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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #420 on: June 08, 2021, 04:30:30 PM »
Is there any particular reason why there are large arrows attached to the games?

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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #421 on: January 01, 2022, 08:49:01 PM »
So Spain's series ended up being short-lived, cancelled on 18th June after just 47 episodes due to poor ratings.  Somewhat amusingly, they still released an official board game for the series in November:




However, Romania premiered a new TPIR series Pretul Cel Bun on 6 September, which is currently still airing.

Below are shots of all the games I could find, as well as the set.   As you can see, it is quite faithful to the look of US TPIR.

There are plenty of videos of the series on their Youtube and Facebook accounts:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqdCmUUNVOcjEEryu_dizYQ/videos
https://www.facebook.com/watch/PretulCelBun/

They appear to upload the first segment (8-15 minutes) for most episodes to those channels, along with highlights and promos.






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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #422 on: January 01, 2022, 08:58:17 PM »
A couple of other random shots of a few of the games.   There has already been a slight change to the look of the cash amounts on the Plinko board, as well as the staging of Easy as 123 (the podium the blocks start on is now between two of the prizes).  Plus a nice front on shot of Hi Lo :)



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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #423 on: January 01, 2022, 10:44:02 PM »
Wow, their set looks very nice. The lack of use of the Big Doors is pretty odd though.

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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #424 on: January 22, 2022, 09:59:02 PM »
Wow, their set looks very nice. The lack of use of the Big Doors is pretty odd though.

Agreed, after watching it a bit more I love their set.   I think it's a nice mix of the US and modern international/French TPIR sets.   Given how similar the game props are to the US version, it's fun to see what a lot of these games look like being played centre stage.

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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #425 on: January 23, 2022, 07:03:50 AM »
Croatia also premiered a new TPIR series in October last year called "Dođi, pogodi, osvoji!".   Below are screenshots of the set and all their games. 

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https://www.facebook.com/DodiPogodiOsvoji/videos/





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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #426 on: January 23, 2022, 10:13:04 AM »
Croatia's version of Clock Game is what our current version should look like--retro-flavored, but with a modern clock face and enlarged for HD.

I'm still stumped by what game they're playing in the fourth pic down--"Vrijednost" translates to "value," so that's no help. Is it a one-person Showcase round?

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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #427 on: January 23, 2022, 02:32:36 PM »
Yes, that's one of the standard showcase rounds for many international series.   They first press a button to randomly select a range from (usually) 9 options, then have to price the showcase within that range without going over to win it.  The values and the yellow highlighted square are rapidly changing until they press the button.


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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #428 on: January 23, 2022, 03:35:08 PM »
The Croatian sets are very nice also. Very difficult setup in Switch and almost as bad in Double Prices.




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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #429 on: January 24, 2022, 12:28:16 AM »
I am thoroughly impressed that someone figured out how to make a prop that looks like both Clock Game boards.

And given how neat that looks, I'm extremely disappointed with whoever designed Shopping Spree. :P
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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #430 on: January 24, 2022, 02:44:49 AM »
Croatia's set is certainly interesting, though I do find the middle panels of their big doors being the same like that kinda weird...

Much weirder though is that they decided to make that middle part of Door 1 (and ONLY Door 1) blue, but only for Plinko?  Who decided that was a good idea?  The blue part of Door 1 in the Plinko pics just looks super tacked-on...

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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #431 on: March 05, 2022, 01:51:30 AM »
Partners:

It's hard to say how exactly this game works from the video, other than there are two contestants involved and three pairs of prices.   Seems like it might be inspired by the Phone Home Game?

A full playing of Partners can be seen on this video:

It seems to be inspired by The Phone Home Game, but here's the information about the gameplay:

The One Bid winner chooses his partner from among the volunteers in the audience.

- The two contestants are faced with three pairs of items. The contestant then chooses the prize they would most like to win.

- The item is described, and the audience member is shown three possible prices, and chooses one, which they think is the price of the item the contestant chose. Leslie asks the contestant if they would agree with the audience member's choice, or choose a different price. This process carries on until the third pair of items.

- Leslie would then check the actual prices of the three items the contestant chose. If the price the audience member chose matched the contestant's chosen item's price, they would both have won the said item.

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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #432 on: March 05, 2022, 02:07:52 AM »
Tic Tac Toe:
According to Wikipedia, this was a variation on Secret X.

But as for the rules of Tic Tac Toe, it can be said that it is a variation of Secret X mixed with a little On The Nose based on the rules below:

- An item is described, and three possible prices are shown to the contestant.

- What they have to do is to select the price they think is the correct one to earn three "TOE" cards and the item. If they choose the nearest price, they do not win the item, but they do win two cards, and the furthest gets them only one card.

- To win the main prize (not the item they chose the price of), the contestant must place their "TOE" cards in four rotating tumblers that contain the words "TIC" and "TAC" as well as images of fruit similar to slot machines (lemons, plums, and cherries).

- Leslie spins the tumblers one at a time. If the contestant had placed a "TOE" card on the winning tumbler that would show "TIC-TAC-TOE", they would win the main prize. The three non-winning tumblers only contain a pair of fruit and "TIC," or a a pair of fruit and "TAC."


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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #433 on: March 07, 2022, 05:13:54 AM »
Thanks for posting those, and for the reminder of how bonkers and creative the Leslie-hosted version of TPIR was.

Partners is like a lot of the new games in this version - a few great concepts in there but it doesn't entirely hit the mark.   Having the main contestant choose between two prizes and the second contestant selecting the correct price from three options is great, and giving the first contestant a 'right of reply' as to whether they agree with that price is particularly interesting. 

However, it seems a little bit flawed to ask the first contestant whether they'd rather choose "the higher price" or "the lower price" instead of the chosen price, when the second contestant could well have chosen the highest or lowest of the three options.   A better option would've been for Leslie to say upfront that the second contestant will select one of three prices, and that you must decide whether the actual price is higher, lower or on the nose.   Or alternatively - ask the second contestant to select two of the three prices that they think are most likely the price, then have the first contestant select one of those two as the price of the item.  That way they both still have a say in the final outcome.


And yes as you say, Tic Tac Toe applies the On The Nose-style pricing portion to the Secret X/Joker main game where the contestant can earn all but one of the available options to win the main prize.   I actually really like the concept of combining those ideas, although I really dislike the staging of the game.

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Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Reply #434 on: March 07, 2022, 05:17:18 AM »
Two additional games from the new Romanian series: