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Poker Game wasn't ever a real test of pricing as much as it was test of the contestant's knowledge of poker strategy.

The problem I have with that is not everybody knows how to play poker, and there's no good way to explain the concept quickly. If you don't know anything about poker hands, the game turns into "do whatever the audience is shouting".

And it's not the strongest play-along game, either. Unless I know for sure that the video camera is $899 because I saw it on the show last week, I have no idea what prizes I'm "supposed" to aim for. That problem is still there whether you're playing with an $899 video camera or an $8.99 vitamin supplement.

Granted, the "keep your hand or pass it" question usually gets me shouting at the TV--there's a reason the game lasted 32 years, after all. I just feel like it's the only interesting decision the game has, and it kind of leaves me feeling ambivalent about the game, even more than the cheap prizes. (After all, Clock Game used to be even cheaper, but it was still really engaging to watch.)

If we're hypothetically bringing back Poker Game, I wouldn't be bothered if they tried some different twist on it. Heck, they could even turn it into Give or Keep and it would still work-- just try to pick the two most expensive prizes, if your hand is more expensive, you "beat" the other hand. There's still room to gussy it up so it feels like a Poker Game; they could "deal" themselves two prizes at random out of four cards before deciding whether to play or pass. Or make some sort of bailout option where they have to choose between "folding" or going "all-in". The poker theme is versatile enough, surely there's something more interesting that can be done than "pick a price with lots of 9's in it".
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Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 11/13/2017
« Last post by tpir7215 on Today at 02:22:46 AM »
Building on what you said:
-Golden Road (sorta) Lucky $even: When in doubt past the second digit (the first guessed digit), go 5 (and DO NOT EVER GUESS 0)

Fixed my mistake to say Lucky $even instead of Golden Road
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Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 11/13/2017
« Last post by tpir7215 on Today at 02:20:32 AM »
A number never appears twice in either of the first two prices.
Wait I just realized I accidentally put Golden Road instead of what I meant to put, Lucky $even
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The TALK Is Right / That's Too Much Theme?
« Last post by tpir7215 on Today at 02:17:12 AM »
Does anyone happen to have a clear and clean copy of the That's Too Much think cue and/or know the official name of said cue?

Thanks.
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Price is Right Recaps! / Re: TPiR Recap - 11/17/2017
« Last post by SteveGavazzi on Today at 01:35:38 AM »
Not sure why Corletta kept the first number at higher each guess in Bonkers. Besides the 5, all the numbers followed the odds.

Fixed that for you.
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the idea being to choose the more expensive grocery products and have the hand be made up of the starting digit in each product (picking products that are $8.xx, $9.xx, $10+ in price beating ones that are $5.xx, $6.xx, and $7.xx in price for example).

It is a little too much like Hi-Lo.  And would require picking way too many products.  It would take 3 minutes to get through the grocery prize copy alone.
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Out In Left Field / Re: Another Pricing Game Idea: "Shift"
« Last post by tpir7215 on Today at 01:24:29 AM »
Funny that I had developed a game for my HYO series that was similar to this, but it would be called Leapfrog (which is basically Flip Flop with one number to be switched instead of a pair of numbers). This is how I would've done it:

Wrong price is $1234; one digit must be "leapfrogged" over the one to its right
Possible choices are $2134, $1324 and $1243

Oh well: If the HYO section is ever revived, then I will definitely play it out.

I sure hope the HYO does eventually get revived, though I'm not really betting on it actually happening since it's been dead for, what, 10 or so months now?
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Out In Left Field / Re: 2017 NFL Season
« Last post by wildbill0962 on Today at 12:09:27 AM »
I'm buying into New Orleans. Right now, I have Eagles, Saints, Steelers, Patriots as the final four. Steelers over Eagles in the Super Bowl (as much as it pains me to say that).
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