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Offline SolairWright

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Card Game question
« on: April 02, 2009, 02:08:54 AM »
I had a question about one of my favourite car games, Card Game. What was the most expensive car they offered on both the daytime and Million Dollar Spectacular?
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Re: Card Game question
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009, 05:57:25 AM »
The most expensive Card Game car I know of was a $24,790 Dodge Challenger played for just a couple of weeks ago.

I don't think it's ever appeared on the Specials.
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Re: Card Game question
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2019, 03:15:36 PM »
Why does Drew never emphasize that the ace as a Wild Card, can be held for play at a later time, like Bob did? Was thee a rule change that says you have to play the ace immediately?

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Re: Card Game question
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2019, 03:26:50 PM »
Card Game was played for a $66,225 Land Rover during Dream Car Week in 2014.

Why does Drew never emphasize that the ace as a Wild Card, can be held for play at a later time, like Bob did? Was thee a rule change that says you have to play the ace immediately?
He does say it can be used later, and does allow the contestant to keep playing after the Ace is used.

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Re: Card Game question
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2019, 04:49:32 PM »
Why does Drew never emphasize that the ace as a Wild Card, can be held for play at a later time, like Bob did? Was thee a rule change that says you have to play the ace immediately?

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Cause it's kind of a confusing rule, and I don't blame Drew at all for wanting to simplify his description. He usually does allude to it though.

Even when Bob did it, he explained that you could play the ace later, but even for years and years it never entered into my mind why anybody would want to play it later.

Apparently Roger believed that it's easier for a contestant to hear "Go on" or "Stop" from the audience than it is to make out all of the different prices they're shouting. So if they wanted to keep getting audience feedback and continue trying to slowly zero in on the price with the audience's help instead of pulling a price out of thin air by themselves, they could.

I don't think it's a strategy that would occur to your average contestant though.
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Re: Card Game question
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2019, 08:41:59 PM »
While we're here, can somebody answer this: Can an ace be used for a price below the amount showing? Example: The contestant's current bid is $22,000. If an ace is subsequently drawn, can it be used to bid, say, $18,000, then stop?
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Re: Card Game question
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2019, 09:25:22 PM »
While we're here, can somebody answer this: Can an ace be used for a price below the amount showing?
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Re: Card Game question
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2019, 09:37:47 PM »
Cause it's kind of a confusing rule, and I don't blame Drew at all for wanting to simplify his description. He usually does allude to it though.

Even when Bob did it, he explained that you could play the ace later, but even for years and years it never entered into my mind why anybody would want to play it later.

Bob, it seemed, preferred contestants using the ace right away, and this could lead to some issues with the game.  I'm reminded of the January 17, 2007, playing of Card Game.  A contestant drew an ace and Bob urged her to make a final bid for the car.  However, the contestant was unsure what to bring her bid to, so she put it aside.  Bob questioned why she wanted to do that since she could end the game right there with a final bid for the car.  Eventually, Bob let the contestant hold the ace. 

Later on, Bob reminded the contestant she had the ace to use, so she set a bid for the car.  However, she immediately wanted to increase her bid a little more, but Bob effectively told her she finished bidding (even though she was allowed continue drawing).  The contestant lost by $5, and many of us wondered how the show continued without acknowledging Bob's mistake and giving the contestant the car.

Unless I'm mistaken, by the time Card Game's current set came out, the "hold the ace" rule was dropped; contestants are now forced to give a final bid or a positive dollar amount for the ace.
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Re: Card Game question
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2019, 03:52:01 AM »
Do you all realize you're responding to a 10 year old thread?  ;-)

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Re: Card Game question
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2019, 03:56:15 AM »
Bob, it seemed, preferred contestants using the ace right away, and this could lead to some issues with the game.  I'm reminded of the January 17, 2007, playing of Card Game.  A contestant drew an ace and Bob urged her to make a final bid for the car.  However, the contestant was unsure what to bring her bid to, so she put it aside.  Bob questioned why she wanted to do that since she could end the game right there with a final bid for the car.  Eventually, Bob let the contestant hold the ace. 

Later on, Bob reminded the contestant she had the ace to use, so she set a bid for the car.  However, she immediately wanted to increase her bid a little more, but Bob effectively told her she finished bidding (even though she was allowed continue drawing).  The contestant lost by $5, and many of us wondered how the show continued without acknowledging Bob's mistake and giving the contestant the car.

Good gravy, what a trainwreck. Did nobody in production want to correct Bob? How on earth did they get away with that?

Unless I'm mistaken, by the time Card Game's current set came out, the "hold the ace" rule was dropped; contestants are now forced to give a final bid or a positive dollar amount for the ace.

I dunno... I seem to remember Drew saying something like “Aces are wild, you can even end the game on an Ace if you want to.” Which would imply that you can choose to not end the game on an Ace if you don’t want to.

But it makes sense to not explain the Ace rule in full unless one comes up. There’s already enough of an info dump going on without it. Unless a contestant specifically WANTS to hold on to the ace, there’s no reason to even bring it up.

IMO in an era where the smallest possible range is $1000 it makes absolutely no sense to try to hold an ace and fine tune your bid later. That rule is a vestigial organ clinging on decades after it would have been needed, so it wouldn’t surprise me if it were axed. But it never seems to come up, so I dunno for sure.

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Do you all realize you're responding to a 10 year old thread?  ;-)

Huh. Nope, honestly. Speaking of vestigial organs...
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When you finally get it down so that it looks very very simple, that one has had the most complicated amount of work."

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"The sign of a good game, is when you don't have to explain it every day. The key is not simplicity, but apparent simplicity. Password looks like any idiot could have made it up, but we have 14 of our people working on that show. There is a great complexity behind the screen. It requires great work to keep it simple."

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Re: Card Game question
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2019, 11:22:06 AM »
Do you all realize you're responding to a 10 year old thread?  ;-)
I did not, although there is a new answer to the original question since the thread was made.

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Re: Card Game question
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2019, 08:33:10 PM »
Do you all realize you're responding to a 10 year old thread?  ;-)

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Re: Card Game question
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2019, 04:44:56 PM »
Bob, it seemed, preferred contestants using the ace right away, and this could lead to some issues with the game.  I'm reminded of the January 17, 2007, playing of Card Game.  A contestant drew an ace and Bob urged her to make a final bid for the car.  However, the contestant was unsure what to bring her bid to, so she put it aside.  Bob questioned why she wanted to do that since she could end the game right there with a final bid for the car.  Eventually, Bob let the contestant hold the ace. 

Later on, Bob reminded the contestant she had the ace to use, so she set a bid for the car.  However, she immediately wanted to increase her bid a little more, but Bob effectively told her she finished bidding (even though she was allowed continue drawing).  The contestant lost by $5, and many of us wondered how the show continued without acknowledging Bob's mistake and giving the contestant the car.


WOW!

She should have been given the car on a technical win.

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Re: Card Game question
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2019, 10:35:09 PM »
WOW!

She should have been given the car on a technical win.

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It's even worse than that, she never drew any more cards at all.....Bob pushed her into using it right then and stopping.

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