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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #225 on: June 19, 2019, 09:07:30 PM »
And just in case you wanna know, the game’s title in English is “Spinning Price”.
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« Reply #226 on: June 23, 2019, 02:37:48 AM »
Spelling Bee:
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Switch?:
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Barker's Bargain Bar:
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1 Right Price:
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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #227 on: June 23, 2019, 08:24:44 AM »
I just love seeing all of these.  Thanks so much!

I wonder why in Argentina only one of the Switch? podiums has a question mark on it? Maybe somehow in the presentation of the game they encourage the contestant to decide whether the item on the left has the correct price?

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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #228 on: June 23, 2019, 09:47:05 AM »
Spelling Bee:
     -It appears that the Italy 2000s prop is literally all hexagons. Nice!
     -The Dutch prop is best, mainly because of the title.

Switch?:
     -Most of these are red/yellow schemes. Portugal is my favorite for being unique.

Bargain Game:
     -Interesting how Finland uses percentages. I guess it would be easier at a glance, but the math would seem more complicated than necessary.
     -Mexico 2010: Do the numbers light up inside the podium?
     -Thailand: I love that they try to copy our sets, but I just can't accept a set that covers part of the title.

One Right Price:
     -It's interesting how so many of these versions start out with one model holding the price, instead of both, like in the US.
     -Italy 86: Props are fine, but I'm more drawn to the backdrop!
   
One Wrong Price:
     -I guess it makes sense that the UK's 1RP and 1WP use the same sets.
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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #229 on: June 23, 2019, 03:16:16 PM »
Thailand's Bargain Game is challenging my belief that the larger the set pieces, the better, and I don't like that.

I don't speak any languages other than English, but... the pun on "spelling bee" doesn't translate, right? So why do so many other nations' versions embrace not only the hexagons but also the bee motif?
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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #230 on: June 23, 2019, 04:13:32 PM »
In Spanish it would be something like "challenge of spelling", so no, the pun doesn't translate.

Mexico and Spain translates to "the beehive" and "the hive" respectively, and Italian is "the bee colony".

Even in the US the idea of a "spelling bee" is pretty loose. What spelling bee lets you get away with giving the letters out of order, or just saying the word?
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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #231 on: June 23, 2019, 05:12:56 PM »
For the record, the Pasquale version of 1 Right Price (and I'm guessing Spain '06, as well, since it has almost the exact same set) is 1 Right Price in name only -- if anything, it's Triple Prices.

With all the variations most of the games have gone through around the world, I'm amused that every single version of Switch? is basically identical.

Brosa, are you sure that Portugal picture in the Barker's Bargain Bar collage isn't actually One Wrøng Price?
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« Reply #232 on: June 23, 2019, 05:39:11 PM »
Brosa, are you sure that Portugal picture in the Barker's Bargain Bar collage isn't actually One Wrøng Price?

Yes - you are correct.  Checking that video again, I think what confused me was that they reveal the actual prices one by one and the wrong price was revealed second with an understated 'win' bell.  They then took their time revealing the third one as if nothing had just happened and the correct answer hadn't already been found.

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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #233 on: June 24, 2019, 04:50:37 AM »
I notice how many times the "OK" logo appears on 80s Italy pricing game... seems to have been used more there than the classic dollar sign over here.
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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #234 on: June 24, 2019, 04:57:31 PM »
Spelling Bee: I'm a little surprised the games use pretty much a similar set and I'm assuming the exact same format as ours except for some requiring four letters to win, even maintaining the bee motif. I guess there's not many other ways you can present the game using the same rules though. Columbia's of course does seem different though, I can't really tell how the game is played there just with that picture. The Vietnam '19 set wouldn't be a bad update for our set.

Switch: Pretty similar to ours just with different colors. The Argentina color scheme is pretty cool although it seems more fitting for underwater or with a darker show set. I'm assuming the correct solution was to switch in that Australia 12 playing?

Bargain Bar/Game: Very compact other than a few of them. Do the Thailand price reveals flip manually like ours or are they screens? Don't really get the UK Bruce film strip motif, if that's what it's supposed to be.

One Right Price: Very compact setups also. Ooh, playing for two cars on UK Bruce.

One Wrong Price: There's really no way to tell what they're playing in the Spain set. UK Joe could've done a little more with the set.



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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #235 on: June 24, 2019, 10:15:24 PM »
One Right Price:...Ooh, playing for two cars on UK Bruce.

Not as exciting as it looks -- if I remember correctly, if you won, you had to pick which car you wanted.  Or maybe you could only win the one with the one right price.  Either way, I'm pretty sure you weren't getting both of them.
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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #236 on: June 26, 2019, 05:59:52 PM »
Interesting price on Lucky Seven in Argentina this week:



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« Reply #237 on: June 26, 2019, 06:04:51 PM »
They make Richards look like Santa Claus.  :oldlol:
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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #238 on: June 29, 2019, 04:45:05 AM »
Card Game:
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Poker Game:
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Buy Or Sell:
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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #239 on: June 30, 2019, 09:39:03 AM »
Card Game:
     -France 2001: Is that neon? I like it. The background reminds me of the US Switcheroo.
     -What was UK Leslie's range?

Poker Game:
     -I honestly don't know why they changed to that gaudy set in '96. They revamped some of their set pieces as well. This one is too busy. Putting it to a vote, the 1999 prop is best, for a charmingly simplistic set. It's followed by the '87 set, and '96 gets third.
 
Buy or Sell:
     -I like this digital readout, but not as much as the display of our US set. That's a very charming dollar sign.

Coming or Going:
     -That Mexican set is a favorite of mine. It has red, orange and white, with touches of blue and white.

More or Less:
     -Can you explain the reasoning behind that coal mining motif? 
     -I'm seeing Match Game 7X in China's stage set.
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