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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2017, 07:44:59 AM »
A couple of us tried to figure this out a while ago, and I seem to recall Freeze Frame sticking out.
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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2017, 01:25:06 PM »
Did everyone forget about Now....or Then? Aside from the name change, it still looks exactly the same as it did 36 years ago!

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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2017, 03:20:00 PM »
Now or Then underwent a redesign late last season.

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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2017, 04:13:42 PM »
Bullseye, from its second playing in September of '76.
Besides the number indicating the ranges (which probably need another update), it's all the same.

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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2017, 05:49:02 PM »
A couple of us tried to figure this out a while ago, and I seem to recall Freeze Frame sticking out.

Has anything changed on Magic #?
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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2017, 05:49:25 PM »
I believe Side by Side has not undergone any alterations, barring staging.

Bullseye, from its second playing in September of '76.
Besides the number indicating the ranges (which probably need another update), it's all the same.
Not entirely. At some point, the arrow became a darker shade of green and the portions of the black circles on it were widened to match the portion on the target. See the below episode from 1986 for an example of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDvk6kTMyKw&t=30m56s

Race game is pretty close, debuting in 1974.
Not quite. The asterisks behind the tag holders were not present until the 1980s, there was a second handle on the opposite side of the jukebox (I believe it was removed in the 1980s), and the tags originally used magnets (changed to the standard method in Spring or Summer 1975).
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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2017, 05:50:00 PM »
Bullseye, from its second playing in September of '76.
Besides the number indicating the ranges (which probably need another update), it's all the same.


Not quite. Somewhere between '84 and '86 the green area was darkened and the black circles on the board were widened to match the rest of the board.

EDIT: Looks like Guy and me both picked up on this about the same time :P

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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2017, 05:52:01 PM »
Now or Then underwent a redesign late last season.

Not only that, but if you check some of its earlier playing the color wedges were in different positons.

EDIT: Also, the "feet" of the set were originally orange.
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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2017, 07:27:37 PM »
Not quite. The asterisks behind the tag holders were not present until the 1980s, there was a second handle on the opposite side of the jukebox (I believe it was removed in the 1980s), and the tags originally used magnets (changed to the standard method in Spring or Summer 1975).

In this playing, from April 2, 1991, the second jukebox handle was still present. It was gone by December 1991.

Also, I don't know if anyone noted this, a black outline was added around the clock display sometime in the late Barker era, as seen in this Season 31 playing.
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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2017, 07:34:35 PM »
Switch is the same, isn't it?

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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2017, 08:04:33 PM »
Switch is the same, isn't it?

yes, but it's 1992 debut makes it "new-ish" in my book
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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2017, 08:38:41 PM »
Here's one I'm actually surprised none of you have said, Cliffhangers. I know it's had minor touch ups through the years, it has never had a redesign.
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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2017, 10:56:59 PM »
Well, the initial set did not have the twenty-five numbers on the steps on the mountain. I wouldn't call that minor.
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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2017, 12:14:28 AM »
Well, the initial set did not have the twenty-five numbers on the steps on the mountain. I wouldn't call that minor.
The initial set also had four small prize podiums, with the prize labels in a different position (the latter of which can be seen here).
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Re: What's the oldest pricing game design currently in use?
« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2017, 01:28:39 AM »
Hole in One and The Grand Game come to mind.  They're designs haven't changed all that much.