treatment.

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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2017, 06:14:19 PM »
The price tags were slightly different, too...they had aqua borders instead of purple.




I believe the debut had the setup that we're more accustomed to, the few playings after that had the setup shown here.

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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2017, 07:33:15 PM »
Untouched since it's inception? Make Your Move.

Make Your Move was slightly modified, for a brief time; when they went from a 2 digit prize, to two 3 digit prizes. Then altered back after that was deemed too confusing.
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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2017, 07:48:11 PM »
I believe the debut had the setup that we're more accustomed to, the few playings after that had the setup shown here.
Which in turn leads me to believe that the debut was taped out of order.

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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2017, 08:11:31 PM »
Make Your Move was slightly modified, for a brief time; when they went from a 2 digit prize, to two 3 digit prizes. Then altered back after that was deemed too confusing.

Very true. Considering how very short lived that rule change was around I'd hardly even count it.
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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2017, 11:15:46 PM »
Range Game, guys!! The prop itself has been around since 72! Even though it's been through at least 15 changes. The prop is still the same, unless they've changed it within the last two years.

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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2017, 12:26:24 AM »
Range Game, guys!! The prop itself has been around since 72! Even though it's been through at least 15 changes. The prop is still the same, unless they've changed it within the last two years.

The Range Game board itself may still be the original prop, but its design was completely redone way back in 1976.  I don't think there's any reasonable way to count it.
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