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Offline Richie

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Past Game Shows with audience participation games.
« on: January 20, 2021, 03:11:29 AM »
Okay the Price is Right and Let's Make A Deal are officially out of play for this question.   So I will post this question to you all:

What past game show in your honest opinion had an audience game that was so exciting that it actually blended in with the show itself?

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Re: Past Game Shows with audience participation games.
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2021, 07:57:31 AM »
Does Truth or Consequences count?

I hate the audience game on Joker’s Wild. It slowed down the main game to a crawl. Blank Check’s was created merely to break up the monotony.

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Re: Past Game Shows with audience participation games.
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2021, 08:28:12 AM »
The Wizard of Odds, the 70s Treasure Hunt and The Fun Factory (1976, NBC, Bobby Van hosted) come to mind.
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Re: Past Game Shows with audience participation games.
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2021, 10:36:48 AM »
Caesars Challenge with its end of show audience word guessing challenge 

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Re: Past Game Shows with audience participation games.
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2021, 12:19:53 PM »
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? would have a period at the end of some shows that was called "Detective Academy" that would feature audience members going into the Chief's office to answer a geography question.

Sometimes, Marc would allow an audience member demonstrate an obstacle during the obstacle course explanation part of the show.
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Re: Past Game Shows with audience participation games.
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2021, 12:30:28 PM »
Two game shows that had an audience participation game that come into my mind are the original Figure It Out had some episodes where Summer Sanders would speak to audience members who wanted to show a talent they had during the closing credits, and Wink Martindale's Tic Tac Dough having the Dragon Finder game in the 1983-84 season.
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Re: Past Game Shows with audience participation games.
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2021, 12:45:37 PM »
Syndicated Millionaire had a Thousand-Dollarnaire question if there was time left at the end.
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Re: Past Game Shows with audience participation games.
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2021, 01:23:46 PM »
-Trivial Pursuit had an audience game if there was time where a question would be asked for a little dough.
-Make The Grade in the Morris season, time permitting, had an audience round where kids would play for merchandise like a t-shirt or a clapboard.
-The What Would You Do? (Nickelodeon) Medley (Season 1) and Wall of Stuff (Season 2). For the later, they would draw numbers with a lottery-type randomizer.
-Kennedy/Lange Name That Tune drew its contestants from the studio audience, and there were a variety of games as well.
-Ruckus (The short-lived show starring the Amazing Jonathan from Resorts in Atlantic City in 1991)
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Re: Past Game Shows with audience participation games.
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2021, 04:25:47 PM »
Joker’s Wild in the later years.

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Re: Past Game Shows with audience participation games.
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2021, 07:30:44 PM »
The 1st season of syndicated Match Game in 1979 had an audience game where members tried to match one of the stars, to fill time at end of weeks since there was bicycling and they couldn't carry games/contestants over like on the CBS version. That one came to mind quickly seeing this thread, surprised no one else has mentioned it actually.

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Re: Past Game Shows with audience participation games.
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2021, 08:47:50 PM »
Here's another show, Fantasy, remember that series?

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Re: Past Game Shows with audience participation games.
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2021, 08:31:56 AM »
Fantasy was more a wish fulfillment show than it was audience participation. Having Peter Marshall host it made it seem quasi-audience participation.
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Re: Past Game Shows with audience participation games.
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2021, 10:06:33 AM »
Does Card Sharks from '86-'89 count with the questions asked of 10 audience members?
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Re: Past Game Shows with audience participation games.
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2021, 03:23:00 PM »
Does Card Sharks from '86-'89 count with the questions asked of 10 audience members?

I guess, but it slowed the game down so much it wasn’t a good idea. It was better on Mindreaders.

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Re: Past Game Shows with audience participation games.
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2021, 03:55:54 PM »
I don't know why, but I thought that if PYL had a little extra time at the end of the show, they could've had an audience member or two come up on stage to face the big board. Give them 1 spin. If they land on a Whammy, they win a free PYL T-Shirt. Not sure what would happen if the audience member would land on a space that had a dollar amount and a free spin. and maybe reduce the dollar amounts to somewhere between maybe $100-$250 to start and then the max would be $1000. Not even sure about the prizes.