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Title: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on February 27, 2019, 06:16:21 AM
About 5 years ago I had an idea that we could compare international versions of pricing games one by one - after all, there is always keen interest when games are refurbished on the US version, so seeing how different countries interpret the look of the games and their staging might also be of interest.  Of course life got in the way...

I've revisited it this year and collected as many images of the various games from every international version as I could find.  A lot of the ones I collected years ago were from various TPIR websites including our own Golden Gallery, but Youtube has also been valuable in this endeavour.

My intention is to post a new game in this thread every couple of days for anyone interested to rank the various versions and comment on.  The rankings are just to encourage a bit of engagement, so nothing strict; you are welcome to rank them all, or just your favourites and least favourites, and to include the US versions of the games in your rankings for comparison if you wish.

I might post a couple of games together where there are not many international versions of those games.

There are some versions of the games I couldn't find, so feel free as we go to add images of others that I don't have for the relevant game.  Where a country has had several iterations of a game, I've added an approximate year that each version would have existed to differentiate between them.

With all that said, here is the first game...

Any Number
https://imgur.com/iTBnz8e or see attachment.

Some initial comments: With this first game you'll quickly notice which TPIR versions are influenced by the various main template sets (e.g. the 'Bob-era' US set, 'Drew-era' US set, UK Bruce-era set, or the more recent French/international two storey sets). 

The new Argentina TPIR premiered at the start of February and appears to be the first to use just a plain big screen for Any Number rather than its own physical prop.  And if you look closely, the early Spanish versions were ahead of their time with a feature that others didn't adopt until years later...

I'll add my own rankings and further comments later on.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: b_masters8 on February 27, 2019, 07:19:40 AM
It seems as though the Indonesia and Thailand versions use the current Drew Carey routine (numbers on top, possibly crossed off as they are used, so as to provide a complete picture of the game situation), whereas the 70s Australian version was similar to that of the early years of the Barker game here.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: LiteBulb88 on February 27, 2019, 07:51:34 AM
This is *awesome.* My favorites might just be the Italy ones--before Italy started using the Euro, the exchange rate for Italian Lira to US Dollars was about 1800 to 1, so that's why you see all the extra 0's on their board. Thanks for putting this together!
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on February 27, 2019, 12:00:36 PM
The France set actually being a giant piggy bank is cute. I wouldn't necessarily like a set like that for the US version, but it certainly makes it unique from the others.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on February 27, 2019, 06:54:16 PM
Brosa, this is a fantastic idea.  I love what you've done with the pictures, as well -- it'd be hard to think of a better way to compare the various sets.

Also, LiteBulb, it's great to see you around here again!

The 1985 picture of the Brazilian version really makes me wonder about the people producing it -- I mean, I guess there's technically no rule that the first number in the car can't be the 0, but it looks chintzy as all hell.

Italy and Spain, if I'm not mistaken, didn't use 0 at all, having just two digits in the piggy bank, although given how many zeros were already in every game pretty much by default (at least in Italy), that's kind of understandable.

Speaking of Spain, I'm sure it's really not, but that picture from 1990 makes it look like the Any Number board is built into the Turntable.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on February 28, 2019, 04:57:37 AM
That early Spanish version of the show is a sight to behold - there are some really peculiar design choices for all of the games and several others follow the 'built in' look of that second Any Number board.

The line of numbers on the Spanish '88 set displays numbers 1 to 0, but there are only 9 blank spaces to start the game.  When the turntable opens, the 0 is already blanked out so is not an option for the contestant to choose (I assume this is why 0 was removed from the second set).

The Indonesian prop amuses me.  They went to the effort of copying the US prop... and then just cut out a single big rectangle to dump a screen in.  Also an odd choice to capitalise some of the name.

The Mexican '99 prop is one of the ugliest I saw of any game in any series, with the big gaudy orange circles overwhelming the tiny board.  I always found the pink Australian prop to be gaudy too, but they made up for it by giving any piggy bank winners a literal piggy bank, similar to the ones held on the UK versions and the first playing of the US version.

My favourites would be the Chinese one (very stylish) and the first two French pigs (neat idea and that pig is adorable).
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on February 28, 2019, 02:51:27 PM
Very nice assortment, Brosa! Please provide more pricing games!

My favorites are the Finland (love the large digital readouts), the Mexico 99 (love the color) and the China sets.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: DRPrice on February 28, 2019, 07:39:40 PM
     My favorites are the 2001 France and Bruce's UK sets (also, the green numerals on Spain '88 are fairly nice).

     None of the others do much for me.  The worst are Mexico '99 (looks like it belongs on an SF or space-exploration show) and France '09 (looks like it belongs on Barney and Friends).
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 02, 2019, 04:51:48 AM
3 Strikes
https://imgur.com/KULazfB or see attachment.

A couple of notes:

- The Australian version's display was not electronic; the model uncovered the correct numbers and strikes as necessary.
- The bag for the Spanish version is attached to a green pole that was folded in against the prop; the model folded it out as the doors opened.
- The Russian version was played with all 6 numbers and 3 strikes in the bag.  The Mexican version gave the first number free and I think only had one strike in the bag.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: LiteBulb88 on March 02, 2019, 06:01:32 AM
Again, great work. I can't believe how cheap some of these prizes are--3 digits in the UK Leslie case! I can't picture 3 Strikes being played for anything less than a car, and given how hard it is to win, luxury cars feel right. But that's just me as an American, of course.

Also, LiteBulb, it's great to see you around here again!

Thanks, Steve! I attended a couple of tapings recently (I'll report on those when they air) so I figured I'd check out what was happening here. I saw this thread and had to post.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: b_masters8 on March 02, 2019, 06:22:33 AM
It seems that the Italian version has red, white and blue Xs.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on March 02, 2019, 09:54:37 AM
Again, fantastic work! Favorites include the two Netherlands and the Spain '90 sets. Honorable mention goes to the Mexico 2010 set for the visible baseball on the prop.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: DRPrice on March 02, 2019, 12:44:44 PM
     My favorite is probably the Mexican set, although the numbers could be brighter and the space between the first and second strike lights is a distraction.  But actually, I also like the Australian one quite a bit: sleek, clean and pleasant red color, although it could be a bit taller and the strike lights larger.

     The worst, by quite a distance, is the Portuguese set: a completely befuddled, headache-inducing mess.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on March 02, 2019, 04:30:39 PM
The American versions of the game definitely have a much better looking set. The Mexico '10 set is the only one I would say even holds a candle to it.

The Brazil version just has a way too small price display and it's very minimalist. Russia's looks like a mix of the Joker set with the Dawson Family Feud face-off podium in the middle and the France '09 set looks like a UFO landed outside a theatre at night.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: Grand_game2004 on March 02, 2019, 06:55:09 PM
I like the Netherlands set because of the "eggcrate" type display.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 03, 2019, 04:12:32 AM
I like the Netherlands set because of the "eggcrate" type display.

I agree - I love that giant display for the numbers.  Reminds me a bit of how big Buy Or Sell's numbers were. 
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpirfan28 on March 03, 2019, 01:44:20 PM
I think the France 88 vane display is kinda neat too.  Also the AUS 2012 version just seems so......cheap.

One fun comparison is how the sets look compared to the American counterpart.  Any Number basically is the same styled prop (based on the year), but since baseball isn't all that common around the world, 3 Strikes looks way different.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: GuyWithFace on March 03, 2019, 05:30:11 PM
Also the AUS 2012 version just seems so......cheap.
This was, unfortunately, par for the course when it came to that iteration.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 06, 2019, 09:28:58 PM
Punch-A-Bunch
https://imgur.com/JLwVjc2 or see attachment

- We get a look here at Moldova's version of The Price Is Right, one of the more unique series.  It perhaps has the cheapest, smallest overall set of any version and the Punchboard is used for their bonus round at the end of the show.  The TPIR theme is also looped in the background of the entire show.
- The Australian version of the game was called 'Wonder Wall'
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on March 06, 2019, 10:59:30 PM
Most of these sets look at least somewhat similar to the US versions, with Indonesia's being nearly a carbon copy of the 2nd version of our Punch a Bunch set. Spain's set being circular is certainly different. The Netherlands '00s set makes me think of a mix of Pick a Pair and our original Punch a Bunch set.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: b_masters8 on March 07, 2019, 04:54:30 AM
And it seems that the one from Down Under in 2012 had far fewer holes than ours does here: only 24, as compared to our 50.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on March 07, 2019, 08:29:05 AM
I'd want to be a contestant on the Moldova TPIR. Much easier to win top prize! 1988 Spain certainly broke the mold with their circular gameboard. The 1988 France is actually quite bland; it leaves much to be desired. Leslie's UK with the bubble letters is fairly nice. The 1999 Mexico set has some very funky letters.

Well done, Brosa! (I think it goes without saying from now on.)  ;)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: cvjs1993 on March 07, 2019, 10:49:06 PM
Do Money Game
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: gamesurf on March 08, 2019, 01:22:12 AM
I'd want to be a contestant on the Moldova TPIR. Much easier to win top prize!

Until you realize that the top prize is $1,180 :-)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on March 08, 2019, 08:07:41 AM
Until you realize that the top prize is $1,180 :-)

If someone came up to you and said, "Pick a number from 1-12. Guess right, you get $1000." I'd say those are pretty good odds, don't you?  :)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on March 08, 2019, 08:49:57 PM
Do Money Game

He'll do Money Game when and if he gets to it.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: DRPrice on March 08, 2019, 09:54:29 PM
- We get a look here at Moldova's version of The Price Is Right, one of the more unique series.  It perhaps has the cheapest, smallest overall set of any version and the Punchboard is used for their bonus round at the end of the show.  The TPIR theme is also looped in the background of the entire show.
- The Australian version of the game was called 'Wonder Wall'

     In other words, Moldova would be the PiR from Hell and make the current Drew Price look like game-show gold. 

     But even their set looks like a masterpiece compared to Spain '88.  That's a serious WTFudge.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: Grand_game2004 on March 09, 2019, 05:31:50 AM
I wonder what the 'check-out' pricing game looks like around the world.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 09, 2019, 09:02:55 AM
Two 4-prizers:

Danger Price
https://imgur.com/B6lBUqe or see attachment

Take Two
https://imgur.com/zVBA9vz or see attachment
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: Plinkoman on March 09, 2019, 09:30:50 AM
What in the world is up with Netherlands '00's Danger Price?

I like Pakistan's Take Two.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: LiteBulb88 on March 09, 2019, 09:51:27 AM
What in the world is up with Netherlands '00's Danger Price?

That set looks like Spongebob Squarepants. I guess if you pick the Danger Price, you make him cry?
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on March 09, 2019, 10:48:21 AM
Danger Price:
    -Netherlands 2000...don't even know where to start.
    -Italy (both versions)...whenever I see "La Trappola" I think of "La Crapola". I guess that's what you say when you pick the Danger Price.  :-)

Take Two:
     -The 1992 France set looks like a jukebox. Somehow that's dangerous?
     -I like what Pakistan and UK Joe did with their sets. And...ACTION!  :-D
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: ooboh on March 09, 2019, 11:24:20 AM
The Netherlands 2000s version of Danger Price is honestly one of the worst designs Iíve ever seen
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SamJ93 on March 09, 2019, 11:53:08 AM
From what I recall when the Dutch version was first discussed here (back in '03 or so), the general theme of the show was "kitschy American culture." So Spongebob, while still very random, fits in that context.

In general, it seems like many foreign versions try to distract from their tiny prize budgets by making it more of a comedy/variety show...
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on March 09, 2019, 02:32:52 PM
Italy's original Danger Price board always bothered me...I don't understand how someone could design a set that involved a price flap covering up part of the logo.

On the other hand, I do find their second board interesting.  It's neat to see how the first board could have evolved if they'd simply revamped it instead of creating the second set.

On a totally unrelated note, please tell me I'm not the only one who thinks of Street Fighter II when they see the prize labels from the Netherlands.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: EvilChameleon on March 09, 2019, 02:57:13 PM
It's fascinating when going through these how exact the Thailand versions are, as if they have just shipped the props overseas from Los Angeles.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on March 09, 2019, 09:35:32 PM
Take Two:
     -The 1992 France set looks like a jukebox. Somehow that's dangerous?

Given that it's Take Two, probably not. :P

(And remember, our Race Game is a jukebox, too, and that doesn't really make sense, either.)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on March 09, 2019, 11:08:33 PM
The Netherlands Danger Price set makes me think of the SpongeBob ice cream bars that ice cream trucks sell. What's with the Italy set? It looks like one of those handheld guide the marble through the maze games.

Interesting that Pakistan and UK Joe used a film theme for Take Two. Was the game logo in the background of the UK Joe set animated like the beginning of a film strip? France went from a giant jukebox to an ATM/slot machine hybrid.

Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 11, 2019, 08:06:34 AM
The Netherlands '90 version had some bizarre colour combinations going on in general.  Danger Price is one of the few games without bright yellow on it.  It's neat seeing their '87 version of Take Two being played on the turntable though.

I wish I could say Australia's 2012 Take Two was the worst pricing game prop it had, what with its ridiculous oversized red oval to 'hide' the display screen and ugly font on the tags, but there are several others that are just as bad.

It's fascinating when going through these how exact the Thailand versions are, as if they have just shipped the props overseas from Los Angeles.

I love seeing how the Indonesia and Thailand series copy the US designs so much, but have subtle variations to how they've been built that make them look different enough to each other.  In some cases the Indonesian game looks better than the Thai one as a result, while its vice versa for other games.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: pannoni1 on March 11, 2019, 08:41:39 AM
The Netherlands '90 version had some bizarre colour combinations going on in general.  Danger Price is one of the few games without bright yellow on it.  It's neat seeing their '87 version of Take Two being played on the turntable though.

I wish I could say Australia's 2012 Take Two was the worst pricing game prop it had, what with its ridiculous oversized red oval to 'hide' the display screen and ugly font on the tags, but there are several others that are just as bad.

I love seeing how the Indonesia and Thailand series copy the US designs so much, but have subtle variations to how they've been built that make them look different enough to each other.  In some cases the Indonesian game looks better than the Thai one as a result, while its vice versa for other games.

The same font that's used on That '70s Show I believe, and sure, it's very out of style these days.

It seems like UK Joe and Pakistan are operated by the same division, and speaking of cartoon characters, I like UK Joe's Danger Price set in particular because it reminds me of Danger Mouse.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 12, 2019, 03:51:51 AM
Two grocery/cash games:

Grand Game
https://imgur.com/6ctkWb4 or see attachment

Pay The Rent
https://imgur.com/1QlHC9R or see attachment

The French version of PTR had a top prize of 5000 euros.  The playing in the second image was a painful bailout. 
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 12, 2019, 04:23:41 AM
To add to the post above, the game I included from the Spanish '88 for Grand Game requires the contestant to select three prizes that are below the target price indicated, which is why I included it here. 

There was another game that uses the cash building mechanism of Grand Game, but the contestant has to get a series of True/False small prize guesses correct to progress through the game.  Probably should've included it too, so below is an image of that game.

(https://i.imgur.com/ZsmGTiW.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: Grand_game2004 on March 12, 2019, 05:10:36 AM
In those pictures for Grand Game, one of them kinda looks like "Super Saver" with a digital display in the middle.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: LiteBulb88 on March 12, 2019, 06:03:58 AM
The Mexico '10 version of Grand Game looks more like Now...or Then. And I'm surprised any other version of the show has even tried Pay the Rent, given how cheap those shows are compared to the US version.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on March 12, 2019, 06:05:38 AM
I know for sure there was another Grand Game board used on the original version of Atinale al Precio...and the fact that I've been looking for a picture of it for the past 20 minutes without finding one is driving me up a wall.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: Plinkoman on March 12, 2019, 06:28:55 AM
Egypt's Grand Game looks huge!

I'm also surprised that Pay the Rent has been seen on foreign versions, albeit only two.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: Grand_game2004 on March 12, 2019, 08:42:43 AM
Yeah, I was wrong about one of them looking like Super Saver. The one that looks like Now or Then looks odd.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 12, 2019, 04:37:19 PM
The Mexico '10 version of Grand Game looks more like Now...or Then.

Aside from the wheel (which rotates so the host/model don't have to move to reveal the prices), it also had a rather unique way of displaying the cash won:

(https://i.imgur.com/ObKa3aj.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpirfan28 on March 12, 2019, 05:50:23 PM
In those pictures for Grand Game, one of them kinda looks like "Super Saver" with a digital display in the middle.
Maybe that's why I really like that set...always had a soft spot for Super Saver.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: Anthony1 on March 12, 2019, 06:17:50 PM
What about Cliffhanger aka Yodely Guy?
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on March 12, 2019, 09:56:08 PM
Okay, guys, this has already happened twice.  I don't want it happening again.  Brosa will get to each individual pricing game when or if he gets to it.

I'm sorely tempted to issue a three-day ban the next time somebody does this.  Don't make me have to decide whether to follow through.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on March 12, 2019, 10:49:02 PM
Certainly an interesting mix amongst the Grand Game sets. Besides Thailand, Indonesia, Egypt and Mexico 99 have the set closest to ours. The France Grand Game set certainly went through several changes overtime, none of them particularly good looking. Mexico 10's looks like some odd hybrid of Super Saver with More or Less's color scheme. Columbia's makes me think of the Plinko sign.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: Grand_game2004 on March 13, 2019, 05:24:05 AM
OK, maybe I was right about that one game that looks like Super Saver.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: cvjs1993 on March 14, 2019, 05:55:09 PM
In Colombia, Pay the Rent is called "Mi Barrio"
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: EvilChameleon on March 14, 2019, 10:29:58 PM
Egypt's Grand Game almost looks fake, with how flat it is.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 16, 2019, 03:10:54 AM
In Colombia, Pay the Rent is called "Mi Barrio"

Thanks for bringing this to my attention.  I've managed to find promo shots of some more games from the Colombian version, including Pay The Rent.   I've also found three refurbished versions of games that I've already posted, which are included in this post:

Pay The Rent (Colombia)
(https://i.imgur.com/qAdJFTy.jpg)

3 Strikes (Spain '93)
(https://i.imgur.com/PrwRwgr.jpg)

3 Strikes (France '15)
(https://i.imgur.com/ywZCTTU.jpg)

Punch-A-Bunch (Spain '93)
(https://i.imgur.com/djJ6MS2.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 16, 2019, 04:08:57 AM
Dice Game
https://imgur.com/YzxoK8T or see attachment

Let 'Em Roll
https://imgur.com/Xv5ZIdO or see attachment


Spain's version of Dice Game was actually La Ruleta, using a roulette wheel with numbers 0-9 in play:
(https://i.imgur.com/NQxDlaE.jpg)

If you look closely at the image in the montage, you'll see that this contestant managed to get 3 numbers right with her spins despite the larger range.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: LiteBulb88 on March 16, 2019, 07:48:26 AM
Not a lot of variation in Dice Game around the world except for the Spanish roulette wheel. Also in the Italy version, it looks like the second to last digit is a 7, so they might have used the larger 1-9 range too.

Let 'em Roll...I am *loving* the huge dice and ramps in the China & France '09 versions. I hope they use some sort of overhead camera to show the result--that would show a unique view of the stage floor as well as make the result clear.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on March 16, 2019, 11:25:04 AM
What are the US dollar equivalents of those amounts in Columbia's Pay the Rent?

The Netherlands Dice Game set is really cool, otherwise not much to write home about in the sets. I wonder why they replaced the dice wheel a roulette wheel in Spain. Unless they have a way to make the wheel not spin more than like 4-5 revolutions at a time it probably increases the time it takes to play the game by a lot, while also making it much harder.

Most of the Let em Roll sets are like our original set, but then you have China and France which have a huge slide and the dice roll onto the floor of the set. That would be something interesting to see on our version maybe for April Fools if they did a giant set theme.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: EvilChameleon on March 16, 2019, 12:10:54 PM
Like previously mentioned, I am also in love with the giant Let 'Em Roll sets for France and China.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: LiteBulb88 on March 16, 2019, 12:39:14 PM
What are the US dollar equivalents of those amounts in Columbia's Pay the Rent?

2 million Colombian Pesos equal about $638:
https://www.google.com/search?q=2000000%20COP%20to%20USD
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on March 17, 2019, 07:26:47 PM
Haven't posted since Danger Price/Take Two so this post will be a tad longer than usual.  :biggrin:

Grand Game:
     -I like the color scheme for the 1985 Brazil prop. A strong use of primary colors.
     -My other favorites are the Spain 1988 and France 2009 (but only if the zeroes are placed by hand, a la 2010 Mexico.

Pay the Rent:
     -Well, not much to say except for the Colombian version. I like that they styled it in the form of two apartment buildings.

Dice Game:
     -1980s Australia and UK Leslie have nice sets. Simple, and that's what makes them stand out.
     -A shout-out to 1988 Spain for having a wheel instead of dice. I would've enlarged it and separated it from the main prop.
     -Vietnam's translation of Dice Game is "Xuc Xac"? No comment.

Let 'em Roll:
     -China and 2009 France deserve mega-kudos for their HUGE ramps. I'd love to roll dice down one of those! I can only imagine how long it would take to play.

A few sidenotes:
     -The 2017 Portugal stage looks much better than the 1991 set. I kind of like white but that is ridiculous.
     -Whatever the backdrop for the 2010 Mexico turntable is, I like it. (It's visible in the Grand Game collage.)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 18, 2019, 04:26:33 AM
I really like the look of the Dutch Dice Game. 

The tiny ramps for some of the Let Em Roll games (Russia, Argentina) were pretty pathetic.

Going back to Pay The Rent, I find it a little amusing that the UK pilot in 2017 went to the trouble of building a huge physical PTR set, only for the show not to be picked up. 
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 19, 2019, 04:23:40 PM
Lucky Seven
https://imgur.com/bJoGuCv

Click for larger image:
(https://i.imgur.com/bJoGuCv.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/bJoGuCv.jpg)

Cover Up
https://imgur.com/KhVxnGT

Click for larger image:
(https://i.imgur.com/KhVxnGT.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/KhVxnGT.jpg)

(Sorry, the option to add attachments appears to be missing for me)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: Ton80 on March 19, 2019, 04:33:51 PM
Interesting to see that the UK version of Lucky 7 uses the windshield of the car as the prop for playing the game.

I'd be interested to read specifics of how each game is played in the context of the those countries where the prices contain many more digits.

The French version of Cover Up has an odd, circuit board appearance to it.  I'm not sure I like it. 
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: LiteBulb88 on March 19, 2019, 04:55:33 PM
Lucky 7: I wonder how many numbers are given for free in the countries with 6+ digit prices, like Colombia and the 90s Italy versions. I sure hope it's not 0  :-o.

Cover Up: I agree about not liking the France version--that's way too busy and confusing, and it's hard to see which numbers correspond to which spot. I find it interesting that 0 is an option for the first number in the Italy '00 version.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on March 19, 2019, 05:03:48 PM
Thanks for posting Lucky Seven. I would've requested it, but I didn't want this topic banned for any amount of time.

Lucky Seven:
     -Colombian Lucky Seven should be Lucky Thirteen. There's no way you could win with 7 $1 bills.
     -France 2009 is designed like an old-fashioned coin purse. Hmm. Interesting.
     -The third 1990s Italy prop makes me think of a Visa Credit Card.

Also, regardless of what I said in my previous post, I am quite fond of the neon around the Big Doors in the 1991 Portugal stage.

Cover Up: None of these really appeal to me. Frankly, I prefer our version to any of them. But if I had to pick, I'd say the 2000s Italy prop is the best out of those presented here.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: MSTieScott on March 19, 2019, 06:07:32 PM
What in the world is going on with Spain's Lucky Seven board?

Interesting that France's version of the game started off as, effectively, Lucky Ten.

In Mexico's Cover Up, did the contestant automatically get a free second turn for placing that first number correctly? Conversely, did France's version add a digit in each position, or was one number immediately taken from each section to create the opening "wrong" price?
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on March 19, 2019, 11:42:48 PM
Fun fact:  Even though Atinale al Precio's sets were more or less functionally identical to ours, they played Lucky $even in Door #1.

I never thought I'd say this about anything, but Israel's gigantic wall of a Lucky $even board looks like it was inspired by Shower Game.

Scott:  As far as I can tell, Atinale al Precio's rules for Cover Up are exactly the same as ours, so yes, there's an automatic second turn.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: blozier2006 on March 20, 2019, 01:21:50 AM
Fun fact:  Even though Atinale al Precio's sets were more or less functionally identical to ours, they played Lucky $even in Door #1.
Given that their Lucky Seven was in Door #1, and that the car was sitting on stage, did they push the car out from Door #3 or something?
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 20, 2019, 06:06:41 AM
In Mexico's Cover Up, did the contestant automatically get a free second turn for placing that first number correctly? Conversely, did France's version add a digit in each position, or was one number immediately taken from each section to create the opening "wrong" price?

For Mexico, the host (Marco) places the first number in the first slot during the explanation as an example of what to do with the rest, so the contestant has to get at least one of the last 5 correct to continue.

For the French version, one number from each section was already used in the opening 'wrong' price.   You'll notice the first set of numbers has 0 as an option, which was actually a legitimate and correct option for the first number in the price in one of the playings I saw.   Also, the French version is a touch screen that is less responsive than the early Double Cross screen, so it is pretty tedious to watch.  The contestant has to drag the wrong numbers back to their respective sets before dragging their new guessed number back to the middle.   This creates the problem of the contestant potentially forgetting which wrong numbers they've already tried.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 20, 2019, 06:19:31 AM
Lucky 7: I wonder how many numbers are given for free in the countries with 6+ digit prices, like Colombia and the 90s Italy versions. I sure hope it's not 0  :-o.

For Colombia, they are given 12 notes but have to guess all 8 numbers.   And as you can see from the example, the prices are pretty evil regardless of how many they are given.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: barkerfan05 on March 20, 2019, 08:29:38 AM
I just wanna share some pics of my country's various pricing games, the Philippines! Unfortunately, these are the only ones that I found on the Internet and on YouTube. First up, 2 of the ABC version's games: Any Number, not played for a car, and the Money Game. Then, here's It's in the Bag of the 2011 revival, which is played for Php 80,000, or in some occasions, Php 120,000, and a rather small Easy as 1 2 3 (it's because of the small set, you know.)

All pictures are found here: https://imgur.com/a/hvIye9H
 
Link fixed by Steve.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: LiteBulb88 on March 20, 2019, 10:18:58 AM
For Colombia, they are given 12 notes but have to guess all 8 numbers.   And as you can see from the example, the prices are pretty evil regardless of how many they are given.

Gah! That's worse than the US edition. In the US, you can be off by an average of 1.5 numbers per guess (maximum 6 total numbers off in 4 guesses). In the Colombian edition, you can only be off by an average of 1.375 numbers per guess (11 numbers off in 8 guesses.) Plus 0's all over the place in the price! I hope Mike Richards isn't reading this thread...he doesn't need ideas about how to make Lucky 7 harder  :-o.

I just wanna share some pics of my country's various pricing games, the Philippines! Unfortunately, these are the only ones that I found on the Internet and on YouTube. First up, 2 of the ABC version's games: Any Number, not played for a car, and the Money Game. Then, here's It's in the Bag of the 2011 revival, which is played for Php 80,000, or in some occasions, Php 120,000, and a rather small Easy as 1 2 3 (it's because of the small set, you know.)

All pictures are found here: [https://imgur.com/a/hvIye9H]
 


Thanks for sharing!! For some reason, the URL isn't coming through as a clickable link (at least for me), so here it is directly linked so people don't have to copy and paste:

https://imgur.com/a/hvIye9H
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on March 20, 2019, 11:30:25 AM
Nice! I love the red on the Money Game. IITB is basically the same as the US set, except the bags are square instead of trapezoidal.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on March 20, 2019, 12:49:49 PM
For Mexico, the host (Marco) places the first number in the first slot during the explanation as an example of what to do with the rest, so the contestant has to get at least one of the last 5 correct to continue.

Hmm...that definitely didn't happen on the one I watched, but then again, that was also the first time they played it.  They probably changed it later on after they realized how silly it looked.

For the French version, one number from each section was already used in the opening 'wrong' price.   You'll notice the first set of numbers has 0 as an option, which was actually a legitimate and correct option for the first number in the price in one of the playings I saw.   Also, the French version is a touch screen that is less responsive than the early Double Cross screen, so it is pretty tedious to watch.  The contestant has to drag the wrong numbers back to their respective sets before dragging their new guessed number back to the middle.   This creates the problem of the contestant potentially forgetting which wrong numbers they've already tried.

There is nothing about this quote that doesn't make the producers sound like idiots.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on March 20, 2019, 03:58:11 PM
Most of the Lucky $even sets look like low budget versions of our game set. The UK Bruce and Joe presentation on the windshield of the car is pretty cool though. What on earth is going on in the Spain 88 set? It looks like some kind of complex math equation being performed.

The French Cover Up sets are quite...interesting. They look like circuits or the inside of a computer chip. The Australia set makes me think of our Buy or Sell set.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: DRPrice on March 20, 2019, 07:12:42 PM
     The Spain '88 Lucky Seven looks like they're playing baseball.

     Going back a bit, the Vietnam '12 Grand Game is by far the ugliest of them, with its ugly number font and vomit-colored background.

     I personally feel the giant Chinese and French Let 'em Roll slides are overkill;  this is one instance in which the US set strikes just the right balance.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: EvilChameleon on March 21, 2019, 08:36:05 PM
I see that using 8's and 9's in Lucky 7 isn't just a Mike thing.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: cvjs1993 on March 21, 2019, 10:57:40 PM
Do Plinko
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: Roadgeek Adam on March 21, 2019, 10:58:43 PM
Do Plinko

Once again, brosa will go at his pace. Stop posting stuff like that.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on March 22, 2019, 02:28:15 AM
Do Plinko

Okay, you're done.

Come back Monday and try again.

You were warned once.  Now you've been punished.  Screw this up one more time, and I'm getting rid of you.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: pricefan18 on March 22, 2019, 08:14:42 AM
Couple vids to add to this for the 80's Aussie run just for future reference (Original that is, two of the few actual clips of it on YT, I think the only two that feature a pricing game played too at that), one is a Range Game playing (with a $50 range and an EVIL setup to boot), the other is a Grocery Game playing although it cuts off before it finishes (was gonna be a loss though by looks of it). Interesting note to that one is that at least for that era, they went by the same rules as here, with a $6.75 to $7.00 win range.

 Range Game  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gYGvflKWH0&list=PLEF93089F65E42A34)
 Grocery Game  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbklMnAGbMQ&list=PLEF93089F65E42A34)

Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 23, 2019, 12:33:48 AM
On Lucky Seven, I grew up with the Australian 90's series so only ever knew it as One Dollar Deal.  In hindsight it seems an odd name change (although it still fits the game), particularly when the previous series in 1989 had it as Lucky Seven.  Never liked the game as it felt too hard having to guess 5 numbers with just 7 dollars, plus the prop was a bit dinky.  The flip panels for the numbers were neat through.

I find the weird angle the Indonesian L7 is on to be amusing.  It's like they accidentally made it too long.

On Cover Up, again I never liked the Australian version due to the colour scheme and the weird extra bit to the right of the 5th column of numbers.   It's interesting to see that Russia did away with the starting wrong numbers.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 23, 2019, 10:43:20 AM
Some quicker games today... :

Range Game
https://imgur.com/7aq53NH

Click for larger image:
(https://i.imgur.com/7aq53NH.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/7aq53NH.jpg)

Flip Flop
https://imgur.com/3YkgxXj

Click for larger image:
(https://i.imgur.com/3YkgxXj.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/3YkgxXj.jpg)

Freeze Frame
https://imgur.com/5DjI3RA

Click for larger image:
(https://i.imgur.com/5DjI3RA.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/5DjI3RA.jpg)

Double Prices
https://imgur.com/woAWiL3

Click for larger image:
(https://i.imgur.com/woAWiL3.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/woAWiL3.jpg)

Side By Side
https://imgur.com/K9GXXxo

Click for larger image:
(https://i.imgur.com/K9GXXxo.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/K9GXXxo.jpg)

For completion's sake, here is the UK version of Side By Side:
(https://i.imgur.com/W1IaSD4.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/W1IaSD4.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on March 23, 2019, 11:24:30 AM
What's up with the barrels on the side of the France 09 and Portugal Range Game sets? I assume the contestant was allowed to move the range up and down like the number in Magic # can be adjusted up or down?

Don't really get the buried treasure theme in Columbia's Flip Flop, but the sun and moon theme in Mexico's Flip Flop is neat.

Looks like Mexico is the only country that kept the photo theme that our Freeze Frame set has. The other ones have a carnival vibe to them, especially Russia.

Mostly boring or odd Double Prices sets, a few are very close to what ours looks like and most aren't super different.

The Side by Side sets aren't that different from our's. Columbia's looks quite interesting glowing like that. Quite mean setups in the Australia and Portugal pictures. Were the Pakistan and UK Leslie versions two-prize games, with the idea to choose the two out of the five prices for the prizes?


Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SuperSweeper on March 23, 2019, 11:43:16 AM
Forgive me if Iím wrong, but I believe that you have the Mexican Double Prices (two versions) mislabeled as being from Spain.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 23, 2019, 11:56:06 AM
Thanks, you are correct.   I actually love the Mexico 2010 Double Prices.   DP is the one game that international series should be able to add their own personality and theme to due to how simple it is, and Mexico does this the best (although it does kind of look like a head with eyes and mouth).   

As with One Dollar Deal/Lucky Seven, I only ever knew DP as "2 Price Tags" growing up from the Australian series.  Never liked seeing it show up, although in hindsight it is neat seeing it played on the turntable.

Fixed:
(https://i.imgur.com/F3j5rOD.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/F3j5rOD.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: EvilChameleon on March 23, 2019, 02:46:44 PM
I love the color schemes for the Australian and UK Bruce/Joe Side By Side sets.