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Offline bonkers77

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Re: TPiR Recap - 12/3/2019
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2019, 03:11:42 AM »
Anyone remeber the last perfect shell game? (Season or date)

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Re: TPiR Recap - 12/3/2019
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2019, 01:59:27 PM »
Anyone remeber the last perfect shell game? (Season or date)
Season 47. December 10, 2018.  The prize was snorkeling gear, 2 underwater scooters, and a trip to Indonesia & $10,546.

Previous to that it was a long time.  January 10, 2014 for a trip to Fairbanks, AK & $4,934.

The clip from the 2014 show is on YouTube here:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=vvkSkGUbLMY

Dating back to October 26, 2010 when the rule was changed, 9 contestants have had the chance to guess the location of the ball for the cash equivalency of their prize.  Contestants have been successful 3 of those times (33%) which is greater than blind guessing (25%).

Contestants who attempted to guess where the ball was:
Season 48: 1-0
47: 1-2
46: No attempts
45: 0-1
44: No attempts
43: 0-1
42: 1-2
41: No attempts
40: No attempts
39: No attempts
(Rule was changed from $500 bonus in Season 39)
38: 3-0

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Re: TPiR Recap - 12/3/2019
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2019, 07:55:01 AM »
The Shell Game bonus should have been a fixed $5,000 when they plussed up the bonus.  The value of the prize in cash bla bla bla doesn't quickly register with an excited contestant or casual viewer.

"If you win all 4 chips and then can tell me where the ball is, you win the prize plus a $5,000 bonus!"

When they give the prize in cash, the cash value actually becomes more exciting to the contestant than the prize itself.  The bonus should never outshine the main prize.