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Title: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: Chris88 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.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: JT 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.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: Tateman 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.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: CJBojangles on January 18, 2022, 09:56:55 AM
Pleeeeeease Money Game. Talk about 90s.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: TPIRfan#9821 on January 18, 2022, 12:04:51 PM
Magic #, because why not?
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: gamesurf on January 18, 2022, 12:45:14 PM
For a game that offers three cars, Triple Play sure is dinky.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: SeaBreeze341 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!
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: ooboh 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 That’s Too Much! premiered in 2001.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: ooboh on January 18, 2022, 01:06:30 PM
Magic #, because why not?

I’m 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.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: GobGlom 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.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: superballfan 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.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: shell_game 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.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: blozier2006 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.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: b_masters8 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).
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: blozier2006 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.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on January 19, 2022, 09:51:05 AM
I wouldn’t have a problem with a set change to Money Game, and I agree that they’d likely “add technology” to it.  If so, it would be no big deal, IMO.  Personally, it wouldn’t make too much sense to update it unless the game was more automatic and less manual.  If they actually did what you’re suggesting, I could see the third set looking almost like the current one, but with the modifications.

It’s kind of amazing they haven’t done this already TBH.  Maybe they’ll update it around the time of the game fiftieth anniversary in about a year from now.

For a second, I also thought of a similar upgrade to Cover Up.  The problem is that game (and even Switcheroo) is more contestant involved; it would take away from the player’s participation in the game should they even move away from manual to automatic.

Overall, I’m in agreement with Blozier.  If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  However, I'm on the fence with Money Game as the perfect emergency game.  They could still update it, but in a way that they could still use the cardboards in the event Money Game itself "crashed".  On the other hand, they are more options today just in case.  Not sure if Gridlock is the best example, however.  I guess they'd have to play Pick A Number a lot more as a NCFC!
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: Roadgeek Adam on January 19, 2022, 10:19:00 AM
Money Game could just use a new paint job. The old pastel paint jobs are terrible looking now. Just a simple paint job would take care of Money.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: imhomerjay on January 19, 2022, 12:45:33 PM
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.

Technology improves, though, and the odds multiple games wouldn't be available seem slim at best.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: SteveGavazzi on January 19, 2022, 05:19:55 PM
Technology improves, though, and the odds multiple games wouldn't be available seem slim at best.

It's not necessarily a matter of what's available, though.  It's a matter of what's fast in the middle of a taping.

And generally speaking, what's fast is Money Game.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: tpirfan28 on January 19, 2022, 05:31:57 PM
Now or Then.

Magic #, because why not?
Quiet.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: TPIRfan#9821 on January 19, 2022, 05:50:00 PM
Okay, in my defense, when I think of out of place things, the first thing that comes to mind is the monitor in between the two prizes. There's no reason for that to be there, and if they're going to fix that, I'd assume they'd modify the board as well.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: GR_Man_9009 on January 19, 2022, 05:56:48 PM
Okay, in my defense, when I think of out of place things, the first thing that comes to mind is the monitor in between the two prizes. There's no reason for that to be there, and if they're going to fix that, I'd assume they'd modify the board as well.
What pricing game are you talking about?
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on January 19, 2022, 07:03:18 PM
What pricing game are you talking about?

I'm not 9821, but unless he's talking about Magic #, my guess is that I think 9821 is referring to games like Bargain Game, One Right Price, and Switch?
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: moneygamelover on January 19, 2022, 07:36:06 PM
In my opinion, the game in most need of a new set is Line Em Up. The current set looks too 90s ish and needs to be brought into the 21st century.

Pick a Number needs a set that's a lot less busy. Also, I'd drop a color. Green and yellow go well together and so do orange and yellow, but I don't think mixing all 3 works that well. Holistically, this game's set is just too busy.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: FanOfDrew87 on January 20, 2022, 07:24:09 AM
I think, after nearly a quarter of a century, Spelling Bee deserves a refurbishment.  Especially since it could be a matter of time before the Eggcrate display starts to fail.

They did update the cards n 2008 to $1000 instead of $500, and change the card results from Eurostile to Impact font - that was a slight refurbishment at that, though they still use Eurostile on the small prize displays.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: Chris88 on January 20, 2022, 12:50:00 PM
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.
I doubt that now because alot of the games use tech now and Money game prob would not breakdown by using touchscreens.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: Timotheus on January 20, 2022, 04:52:53 PM
I'm normally against refurbishing games. I love how the set is a melange of different styles and trends - that gives the show a wealth of character. Getting to see the most hyper-modern sets stand side-by-side with relics from the '70s, I love it! The oddness of the gaudy That's Too Much set, the blocky and imposing Line 'Em Up board, the vintage cash register of Grocery Game, rustic Cliff Hangers, and the bold retro kitchiness of the Pay The Rent rooms, all together? An absolute wonder to behold. Even though most repaints and redesigns are well-done, the show loses a little something every time. Not much, just a little.

But I just took another look at Triple Play, and man, that's not a good-looking game.

Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: tpir04 on January 20, 2022, 06:15:09 PM
Huh, I must be the only one who actually likes all the pricing game props as is.

The question, however, is about objective predictions and not subjective opinions, so to answer,  I'd have to say Race Game. Surely somebody on staff is eyeing the original jukebox and thinking "man, we really need to get rid of that."
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: JayC on January 20, 2022, 10:08:10 PM
I'm normally against refurbishing games. I love how the set is a melange of different styles and trends - that gives the show a wealth of character. Getting to see the most hyper-modern sets stand side-by-side with relics from the '70s, I love it! The oddness of the gaudy That's Too Much set, the blocky and imposing Line 'Em Up board, the vintage cash register of Grocery Game, rustic Cliff Hangers, and the bold retro kitchiness of the Pay The Rent rooms, all together? An absolute wonder to behold. Even though most repaints and redesigns are well-done, the show loses a little something every time. Not much, just a little.
For the most part I agree with this-- I like how the games have unique looks and while some look dated, I like how the games represent the decade they were created in.

That said, they will continue doing refurbishments and set changes. It could be to add current technology like possibly converting Money Game to use touch screens and adding graphics, or complete overhauls where they could see need with Triple Play or Pick a Number.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: Torgo on January 21, 2022, 09:30:40 AM
Shopping Spree deserves a Penny Ante-style makeover by getting left out to rot in a storm.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: Timotheus on January 21, 2022, 01:48:21 PM
That said, they will continue doing refurbishments and set changes. It could be to add current technology like possibly converting Money Game to use touch screens and adding graphics, or complete overhauls where they could see need with Triple Play or Pick a Number.

Oh sure, I have no doubt they'll continue to update and refresh the game sets. And they usually do a nice job on these! Almost none of these worse than their predecessors, usually a lateral move at worst.* I mostly meant it as a waxing rhapsodical on a show design with a lot of character, one that doesn't feel overly focus-grouped and streamlined, one that makes each game experience feel different!

And also as a lengthy preamble leading to what was intended as a humorous surprise bash on Triple Play.

* The only ones that I really dislike from the Carey era are Bargain Game and 10 Chances.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: gamesurf on January 21, 2022, 07:38:03 PM
I'm normally against refurbishing games. I love how the set is a melange of different styles and trends - that gives the show a wealth of character. Getting to see the most hyper-modern sets stand side-by-side with relics from the '70s, I love it! The oddness of the gaudy That's Too Much set, the blocky and imposing Line 'Em Up board, the vintage cash register of Grocery Game, rustic Cliff Hangers, and the bold retro kitchiness of the Pay The Rent rooms, all together? An absolute wonder to behold. Even though most repaints and redesigns are well-done, the show loses a little something every time. Not much, just a little.

Beautifully said.

That said, they will continue doing refurbishments and set changes. It could be to add current technology like possibly converting Money Game to use touch screens and adding graphics, or complete overhauls where they could see need with Triple Play or Pick a Number.

The flashy touchscreen in Double Cross works because the game's identity was supposed to be flashy and modern and it features prominently as part of the game and if you take that away there's not much there to set it apart from other two-prize quickies.

I don't really want or need Money Game and Shell Game and Bullseye to have flashy touchscreens. I just need to see a quick price reveal. I don't see what's gained by ditching the art cards.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: imhomerjay on January 22, 2022, 10:04:25 PM
What’s gained is making things relevant and engaging for the majority of modern audiences.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: gamesurf on January 23, 2022, 12:16:57 AM
I have a very hard time believing that 51% of the show’s audience cares whether the price is revealed on an art card or a touchscreen.

I don’t know for sure that there aren’t people who will change the channel the moment an art card is shown on camera, or that CBS doesn’t have data showing that Stack the Deck with the new grocery reveal retains viewers better than Stack the Deck with the old grocery reveal. But I certainly have a hard time believing that changing a prop that appears onscreen for a few seconds improves time spent viewing in any meaningful way.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: tpirfansince1972 on January 23, 2022, 06:56:05 AM
I concur about Money Game.

But I'd like to see the board redone to the original colors, a blue board with red cards for the numbers.

The art cards/pull cards are just fine.  I'd add perhaps a digital readout to keep track of the total amount of money won.

I never cared for the current Money Game board, hated when they got rid of the classic looking board.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: Superballer on January 23, 2022, 10:55:34 AM
Another possibility to update Money Game might be going green, as it were, to fittingly make the board the color of money.  And even if they were to ditch the dollar sign design, they should still keep dollar signs as part of a hypothetical refurbish. 
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: GR_Man_9009 on January 23, 2022, 11:44:49 AM
For 3 Strikes, I would make it so that there's a board that lists the contestant's wrong guesses for example if a contestant says 3 in the third spot and that's wrong, that would go on that board, that would help the contestant not have to try to remember so much.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: ooboh on January 23, 2022, 01:08:10 PM
For 3 Strikes, I would make it so that there's a board that lists the contestant's wrong guesses for example if a contestant says 3 in the third spot and that's wrong, that would go on that board, that would help the contestant not have to try to remember so much.

Part of winning 3 Strikes is remembering where the numbers do and don’t go, so this will not work.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: shell_game on January 23, 2022, 01:13:06 PM
Part of winning 3 Strikes is remembering where the numbers do and don’t go, so this will not work.

But look what happened to Any Number. The contestant even had their chosen numbers in front of them in the prize prices, and they still felt the need to add the list showing what was used/left.

Just to be clear, I'm not trying to make the case for showing the numbers. I prefer it as-is.
Title: Re: Your Prediction for Next Refurbished Game
Post by: ooboh on January 23, 2022, 03:50:20 PM
But look what happened to Any Number. The contestant even had their chosen numbers in front of them in the prize prices, and they still felt the need to add the list showing what was used/left.

Honestly, I agree with adding the numbers there. Having Barker (and later Carey) occasionally struggle to remember the numbers left was painful to listen to, so I actually think the game looks considerably better with a “used number board.”