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Offline bigblue999

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2017, 07:45:41 PM »
Anyone know why the models stopped rolling out the Hi-Lo set?
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« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2017, 07:50:04 PM »
"I found the game not particularly fun...it was long...and the concept of buying or selling a little off (how does one 'sell' a prize if one hasn't bought it...but one doesn't really own it because he's given the option to buy it)"

While I understand Roger's reasoning, I don't see why this kind of simulations warrants Buy or Sell being retired. When Drew started hosting around the same time, he tied Temptation to a birthday theme and Roger somehow didn't have a problem with that.

On that note, whose idea was it to give contestants the cash bonus for winning the game?

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2017, 12:07:54 PM »
I have a random question:

When Drew shuffles around the shells in Shell Game, he says that he doesn't know where the ball is. Wouldn't he be able to kind of get a feel for where the ball is, as it would hit the sides of the shell as it is being shuffled? I feel like that could potentially help with the reveal.

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« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2017, 12:39:02 PM »
Anyone know why the models stopped rolling out the Hi-Lo set?

Drew kept forgetting to do the grocery plugs before the prize reveal, so eventually, they just decided to streamline the game's introduction.

(Personally, I've never thought that was a very good reason -- it's not like there weren't other ways to fix that that preserved the reveal -- but it is the reason.)
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2017, 02:25:51 PM »
Why does the contestant still get cash if they lose on the first three grocery products ($1/$10/$100) in Grand Game, but nothing if they lose on the fourth grocery product ($1,000)?

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2017, 02:42:02 PM »
When Drew shuffles around the shells in Shell Game, he says that he doesn't know where the ball is. Wouldn't he be able to kind of get a feel for where the ball is, as it would hit the sides of the shell as it is being shuffled? I feel like that could potentially help with the reveal.

He doesn't know where the ball starts. Having shuffled the shells myself, I can confirm that you can feel the ball bouncing around inside.

However, it's tougher to describe the rules of the game while simultaneously (and secretly) keeping track of where the ball is going or where it ends up. Drew doesn't want to know ahead of time whether the contestant is going to win or lose, so perhaps he focuses his attention on what he's saying and just lets the ball stop where it stops?
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2017, 03:44:25 PM »
Why does the contestant still get cash if they lose on the first three grocery products ($1/$10/$100) in Grand Game, but nothing if they lose on the fourth grocery product ($1,000)?

Because they have the choice to quit the game at that point. If there's no risk involved, the game becomes less exciting.

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« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2017, 04:45:38 PM »
Since we are on the topic of Shell Game, does anyone know why Drew no longer allows the contestants to place the chips themselves?  I can't imagine that saved much more time than allowing them to do it...

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« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2017, 05:01:57 PM »
Why , on the Money Game Board , the "Year" Number is placed where it is ( Top Row , Center ) ?

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« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2017, 08:19:07 PM »
Because they have the choice to quit the game at that point. If there's no risk involved, the game becomes less exciting.
D'oh, not sure how I forgot about something so obvious when I asked that.

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« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2017, 11:39:22 PM »
Since we are on the topic of Shell Game, does anyone know why Drew no longer allows the contestants to place the chips themselves?  I can't imagine that saved much more time than allowing them to do it...

I chalk it up to him just not paying that much attention to the intricacies of each game in his hosting style. He also doesn't let the contestant "Pass the Buck" anymore, he placed the marks on "Make Your Mark", and on at least one occasion he didn't even have the contestant open the safe.
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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2017, 09:06:16 PM »
Why are the prize values in Master Key and Rat Race (as well as the bonus prize in Clock Game) never announced?

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Re: Simple Questions & Answers Thread
« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2017, 07:28:43 PM »
Why are the prize values in Master Key and Rat Race (as well as the bonus prize in Clock Game) never announced?

They could, I suppose, but I'm guessing it's to make a cleaner presentation.

For Master Key and Pay the Rent:

1) It doesn't make sense to describe the prizes as a "prize package" since the contestant can win any combination of the three prizes offered.
2) The home audience doesn't really care that much. The focus is directed towards if the car/prize is won, not on the value of the prize.

For Clock Game: In addition to #2 from above, you risk making the gameplay less smooth.

If you give the price of the whole prize package, you might end up misleading a nervous contestant into thinking, "Hmm, the whole prize package is $7,500, there's 3 prizes, what's 1/3 of that?" The audience can't do anything to correct them, so the game would end up in the game going something like this:

"$2,500." "Lower." "$2,400." "Lower". "$2,300".

That'd be painful to watch.

If you only give the price of the bonus prize, same deal. You're putting unwarranted focus on the bonus prize. This could throw off a contestant who doesn't realize they need to be focusing on the cheaper prizes, or that the other two prizes ARE significantly cheaper.

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« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2017, 02:36:19 PM »
I have heard that in this day of the price, even if you are chosen to be a contestant, if you do not act the way MR wants you to act during the show before you called to come on down,, he will have you replaced with someone else.  Is that true?

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« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2017, 05:54:20 PM »
I have heard that in this day of the price, even if you are chosen to be a contestant, if you do not act the way MR wants you to act during the show before you called to come on down,, he will have you replaced with someone else.  Is that true?

Probably true. Probably happened in the Bob/Roger era as well.