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Offline Chris88

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Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
« on: January 18, 2022, 07:58:02 AM »
Which is the next game you believe that they will refurbish or you think that needs a makeover?

Edit by Alfonzo: Title changed to better reflect topic.
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Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2022, 08:47:55 AM »
Hi-Lo, Swap Meet and believe it or not Any Number.  Aside from the small modification a few years back, it's the same set from 1986.  I think after 35 years the very first pricing game deserves a make over - even if they bring back elements from the original 1970s board to honor its heritage.

And I don't think it needs a full makeover but after almost 31 years, can we update the graphic that says "Pick a Number"?  It looks like no one put any thought into it and that they rushed to get a "quickie" game on the air.
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Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2022, 09:45:14 AM »
I'd really say any game that still has that early 90s teal-pink-lavender aesthetic. That's Too Much is the first that comes to mind.

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Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2022, 09:56:55 AM »
Pleeeeeease Money Game. Talk about 90s.

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Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2022, 12:04:51 PM »
Magic #, because why not?
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Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2022, 12:45:14 PM »
For a game that offers three cars, Triple Play sure is dinky.
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Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2022, 12:48:20 PM »
Switcheroo, because doing so isn't a federal crime.   Plus, the show has been very top notch in terms of set upgrades, even when they're not that necessary

ITA, gamesurf.  Never thought about that.  Maybe because they hardly play the game.  However, you'd think they'd put more effort into something there!
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Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2022, 01:04:39 PM »
I'd really say any game that still has that early 90s teal-pink-lavender aesthetic. That's Too Much is the first that comes to mind.

Perhaps ironic, as Thatís Too Much! premiered in 2001.

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Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2022, 01:06:30 PM »
Magic #, because why not?

Iím not a proponent of updating any game that still has an eggcrate display. LEDs are more modern, but eggcrate displays will always be charming to me.

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Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2022, 02:08:00 PM »
"Pick-A-Number" could use a redesign. I have always believed the slapped-together design looked odd.

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Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2022, 07:54:24 PM »
How would feel Five Price Tags needs a change?  Would it work if the small prizes was done similar to Shell game using touch screens, and the tags revealed by a button like It's in the Bag? Your thoughts.

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Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2022, 07:55:52 PM »
Definitely Money Game. But why do I feel like they would see a need to incorporate technology into it? It doesn't need that kind of makeover.

But I would take any revision to Freeze Frame, technology laden or not.

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Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2022, 08:00:39 PM »
How would feel Five Price Tags needs a change?  Would it work if the small prizes was done similar to Shell game using touch screens, and the tags revealed by a button like It's in the Bag? Your thoughts.
My thoughts? If it ain't broke, leave it the hell alone.

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Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2022, 06:50:44 AM »
Definitely Money Game. But why do I feel like they would see a need to incorporate technology into it? It doesn't need that kind of makeover.

I beg to differ-- if Money Game were refurbished, I'd like to have it like Bullseye is now, where Drew simply touches the numbered panels, and if they showed dollar signs, those numbers would go into a total money number display at the top, and if the car half icons were shown, those numbers would cover up the car half icons at the bottom.

If four money numbers were selected, then that total would be in the top display, and Drew would not have to add it in his head, because it would be right in front of him; this would also eliminate the need for cardboard and paper cards (this is just my opinion; disagree if you will).

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Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2022, 09:18:29 AM »
this would also eliminate the need for cardboard and paper cards (this is just my opinion; disagree if you will).
Heartily disagree... in the Barker era, at least, they deliberately kept Money Game "tech free" so they could use it as a backup car game in case another, more modern game went on the fritz; by screwing it up with touchscreen garbage, you'd eliminate that utility.