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Offline greg

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New Pricing Game idea: Triple Prices
« on: May 25, 2022, 10:42:48 AM »
Behind door number two is revealed a new car and a safe with money bursting out the sides. The model rolls out the game Triple Prices. On the game board are three price tags they all look like car prices. One of them is actually the car price, one of them is the amount of money in the safe, and the third one is nothing. They contestant must take the two price tags they believe are correct and place them on the stands in front of the prizes. If they get the car correct they win the car . If they get the money correct they win the money.  If they get them both correct they win both prizes.

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Re: New Pricing Game idea: Triple Prices
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2022, 11:49:13 AM »
 I have a hard time believing the show would be willing to offer $40,000 worth of prizes in every playing of a game presumably easy to win. Might work better if it were played for a 4 digit prize package instead.
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Re: New Pricing Game idea: Triple Prices
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2022, 12:33:49 PM »
This basically sounds like Shell Game without the small prize portion.  And the cash price tag is essentially a complete guess with no way to deduce the actual amount.
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Re: New Pricing Game idea: Triple Prices
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2022, 01:19:11 PM »
Too glamorous for a quickie car game.

Heck, it’s too glamorous for a single-prize quickie. The cash overshadows the prize as long as the values are somewhat close (and the game doesn’t work if the values aren’t somewhat close)

Make this a two-prize quickie, OTOH, and maybe you’re on to something here.
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Re: New Pricing Game idea: Triple Prices
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2022, 03:26:28 PM »
To kinda add to what everyone else has said and to put the easiness of this game into perspective:

There are 6 total permutations of the three tags.  If, for each permutation of tags, we let the first tag be what is put in front of the car, the second the one put in front of the cash, and the third the unchosen one:
  • (CAR, $$, 0) wins both prizes
  • (CAR, 0, $$) wins only the car
  • ($$, 0, CAR) loses
  • ($$, CAR, 0) loses
  • (0, CAR, $$) loses
  • (0, $$, CAR) wins only the cash
Meaning that, with random guessing, you have a 50% chance of winning at minimum one of a car or more cash that what is offered as the grand prize in Grand Game and 1/2 Off, including about a 16.667% (1/6) chance of winning both -- in other words, this game is WAY too easy considering the prizes on offer, a problem which can be eliminated by, first and foremost, scrapping the car and cash and replacing them with regular prizes like what gamesurf mentioned, as a 50% chance of winning something like a $3,500 fridge and/or $2,500 computer is MUCH more reasonable than a 50% chance of winning a car and/or five-digit cash amount with a 1/6 chance of winning both (though in this new case, you'd then end up with a 2-prizer with a 1/6 chance of winning both prizes compared to, AFAIK, the 1/2 chance of winning both prizes in every single 2-prizer except Magic, the same as winning at least one prize, but not necessarily both prizes, in this game).  This also fixes the issue that PimpinJC touched on: that putting a price tag on a completely arbitrary amount of cash is purely based on (pseudo) luck but is disguised as requiring actual pricing knowledge.  None of the games on the actual show with actual luck-based elements (or pseudo-luck-based, like those in which stuff is "randomly" predetermined by producers beforehand like Punch and Half) disguise their luck-based portions as pricing-based, and no game SHOULD do so either.  For every luck-based portion of the games on the show, the randomness/luck is specifically the POINT, and to disguise it as anything else, and ESPECIALLY to disguise it as based on actual pricing knowledge when in fact there is no actual concrete price TO know, just some random amount of cash determined backstage before the show, would be very questionable at best.

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Re: New Pricing Game idea: Triple Prices
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2022, 04:12:55 PM »
Could even keep the cash, keep the three price tags, play it for two prizes and a modest amount of cash. and ditch the partial win aspect making it all-or-nothing a la 123.

You’d be left with a simple, fairly unique multi-prizer. It’d resemble a tougher version of Do The Math but with a larger cash bonus to compensate for higher difficulty.
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Re: New Pricing Game idea: Triple Prices
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2022, 05:49:50 PM »
This seems to be Gas Money, with some pieces of Golden Road. but pretty much Gas Money. that is at least how I see it based on the explanation but it is nice to see people thinking of different game ideas, and you can correct me if I missed something that made it difference from the game listed above.