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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #150 on: April 16, 2019, 06:33:35 PM »
After seeing all these adaptations of our games overseas, makes me wonder, are there any pricing games that originated on a foreign adaptation of TPIR, that were subsequently imported for the American version?

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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #151 on: April 16, 2019, 08:06:45 PM »
Eazy az 1 2 3 was played on the Crowther version in the UK (under the title "Most Expensive"), but I have no idea whether anyone on the American show knew about that.
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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #152 on: April 18, 2019, 05:08:34 PM »
Hi-Lo:
     -I like how the platforms are staggered in Argentina 1999.
     -Bulgaria and 2009 France very look like bathroom scales. Except in that aspect, you'd want "Lo", not "Hi".  :-D
     -Odd color combos for 2001 France. The grayscale background and the vivid primary colors of the grocery ledge just doesn't look right.
     -Love the cylindrical shapes in 1990 Netherlands, don't know why.
     -Props to UK Joe for the cash register motif.

Pick a Pair:
     -Love the font for the 1999 Argentine set.
     -Very minimalist on Aussie 2012.
     -2009 France has an odd music motif. Brosa, is there something in the gameplay or reveal that might explain this? Or perhaps this another way of the producers showing their *intelligence*.
     -I like the look of 1980s Italy.
     -What is going on with UK Leslie and Bruce?

Now or Then:
     -What is the lady reading in 2007 China? Very nice colors, nonetheless.
     -Colombian Now or Then is an optical illusion.
     -Pretty sad to see Moldova thinks 2014 is "Then". Unless that's the earliest they have on record, or something like that.

Bullseye:
     -Not much change in the sets, obviously. Intersting change of pace in 1980s Australia with a blue arrow instead of green. Brosa, did any of these have a hidden bullseye?

Penny Ante:
     -Love both sets, and what a difference in sizes! I tend to like Brazil more than UK. I'm guessing only half the UK set is shown here?

Hit Me:
     -Not playing favorites here, as both are excellent. But including the US version, I'd say it tops these.

Super Saver:
     -Italy 1999 has the better of the two. As I've said before, I prefer a strong representation of primary colors. But the red is missing. I'll print out a picture of it and color in the red.  :-)

 Vendoprice: Eager to see the prices of products here, being as though there's a 4-3-2 setup, whereas US has something like 8-5-3.
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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #153 on: April 21, 2019, 06:54:47 AM »
Pathfinder: In the Indonesia version, is the contestant really starting somewhere other than the center spot??

Yes, and the 3rd number was actually the centre spot:


This happened in another playing, which bizarrely had the same path as above but in reverse (also note how many of the incorrect numbers are the same in both playings):


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It feels weird in the Russian version to not have the contestant on a raised platform.

The Russian version of Pathfinder used cones to show the contestant's path:


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You must have gotten only one chance in the UK Joe version of Pick-a-Pair I'd assume with just four products.

I'm not certain as the two playings I saw on youtube were won the first time around (and yes, there were just the four items, two pairs of two).

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Vend o Price: Does the Thailand version have similar sound effects and the doors opening to reveal the product quantity like ours?

Yes, it keeps the whole 'put the coin in the machine" schtick.


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Brosa, did any of these have a hidden bullseye?

Pretty sure they all did.

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2009 France has an odd music motif. Brosa, is there something in the gameplay or reveal that might explain this?

No, nothing. Here's the back of the prop in action though... :P



Also, here's the Russian Switcheroo which I missed:



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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #154 on: April 21, 2019, 10:53:55 AM »
I have noticed a lot of the games and sets look quite similar to our version. Wonder if they have sets of plans, or they do a really good job of copying the Barker/Carey sets?

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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #155 on: April 21, 2019, 07:30:25 PM »
The Russian Pathfinder with the cones makes me think of the Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? bonus round.

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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #156 on: April 27, 2019, 08:39:26 AM »
It appears that the German Now Or Then isn't about past prices, but a simple game of true or false, since the name's translation means "Wrong or right".

Steve has brought to my attention an archived site with plenty of info and images of the German version.

Germany played Now Or Then, but later changed it to a True/False game using the same the prop.

German versions of games that I've already posted:
Danger Price:


Grocery Game:


One Away:


3 Strikes:


Hi Lo:


Also, regarding the French Pick A Pair's musical theme, here is the original 2009 prop design:


It would appear its prop was originally designed like a big organ (the prices are revealed by the host stepping on the pedals at the bottom of it), and this musical theme carried over to its redesign with the music notes.

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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #157 on: April 27, 2019, 08:44:36 AM »
Bonus Game:
https://imgur.com/ibclzVa

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Shell Game:
https://imgur.com/4KI9dJE

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Joker:
https://imgur.com/24ZarUz

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Some bonus photos from the French version...



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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #158 on: April 27, 2019, 10:15:00 AM »
Bonus Game:

Not a whole lot of variation here, though I like that the word in Italian is "Jolly," as that's how you hopefully feel if you win it :).

Shell Game:

Colombia: For some reason, I like the idea of using cups, maybe because that's how I've seen it done at carnivals.

France '09: What?!?!

Joker:

France '09: I like the blackjack table look a lot, with the host acting as the "dealer". That's a much cooler way to show the cards than the set we had in the US. I presume the numbered chips were the possible prices of the small prizes?

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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #159 on: April 27, 2019, 05:33:19 PM »
Bonus Game: I'm assuming other versions did the game as well that aren't pictured here since there's very little here. The Italian 99 version is the only one that did any real switch-up in the set.
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Not a whole lot of variation here, though I like that the word in Italian is "Jolly," as that's how you hopefully feel if you win it
Jolly can refer to a wild card or even a joker.

Shell Game: What on earth was France thinking with these sets? The first one isn't bad but definitely small, the second one has an odd logo but otherwise isn't bad, then there's some weird either bingo or lottery motif and then...cardboard boxes. Cats would love the France '10 set! Interesting that Vietnam '12's looks more like the original version of the US set.

Joker: Actually most of these I would say look better than the US set. It looks like France turned it into a larger-scale game in 09 and 15.


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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #160 on: April 27, 2019, 09:03:08 PM »
Fun fact:  The Italian name of Bonus Game is "Joker."

Speaking of Italy, I've always found it interesting that they played Shell Game with only three shells.  It's a small change, but it goes a ways toward differentiating it from Bonus Game.  (Italy also introduced Shell Game much, much later than Bonus Game -- Bonus was played from the beginning of the run, while Shell didn't debut until the second-last season -- so keeping them nearly identical at that stage would have been a little silly.)

I love how Thailand's Shell Game manages to look like both of our tables at the same time.
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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #161 on: April 27, 2019, 11:06:08 PM »
I love how Thailand's Shell Game manages to look like both of our tables at the same time.

Australia's to that end is almost identical to the original one here sans the orange colored circles (that almost blend into the turntable actually) vs the red ones we had. I know that version (and really the one before it in the early 70's) tended to copy things pretty close anyway, but this one stands out as one especially so.

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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #162 on: April 29, 2019, 10:20:50 AM »
Bonus Game:
     -Goodness gracious, these are all wonderful! Interesting to see that they all have the same layout, with the arrows and everything!
     -Australia certainly loves their oranges and yellows. Again, set is fine but not with the turntable color.
     -The rings on the bottom of 1992 Italy remind me of that old Caldor logo. Although I think Caldor had three rings. This set is my favorite of the five.
     -1996 Italy reminds me of Any Number, in some ways.
     -1999 Spain: What is that picture on the left? I don't dare guess. Anyway, color is cool; makes me think of the Caribbean.
     -Finally, let me just say that with their history, I wonder what kind of a train wreck 2009 France could conjure up.

Shell Game:
     -80s Aussie gets the award for best US replica.
     -In 1994 Canada I see the Sears wordmark on the set. Hey, Brosa, were they playing for a Sears gift card? If not, was Sears a show sponsor?
     -2009 France was obviously going for the abstract look. And I like it.
     -2010 France looks like a cardboard box motif. Perhaps they were going for the street-style three-card-monte look.
     -Our first game from NZ, and it reminds me of Line em Up.
     -Gee, I wonder if Slovakia used the same table for Shell Game and Grocery Game? Certainly looks like it.

Joker:
     -1994 France: I'd say she won, wouldn't you?
     -You know what? France 15 is THE best set I've seen, for any game of any foreign version. It's got glitz, it's got glamour, just like a casino should. Well done.
     -Here we go again, back to Netherlands concoctions. They must like zig zag lines or something, because that seems to be the dominant influence in their set design.
     -UK Joe: Joe the Joker is the name of the game. Give him a jester's hat, too.
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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #163 on: April 30, 2019, 04:13:15 PM »
Vietnam's host, playing Bonus Game:

"You say that the actual price is lower than 128,000₫. And... we'll never find out, as I can't reach that high."
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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #164 on: May 06, 2019, 04:06:58 AM »
Joker:
France '09: I like the blackjack table look a lot, with the host acting as the "dealer". That's a much cooler way to show the cards than the set we had in the US. I presume the numbered chips were the possible prices of the small prizes?

Yes I believe so.  And I agree, the second table in particular is lovely to look at.

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If not, was Sears a show sponsor?

Don't know for certain, but that would be a pretty good guess.

Vietnam's host, playing Bonus Game:

"You say that the actual price is lower than 128,000₫. And... we'll never find out, as I can't reach that high."

Agreed, it's comical how gigantic that prop is.