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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #300 on: September 02, 2019, 05:45:56 PM »
Below are the 'original' games from Spain's oddball 1988-93 series, along with a couple of adapted US games/designs that I missed earlier.

Poco A Poco ("Little By Little") / El Nido ("The Nest"):

The contestant selects one panel from each of three columns that correspond to a portion of the price of the prize (the first digit, middle three digits, three 000's at the end).  Each panel contains a random cash amount.  The contestant can either bail with the total cash amount revealed from the panels they selected, or risk the cash to win the prize if their selected panels form the price of the prize.

In early playings, the game was called El Nido and the contestant only selected panels from the first two columns.

La Escalera de Precios ("The Price Ladder"):

The contestant must order five small items from least to most expensive.  They get two chances, with the number of correctly-placed items revealed after the first chance. They win whatever small items they have in the correct places, plus the main prize if all five are correct.

Las Siete y Media ("Half Past Seven"):

This game seems to be inspired by Hit Me/Blackjack, only it doesn't appear to involve any pricing.  The contestant spins the wheel on the left until they get themselves as close as they are comfortable to 7 1/2 without going over.   Once they stop, the model spins the "Bank's" wheel on the right to try and beat the contestant's number (it appears the bank has to 'hold' if they reach 6).  The number panels in the middle all contain prizes, and the contestant wins the prize corresponding to the number they have if they beat the "Bank".

El Gran Juego de Banesto ("The Great Game of Banesto"):

This game, sponsored by Banesto, requires the contestant to use correct small item guesses to scale the money tower on the left.  A car, worth less than the top cash amount, is also up for grabs. 

The contestant is given a ball which they can trade in to continue if they get a small item wrong.  When the contestant gets to the middle of the ladder, they can choose to play for the car on the second highest spot on the ladder and forgo the top cash amount.  If they do this, they must guess which of the coloured panels on the right contains the picture of the car, then correctly guess the next small item to win the car.

Los Barcos ("The Ships"):

The contestant must find the two panels that contain images relating to the main prize.  They lose if they reveal water instead, but can win two extra lives through small items.

El Libreton BBV game (sorry, not sure on the actual name):

This game, sponsored by El Libreton BBV, requires the contestant to stop the randomizer on numbers that correspond to the prizes at the bottom of the prop.  They have ten chances to select numbers, so want to avoid landing on the same number more than once.  If they land on one of the two sponsor panels, they can select any number (ideally one that's in the price of one of the better prizes).

La Gran Cazada de Leche Pascual ("The Great Pascual Milk Hunt"):

Another sponsored game, the contestant must search in the prize (e.g. an actual car) for the letter blocks that make up the word 'PASCUAL' on the main prop.  They win if they find all the blocks, which each correspond to a digit in the price of the prize. They can use small items, I think, to win wildcards if they cannot find one or two of the blocks within the time limit.

As De Copas:
Unfortunately the video that had this game on Youtube seems to have disappeared and I can't remember how it is played.  I'm thinking they had to match panels similar to Matchmaker (which Spain played in the first season), but with a small item element to earn more chances.

Juego De Los Piratas ("Pirates Game"):

The first of three games played on a video screen, this one requires the contestant to guess the fourth, third and second digits of the prize's price from three choices each.   They can have up to two wrong guesses.

Juego De La Aventura Jurasica ("Jurassic Adventure Game"):

Another game played on a video screen.  The contestant has to guess the first three digits, with up to four wrong guesses allowed.

Juego Del Faraón ("Pharaoh Game"):

The third game played on a video screen, the contestant selects the number on each row that, when combined with the correct numbers on the other two rows, forms the price of the prize.

La Escalera de Prémios ("The Prize Ladder"):
This was played in every episode as a consolation game for the contestants who didn't make it out of contestant's row, slotting in between the last pricing game and the secret one bid playoffs.  The contestants have up to five cards drawn from a deck to try and win some cash.  They have to guess whether the next card is higher or lower than the previous card.  If they are correct, they can continue; if not, they lose half the amount earned and stop.  There was a jackpot they could win for getting all five cards drawn.

While I'm at it, here's a couple of other games from this series that I missed the first time around.
Now Or Then:

Take Two:

Squeeze Play (1988 prop):

Punch A Bunch (second 1988 prop):
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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #301 on: September 08, 2019, 04:18:07 AM »
I founded some photos of the Vietnamese version that brosa0 missed:
Golden Road, from 2010:

Golden Road again, from 2013:

Grocery Game, from 2019:

Grocery Game again, from 2015:

Plinko, from 2013:

Punch-A-Bunch, from 2013:

Punch-A-Bunch, from 2015:

Race Game, from 2010:

Shell Game, from 2019:
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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #302 on: Today at 04:49:47 AM »
The next set of "unique" games from France:

Murs de Ballons:

The contestant has the chance to pop seven balloons on each of four sides of the cube to win the cash amounts contained in them.  Each side has higher cash values to win than the previous side, and the contestant uses small item guesses to earn the chance to play for the sides with the higher values.   The game was adapted for a Christmas variation called "Le Calendrier de l'Avent".

Le Labyrinthe:

The contestant has 35 seconds to use the touch screen to make the path through the maze without touching the hazards.  They can use small item guesses to increase the number of times they can make an error before losing. Also adapted for a Christmas variant called "Le Traîneau du Père Noël".

La Petanque:

The contestant tosses their ball to knock the balls out of the four rings to earn money.  They can win three extra balls through small item guesses.

Le Prix Selectif:

This is a memory game played for three prizes of increasing value. The contestant has 15 bottles (3 x yellow, 5 x blue, 7 x red) and is facing 15 buckets. The lids of the buckets will open for three seconds with a colour on the bottom of each lid that corresponds to one of the bottle colours.  For the first prize, the contestant has to place the 3 yellow bottles in the correct buckets; then the 5 blue for the middle prize; then the 7 red for the largest prize.  They can earn extra chances through small item guesses.

Le Ball-in:

The contestant must manouevre a plate into the hole that corresponds to the price of the prize. If they are incorrect, the plate will fall through the back of the hole and smash on the ground.  They can earn additional plates through small item guesses.  A variant was played as a Christmas game "Les Cheminées de Noël".  Le Ball-in was also played on China's 2015 series.

Le Super Bonus:

The contestant has to manouevre the ball in the giant compass prop into the hole in the middle of it to win the main prize.  They have 30 seconds to do so and can earn up to 60 more seconds by correctly pricing three medium prizes (they also win the medium prizes if guessed correctly).

L'envol des Prix:

Essentially "Four Price Tags" with up to three guesses available through small items, but using a remote control helicopter that moves to the podium to indicate which price the contestant is choosing.

La Labyrinthe Electrique:

The contestant must navigate a metal ring attached to a helmet they are wearing through an obstacle course without touching the guiding rail.  If it does, they receive a small zap and lose the game.  They can earn the right to touch the guiding rail more than once through small item guesses.

Les Fromages:

The contestant must guess where in France a particular cheese comes from.  They can earn two additional cheeses to place on the map through small items, and can win up to 3500 euro depending on how many cheeses they placed correctly.

Le Prix Qui Pete:

The contestant can earn up to four chances to punch the balloon they believe displays the price of the main prize using the boxing machine. 

Les Cadeaux du Père Noël / Boum:

Another of the Christmas games, this one requires the contestant to touch "presents" as they appear on the giant touch screen to win money.  They can earn extra time to play the game through small prizes.  This game was subsequently modified to a non-Christmas version called "Boum!"