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Your Lineups for a Week
« on: August 24, 2020, 08:19:01 PM »
Imagine this: Evelyn has put you in charge of putting together the lineups for an upcoming week of shows. You have some 70-odd active games to choose from, and you can only use 30 of them. What would be your ideal lineups?

Here are my lineups, to start you off:

DAY 1: Any Number/Bonus Game/Double Prices/Grocery Game/Money Game/Most Expensive
DAY 2: One Away/Squeeze Play/1/2 Off/Range Game/Vend-O-Price/Gas Money
DAY 3: Five Price Tags/2 for the Price of 1/1 Right Price/Take Two/Lucky $even/1 Wrong Price
DAY 4: Dice Game/Bargain Game/Secret "X"/Clock Game/Pocket ˘hange/Check-Out
DAY 5: Golden Road/Shopping Spree/Pay the Rent/Do the Math/3 Strikes/Shell Game

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Re: Your Lineups for a Week
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2020, 10:26:56 PM »
Here's my week's lineups:

Monday:
• Punch-A-Bunch
• That's Too Much!
• Switch?
• Double Cross
• Stack the Deck
• Danger Price

Tuesday:
• Lucky $even
• Shopping Spree
• Vend-O-Price
• Flip Flop
• Master Key
• Squeeze Play

Wednesday:
• Hole in One (or Two)
• Check Game
• 1 Right Price
• More or Less
• Bonus Game
• Side By Side

Thursday:
• Hi Lo
• Freeze Frame
• Cliff Hangers (for a car)
• Magic #
• One Away
• Pick-A-Number

Friday:
• Double Prices
• Plinko
• Pocket ˘hange
• One Wrong Price
• 3 Strikes
• Secret "X"
The price will always be right.

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Re: Your Lineups for a Week
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2020, 11:36:03 PM »
Golden Road/Shopping Spree/Pay the Rent/Do the Math/3 Strikes/Shell Game

Most episodes are around 27 to 28.5 minutes of pricing game segments, with the rest of the airtime set aside for SCSDs, Showcases, and commercials. This is, like, a 34 minute long lineup; it leaves about five minutes for both SCSDs and both showcases. Much as I’d love to see Golden Road, 3 Strikes, and Shell Game together, it probably wouldn’t work.

So using Torgo’s old timing list:
Double Prices3
Pick a Number3
Side by Side3
Bargain Game3.5
Flip Flop3.5
Balance Game3.5
Do the Math3.5
Coming or Going3.5
Squeeze Play3.5
One Right Price3.5
Switch3.5
Freeze Frame3.5
Push Over3.5
Range Game3.5
One Wrong Price3.5
Gridlock4
That's Too Much4
Make Your Move4
Easy as 1234
Most Expensive4
Swap Meet4
Shopping Spree4
Double Cross4
Two for One4
Bonkers4
Danger Price4
Bonus Game4.5
Take Two4.5
Lucky Seven4.5
Hi Lo4.5
Pick a Pair4.5
Money Game4.5
Safe Crackers4.5
Magic Number4.5
Check Game4.5
Race Game4.5
Secret X4.5
Any Number5
Line Em Up5
Let Em Roll5
Cover Up5
Dice Game5
Half Off5
Bullseye5
Now or Then5
Gas Money5
Vend O Price5
More or Less5
Grand Game5
Grocery Game5
Clock Game5
Pathfinder5.5
Five Price Tags5.5
Spelling Bee5.5
Ten Chances5.5
Pass the Buck5.5
Stack the Deck5.5
Card Game5.5
Master Key5.5
One Away5.5
Triple Play5.5
Cliff Hangers5.5
Plinko5.5
Rat Race6
Switcheroo6
Pocket Change6
Shell Game6
It's In The Bag6
Punch a Bunch6
Time is Money6
Check Out6
Temptation6.5
Hole in One6.5
Pay the Rent6.5
Golden Road7
Three Strikes7
Hot Seat7

If I have to stay at 28.5 minutes or under for the pricing games, here’s what I’d do.

Monday:
1) Flip Flop
2) Three Strikes
3) One Right Price
4) Bullseye
5) Most Expensive
6) Five Price Tags

A lot of quickies, but all are quickies I like, and because of them they make room for two of the very best car games on the show. (28.5 minutes)

Tuesday:
1) Push Over
2) Easy As 123
3) Hole in One
4) Magic Number
5) Bonus Game (for a car)
6) Safe Crackers

Some of my favorite all-around games (Push Over, Hole in One) in this lineup, plus Bonus for a car is always a treat. (27.5 minutes)

Wednesday:
1) Double Prices
2) Cover Up
3) Plinko
4) Pick-a-Pair
5) Clock Game
6) Dice Game

Start off quick and easy, then hit them with a car game, then Plinko. End with a timed game (haven’t had one of those yet this week) and Dice Game. (28.0 minutes)

Thursday:
1) Ten Chances
2) Switch?
3) Vend-O-Price
4) Punch-a-Bunch
5) Take Two
6) That’s Too Much

Starts out strong right out of the gate with Ten Chances, plus a good quickie GP game, a good cash game, and a good multiprizer. (27.5 minutes)

Friday:
1) Grand Game
2) Any Number
3) Make Your Move
4) Shell Game
5) Rat Race
6) Freeze Frame

For the FPG, obviously. (28.0 minutes)


« Last Edit: August 24, 2020, 11:50:04 PM by gamesurf »
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Re: Your Lineups for a Week
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2020, 11:39:23 PM »
Here I go :oldlol:!

Monday:
1: Push Over
2: Hole in One
3: Race Game
4: Barker's Bargain Bar
5: Shell Game
6: Lucky $even

Tuesday:
1: Master Key
2: Side by Side
3: Take Two
4: Safe Crackers
5: Time Is Money
6: Dice Game

Wednesday:
1: Five Price Tags
2: Coming or Going
3: Clock Game
4: One Wrong Price
5: Temptation
6: Grocery Game

Thursday:
1: Make Your Move
2: It's in the Bag
3: One Away
4: Do the Math
5: Switcheroo
6: Range Game

Friday:
1: Squeeze Play
2: Pathfinder
3: Double Cross
4: Most Expensive
5: Check-Out
6: Three Strikes

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Re: Your Lineups for a Week
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2020, 05:47:54 AM »
So using Torgo’s old timing list:

What season is this based on?
The price will always be right.

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Re: Your Lineups for a Week
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2020, 10:53:57 AM »
here would be my first week of shows if i made the selection of games.

Monday:
Golden Road
Magic #
Pay The Rent
Safe Crackers (car)
Super Ball!!
Lucky $even

that was my lineup for my one and only HYO to date

Tuesday:
Any Number
Plinko
Clock Game
Double Prices
Dice Game
Check Out

Wednesday:
Shell Game
Grand Game
3 Strikes
Most Expensive (3 Trips)
Range Game
Money Game

Thursday:
Check Game
Hole In One
Punch A Bunch
Squeeze Play
One Away
Danger Price

Friday:
Triple Play
Cliffhangers
One Right Price
Hi Lo
Line Em Up
Freeze Frame




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Re: Your Lineups for a Week
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2020, 12:44:42 PM »
Day 5 Redo:

Plinko/Cover Up/Safe Crackers/Race Game/That's Too Much!/Push Over

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Re: Your Lineups for a Week
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2020, 01:23:43 PM »
What season is this based on?

Season 44. Not exactly up-to-date, but close enough for the purposes of this thread.
Quote from: Bill Todman
"The sign of a good game, is when you don't have to explain it every day. The key is not simplicity, but apparent simplicity. Password looks like any idiot could have made it up, but we have 14 of our people working on that show. There is a great complexity behind the screen. It requires great work to keep it simple."

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Re: Your Lineups for a Week
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2020, 02:57:09 AM »
M
DOUBLE PRICES
any number
PLINKO
CHECK-OUT
CARD GAME
CLOCK GAME

T
5 Price Tags
SQUEEZE PLAY
Most Expen$ive
RACE GAME
DICE GAME
Bullseye

W
LUCKY $EVEN
RANGE GAME
Secret "X"
GRAND GAME
1 RIGHT PRICE
Money game

T
SAFE CRACKERS
3 STRIKES
Hi Lo
10 CHANCES
DANGER PRICE
BONUS GAME

F
CHECK GAME
Hole in ONE
BARGAIN GAME
TEMPTATION
Punch a Bunch
TAKE TWO

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Re: Your Lineups for a Week
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2020, 10:10:21 AM »
Regular week:

M

1. Any Number
2. Take Two
3. Check Out
4. Range Game
5. Pocket Change
6. One Wrong Price

Tu

1. Lucky Seven
2. Coming Or Going
3. Grocery Game
4. Make Your Move
5. Pathfinder
6. Double Cross

W

1. Race Game
2. Punch-a-Bunch
3. Money Game
4. Safe Crackers
5. 2 For the Price of 1
6. Spelling Bee

Th

1. Grand Game
2. Eazy Az 1-2-3
3. One Away
4. Clock Game
5. Card Game
6. Bonkers

F

1. Hole In One
2. Squeeze Play
3. Most Expensive
4. Magic #
5. Line 'Em Up
6. Plinko

Big Money week:

M

1. Golden Road
2. Clock Game (with the bonus being a cash amount like in the 1986 specials)
3. Any Number
4. Check Game
5. Plinko
6. Range Game (With the middle $50 of the rangefinder being green indicating a cash bonus equal to the amount of the ARP of the prize)

Tu

1. Lucky Seven (with 7 $100 bills instead of $1 bills)
2. Grand Game
3. Shopping Spree
4. Double Cross
5. Temptation
6. Shell Game

W

1. Safe Crackers (for a car)
2. Push Over
3. Time Is Money
4. Most Expensive (for trips)
5. Dice Game
6. Hot Seat

Th

1. Money Game
2. 1/2 Off
3. Switch?
4. One Right Price
5. That's Too Much!
6. It's In The Bag

F

1. Hole In One
2. Danger Price
3. Double Prices
4. Take Two
5. Cover Up
6. Punch-a-Bunch

Season premiere week, Christmas, or Dream Car Week

M

1. Triple Play
2. Switch?
3. Punch A Bunch
4. Safe Crackers
5. Most Expensive
6. Hole In One

T

1. Any Number
2. Bonus Game
3. Double Prices
4. Switch?
5. Punch-a-Bunch
6. Master Key

W

1. Cliff Hangers
2. Squeeze Play
3. 3 Strikes
4. Clock Game
5. Push Over
6. Spelling Bee

Th

1. Lucky Seven
2. Rat Race
3. Take Two
4. Side By Side
5. Secret "X"
6. Pay The Rent

F

1. Golden Road
2. 1 Right Price (for two cars)
3. Bonkers
4. Race Game (For trips or season tickets)
5. Dice Game
6. Plinko
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Re: Your Lineups for a Week
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2020, 03:51:11 PM »
Probably wouldn't be possible with time constraints but this is my best shot at it. 

Monday:
Range Game
Master Key
Bonus Game
Double Prices
It's In The Bag
Card Game

Tuesday:
Dice Game
Plinko
Bullseye
Secret X
Cliffhangers
3 Strikes

Wednesday:
Grocery Game
Hole In One
Bargain Game
Clock Game
Pocket Change
Side By Side

Thursday:
Most Expensive
One Away
Grand Game
Race Game
Pathfinder
Make Your Move

Friday:
Punch A Bunch
1 Wrong Price
10 Chances
Check Game
Any Number
Check Out
« Last Edit: August 31, 2020, 03:53:57 PM by AcesAces »

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Re: Your Lineups for a Week
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2020, 10:23:47 PM »
Mon:
Squeeze Play
Race Game
Switcheroo
Pay the Rent
That’s Too Much
Double Cross

Tue:
10 Chances
Check Out
Most Expensive
Money Game
Hot Seat
Double Prices 

Wd:
Five Price Tags
Flip Flop
Shopping Spree
Bonkers
Bargain Game
Hole in One or Two

Th:
Master Key
Balance Game
Make Your Move
Side By Side
Cover Up
Time Is Money

Fr:
Stack the Deck
Half Off
Magic #
Flip Flop
Gridlock!
Clock Game



Sat: 
Step Up
Bump 
On the Nose
Hurdles
Add ‘em Up
Joker


Sun:
$uper $aver 
Make Your Mark
Split Decision
On the Spot
Gallery Game
Fortune Hunter






« Last Edit: August 31, 2020, 10:29:54 PM by DYC »

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Re: Your Lineups for a Week
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2020, 10:39:41 PM »
Monday:
Safe Crackers
Squeeze Play
Rat Race
One Wrong Price
One Away
Bullseye

Tuesday:
Cover Up
Most Expensive
Grocery Game
Freeze Frame
1/2 Off
Dice Game

Wednesday:
Triple Play
Range Game
Grand Game
Double Prices
Pocket Change
Bonus Game

Thursday:
Flip Flop
Plinko
That's Too Much
Switch?
Check-Out
Any Number

Friday:
Lucky Seven
Do the Math
Hot Seat
Balance Game
Line 'em Up
Vend-O-Price