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Offline Archviler

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That was fun. Thanks to TPIR04 for running it, I had a good time.


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Five Price Tags gets its rightful place as Pricing Game Survival winner the second time around! Thanks TPIR04 for doing the game.

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tpirfan04, this was a fun game to play this summer as I also had fun playing it and I can't wait to see the comparisons from this year and last summer when it comes how each Pricing Game fared in the rankings.

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When I first did the Pricing Game Reviews soooo many years ago, I felt that Five Price Tags had everything needed in a good pricing game: A cool set, easy to follow rules, unique gameplay, smart contestants being rewarded and always exciting. Glad to see it got the first place voting which it frankly deserved a lot sooner.
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Regardless of whether or not things went your way, it was certainly a good way to pass the time during the "you-know-what" crisis. This was certainly a fun game, and I'm generally satisfied with this list.

Well...opinions, but I can see I'm an odd one out when it comes to 3 Strikes (especially midway through the survival game, after I had a conversation about pricing games with my mom while we both got to watch a few summer reruns). I agree that Five Price Tags is definitely a quality pricing game, so I can accept that it came out on top; I just can't accept the rare wipeouts...but really, who else does? :P

I did challenge Five Price Tags based on my honest opinion, but again, I'm cool with it at the top. Sometimes, I just wish I could've given the gold to more than one game. I also think that if Tags/Strikes had a runaway, this survival game might have gotten boring after a while and would lead to inactivity.

Obviously, the early assault on Grocery Game was annoying, but that's probably how some of you wanted it to be. :oldlol:

Overall, many thanks for hosting this survival game, tpir04!

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I agree that Five Price Tags is definitely a quality pricing game, so I can accept that it came out on top; I just can't accept the rare wipeouts...but really, who else does? :P

I always try not to critique a game based it being played badly (Grocery Game wipeouts, Five Price Tags "falsitis", Contestants taking their time on timed games) because it's really not the game's fault if it's played badly.

I will say that I do get annoyed at the very rare times that Pocket Change is played perfectly because the fun part is seeing how much change the contestant picked.
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(Apologies for the wait, had some issues with the format that I wasn't sure how to correct.)

PRICING GAME        S1S2CHANGE
Gridlock!             #77#65up 12 spots
That's Too Much!#76#72up 4 spots
Pick-a-Number#75#76down 1 spot
Freeze Frame#74#54up 20 spots
Double Cross#73#62up 9 spots
Stack the Deck#72#73down 1 spot
Hot Seat#71#44up 27 spots
One Wrong Price#70#68up 2 spots
Triple Play#69#58up 11 spots
2 for the Price of 1#68#64up 4 spots
Pay the Rent#67#74down 7 spots
1 Right Price#66#66FLAT
Double Prices#65#63up 2 spots
Range Game#64#70down 6 spots
Line 'em Up#63#53up 10 spots
Coming or Going#62#75down 13 spots
Flip Flop#61#61FLAT
Pass the Buck#60#77down 17 spots
Squeeze Play#59#57up 2 spots
Bargain Game#58#59down 1 spot
Do the Math#57#52up 5 spots
Shopping Spree#56#51up 5 spots
Side by Side#55#60down 5 spots
Secret X#54#71down 17 spots
Easy As 1-2-3#53#43up 10 spots
Switch?#52#67down 15 spots
Balance Game#51#46up 5 spots
Let 'em Roll#50#35up 15 spots
Swap Meet#49#55down 6 spots
Most Expensive#48 #45up 3 spots
Pick-a-Pair#47#47FLAT
Gas Money#46#33up 13 spots
More or Less#45#69down 24 spots
Pocket Change#44#13up 31 (!) spots
Vend-o-Price#43#32up 11 spots
Nowor Then#42#49down 7 spots
Safe Crackers#41#41FLAT
Take Two#40#34up 6 spots
Bonkers#39#42down 3 spots
Card Game#38#27up 11 spots
Check Game#37#36up 1 spot
Time Is Money#36#19up 17 spots
Lucky Seven#35#48down 13 spots
Danger Price#34#24up 10 spots
Switcheroo#33#39down 6 spots
1/2 Off#32#56down 24 spots
Magic ##31#37down 6 spots
Cover Up#30#22up  8 spots
Bullseye#29#40down 11 spots
Spelling Bee#28#23up 5 spots
Punch a Bunch#27#29down 2 spots
Hole in One (or Two)#26#26FLAT
Master Key#25#31down 6 spots
Hi Lo#24#38down 14 spots
Make Your Move#23#12up 11 spots
Push Over#22#50down 28 spots
3 Strikes#21#3up 18 spots
Plinko#20#28down 8 spots
Rat Race#19#20down 1 spot
One Away#18#18FLAT
Money Game#17#15up 2 spots
Dice Game#16#9up 7 spots
Bonus Game#15#6up 9 spots
Shell Game#14#17down 3 spots
It's In The Bag#13#16down 3 spots
Temptation#12#30down 18 spots
Pathfinder#11#7up 4 spots
Ten Chances#10#4up 6 spots
Grand Game#9#10down 1 spot
Golden Road#8#5up 3 spots
Five Price Tags#7#1up 6 spots
Clock Game#6#8down 2 spots
Cliff Hangers#5#14down 9 spots
Race Game#4#11down 7 spots
Check-Out#3#21down 18 spots
Any Number#2 #2FLAT
Grocery Game#1#25down 24 spots

I find a few things interesting:
1) Aside from a few major exceptions, most of the games are still relatively close to where they were last year. Especially those that were flat, i.e. no change.
2) Some mediocre games (Clock Game, Race Game, Bonus Game, et al.) got high marks both times simply because of that: they were mediocre. Better games were built up early, worse games killed early; these just sat there in limbo for a while.
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Thanks for the numbers, those are interesting.

I'm surprised Check Out fell so far, and that Plinko's struggled to crack the top 20 both years.

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Thanks for the numbers, those are interesting.

I'm surprised Check Out fell so far, and that Plinko's struggled to crack the top 20 both years.
I'm more surprised by Cliffhangers's fall than Check Out's although both are top 10 worthy in my opinion.

Plinko is too polarizing to have finished particularly high. I'm an anti Plinko guy myself as it's a luck based game on a show that's supposed to be about pricing skill and it also frequently leads to letdowns. How many times have we seen Plinko hype a big prize only to see a pittance won. And  remember too Plinko has NEVER been won
Adjustments that should be made to pricing games to make them fairer: Secret X: Add a 3rd SP so that perfect pricing ensures a win. 1/2 Off: Add a 4th set of SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win. Master Key: Add 2 more SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win. Rat Race: Add 2 more SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win.

The following pricing games should be retired because there's no way or no easy way to make them fair: Spelling Bee, Plinko, Punch a Bunch, Pass the Buck, Let em Roll.

The following retired pricing games should be revived: $uper $aver, Give or Keep, Buy or Sell, Hurdles, Bump, Penny Ante, Credit Card, On the Spot, Split Decision, Add em Up, Walk of Fame, Barker's Markers.

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That's true. I like but I'm not a huge fan of Plinko myself, but sometimes I'm still surprised.