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Offline Vgmastr

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New Pricing Game Idea: Don't Break the Bank
« on: January 02, 2021, 02:59:34 PM »
The game is played for three prizes valued around $2,500-$3,500 plus a possible $10,000.

The contestant starts with $10,000 in their Price is Right bank account.  However, in order to withdraw their funds they must enter the correct three passwords, and those passwords are the prices to the three prizes.  There are eight prices to choose from and one at a time must select the three correct ones.  They don't need to specify the prize or select them in any particular order, just pick any correct price.  They need to be careful, though, as the Price is Right bank has some hefty penalties for any invalid passwords, as the amount of the incorrect guess will be deducted from their account.  If the contestant's account goes to $0, it's overdrawn and the game is over.  If the contestant can select the three correct prices before their account is overdrawn they win the prizes and whatever amount is left in their account.

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Re: New Pricing Game Idea: Don't Break the Bank
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2021, 07:36:16 AM »
It's a really neat cross between Telephone Game, BPiR's Credit Card, Fortune Hunter and Barker's Markers! What would be a good shorter name for it though?

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Re: New Pricing Game Idea: Don't Break the Bank
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2021, 09:24:08 AM »
It's a really neat cross between Telephone Game, BPiR's Credit Card, Fortune Hunter and Barker's Markers! What would be a good shorter name for it though?

And the earliest playings of Penny Ante as well. However, to encourage fairness, I'd vary the opening bank account based on the prizes available. If played for three trips, then a higher opening account would be more suitable than say playing for a TV, computer, and stereo package. However, just like Credit Card, you don't win any remaining money left on your account so that the budget would remain in check, and I'd designate the account as Drew Dollars like what's used in the Balance Game. Its a great 3P game to add since there hasn't been one introduced that's still active since One Wrong Price in 1998. Here's a good setup for say a kitchen suite of a refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher:

ARPs: $3,210  $2,650  $1150

False prices (invalid passwords): $870  $1600  $2200 $2900 $3700
Opening bank account: $5,000
IMO $10,000 is too high of a starting target in this case since in that format, it would require you to make every possible mistake before you would lose. Here, you can make one mistake and never lose, yet make three and still win, so there's a little bit of strategy going for it. The account should be closer to the ARP of all three prizes IMO, or even a little below it. To ensure a reasonable win/loss rate at around 40-50%, adjust the difficulty accordingly. 

I'd title the game CRACK THE CODE.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2021, 09:30:39 AM by pannoni1 »
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