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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 I’ve 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 I’m 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.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on March 23, 2019, 10:16:47 PM
I think the most interesting takeaway from this batch of pictures is that a version of the show recent enough to have the Carey logo used the British version of Side by Side that hadn't been played since the late '80s.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 23, 2019, 10:59:12 PM
Agreed that is odd, especially when other games on the Pakistan series are based on the Joe Pasquale 2007-era games.  They must have built the prop from scratch too, so it's not like they just took the existing UK one out of storage.

It has me wondering though... in a world where the game was introduced to the US show, what would a good alternative name for it be?
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: cvjs1993 on March 25, 2019, 06:55:29 AM
In Argentina, Dice Game is called "A Los Dados"
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 26, 2019, 02:59:03 AM
Steve has kindly brought to my attention some footage of Range Game from the Netherlands circa 1990 series.  I actually quite like the look of this.

(https://i.imgur.com/wkhk20Z.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 26, 2019, 03:18:36 AM
In Argentina, Dice Game is called "A Los Dados"

Thanks for this too.  It appears Dice Game premiered on that series just last week.

(https://i.imgur.com/FFHBzvQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 26, 2019, 04:10:33 AM
One Away
https://imgur.com/08Q0qLn

Click for larger image:
(https://i.imgur.com/08Q0qLn.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/08Q0qLn.jpg)

Line Em Up
https://imgur.com/iPA6Yf0

Click for larger image:
(https://i.imgur.com/iPA6Yf0.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/iPA6Yf0.jpg)

Split Decision
https://imgur.com/KMKQglp

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

2 For The Price Of 1
https://imgur.com/Ri6IZlr

Click for larger image:
(https://i.imgur.com/Ri6IZlr.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/Ri6IZlr.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: LiteBulb88 on March 26, 2019, 05:29:00 AM
One Away: I like the Mexico '10 set, but 6 numbers? Good luck with that! And what is the UK Leslie version playing for that the prize is 285 pounds? Ikea furniture?

Line 'em Up: I really like both Chinese sets with the puzzle piece background. Line 'em Up is a like a puzzle where you're trying to fit the numbers in correctly.

Split Decision: Other countries tried this game?!?!

2 For the Price of 1: Pretty much the same as the US. The first digit is obviously free in the Mexico version; did contestants get to pick another digit for free as well?
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: pricefan18 on March 26, 2019, 06:49:01 AM
One Away: I like the Mexico '10 set, but 6 numbers? Good luck with that! And what is the UK Leslie version playing for that the prize is 285 pounds? Ikea furniture?

UK had strict prize limits on all their game shows till the mid 90's, so this was par for the course for them back then. The Showcases was all that had any bigger prizes. Blankety Blank (Match Game) was played for a check book and pen at this time for same reason.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: cvjs1993 on March 26, 2019, 07:30:20 AM
In Colombia, One Away is called "Espejito Espejito"
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on March 26, 2019, 09:16:26 AM
Going back to Range Game:
     -Italy 1990s probably has the best set only because it's diagonal.
Flip Flop:
     -It's easy to see which games are cut from the US cloth. Ausralia 2005 has a different color scheme but it is otherwise exactly the same.

Freeze Frame:
     -I guess the best is Netherlands 2000. Otherwise there's not much to see here.

Double Prices:
     -My top three, starting with #1: Australia 1990s, Colombia, Italy 2000s. Also interesting how 2010 Mexico chose a fruit theme.

One Away:
     -Lots to see here. I would have to prefer the Australia 2005 set over the others. I like the 1990s set also, maybe more so, but it's more or less a case of blue overload. And what is the problem with 1999 Argentina and their *huge* sets?

Line em Up:
     -Neat how China styled it with a puzzle piece. Those may very well be my favorites.

Split Decision:
     -Intersting how Russia picked up the game after the US version retired it. Also, maybe a coincidence, but the four numbers that have been pulled down represent the year that the US version was retired! I'd have to prefer UK Bruce over Russia set, though.

2 for the Price of 1
     -The Italy set is the best, and notice the hidden arrow in the set. I like all of the sets, so it's hard to rank them, but Australia 1990s ranks above the 1999 Mexico set.

On a sidenote: In the Range Game picture from 2000s Netherlands, is it just me, or are the contestant and model children? The reason I ask is that in the One Away pic, the contestant and model look like grown adults. Brosa, can you give any insight on the episode? Was it a children's week or something?
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on March 26, 2019, 04:12:01 PM
One Away: I had to squint to see Argentina's set. Spain's has a weird set. Was Slovakia's played for a 3 digit prize where the cents (or equivalent there) were priced also?

Line em Up: I like the blue lights in Australia's set. China's puzzle motif isn't bad, but it looks kinda odd.

Split Decision: Surprised that any other version tried it since the game didn't last too long on our show.

2 for the Price of 1: Looks like Mexico's pricing portion uses a 4-digit prize.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 26, 2019, 04:59:53 PM
On a sidenote: In the Range Game picture from 2000s Netherlands, is it just me, or are the contestant and model children? The reason I ask is that in the One Away pic, the contestant and model look like grown adults. Brosa, can you give any insight on the episode? Was it a children's week or something?

It appears to be a children's special.

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/markgoodson/images/f/f0/FTA001058826_002_con.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: Flerbert419 on March 26, 2019, 07:42:39 PM
I'm surprised how many countries that play One Away say that 0 is higher than 9.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: ooboh on March 26, 2019, 07:43:33 PM
I'm surprised how many countries that play One Away say that 0 is higher than 9.

Has there ever been a setup in the U.S. version that involved 9 as a wrong number?
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on March 26, 2019, 09:54:06 PM
Has there ever been a setup in the U.S. version that involved 9 as a wrong number?

At least one of 0 and 9 has been used in a wrong price, yes.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 30, 2019, 08:05:53 PM
A couple of updates:

3 Strikes, from Mexico (1997) - thanks Steve:
(https://i.imgur.com/BN09gUr.jpg)

Take Two, from India (2001):
(https://i.imgur.com/6gWucHc.png)


Also, I wanted to share two gifs of the Spain (1988) version of One Away which I found particularly odd.  Firstly, the direction the numbers are changed (in this series, the contestant only has to guess the first three numbers in the price):
(https://i.imgur.com/cEKkXVE.gif)

Secondly, the way the correct numbers are revealed:
(https://i.imgur.com/E1aGpEB.gif)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 30, 2019, 08:43:40 PM
I'm surprised how many countries that play One Away say that 0 is higher than 9.

The 2012 Australian playing I included had the following set up:
(https://i.imgur.com/N2pwPzw.jpg)

The setup for the 2005 Australian playing was probably just as strange, being $8886.   This also happened in another playing:
(https://i.imgur.com/4a31XxB.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/0K916f2.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 30, 2019, 09:58:22 PM
Plinko
https://imgur.com/wkR64UT

Click for larger image:
(https://i.imgur.com/wkR64UT.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SamJ93 on March 30, 2019, 10:54:53 PM
What the heck is up with the amounts on the German versions? Surely they weren't playing for 0-3 Deutschmarks/Euros a chip...

Also, I'd be interested to see how many other versions played Plinko like the UK did--where after accumulating cash, they must decide to either keep it or risk it on one last chip for a bonus prize (with the slots changed over to alternating WIN/LOSS).
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on March 30, 2019, 11:05:17 PM
Definitely a lot of variation with the color schemes and sizes. For the countries that don't use Plinko as the name it would be interesting to see how they decided on the name. It seems like Spain 88's set has a lot more space between the spikes than there should be. France's sets look totally different from one to the next, the second makes me think of an inflatable raft. Estonia's set looks really small.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on March 31, 2019, 01:32:15 AM
German Plinko was a three-prize game instead of a cash game -- you won each prize whose number got hit by at least one chip.

It looks like the '90s Netherlands version did something similar, although with both more prizes and more zeros.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: Roadgeek Adam on March 31, 2019, 02:22:19 AM
It tells you the international influence of Plinko, but man, I'd love to see a foreign version that never did Plinko. Very unlikely though.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: wrikent3500 on March 31, 2019, 08:13:13 AM
Notice no stills or video from the TQS (V Tele) version,Le Juste Prix
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: LiteBulb88 on March 31, 2019, 09:11:00 AM
Some of those Plinko sets are just weird, like both French versions and the Romanian one. The Greek set looks like it was shrunk in the wash.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: EvilChameleon on March 31, 2019, 10:33:38 AM
I love the look of the logo for the Colombian one.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SamJ93 on March 31, 2019, 10:55:16 AM
It tells you the international influence of Plinko, but man, I'd love to see a foreign version that never did Plinko. Very unlikely though.

I noticed there was no shot of the game from the 80's UK version...it seems plausible that they never did it due to the strict regulations at the time. (They were also forced to stop using the Big Wheel for their Showcase Showdown because it was deemed too luck-based.)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on March 31, 2019, 12:47:56 PM
Nope, Britain didn't have Plinko until Bruce's Price Is Right.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: Ton80 on March 31, 2019, 02:53:11 PM
France '01 Plinko looks like someone mashed "Prince of Persia" with a pachinko machine.

I don't know WHAT is going on with the France '15 prop.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on March 31, 2019, 04:43:46 PM
I don't know WHAT is going on with the France '15 prop.

Here's another angle:
(https://i.imgur.com/HRUa7ue.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: urbanpreppie0004 on March 31, 2019, 05:31:20 PM
What I like about this thread (and huge props) is that we're seeing how other countries interpret the games from the show. It doesn't make them wrong, but it's cool to see how they're influenced by the different versions of the show around the world or their own individual styles.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on March 31, 2019, 10:05:18 PM
First off, I really like Spain's One Away. It is interesting how the numbers are revealed separately, each with its own compartment.

Now then, I have a lot to say regarding Plinko. First and foremost, Brosa, I thought you would save Plinko for last! Now the only one I can think of would be Golden Road, but only time will tell. Secondly, it is evident which sets are copied from the US prop, with the stripes on the sides. Also it is interesting to note how many hosts are up on top with the contestants.
     
Now for the intricacies:
     -Were there steps on the back of the Argentine prop?
     -Zig Zag is an interesting name for the Belgian Plinko as it is essentially what Plinko is.
     -I don't know what it is but I really like the look of the Colombian version. Maybe it's the simple but neat lowercase letters.
     -The 2001 France paint job makes the set look more like a pinball machine than anything else.
     -What were they trying to accomplish with the 2009 France design? At least straighten the set. Then maybe it won't look as bad.
     - I find it funny how Germany has this big set and the pegboard itself is so small.
     -Greece: There is a problem when the game board is only six feet tall. The color scheme is a favorite of mine, though.
     -Once again, the Indonesian prop is most accurate to the US set. But why put the tray so high?
     -Italy: It looks like the hostess is opening a door of some sort. Brosa, can you provide any insight on this?
     -Apparently, Mexico also had a Plinko turntable prop, at least until 1997.
     -The 2010 Mexico color scheme is another favorite of mine. Along with the set design, it looks more like a carnival theme than any other of the sets presented here.
     -The 1990s Netherlands picture is evidently from the children's episode. But other than that, I wonder why the pegboard is set so deep into the rest of the Plinko prop?
     - I'm not sure what to make of the 2000s Netherlands prop. Waaaay too much pink.
     -Pakistan copied from Bruce's UK set but I don't like either of them.
     -The Romanian Plinko has some long pegs. Brosa, was this played with balls instead of chips?
     - The Spain prop is an odd one. The board is longer than it is tall. The electronic scoreboard is neat, though.
     -The 2017 UK set is a neat one, with the fantastic shade of red and the different size circles.
     -Vietnam: So Dice Game is "Xuc Xac" and Plinko is "Zic Zac"? I'm sorry, but I can't help but smile.





Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on April 01, 2019, 04:43:59 AM
     -Were there steps on the back of the Argentine prop?
Yes, steps behind the prop.  They actually do a bit of a drumroll buildup for the contestant climbing up and appearing at the top of the board.

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     -The 2001 France paint job makes the set look more like a pinball machine than anything else.
It's funny you mention that, given that the French 2009-2015 series literally introduced a pinball version of Plinko called Le Flipper:
(https://i.imgur.com/3X8uBhw.jpg)

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     -What were they trying to accomplish with the 2009 France design? At least straighten the set. Then maybe it won't look as bad.
It certainly had its problems:
(https://i.imgur.com/7m2xXGA.gif)

Two bonus images of the board from the contestant's perspective, and the host literally climbing to the top to dislodge a chip that was stuck.
(https://i.imgur.com/gxDVIfP.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/cQb5i6x.jpg)

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     -Italy: It looks like the hostess is opening a door of some sort. Brosa, can you provide any insight on this?
In this version, the middle is a 0. However, if the contestant won at least 2 million lire and still had at least one chip remaining, the 0 space became an "AUTO" space to win a car.  To win the car, they'd have to give up any cash and hope the chip landed in the AUTO space, otherwise they'd lose everything.

(https://i.imgur.com/sFzUhro.jpg)

Also, here is Italy's version from the early 90s which I missed:
(https://i.imgur.com/9OFk3yb.jpg)

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     -Apparently, Mexico also had a Plinko turntable prop, at least until 1997.
Nice pickup!

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     -The Romanian Plinko has some long pegs. Brosa, was this played with balls instead of chips?
I only found a couple promo shots of the Romanian series (Plinko is the only game I have of theirs), but given how similar it is to the French 09 series I'm guessing they used chips (balls would surely bounce off the curved part?)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on April 01, 2019, 08:43:56 AM
First, I like the Italian Plinko since it appears that it is painted in a shiny silver color. Second, France really needs to take some advice from Mike Richards on how to run a show. "Yes ladies and gentlemen, why don't we watch our host climb to the top of this thing to retrieve a chip? That should waste enough airtime." Didn't they have a lucky Plinko stick as Bob did? And finally, while it's fresh in our minds, can you give us a rundown on how Le Flipper was played?
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on April 03, 2019, 07:56:00 AM
And finally, while it's fresh in our minds, can you give us a rundown on how Le Flipper was played?

The French 09 series was the first of the new 'international' format of the show pushed by FremantleMedia, with the two-storey set, wild camera pans and looser format that allowed for more 'variety show' segments among the pricing gameplay to stretch the show out to an hour without having to add in extra pricing games (thus keeping the prize budget in check).   They had quite a few games with a basic fee game pricing portion to earn extra chances or time in some unique, non-pricing related parts.  I will post these some time in the future.

Le Flipper's pricing portion is the same as Plinko's, except that they earn extra pinballs to play with rather than chips.  The host controls the left flipper (the table is giant), the contestant controls the right flipper and plunger, and their aim is to get the ball to land in the "jackpot space" in the centre of the red circle above the flippers to win a big prize.   Otherwise, once the ball drops below the flippers (which happens fairly quickly as they are high up the table) they fall into cash amounts that the contestant wins, similar to Plinko.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on April 04, 2019, 04:49:41 PM
Grocery Game
https://imgur.com/paZIg7W

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(https://i.imgur.com/paZIg7W.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/paZIg7W.jpg)

Check-Out
https://imgur.com/McvWe8x

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(https://i.imgur.com/McvWe8x.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/McvWe8x.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SamJ93 on April 04, 2019, 06:02:23 PM
I can just picture the producers of the Mexican version saying "oh, we'll make up for our lack of Grocery Game by making Check-Out's set look like a giant old-timey cash register."

And the producers of the Vietnamese versions saying "we'll make up for our tiny prize budget by making the register in Grocery Game HUGE."
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on April 04, 2019, 11:01:34 PM
Grocery Game: -The Australia 80s set blends into the turntable too much.
-France 92's makes me think of a wedding cake. It's amazing how totally different each of their four sets looks.
-Egypt's looks like our set but a bit smaller.
-The Thailand set is pretty sleek, I wouldn't mind it as an updated version of our set.

Check Out: -Australia's makes me think of Family Feud.
-What strange podiums in the France 01 set.
-I like the giant cash register motif in Mexico '10
-UK Bruce looks like a combination of It's in the Bag and Grocery Game
-The Netherlands set had its own giant calculator
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on April 07, 2019, 02:35:16 AM
The 80s Australian version has some awful colour coordination all around with the games.   I really liked the 90s and 00s design, although it was difficult to see the items. 

We also see another example here of the Indonesia and Thailand series both copying the general look of the US Check-Out, but with slightly different variations.  The Indonesian one probably comes out on top here.

The muted colour scheme of the '87 Netherlands series is really apparent here when comparing their Check-Out to most of the others.

Steve has found an image of the German Check-Out:
(https://i.imgur.com/jYK1TJj.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on April 07, 2019, 09:31:17 AM
Grocery Game:
     -I wouldn't mind the 1980s Aussie set but not with that turntable color scheme. Australia made up for it with their general store-esque sets.
     -The 1994 Canada checkerboard scheme is a neat one. I like it.

Check-Out:
     -France 2001: Yeah...no. The individual podium thing is fine but straighten them out, at least!
     -1990 Spain has some large digital readouts, but they seem to overtake the set as a whole.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpirfan28 on April 07, 2019, 11:03:14 AM
Since Check-Out's entire premise is pricing grocery items exactly right, it's fitting that the German version is literally "expert price".
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: pricefan18 on April 07, 2019, 04:24:27 PM
Grocery Game:
     -I wouldn't mind the 1980s Aussie set but not with that turntable color scheme. Australia made up for it with their general store-esque sets.

You know what the weirdest thing to me about the 80's Aussie show is? That for the entirety of its' run it was titled "The New Price is Right", seems really odd to call it that after say 4 years on air for example. Price here only did it the first year by comparison.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on April 08, 2019, 05:08:30 PM
Switcheroo
https://imgur.com/8PBbXA1

Click for larger image:
(https://i.imgur.com/8PBbXA1.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/8PBbXA1.jpg)

Pathfinder
https://imgur.com/bNm04wW

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(https://i.imgur.com/bNm04wW.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/bNm04wW.jpg)

Overhead view of the 2015 French Pathfinder:
(https://i.imgur.com/vuNvU15.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: EvilChameleon on April 08, 2019, 05:14:17 PM
Interesting how many of those have the center square blank instead of the first number.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on April 08, 2019, 05:31:03 PM
Well, remember, we used to do that with 4-digit cars, too.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: ooboh on April 08, 2019, 05:34:05 PM
Well, remember, we used to do that with 4-digit cars, too.

Except it was the Goodson-Todman asterisk instead of a blank spot.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: LiteBulb88 on April 08, 2019, 05:41:21 PM
Switcheroo: in the Belgian version, it looks like the blocks are to the far left of the set, meaning the contestant has to run back with the blocks to the main part of the prop. Not sure I'm a fan of that.

Pathfinder: In the Indonesia version, is the contestant really starting somewhere other than the center spot?? It feels weird in the Russian version to not have the contestant on a raised platform. And I do love the overhead view of the France '15 version.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: ThomHuge on April 08, 2019, 06:11:20 PM
Except it was the Goodson-Todman asterisk instead of a blank spot.

I believe Steve meant "a space without a number in it," not "a space with nothing in it."
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: MSTieScott on April 08, 2019, 06:32:17 PM
My respect to Bulgaria or France '12 (whichever came first) for applying a completely new theme to Switcheroo and making it cohesive.

The UK Bruce Pathfinder is the only one that appears to be definitively larger than the U.S. version. I like it.

(And we finally found a game that Indonesia didn't try to replicate super accurately.)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on April 08, 2019, 10:39:36 PM
While the Switcheroo sets have a ton of differences between them and some it's hard to tell what game it's supposed to be, the Pathfinder sets keep the same core look just with some size and color variations and some other alterations. Germany's is the only one that could be mistaken for something else. Thailand's looks like the US set if it was shrunk in the dryer. The Russian set looks like it was designed by kindergartners. The UK Bruce set makes me think of that board game Perfection.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: gamesurf on April 09, 2019, 02:55:00 AM
I never really liked the head-on jib shot they use nowadays (like the Indonesia screengrab), I always preferred the angled version Bart Eskander would use (like the Australia screengrab). I get that the head-on version shows the numbers better but putting the camera too far above the set makes the game look smaller and less impressive, and I always preferred the shots where the cam was closer to the contestant's eye level.

But if they did something really neat like a direct overhead shot on the French version, I bet I would change my tune real quickly.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on April 10, 2019, 05:41:59 PM
Switcheroo:
     -I like Belgium's idea of having the number further away from the prices. That way, it's a toned down version of Race Game.
     -The chalkboard motif in Bulgaria and 2012 France is cool but it looks too old-school.
     -Odd how Colombia puts the number blocks way at the bottom.
     -1996 and 2001 France remind me of a radio. Maybe that's the point? And maybe it's just me, but 2009 looks like a microwave.
     -Once again, Indonesia gets the award for most similar to US set. I do prefer this timer to ours, though.
     -I would pick the 1999 Italian set over the other two because of all the open space. The letters and the board are both separate instead of on the same prop.
     -Netherlands went through some wacky changes, and for what reason? The brown and green scheme is great because it matches the turntable. I suppose you could say the same for 1990, but there's a lot of yellow there. They finally end up with some sort of...I don't know what. The 1987 prop is best.
     -UK Leslie has an ok prop. It's not exactly bad, but not the best. The heart-shaped board and color and the cursive writing make it look like it belongs on The Dating Game or some other such thing.

Pathfinder:
     -Top three are, from third, 2000s Italy, Germany, Russia. UK Bruce is enormous and 1998 Italy is tiny. Also interesting how many versions start on a square other than the center and that the center is blank. Perhaps there is a bit of an advantage for the eight squares touching the center, in those cases where the center is blank.

(By the way, 1989 Australia has the best turntable design I've seen thus far. The textured dollar sign background make it stand out. Nice!)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on April 15, 2019, 12:27:22 AM
Hi Lo
https://imgur.com/xZnGIJc

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(https://i.imgur.com/xZnGIJc.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/xZnGIJc.jpg)

Pick A Pair
https://imgur.com/HBnK4o2

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(https://i.imgur.com/HBnK4o2.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/HBnK4o2.jpg)

Now Or Then
https://imgur.com/FEzTmNK

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(https://i.imgur.com/FEzTmNK.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/FEzTmNK.jpg)

Bullseye
https://imgur.com/IDEqEFd

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(https://i.imgur.com/IDEqEFd.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/IDEqEFd.jpg)

Penny Ante
https://imgur.com/g97oU66

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(https://i.imgur.com/g97oU66.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/g97oU66.jpg)

Hit Me
https://imgur.com/1BPPzuM

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(https://i.imgur.com/1BPPzuM.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/1BPPzuM.jpg)

Super Saver
https://imgur.com/0LN0P2e

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(https://i.imgur.com/0LN0P2e.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/0LN0P2e.jpg)

Vend-O-Price
https://imgur.com/Em8ZXa0

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(https://i.imgur.com/Em8ZXa0.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/Em8ZXa0.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: gamesurf on April 15, 2019, 01:54:44 AM
I'd love to see a video of France's Hi-Lo set. It looks like they physically put the podiums the prizes are on higher or lower. Is that the same thing going on with Bulgaria and Portugal?

Penny Ante without the giant lights looks BLAND. I probably shouldn't pass judgement on their games without seeing the way they've played, but I'm so grateful for our crazy set.

Nobody's found a way to improve on Bullseye. And what's that hypno-disk in the middle of Colombia's Now or Then? Trippy.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: pannoni1 on April 15, 2019, 07:53:36 AM
It appears that the German Now Or Then isn't about past prices, but a simple game of true or false, since the name's translation means "Wrong or right".

The English translation from the Italian name for Hi-Lo literally comes out to that of another game, "More or Less". "Alto o Basso" would have been more appropriate.

You must have gotten only one chance in the UK Joe version of Pick-a-Pair I'd assume with just four products. Also, what's with the music theme on the French P-A-P?

Once again, thanks for posting these!
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on April 15, 2019, 01:08:45 PM
You must have gotten only one chance in the UK Joe version of Pick-a-Pair I'd assume with just four products.

1.)  I'm not sure why you would assume that.

2.)  I'm pretty sure that's just the left half of the board.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: BillyGr on April 15, 2019, 09:21:48 PM
You must have gotten only one chance in the UK Joe version of Pick-a-Pair I'd assume with just four products.

Unless the game is set up differently, where there is actually only one pair out of the four items.  If that is the case, you could still have two turns, as if the first two didn't match, you wouldn't know if one of the first two matched one of the unseen two, or if the two unseen ones matched each other.

That would make the play of the game much more like Take Two, the only difference being you need two with the same price, not two that add up to a set amount.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on April 16, 2019, 12:19:59 AM
Video of the Brazilian Penny Ante:
https://streamable.com/mkebf
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: gamesurf on April 16, 2019, 01:59:58 AM
Interesting. Sort of reminds me of Hit Man.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on April 16, 2019, 02:32:07 AM
Does anyone know what they're saying in that clip?  I really can't tell what the hell's going on.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on April 16, 2019, 11:58:15 AM
Hi Lo: It looks like a few countries used a scale motif for their set which I'm not sure fits the game too much. Most of the sets are just too busy looking also. UK Joe's set looks like it was taken out of the wild west.

Pick a Pair: Looks like Germany and Italy were the only ones that had the game while we had the ferris wheel set. France's using a music motif is interesting. It appears Pick a Pair was a SP game for UK Leslie and Bruce.

Now or Then: Surprised more countries haven't played it since it's been around for a while. Was Columbia trying to hypnotize contestants playing it? Germany's and Moldova's (that's an early Then date) looks like the set is just pasted onto the turntable wall.

Bullseye: Also surprised to not see more Bullseye. Every set looks just about exactly like ours.

Penny Ante: Looks like it was a SP game in the UK.

Hit Me: So only Italy played it and they called it Blackjack. The second set is pretty nice. Was it not used much internationally because of the gambling inspiration or because of the gameplay?

Super Saver: Only in Italy also and it was still played after we stopped playing it. The color scheme is the real difference from our set.

Vend o Price: Does the Thailand version have similar sound effects and the doors opening to reveal the product quantity like ours?



Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on April 16, 2019, 06:15:11 PM
It appears Pick a Pair was a SP game for UK Leslie and Bruce.

Actually, if I remember correctly, Bruce's Price Is Right played the game with the prizes themselves.

Now or Then: Surprised more countries haven't played it since it's been around for a while.

It appears to have been played on Atinale al Precio, too...Marco Antonio Regil used to have a whole bunch of pictures from the show on his website, and even though it wasn't labeled, one of them was pretty clearly and Now....and Then board.  It was apparently played in the first season of Italy's show, too, although I've never seen pictures of it.

Hit Me: So only Italy played it and they called it Blackjack.

I'm pretty sure it was played in Germany, too, although if there were any pictures of it, they seem to have vanished from the internet.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: blozier2006 on April 16, 2019, 06:33:35 PM
After seeing all these adaptations of our games overseas, makes me wonder, are there any pricing games that originated on a foreign adaptation of TPIR, that were subsequently imported for the American version?
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on April 16, 2019, 08:06:45 PM
Eazy az 1 2 3 was played on the Crowther version in the UK (under the title "Most Expensive"), but I have no idea whether anyone on the American show knew about that.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on April 18, 2019, 05:08:34 PM
Hi-Lo:
     -I like how the platforms are staggered in Argentina 1999.
     -Bulgaria and 2009 France very look like bathroom scales. Except in that aspect, you'd want "Lo", not "Hi".  :-D
     -Odd color combos for 2001 France. The grayscale background and the vivid primary colors of the grocery ledge just doesn't look right.
     -Love the cylindrical shapes in 1990 Netherlands, don't know why.
     -Props to UK Joe for the cash register motif.

Pick a Pair:
     -Love the font for the 1999 Argentine set.
     -Very minimalist on Aussie 2012.
     -2009 France has an odd music motif. Brosa, is there something in the gameplay or reveal that might explain this? Or perhaps this another way of the producers showing their *intelligence*.
     -I like the look of 1980s Italy.
     -What is going on with UK Leslie and Bruce?

Now or Then:
     -What is the lady reading in 2007 China? Very nice colors, nonetheless.
     -Colombian Now or Then is an optical illusion.
     -Pretty sad to see Moldova thinks 2014 is "Then". Unless that's the earliest they have on record, or something like that.

Bullseye:
     -Not much change in the sets, obviously. Intersting change of pace in 1980s Australia with a blue arrow instead of green. Brosa, did any of these have a hidden bullseye?

Penny Ante:
     -Love both sets, and what a difference in sizes! I tend to like Brazil more than UK. I'm guessing only half the UK set is shown here?

Hit Me:
     -Not playing favorites here, as both are excellent. But including the US version, I'd say it tops these.

Super Saver:
     -Italy 1999 has the better of the two. As I've said before, I prefer a strong representation of primary colors. But the red is missing. I'll print out a picture of it and color in the red.  :-)

 Vendoprice: Eager to see the prices of products here, being as though there's a 4-3-2 setup, whereas US has something like 8-5-3.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on April 21, 2019, 06:54:47 AM
Pathfinder: In the Indonesia version, is the contestant really starting somewhere other than the center spot??

Yes, and the 3rd number was actually the centre spot:
(https://i.imgur.com/a8LC6AC.jpg)

This happened in another playing, which bizarrely had the same path as above but in reverse (also note how many of the incorrect numbers are the same in both playings):
(https://i.imgur.com/8Lf07JO.jpg)

Quote from: LiteBulb88
It feels weird in the Russian version to not have the contestant on a raised platform.

The Russian version of Pathfinder used cones to show the contestant's path:
(https://i.imgur.com/doAk5Wp.jpg)

Quote from: pannoni1
You must have gotten only one chance in the UK Joe version of Pick-a-Pair I'd assume with just four products.

I'm not certain as the two playings I saw on youtube were won the first time around (and yes, there were just the four items, two pairs of two).

Quote from: JayC
Vend o Price: Does the Thailand version have similar sound effects and the doors opening to reveal the product quantity like ours?

Yes, it keeps the whole 'put the coin in the machine" schtick.
(https://i.imgur.com/3uqc5CA.jpg)

Quote from: tpir04
Brosa, did any of these have a hidden bullseye?

Pretty sure they all did.

Quote from: tpir04
2009 France has an odd music motif. Brosa, is there something in the gameplay or reveal that might explain this?

No, nothing. Here's the back of the prop in action though... :P
(https://i.imgur.com/n6G43pC.png)


Also, here's the Russian Switcheroo which I missed:
(https://i.imgur.com/VhhtiJe.jpg)

Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: Mark on April 21, 2019, 10:53:55 AM
I have noticed a lot of the games and sets look quite similar to our version. Wonder if they have sets of plans, or they do a really good job of copying the Barker/Carey sets?
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on April 21, 2019, 07:30:25 PM
The Russian Pathfinder with the cones makes me think of the Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? bonus round.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on April 27, 2019, 08:39:26 AM
It appears that the German Now Or Then isn't about past prices, but a simple game of true or false, since the name's translation means "Wrong or right".

Steve has brought to my attention an archived site with plenty of info and images of the German version.

Germany played Now Or Then, but later changed it to a True/False game using the same the prop.

German versions of games that I've already posted:
Danger Price:
(https://i.imgur.com/Q8YkFYU.jpg)

Grocery Game:
(https://i.imgur.com/YSwbBZN.jpg)

One Away:
(https://i.imgur.com/nq4iGDb.jpg)

3 Strikes:
(https://i.imgur.com/I7XbneS.jpg)

Hi Lo:
(https://i.imgur.com/2fP2Se2.jpg)

Also, regarding the French Pick A Pair's musical theme, here is the original 2009 prop design:
(https://i.imgur.com/wSagrHq.jpg)

It would appear its prop was originally designed like a big organ (the prices are revealed by the host stepping on the pedals at the bottom of it), and this musical theme carried over to its redesign with the music notes.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on April 27, 2019, 08:44:36 AM
Bonus Game:
https://imgur.com/ibclzVa

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(https://i.imgur.com/ibclzVa.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/ibclzVa.jpg)

Shell Game:
https://imgur.com/4KI9dJE

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(https://i.imgur.com/4KI9dJE.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/4KI9dJE.jpg)

Joker:
https://imgur.com/24ZarUz

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(https://i.imgur.com/24ZarUz.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/24ZarUz.jpg)

Some bonus photos from the French version...
(https://i.imgur.com/6rYrrU4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/quQH2bV.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/m5YdC1r.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: LiteBulb88 on April 27, 2019, 10:15:00 AM
Bonus Game:

Not a whole lot of variation here, though I like that the word in Italian is "Jolly," as that's how you hopefully feel if you win it :).

Shell Game:

Colombia: For some reason, I like the idea of using cups, maybe because that's how I've seen it done at carnivals.

France '09: What?!?!

Joker:

France '09: I like the blackjack table look a lot, with the host acting as the "dealer". That's a much cooler way to show the cards than the set we had in the US. I presume the numbered chips were the possible prices of the small prizes?
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on April 27, 2019, 05:33:19 PM
Bonus Game: I'm assuming other versions did the game as well that aren't pictured here since there's very little here. The Italian 99 version is the only one that did any real switch-up in the set.
Quote
Not a whole lot of variation here, though I like that the word in Italian is "Jolly," as that's how you hopefully feel if you win it
Jolly can refer to a wild card or even a joker.

Shell Game: What on earth was France thinking with these sets? The first one isn't bad but definitely small, the second one has an odd logo but otherwise isn't bad, then there's some weird either bingo or lottery motif and then...cardboard boxes. Cats would love the France '10 set! Interesting that Vietnam '12's looks more like the original version of the US set.

Joker: Actually most of these I would say look better than the US set. It looks like France turned it into a larger-scale game in 09 and 15.

Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on April 27, 2019, 09:03:08 PM
Fun fact:  The Italian name of Bonus Game is "Joker."

Speaking of Italy, I've always found it interesting that they played Shell Game with only three shells.  It's a small change, but it goes a ways toward differentiating it from Bonus Game.  (Italy also introduced Shell Game much, much later than Bonus Game -- Bonus was played from the beginning of the run, while Shell didn't debut until the second-last season -- so keeping them nearly identical at that stage would have been a little silly.)

I love how Thailand's Shell Game manages to look like both of our tables at the same time.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: pricefan18 on April 27, 2019, 11:06:08 PM
I love how Thailand's Shell Game manages to look like both of our tables at the same time.

Australia's to that end is almost identical to the original one here sans the orange colored circles (that almost blend into the turntable actually) vs the red ones we had. I know that version (and really the one before it in the early 70's) tended to copy things pretty close anyway, but this one stands out as one especially so.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on April 29, 2019, 10:20:50 AM
Bonus Game:
     -Goodness gracious, these are all wonderful! Interesting to see that they all have the same layout, with the arrows and everything!
     -Australia certainly loves their oranges and yellows. Again, set is fine but not with the turntable color.
     -The rings on the bottom of 1992 Italy remind me of that old Caldor logo. Although I think Caldor had three rings. This set is my favorite of the five.
     -1996 Italy reminds me of Any Number, in some ways.
     -1999 Spain: What is that picture on the left? I don't dare guess. Anyway, color is cool; makes me think of the Caribbean.
     -Finally, let me just say that with their history, I wonder what kind of a train wreck 2009 France could conjure up.

Shell Game:
     -80s Aussie gets the award for best US replica.
     -In 1994 Canada I see the Sears wordmark on the set. Hey, Brosa, were they playing for a Sears gift card? If not, was Sears a show sponsor?
     -2009 France was obviously going for the abstract look. And I like it.
     -2010 France looks like a cardboard box motif. Perhaps they were going for the street-style three-card-monte look.
     -Our first game from NZ, and it reminds me of Line em Up.
     -Gee, I wonder if Slovakia used the same table for Shell Game and Grocery Game? Certainly looks like it.

Joker:
     -1994 France: I'd say she won, wouldn't you?
     -You know what? France 15 is THE best set I've seen, for any game of any foreign version. It's got glitz, it's got glamour, just like a casino should. Well done.
     -Here we go again, back to Netherlands concoctions. They must like zig zag lines or something, because that seems to be the dominant influence in their set design.
     -UK Joe: Joe the Joker is the name of the game. Give him a jester's hat, too.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: MSTieScott on April 30, 2019, 04:13:15 PM
Vietnam's host, playing Bonus Game:

"You say that the actual price is lower than 128,000₫. And... we'll never find out, as I can't reach that high."
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on May 06, 2019, 04:06:58 AM
Joker:
France '09: I like the blackjack table look a lot, with the host acting as the "dealer". That's a much cooler way to show the cards than the set we had in the US. I presume the numbered chips were the possible prices of the small prizes?

Yes I believe so.  And I agree, the second table in particular is lovely to look at.

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If not, was Sears a show sponsor?

Don't know for certain, but that would be a pretty good guess.

Vietnam's host, playing Bonus Game:

"You say that the actual price is lower than 128,000₫. And... we'll never find out, as I can't reach that high."

Agreed, it's comical how gigantic that prop is.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on May 06, 2019, 04:16:00 AM
Clock Game:
https://imgur.com/wj0BJIn

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(https://i.imgur.com/wj0BJIn.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/wj0BJIn.jpg)

Race Game:
https://imgur.com/rppfblP

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(https://i.imgur.com/rppfblP.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/rppfblP.jpg)

Bonkers:
https://imgur.com/zrNRjEG

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(https://i.imgur.com/zrNRjEG.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/zrNRjEG.jpg)

Time Is Money:
From the 2015 French series
(https://i.imgur.com/ijT0Zzh.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SamJ93 on May 06, 2019, 06:30:23 AM
My knowledge of either language is very primitive, but do the names of the Mexican and Italian versions of Clock Game roughly translate to "Time Is Money?"
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JT on May 06, 2019, 07:34:04 AM
Interesting stuff.  That 5th digit in Bonkers from Vietnam 2014 made me think about playing Bonkers in the US for a car.  Wonder if they would ever test that here.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: actual_retail_tice on May 06, 2019, 08:14:28 PM
My knowledge of either language is very primitive, but do the names of the Mexican and Italian versions of Clock Game roughly translate to "Time Is Money?"

The Mexican title means “Time is Gold”, so pretty much.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: EvilChameleon on May 06, 2019, 10:18:58 PM
Been meaning to ask, does Thailand have two hosts?
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on May 06, 2019, 10:57:04 PM
Clock Game: Wow that's an interesting and strange mix of sets. Not sure I get Australia 03's castle motif. It looks like only a few tried to copy our original Clock Game set. Was Spain 88's set only that table with the timer?

Race Game: Mostly a mix of inspired by our set and a giant stopwatch rather than a jukebox. The racing motif for some of the French sets is nice.

Bonkers: Nothing super different from our set. Do the Chinese and Vietnamese names translate to bonkers?
That 5th digit in Bonkers from Vietnam 2014 made me think about playing Bonkers in the US for a car.  Wonder if they would ever test that here.
Hmm yeah, I wonder why they haven't tried 5 digit bonkers. They would just have to tack on an extra number for the first digit of the car or another 5 digit prize and it's otherwise played normally.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: bonkers77 on May 07, 2019, 03:54:44 AM
Race Game Italy first season 83/84

(https://i.imgur.com/5MzRtCe.png)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: Superballer on May 07, 2019, 10:13:36 AM
Wonder what the story is with Australia's castle Clock Game set?  I like it, but it's nonetheless rather unusual. 
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on May 07, 2019, 04:01:44 PM
Isn't anybody going to comment on how UK Leslie used the same set for Clock Game and Race Game? All you would need is a detachable Race Game sign and tape a Clock Game sign to the front and there you are! Anyway...

Clock Game:
     -Hmm...appears 1980 Brazil played it in front of the audience.
     -Germany's got a nice prop. Those lowercase letters are cool too.
     -Funny how Indonesia simply stuck a screen in the middle of their prop. I believe we saw that with Any Number, too.
     -I like the 1992 Italy prop. Just let me be. OK?
     -Sometimes 1988 Spain has some real doozies, other times their props are simple and minimalistic.
     -I've read in a few places that Time-Play wasn't exactly played like Clock Game. Brosa, can you give some insight?
     -The UK Bruce set looks like a wristwatch.

Race Game:
     -I can see a few similarities between NZ's Race Game and Shell Game.
   -Why the arrows on 1988 Spain? Perhaps it's to exemplify the fact that you need to GO, GO, GO!
     -Very interesting how Vietnam keeps their Big Wheel on one side of the stage. On that note, it looks very similar to ours, at least the one from 1989-2009(?)

Bonkers:
     -Netherlands 2000: Yes indeed, by all means, Hurry Up! But, yeah, the rest of the set looks like Swiss cheese.
     -Where are the paddles for UK Alan?
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on May 07, 2019, 04:18:21 PM
Isn't anybody going to comment on how UK Leslie used the same set for Clock Game and Race Game? All you would need is a detachable Race Game sign and tape a Clock Game sign to the front and there you are! Anyway...
Wow, you're right. Didn't notice that the first time. Not a bad idea really.

The Italian Race Game pic bonkers77 posted is actually pretty nice looking. It does make me think of a lighted makeup mirror though.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on May 07, 2019, 06:43:02 PM
Time-Play was indeed different from Clock Game, which I'm under the impression it replaced at some point in the Crowther run.  The game was played with three prizes, and the clock didn't stop after the contestant got one right.

Also, I should point out that there isn't really a 2007 version of Der Preis Ist Heiss -- that picture of Race Game is actually from their Game Show Marathon.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on May 08, 2019, 08:59:03 AM
Been meaning to ask, does Thailand have two hosts?

Yes, they do.  The youtube channel that hosts a lot of the Thailand episodes appears to be a fan's channel for the female host.

Clock Game: Not sure I get Australia 03's castle motif.

Do the Chinese and Vietnamese names translate to bonkers?

I always loved the castle motif of the Australian Clock Game (I'm guessing it alludes to a clock tower), except for the plain font used for the game's name which always seemed out of place.  Also, the clock is divided into 30 segments with one segment lighting up each second, so it wasn't a continuous countdown with fractions of a second possible like the American version.   Looking back on it, that Australian series made some interesting choices with its games, between the Clock Game prop and renaming Lucky Seven and Double Prices.

Pretty sure the Vietnamese name for Bonkers translates to 'Counting down'.

Clock Game:
     -Hmm...appears 1980 Brazil played it in front of the audience.
 
Bonkers:
     -Where are the paddles for UK Alan?

Yes I love Clock Game being played in the audience.  It's always fun to see the different staging of some of these versions.  It also appears that she is trying to price a grocery item.

The paddles are black like the dots, so are hard to see.  That said, that Bonkers prop from the Alan Carr pilot is one of my favourite international ones overall.

Here is the result of that Bonkers playing:
(https://i.imgur.com/1U33j9a.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: MSTieScott on May 08, 2019, 03:10:23 PM
France had access to the largest vane displays I've ever seen (Three Strikes and Race Game).
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on May 12, 2019, 12:14:07 AM
5 Price Tags:
https://imgur.com/Q6dUPqO

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(https://i.imgur.com/Q6dUPqO.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/Q6dUPqO.jpg)

Money Game:
https://imgur.com/58pOiNG

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(https://i.imgur.com/58pOiNG.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/58pOiNG.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: bonkers77 on May 12, 2019, 04:18:35 AM
5 Price Tags Italy First Season 83/84
(https://i.imgur.com/WAnGy2u.png)

Money Game Italy  First Season 83/84
(https://i.imgur.com/GliPpJE.png)

Money Game Italy Third Season 85/86
(https://i.imgur.com/E8FuP6S.jpg)

Money Game Italy Seventh Season 89/90
(https://i.imgur.com/SoF1A3g.png)

Money Game Italy Seventh Season 89/90 turntable
(https://i.imgur.com/rz9klF2.png)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: shell_game on May 12, 2019, 08:41:28 AM
Wow, the Italians really wanted to make sure that folks stood in the right places, didn't they? Love those dots on the floor!
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on May 12, 2019, 12:11:10 PM
For both 5 Price Tags and Money Game for the most part the international versions didn't look to differ from ours too much. A couple went circular for the price displays in 5 Price Tags which makes it too small. I like the Italian versions using different colors for the podiums.

The French Money Game sets with the car motifs are pretty cool, although the French 09 board is definitely too small.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: Reloaden on May 14, 2019, 01:03:07 AM
Been meaning to ask, does Thailand have two hosts?

Pretty much she does the one bids and the male host does the pricing games.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on May 15, 2019, 01:11:33 AM
I always liked the Australian 5 Price Tags prop, particularly with it displaying the number of chances the contestant had earned (not to mention incorporating the game's name into the prop too).

Not sure I've mentioned it yet, but it drives me a little crazy how tight an angle Egypt's wideshots of their games are, to the point of struggling to see the game elements on some of them until they cut to a different shot.

I like the Money Game props that try something different to the US version.  Even the paint job on Indonesia's version looks fresher and more pleasant to look at than the current US one.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on May 15, 2019, 05:39:03 PM
Temptation:
https://imgur.com/zqPeLR4

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(https://i.imgur.com/zqPeLR4.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/zqPeLR4.jpg)

Ten Chances:
https://imgur.com/jGVAIcO

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(https://i.imgur.com/jGVAIcO.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/jGVAIcO.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: gamesurf on May 16, 2019, 12:32:34 AM
I thought France 09's Ten Chances prop looked incredible and thought, "hey, I want to see video of that. It's worth a google"

Scrubbing through the first 3 or 4 videos of that show so far, there's some of the most inventive pricing game redesigns mentioned so far, plus:


France is crazy inventive and it'd be an interesting rabbit hole to explore
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on May 16, 2019, 10:08:43 AM
Five Price Tags:
     -Argentina 1999: Do the contestants call the prices by the numbers?
     -Australia 2005 is a great prop. The lights on the sides are a nice touch.
     -Of all the Italian props, 1999 is my favorite. Interesting how they put the prices into a `5'.
     -The curved prop on 2010 Mexico is different than the rest.
     -Brosa, in 1987 Netherlands, do the Dutch keep their Big Wheel on the stage all the time? As for 5PT, 1990 is the better of the two.
     -Anybody else think that 2018 Portugal prop looks like a gumball machine?

Money Game:
     -Nice variations on colors and shapes here.
     -Brosa, does Argentina offer the wrong picks as a consolation prize? If so, what good is 00 in the money column?
     -Whereas the rest of the circular props have square number cards, it appears that Australia has circular numbers also. Are they hanging on little nails?
     -The French car props are certainly a change of pace.
     -2000 Netherlands is probably the only sensible prop we've seen so far.
     -UK Leslie: Oh dear. If I was Leslie, what should I say? Congrats, you've won $19. Not exactly a focal point of the show. But I think the prop is nice. The colors are just right. Looks like UK Bob had three money slots, instead of four.
     
Ten Chances:
     -Did 2009 France move the wheel mechanically or manually?
     -Do the Italians have a purpose for the light stripes on the bottom or are they just for show?
     -Interesting how the Netherlands and UK Bob props count down from 10 instead of up from 1.
     -Hey Brosa, did 1988 Spain use trilons for their numbers?
     -There's a vane display on the bottom of 1989 Spain. What's that for?
     -Always like UK Leslie's props. This is no exception.

Temptation:
     -1980s Australia, once again, blends their prop into the turntable. Same with Grocery Game, I believe.
     -2001 France is reminiscent of their Check-Out game. I think they like those zany shapes a bit too much.
     -Wonder what the story is with Italy's "color pyramid"?
     -How do the Mexicans play Temptation? I would think it would be harder with six digits and not five.
     -If possible, can you do a GIF of the host revealing the price on 1988 Spain's Temptation, like you did with One Away? I'd like to see how the numbers are revealed.
     -UK Leslie's got a fantastic prop, mainly because of the number font. It's similar to the Money Game font.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on May 16, 2019, 05:53:30 PM
Brosa, does Argentina offer the wrong picks as a consolation prize? If so, what good is 00 in the money column?

I can't answer that question, but it should be noted that our Money Game has used 00 as well...and it has been wrong.

How do the Mexicans play Temptation? I would think it would be harder with six digits and not five.

Surprisingly, it's functionally identical to the U.S. -- the first two numbers are revealed at the start of the game, and even though the prices of the gifts can be anything, they still have two digits highlighted as choices for the price of the car.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on May 17, 2019, 11:35:09 AM
Temptation: Most of these international sets make our pink Temptation set look good.

10 Chances: The Spain sets look very low budget. The Italy sets are actually pretty nice. The Thailand set to me is a slightly nicer version of our current set. I'm surprised none of them look anywhere near like our original version color scheme and wicker wise.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on May 17, 2019, 11:58:32 PM
I'm pretty sure the first Ten Chances board on Atinale al Precio looked almost exactly like ours did.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on May 21, 2019, 01:57:54 AM
Five Price Tags:
     -Brosa, in 1987 Netherlands, do the Dutch keep their Big Wheel on the stage all the time? As for 5PT, 1990 is the better of the two.

Yes, a few of the versions seem to have the big wheel permanently stationed between the big doors throughout the whole show.

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Money Game:
     -Whereas the rest of the circular props have square number cards, it appears that Australia has circular numbers also. Are they hanging on little nails?
     
Yes

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Ten Chances:
-Hey Brosa, did 1988 Spain use trilons for their numbers?

Yes

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-There's a vane display on the bottom of 1989 Spain. What's that for?

The contestants were given 3 minutes to get through their 10 guesses.  In the playing that this screenshot was from, the contestant only got to the 9th guess before time ran out and wasn't allowed to use the 10th chance.

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Temptation:
     -If possible, can you do a GIF of the host revealing the price on 1988 Spain's Temptation, like you did with One Away? I'd like to see how the numbers are revealed.

(https://i.imgur.com/9xMpBMs.gif)
(https://i.imgur.com/J5QcBBF.gif)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on May 21, 2019, 08:38:59 AM
Looks like Spain's standard way of revealing numbers is with those pull-out flaps. Thanks, Brosa!
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on May 23, 2019, 05:57:49 PM
Barker's Markers:
https://imgur.com/UWM6kPU

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(https://i.imgur.com/UWM6kPU.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/UWM6kPU.jpg)

Credit Card:
https://imgur.com/5HtYQb3

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(https://i.imgur.com/5HtYQb3.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/5HtYQb3.jpg)

Fortune Hunter:
https://imgur.com/hqBVYV5

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(https://i.imgur.com/hqBVYV5.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/hqBVYV5.jpg)

Shopping Spree:
https://imgur.com/2GvHDYN

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(https://i.imgur.com/2GvHDYN.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/2GvHDYN.jpg)

Step Up:
https://imgur.com/YkWDae5

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(https://i.imgur.com/YkWDae5.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/YkWDae5.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on May 27, 2019, 05:11:18 PM
Hole In One:
https://imgur.com/einMTL4

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(https://i.imgur.com/einMTL4.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/einMTL4.jpg)

On The Nose:
https://imgur.com/2ldk4cq

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(https://i.imgur.com/2ldk4cq.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/2ldk4cq.jpg)

Superball:
https://imgur.com/gkUkGk9

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(https://i.imgur.com/gkUkGk9.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/gkUkGk9.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on May 27, 2019, 09:18:09 PM
I get to be first to comment? Cool!

Barker's Markers:
     -I favor the UK set over the Spanish set. The yellow title completes the color selection.

Credit Card:
     -It appears that Colombia tried to design the prop like a calculator. They did a pretty good job!
     -France always has zany props, but this one I don't mind.
     -Mexico (2) gets best award for most looking like an ATM. Wonder what the deal is with the logo on the bottom.
     -UK Bruce gets best overall. Love those side lights and the logo inside a credit card.

Fortune Hunter:
     -I suppose the podiums are wrapped gift boxes. Neat!

Shopping Spree:
     -Argentine prop is just too bland. I get the thing with the screen but you've gotta have more!
     -US set is my favorite. None of these quite top it, although Indonesia comes very close.

Hole in One:
     -Brosa, can you give us a background on the windmill on Argentina 19? Was it always like that or a gimmick like we did for Best of 2017(?)
     -Brazil has to have one of the blandest sets I have ever seen. No colors, lines, anything. Ah well.
     -Does 2015 France have various obstacles, or just the loop? And, should I get the ball around the loop, is there a bonus of some sort?
     -Love Germany's split-screen. Nice to have a close-up of the hole.
     -Nothing to say about Israel, but take a gander at that set! Very appealing. And that's a giant wheel, too!
     -The Dutch put in some obstacles, too, huh? Tricky...
     -Is the Vietnam set on an incline? Perhaps it's an illusion.
 
On the Nose:
     -Haha, On the Nose, so they put up a drawing of the host. Not exactly fond of that approach, though. Award goes to 2001 France for a generic, yet very colorful, target.
     -Not sure I get Italy's space theme. Maybe it's just to be different.

Superball!:
     -I like 1999 France prop, but not any more than the US set. The Italian set is similar, but it seems too low to the ground.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on May 27, 2019, 11:02:39 PM
Barker's Markers: Interesting that the two sets look very similar even though they're not the same country. Eligeme means pick me in Spanish.

Credit Card: Interesting variation of sets. The France 01 set makes me think of something out of The Jetsons.

Fortune Hunter: Pretty cramped space.

Shopping Spree: Odd to see the price reveals underneath the prizes on large boards like that. Another pretty much carbon copy from Indonesia.

Step Up: Trippy.

Hole in One: The windmill in Argentina and the circular thing in France 09 certainly add a miniature golf course vibe. The ones with the golf course backdrops and the GP podiums in France 09 and 15 and Netherlands 12 are pretty neat. The game logo in Thailand seems like its really far away from the putting green.

One the Nose: Surprised there's as many as there are. Estonia's, Portugal's, and UK Joe's are kinda creepy.

Superball: France's is pretty weird. I actually like the look of Italy's, it would look even better if it used our version's color scheme.



Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on May 29, 2019, 02:46:35 AM
On the Nose:
     -Not sure I get Italy's space theme. Maybe it's just to be different.

The idea is that you're throwing an asteroid into a spaceship.  I agree that it's a bit odd (you're generally trying to win vehicles on The Price Is Right, not destroy them), but it does make sense.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on June 03, 2019, 02:59:57 AM
     -Mexico (2) gets best award for most looking like an ATM. Wonder what the deal is with the logo on the bottom.

It's the logo of a bank, so I'd imagine it was a show sponsorship arrangement (hence the change in colour from the original blue too).

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Hole in One:
     -Brosa, can you give us a background on the windmill on Argentina 19?

Pretty sure it's there for every playing.  On one playing I saw, the ball hit one of the windmill's blades as it went in front of the hole, but the ball still went in.

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     -Does 2015 France have various obstacles, or just the loop? And, should I get the ball around the loop, is there a bonus of some sort?

Just the loop, and no bonus.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on June 03, 2019, 03:36:31 AM
Add 'Em Up:
https://imgur.com/Irk07Ig

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(https://i.imgur.com/Irk07Ig.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/Irk07Ig.jpg)

Golden Road:
https://imgur.com/qOU7zC8

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(https://i.imgur.com/qOU7zC8.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/qOU7zC8.jpg)

Pick A Number:
https://imgur.com/kJSfdwL

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(https://i.imgur.com/kJSfdwL.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/kJSfdwL.jpg)

Push Over:
https://imgur.com/MHiZ5ko

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(https://i.imgur.com/MHiZ5ko.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/MHiZ5ko.jpg)

Squeeze Play:
https://imgur.com/mDYvkao

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(https://i.imgur.com/mDYvkao.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/mDYvkao.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JT on June 03, 2019, 07:16:28 AM
I like Spain '99's Pick a Number with the rainbow motif.  Can we get something like that in the US?  After almost 30 years, it's time for a make over!

Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: Plinkoman on June 03, 2019, 10:13:27 AM
I love the theme for Spain 06's and UK Joe's Push Over.

The Australian Push Over is played differently from ours. You either push left or right to knock over one of the blocks on the end. It's actually a pretty neat concept.

What can I say? I love me some Push Over!  :-)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SamJ93 on June 03, 2019, 10:25:42 AM
A bit of OT observation...one of the prizes offered in the French-Canadian Golden Road was a trip to Cuba. With US-Cuba relations being normalized, I'm kind of surprised we haven't seen a Cuba trip on our version yet, especially considering Wheel Of Fortune has offered them several times in the past couple years.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: EvilChameleon on June 03, 2019, 06:15:07 PM
Could the set for Squeeze Play '12 in Australia be any more boring and bland?
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on June 04, 2019, 07:26:16 PM
Add em' Up:
     -Looks like Spain gave the 1990 game a paint job in 1992. I cast my vote for the 1988 set for not just being a rectangle, like the other two sets. Second place goes to 1992 for a very colorful appearance, followed by the 1990 set, although the 1990 prop does have that neat title set in Brush Script cursive.

Golden Road:
     -I really thought you would save this one for last, as it is the namesake of our site.
     -Anyway, it appears that many (well, exactly half) of these used the original set design, instead of the rainbow "jukebox" style.
     -Argentina is okay, but I wish they put more dots on the floor to make up the "road".
     -I like China's price displays! Can we get something like that over here, please?
     -Regarding the Italian sets, I'm gonna say that the 1999 prop is better, simply because of the colors. The colors used for the 1993 prop don't blend very well, and the cursive clashes with the Old West-style font.

Pick-a-Number:
     -Nice number font for Argentina. The jumble of numbers on the bottom is much better than our present one.
     -Canada's number font reminds me of the one for our One Away.
     -I don't get the Mexican house theme. Anyway, that number font for 1999 looks like Cooper Black, although somebody correct me if I'm wrong.
     -Portugal: Nightmare fuel.
     -Nice rainbow set! Absolutely most vivid, but I prefer Spain's instead of Bruce's, because of the brighter shade of blue.

Push Over:
     -Does France always have one block of each number? Also, the second prop has numbers on the top. Can you provide some background as to what they're used for?
     -I love the light bulbs that Spain used in 1999! The whole prop stands out from the rest of those in the collage.
     -Spain 2006/UK Joe: That's a cute idea, with the "Jonah and the Whale" theme. (It could just be a generic pirate theme, and "walk the plank" but there would be no reason for the whale, in that case.)

Squeeze Play:
     -Props to Australia for a very colorful prop. Then we get to 2012 and they fall off the deep end. They couldn't even put a name on the prop (although I believe they have it on the video screens on the second story.)
     -I like the orange of Germany's Squeeze Play. If Squeeze Play had appeared on the 80s Aussie TPIR, this would probably have made the cut.
     -2000s Italy: Pick the wrong number, and it will be a shocking letdown! BZZZZT!
     -1990s Netherlands obviously painted their prop to blend in with the stage, as you have the red and yellow, with touches of green and white.
     -1992 Spain leaves much to be desired. The numbers are so small! Not one of my faves.
     -I have always liked Leslie's prop, and I just don't know why! Maybe it's the unique shape, instead of the usual oval. 
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on June 04, 2019, 09:38:28 PM
Add em Up: IMO the set went from pretty nice to ugly color scheme wise.

Golden Road: The Argentina price stands are nice. The large rainbow behind the game logo in Mexico just looks odd, and in general the sets/game logo are just too bland looking.

Pick a Number: These sets make ours look really good. A couple of them look like something in a nightmare and the others looked like they were designed for a pre-school. I know Casa means house, but I don't really get Mexico adding in the house theme.

Push Over: The Pakistan, Portugal, and UK Bruce sets make me think of our current Time is Money set. I kind of like the boat theme Spain 06 and UK Joe has-- are they the same exact set?

Squeeze Play: What's with all the 0s at the end of the price in Italy? Were they in play also, or was it just the first four/five numbers? Weird looking game logo too. The Australian set went from a bizarre mishmash of colors to a really plain circular set.

Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: GuyWithFace on June 05, 2019, 12:47:09 PM
Squeeze Play:
     -Props to Australia for a very colorful prop. Then we get to 2012 and they fall off the deep end. They couldn't even put a name on the prop
Unfortunately, this was the rule rather than the exception for the pricing games of the 2012 series.

(although I believe they have it on the video screens on the second story.)
They did, but that is most certainly no excuse for not having it on the prop itself.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on June 09, 2019, 03:34:56 AM
I love the theme for Spain 06's and UK Joe's Push Over.

The Australian Push Over is played differently from ours. You either push left or right to knock over one of the blocks on the end. It's actually a pretty neat concept.

What can I say? I love me some Push Over!  :-)

It is a neat concept, really a combination of Push Over and Bump.  If the US version ever wanted another 50-50 quick game to go with Coming Or Going/Side By Side/Double Prices then it would be a pretty straightforward one to introduce.   The blocks were originally far smaller.

I just love that Spain not only adapted Add Em Up to their series, but went to the effort of giving it two makeovers and made it last a lot longer than it did on the US version.

I love Argentina's Golden Road podiums too and wouldn't mind seeing the US game refurbished with similar podiums.  It's kind of neat too how they adapted the game to be a cash/small prize game.

Speaking of Argentina, their Pick A Number and Squeeze Play props are really nice and fit in with the cohesive nature of their game props more broadly.

I'm pretty sure the second France Push Over was simply a case of playing Push Over as a progressive game, three times for 3 prizes. 

The first Australian Squeeze Play does a good job of resembling a Jukebox although I always thought the colours were garish. 

In the photo I included of the 2012 Australian Squeeze Play, the setup is '19440'.  From recollection, the prize was 'Flowers for a year' - 1 x bouquet of flowers per month for 12 months.  This made it one of the easiest Squeeze Play setups I think I've ever seen.

China's 2015 series went through a brief, bizarre gothic phase, which I think was best exemplified with their Squeeze Play prop.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on June 10, 2019, 07:09:05 AM
Secret X:
https://imgur.com/Gd2HmAN

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(https://i.imgur.com/Gd2HmAN.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/Gd2HmAN.jpg)

1/2 Off:
https://imgur.com/z9Kz1QB

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(https://i.imgur.com/z9Kz1QB.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/z9Kz1QB.jpg)

Give Or Keep:
https://imgur.com/9fxbZmO

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(https://i.imgur.com/9fxbZmO.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/9fxbZmO.jpg)

Trader Bob:
https://imgur.com/3OB1lxU

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(https://i.imgur.com/3OB1lxU.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/3OB1lxU.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: LiteBulb88 on June 10, 2019, 08:14:21 AM
France '09 Secret X: What in the world....?!?!?!?! How does that even work--do the models in the center turn around at the end and one of them is wearing the X? Full marks for creativity and adding pizzazz to a normally blah game.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: Grand_game2004 on June 10, 2019, 08:31:13 AM
What happened to the images? All I see is a black X, and the images aren't showing.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on June 10, 2019, 09:50:46 AM
All I see is a black X

A greeting from Secret X.  :P But in all seriousness, it's fine on my end.

Secret X:
     -It is evident by now that Argentina uses the same pink and purple color scheme for many of their games. It's grown on me; I like it.
     -What's up with Brazil? Why are there six X's?
     -I see Colombia's Big Wheel in the background.
     -The Estonian set reminds me of Hollywood Squares.
     -I cast my vote for 1999 as best French prop.
     -France 2009: I'm guessing the models turn around and if the X makes a three-in-a-row the contestant wins. It's definitely unique.
     -The German "X" markers are very stylish. I'm guessing they're using the "Baby Teeth" font, but I could be wrong.
     -The question marks on the 1992 Italian set remind me of the ones for the Chance cards in Monopoly. Also the best set overall.
     -Netherlands makes me laugh. I wonder if they intended "Mister X" to actually mean "Mr. X" as we do here, or maybe it's just a translation.
     -I vote for UK Bruce 96 as best set, next to Italy.

1/2 Off:
     -Colombia goes from the bottom up, Mexico goes from the top down, and China mixes them up! Brosa, is there a reason that China arranges the boxes that way, or is it just for show?

Give or Keep:
     -I say that the Spanish set is best, for the selection of colors, and also for the set design, especially the lighted arrows.

Trader Bob:
     -Can you give some background on the German set? It doesn't look right.
     -I really like the UK set, because of the color combination, and also because of how organized it is.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on June 10, 2019, 07:30:41 PM
Can you give some background on the German [Trader Bob] set? It doesn't look right.

There's really not much to it.  The game is called "Price Ladder," and the items are brought out on progressively higher podiums.  The board itself didn't play any more of a role than ours did.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on June 10, 2019, 10:10:07 PM
Secret X: Bulgaria and France 09 using models as the Xs is well...unique. I wonder why UK Bruce changed its set after just one season. The Thailand set looks like a nice modern upgrade to our set with its lighting. The Vietnam set isn't bad but I don't like how different the color scheme on the SP stands is from the game board. Not a bad set overall, most just kept it like a regular Tic Tac Toe board.

1/2 Off: I like the colors the China set uses but the numbers being randomly placed bothers me. Columbia's looks like it belongs on (Nickelodeon) Double Dare.

Trader Bob: Just looking at the image for the German set I thought it was supposed to be shiny film negative.


Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on June 11, 2019, 01:30:15 AM
France '09 Secret X: What in the world....?!?!?!?! How does that even work--do the models in the center turn around at the end and one of them is wearing the X? Full marks for creativity and adding pizzazz to a normally blah game.

The models are black shirts covered by zipped jackets, with one of their shirts having an X on it. they all remove their jackets at the end to reveal who was wearing the X.  The other three X shirts that the contestant can place are worn by audience members.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on June 11, 2019, 01:45:54 AM
Secret X:
     -What's up with Brazil? Why are there six X's?

1/2 Off:
     -Colombia goes from the bottom up, Mexico goes from the top down, and China mixes them up! Brosa, is there a reason that China arranges the boxes that way, or is it just for show?

     -Can you give some background on the German set? It doesn't look right.

Not sure on Brazil.  There is a 7th X at the bottom middle of the prop too.  Maybe they won two X's per correct small prize?

Not sure on China mixing them up either.  I'd say just for show.

Here's a better image of the German "Trader Bob":
(https://i.imgur.com/kd8fObW.jpg)

Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: bonkers77 on June 11, 2019, 02:31:48 AM
Secret X (Tris) Italy 83/84

(https://i.imgur.com/IOM5GwW.png)

Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on June 11, 2019, 03:44:47 PM
The models are black shirts covered by zipped jackets, with one of their shirts having an X on it. they all remove their jackets at the end to reveal who was wearing the X.  The other three X shirts that the contestant can place are worn by audience members.
I was wondering if the others were audience members, I didn't think they were all models in the picture.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on June 17, 2019, 06:17:00 PM
Safe Crackers:
https://imgur.com/wbMafSM

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(https://i.imgur.com/wbMafSM.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/wbMafSM.jpg)

Most Expensive:
https://imgur.com/233KVeu

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(https://i.imgur.com/233KVeu.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/233KVeu.jpg)

Easy As 1-2-3:
https://imgur.com/0MBZ6pN

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(https://i.imgur.com/0MBZ6pN.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/0MBZ6pN.jpg)

Clearance Sale:
https://imgur.com/s30Vegm

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(https://i.imgur.com/s30Vegm.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/s30Vegm.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on June 17, 2019, 08:07:30 PM
It should be noted that the versions of "Most Expensive" from the UK and Portugal are really Eazy az 1 2 3 (yes, even Leslie Crowther).  Bruce's Price Is Right also played the actual Most Expensive in its first two series; I'm no good with pictures, but it's the first game in this episode. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzgmhxnhLCU)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on June 17, 2019, 11:14:09 PM
Safe Crackers: Not that much difference really from our set or from each other. Greece and UK Joe went with an actual sized safe rather than within a Big Door.

Most Expensive: Interesting how the prizes are actually integrated into the number stands in Italy.

Eazy Az 123: Mexico having the hands with the fingers up in the middle like that just looks really weird. China's sets are all over the place with the third set being way too small. The UK Joe set is kind of cute but goes overboard with the child's room theme.

Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on June 18, 2019, 09:03:10 AM
Safe Crackers:
     -Not much variation here, but I like that Greece and UK used real safes.
     -Italy 2000s is my favorite, for having that gold and silver combination (pun intended).

Most Expensive:
     -I like the circle pattern on the base of the Aussie 80s set. Being a fan of the original US set, this is my favorite.
     -Very original idea of putting the prizes on a shelf inside each of the three numbers, instead of having the prop to the side or behind the prize. The Italian set from 1994 appeals to me the best.
     -Interesting that Vietnam copied that one design of ours, yet we had already gotten rid of that set five years earlier.
   
Eazy as 1-2-3:
     -China went through two sets in 2007? Well, I tend to like the first set, mainly because of all the light bulbs.
     -I've wondered this for a while: Why does Thailand have that connector between those two Big Doors? It's irritating the heck outta me.
     -I really admire the ingenuity of the UK, but that's just way too overblown.

Clearance Sale:
     -There's only one here, but it looks very nice. I especially like the pattern on the side.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: PhillyFlash on June 18, 2019, 01:18:12 PM
Seeing the picture of Most Expensive from Portugal. Does that version have the LMAD aspect of the contestants dressing in costumes? (It looks like the contestant is dressed as a chef)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on June 19, 2019, 05:55:34 PM
I love seeing the staging of Most Expensive in the international series with many of them being centre stage rather than behind a big door. 

It's also cool to see the past three US sets for Most Expensive all represented here with interesting takes on them all.  Vietnam using their Punch A Bunch podiums to display prizes is kind of amusing, as is the 80's Australian set continuing the orange obsession of the turntable games. 
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: OneBidTris on June 19, 2019, 06:16:09 PM
El Precio Justo added a new Pricing Game to their rotation today. This is Freeze Frame. It's played for 30,000 pesos and it plays like our version, except here the model controls the board and the contestant tells them when to stop.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on June 19, 2019, 06:49:46 PM
Honestly, the neatest thing about that picture is that the board is shaped like Bonus Game.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: actual_retail_tice on June 19, 2019, 09:07:30 PM
And just in case you wanna know, the game’s title in English is “Spinning Price”.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on June 23, 2019, 02:37:48 AM
Spelling Bee:
https://imgur.com/40OUbB6

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(https://i.imgur.com/40OUbB6.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/40OUbB6.jpg)

Switch?:
https://imgur.com/tizM5s6

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(https://i.imgur.com/tizM5s6.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/tizM5s6.jpg)

Barker's Bargain Bar:
https://imgur.com/6UOVhZx

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(https://i.imgur.com/6UOVhZx.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/6UOVhZx.jpg)

1 Right Price:
https://imgur.com/bRGCA2t

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(https://i.imgur.com/bRGCA2t.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/bRGCA2t.jpg)

One Wrong Price:
https://imgur.com/eiA5pMe

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(https://i.imgur.com/eiA5pMe.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/eiA5pMe.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: shell_game on June 23, 2019, 08:24:44 AM
I just love seeing all of these.  Thanks so much!

I wonder why in Argentina only one of the Switch? podiums has a question mark on it? Maybe somehow in the presentation of the game they encourage the contestant to decide whether the item on the left has the correct price?
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on June 23, 2019, 09:47:05 AM
Spelling Bee:
     -It appears that the Italy 2000s prop is literally all hexagons. Nice!
     -The Dutch prop is best, mainly because of the title.

Switch?:
     -Most of these are red/yellow schemes. Portugal is my favorite for being unique.

Bargain Game:
     -Interesting how Finland uses percentages. I guess it would be easier at a glance, but the math would seem more complicated than necessary.
     -Mexico 2010: Do the numbers light up inside the podium?
     -Thailand: I love that they try to copy our sets, but I just can't accept a set that covers part of the title.

One Right Price:
     -It's interesting how so many of these versions start out with one model holding the price, instead of both, like in the US.
     -Italy 86: Props are fine, but I'm more drawn to the backdrop!
   
One Wrong Price:
     -I guess it makes sense that the UK's 1RP and 1WP use the same sets.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: MSTieScott on June 23, 2019, 03:16:16 PM
Thailand's Bargain Game is challenging my belief that the larger the set pieces, the better, and I don't like that.

I don't speak any languages other than English, but... the pun on "spelling bee" doesn't translate, right? So why do so many other nations' versions embrace not only the hexagons but also the bee motif?
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: gamesurf on June 23, 2019, 04:13:32 PM
In Spanish it would be something like "challenge of spelling", so no, the pun doesn't translate.

Mexico and Spain translates to "the beehive" and "the hive" respectively, and Italian is "the bee colony".

Even in the US the idea of a "spelling bee" is pretty loose. What spelling bee lets you get away with giving the letters out of order, or just saying the word?
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on June 23, 2019, 05:12:56 PM
For the record, the Pasquale version of 1 Right Price (and I'm guessing Spain '06, as well, since it has almost the exact same set) is 1 Right Price in name only -- if anything, it's Triple Prices.

With all the variations most of the games have gone through around the world, I'm amused that every single version of Switch? is basically identical.

Brosa, are you sure that Portugal picture in the Barker's Bargain Bar collage isn't actually One Wrøng Price?
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on June 23, 2019, 05:39:11 PM
Brosa, are you sure that Portugal picture in the Barker's Bargain Bar collage isn't actually One Wrøng Price?

Yes - you are correct.  Checking that video again, I think what confused me was that they reveal the actual prices one by one and the wrong price was revealed second with an understated 'win' bell.  They then took their time revealing the third one as if nothing had just happened and the correct answer hadn't already been found.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: AussieEvil on June 24, 2019, 04:50:37 AM
I notice how many times the "OK" logo appears on 80s Italy pricing game... seems to have been used more there than the classic dollar sign over here.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on June 24, 2019, 04:57:31 PM
Spelling Bee: I'm a little surprised the games use pretty much a similar set and I'm assuming the exact same format as ours except for some requiring four letters to win, even maintaining the bee motif. I guess there's not many other ways you can present the game using the same rules though. Columbia's of course does seem different though, I can't really tell how the game is played there just with that picture. The Vietnam '19 set wouldn't be a bad update for our set.

Switch: Pretty similar to ours just with different colors. The Argentina color scheme is pretty cool although it seems more fitting for underwater or with a darker show set. I'm assuming the correct solution was to switch in that Australia 12 playing?

Bargain Bar/Game: Very compact other than a few of them. Do the Thailand price reveals flip manually like ours or are they screens? Don't really get the UK Bruce film strip motif, if that's what it's supposed to be.

One Right Price: Very compact setups also. Ooh, playing for two cars on UK Bruce.

One Wrong Price: There's really no way to tell what they're playing in the Spain set. UK Joe could've done a little more with the set.


Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on June 24, 2019, 10:15:24 PM
One Right Price:...Ooh, playing for two cars on UK Bruce.

Not as exciting as it looks -- if I remember correctly, if you won, you had to pick which car you wanted.  Or maybe you could only win the one with the one right price.  Either way, I'm pretty sure you weren't getting both of them.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on June 26, 2019, 05:59:52 PM
Interesting price on Lucky Seven in Argentina this week:

(https://i.imgur.com/Xpr5uqH.png)

She lost on the second 9 :P
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on June 26, 2019, 06:04:51 PM
They make Richards look like Santa Claus.  :oldlol:
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on June 29, 2019, 04:45:05 AM
Card Game:
https://imgur.com/5xx1HK9

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(https://i.imgur.com/5xx1HK9.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/5xx1HK9.jpg)

Poker Game:
https://imgur.com/cjUXXsF

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(https://i.imgur.com/cjUXXsF.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/cjUXXsF.jpg)

Buy Or Sell:
https://imgur.com/MqJGPrB

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(https://i.imgur.com/MqJGPrB.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/MqJGPrB.jpg)

Coming Or Going:
https://imgur.com/otF9XmQ

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(https://i.imgur.com/otF9XmQ.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/otF9XmQ.jpg)

More Or Less:
https://imgur.com/ZWLxfmJ

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(https://i.imgur.com/ZWLxfmJ.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/ZWLxfmJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on June 30, 2019, 09:39:03 AM
Card Game:
     -France 2001: Is that neon? I like it. The background reminds me of the US Switcheroo.
     -What was UK Leslie's range?

Poker Game:
     -I honestly don't know why they changed to that gaudy set in '96. They revamped some of their set pieces as well. This one is too busy. Putting it to a vote, the 1999 prop is best, for a charmingly simplistic set. It's followed by the '87 set, and '96 gets third.
 
Buy or Sell:
     -I like this digital readout, but not as much as the display of our US set. That's a very charming dollar sign.

Coming or Going:
     -That Mexican set is a favorite of mine. It has red, orange and white, with touches of blue and white.

More or Less:
     -Can you explain the reasoning behind that coal mining motif? 
     -I'm seeing Match Game 7X in China's stage set.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on June 30, 2019, 12:05:53 PM
Card Game: Very interesting mix. The France 01 set looks like a carnival dunking booth and Italy's looks like a giant Showcase podium with a wide range of colors. UK Joe's giant decks of cards is pretty cool.

Poker Game: I think I like the 87 and 99 sets more than our set.

Australia: Barely a difference from our's really.

Coming or Going: The Argentina set is cool, maybe a bit larger than necessary.

More or Less: Canada's set looks like it was inspired by Gold Rush on LMaD. The China set is so compact. Interesting that Indonesia and Thailand has a scooter/bike at the end rather than a car. Way too dark of a backdrop in the Thailand set.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: ooboh on June 30, 2019, 01:00:24 PM
Interesting price on Lucky Seven in Argentina this week:

(https://i.imgur.com/Xpr5uqH.png)

She lost on the second 9 :P

I couldn’t help but laugh at this picture, but if that ever happened in the U.S. version, I would change the channel to The View.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SuperMatch93 on July 01, 2019, 12:11:50 PM
Spelling Bee:
https://imgur.com/40OUbB6

Interesting that their version predates ours by eight years. Was the gameplay any different?
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on July 02, 2019, 04:18:33 PM
Superball! from Italy: 1999-2000
(http://www.okilprezzoegiusto.tv/IMMAGINI/GIOCHI/superball17.jpg)

This very interesting overhead shot from 2000-01 (notice the camera at bottom-left):
(http://www.okilprezzoegiusto.tv/IMMAGINI/GIOCHI/superball20.jpg)

Bullseye from Italy, 1984-85
(http://www.okilprezzoegiusto.tv/IMMAGINI/GIOCHI/centro01.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on July 04, 2019, 03:41:56 PM
Bonus Game (Italy): 1998-99

(http://www.okilprezzoegiusto.tv/IMMAGINI/GIOCHI/jolly14.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on July 05, 2019, 06:14:14 PM
Master Key made its debut in Argentina this week.

Master Key:
https://imgur.com/3Y64xer

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(https://i.imgur.com/3Y64xer.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/3Y64xer.jpg)

Pass The Buck:
https://imgur.com/4kotI9G

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(https://i.imgur.com/4kotI9G.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/4kotI9G.jpg)

Shower Game:
https://imgur.com/RqEE58k

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(https://i.imgur.com/RqEE58k.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/RqEE58k.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: Muon Duc Huy on July 05, 2019, 08:50:00 PM
Pass The Buck in Vietnam
[youtube][https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlnkXr5SD-E]
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on July 05, 2019, 10:18:58 PM
Pass The Buck in Vietnam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlnkXr5SD-E

Fixed it for you. Welcome to G-R!

A couple comments here: First and foremost, although I admittedly can't understand a word of this, I like what I see! CR is very colorful, and the prize cues fit nicely, especially the due at 1:29, which sounds like a remake of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3iF9dRF8AQ

Now then...

Master Key:
     -Amazing how small some of these sets are, Belgium, Greece and UK Leslie notwithstanding.
     -Chile's huge keys for the win!
     -I do like the second France 01 set, for the shades of blue. It looks very nice, given the background.
     -That curved archway surrounding the keys though. Spain always has some good stuff.
     -UK Leslie's set is a favorite of mine. It's got a wide variety of colors, and it stands out (in a good way) in front of the gold of the Big Doors.

Pass the Buck:
     -I notice there are numbers 1-9. Brosa, what's the prize distribution, out of curiosity?
     -Mexico set is a favorite of mine. Nice color selection.

Shower Game:
     -Leave it to France to adopt a game like this. Out of the three, France '09 gets favorite (next to US version, of course), for smooth transition of colors in between the stalls, followed by France '01. France '15 takes last. Also interesting to note this game was picked up some 23 years after the US version retired it.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpir04 on July 05, 2019, 10:34:47 PM
...especially the due at 1:29,

The cue at 1:04. (Sorry. Didn't get to it quick enough.)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on July 06, 2019, 11:09:38 AM
Master Key: Pretty interesting mix, it looks like there's a wide variety of budgets that each version had for its set.
-I notice the big wheel is visible behind the game in Russia's set. Was it like that for every game played on stage before a SCSD?
-Wow, Chile's keys are huge. Were they the ones used for the game or just props?
-I like the looks of the lock SP podiums in Thailand.
-Off topic, but the Vietnam turntable backdrop makes me think of the nighttime Hollywood turntable from the season 31 MDSs.

Pass the Buck: Columbia has a nice layout. In general the set is pretty cool.

Shower Game: Pretty nice sets, very surprised to see France still playing it. That game name definitely would not be approved here.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: SteveGavazzi on July 06, 2019, 01:27:01 PM
Shower Game: Pretty nice sets, very surprised to see France still playing it. That game name definitely would not be approved here.

Well, it also probably wouldn't be in French...
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: JayC on July 06, 2019, 05:38:12 PM
Well, it also probably wouldn't be in French..
Yes of course, I should've just said something like "good thing we have the word shower and not use the French word."
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: lejusteprix on July 09, 2019, 09:59:59 AM
I think the picture provided for Canada's More Or Less is indeed Golden Road and MoL, if memory serves.

Total aside: I lucked out and got tickets for Canada TPIR 11... one hour before I committed to working that day.  Such is life :)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: tpirfan28 on July 13, 2019, 01:39:26 PM
It is puzzling that France adopted Shower Game, a game that in America lasted all of ten playings over less than three months - and had not been repeated on GSN.  I wonder what their rationale behind it was.
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: brosa0 on July 16, 2019, 02:18:03 AM
Balance Game:
https://imgur.com/nSzoBnN

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(https://i.imgur.com/nSzoBnN.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/nSzoBnN.jpg)

Check Game:
https://imgur.com/Bn8lr0X

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(https://i.imgur.com/Bn8lr0X.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/Bn8lr0X.jpg)

Gas Money:
https://imgur.com/mXBFOf2

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(https://i.imgur.com/mXBFOf2.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/mXBFOf2.jpg)

Magic Number:
https://imgur.com/qiBG3qE

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(https://i.imgur.com/qiBG3qE.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/qiBG3qE.jpg)

Make Your Move:
https://imgur.com/hJqZJsj

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(https://i.imgur.com/hJqZJsj.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/hJqZJsj.jpg)
Title: Re: Pricing Games Around The World
Post by: Muon Duc Huy on July 16, 2019, 08:07:54 AM
The Vietnamese version of Make Your Move seems to be the most familiar to the US version. The game title is hard to read though. Love the Australia ones since they allowed players to win a prize that matched, even if all three did not match, as well as the good design that wouldn't be a bad upgrade for our current version.