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Offline greg

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Pricing game idea: Price Check
« on: January 29, 2020, 12:28:09 PM »
Here’s a quick grocery item game.... on the checkout counter there are five grocery items each with a price tag. The contestants job is to figure out which one has the wrong price....if they think the price is wrong they move the product across the scanner and it beeps to give them the correct price ...if they picked the right one they win the game.  If they pick the wrong product they get a second chance.

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Re: Pricing game idea: Price Check
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2020, 05:02:49 PM »
So...Check-Out meets It's In the Bag?

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Re: Pricing game idea: Price Check
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2020, 08:54:08 PM »
So...Check-Out meets It's In the Bag?

Good question! Also, I'd like to know what a game like this would be played for.

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Re: Pricing game idea: Price Check
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2020, 09:20:52 PM »
The idea is for a trip or other $7-$9000 prize.  One of the grocery products has the wrong price, the contestant uses a price scanner to do a “Price Check” for the product they believe has an incorrect price.  If it scans correctly the contestant gets a second chance to pick.  If they find the mis-priced product the contestant wins!

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Re: Pricing game idea: Price Check
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2020, 09:39:26 PM »
The idea is for a trip or other $7-$9000 prize.  One of the grocery products has the wrong price, the contestant uses a price scanner to do a “Price Check” for the product they believe has an incorrect price.  If it scans correctly the contestant gets a second chance to pick.  If they find the mis-priced product the contestant wins!

I was wrong. Check-Out meets One Wrong Price.

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Re: Pricing game idea: Price Check
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2020, 09:47:02 PM »
The idea is derivative of One Wrong Price, which is a pretty derivative game in it of itself, but it's not bad. It could work.

Simple games like this live and die by their execution. Vend-O-Price and Push Over turn a really simple concept into something that's a ton of fun.

I like the bells and whistles. I like the "price scanner" idea--surprisingly it hasn't been done by another game before. The game is simple but you could be onto something fun here. The "game" is kind of slight, but there's enough there behind the concept that you could make a really fun semi-quickie out of it.
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When you finally get it down so that it looks very very simple, that one has had the most complicated amount of work."

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