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Title: The price is right board game
Post by: plinkowin2010 on September 01, 2019, 08:37:59 AM
Is there a new price is right board game, Nintendo game, pc game, or app in the works? I am hoping for a new board game or something with all the pricing games in rotation and hopefully all retired games too?

Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: Torgo on September 01, 2019, 02:08:33 PM
A board game with all the pricing games can't ever come out because it would have far too many pieces.
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: gamesurf on September 01, 2019, 02:32:20 PM
There was an unofficial game called BigJon’s Price is Right that was great and had most pricing games—Fremantle found out about it and he got C&D’d some years ago. He’s not legally allowed to distribute it any more.

No word on a video game or board game. I wouldn’t hold my breath. Board games are not exactly a booming industry. Fremantle holds majority stake in Ludia, a video game developer that made games on the Wii and Xbox 360, but they seem to be focusing most of their resources away from straight game show adaptations and towards mobile apps like branded slot/bingo games and a Jurassic World-themed Pokémon Go clone.

Check out the old TPIR board game from 2003ish. It has about 40ish games, plus enough number tiles and prizes to make pretty much any other game with a bit of ingenuity.

It’s very unlikely to have an official board/video game with all games included. The number of people who would care about having all retired games included is probably a small handful—hard to imagine enough people would care enough to justify the extra expense of making and implementing them.
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: Ccook on September 01, 2019, 02:35:40 PM
Milton-Bradley had two or three during the early CBS days. They had maybe around six pricing games, and to play the one-bid, participants merely had to write their bids on any strip of paper they had handy.

M-B previously made a home game in 1964 (under the supplementary name "Bid It Right") which were nothing more than two quick card games. The first was to see a prize card than deal out a bid card from a hand of cards. Object: Bid higher than the others. The other game was similar to the show, use the bid cards to bid on the prize and come closest without going over the price.
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: LiteBulb88 on September 01, 2019, 03:08:16 PM
Board games are not exactly a booming industry.

As a frequent board gamer and former leader of a large game group in Boston, I must strongly disagree with this statement. We're in a booming age for board games--many people like the idea of playing against other people in person and not through a video game interface. Here are two of many articles on the topic:

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/01/13/in-golden-age-of-board-games-take-a-turn-as-host/
https://attackofthefanboy.com/articles/the-golden-age-of-board-games-continues-to-get-better-every-year/

That said, I agree it's unlikely we'd see a TPiR board game any time soon. It would require too many moving pieces to be viable. Even the video games only contained a limited number of games from the show.
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: gamesurf on September 01, 2019, 04:11:01 PM
Yeah, I oversimplified—hobbyist games are absolutely taking off.

I was thinking of the casual, “game show board game”, “fun for the whole family” adaptations available at Target for $20, which I haven’t seen much of in a while.

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Matthew Hudak, toys and games analyst with Euromonitor International, agrees, citing a recent market report that sales of games and puzzles grew by 15 percent in 2016. “It’s something that has been bubbling up for years now, but 2016 was the most influential year for board games,” he says. “It’s massive. There were more than 5,000 board games introduced into the U.S. market last year.”

According to Hudak, traditional board games are still the bulk of the market, but hobby board games, catered for adults, pushed the category’s growth to the next level. “It’s become a new go-to social activity,” he adds.

A premium game with high-quality miniatures of a wheel, a small Plinko board, IUFB price tag holders, a big Rumikub-esque display with number tiles and a bunch of game overlays, and other movable prop replicas would be really, really cool, and I’d pay a three-figure sum if it was executed well.

TPIR is a game show, after all, and most pricing games have an element of “show” that helps them play well on TV. It’s hard to fit that in a box for $20—you’re left with just the games, and I don’t know that the games are particularly strong enough to stand on their own. It’s hard to compete with a deep, layered, ever-changing strategy game like Ticket to Ride or Pandemic.

Plus, if you want to set it up, you need a lot of people (5+) to play TPIR—and one of them always has to sit out to host and set the games up. And most games only involve one other person, so everyone else is sitting and watching.

So I think if they want to compete, they have to do one of two things:

1) Use the TPIR license to make a new deep, engaging, endlessly replayable game on pricing knowledge that’s “inspired by” the show, that can compete with these new games

2) Make a limited-run, premium, high-quality game at a premium price point targeted to hardcore fans, available online—it won’t sell much, but fans will rave about it, and you can dominate that niche market of “hardcore game show fans”

What they’ve been doing is throwing together as many paper tiles and dry-erase games they can fit in a box for $20 and targeting it to the casual market. Low risk, and I assume low-reward. It gets pulled out of the box once or twice, and it’s “close enough” to the show, but I’m a huge fan and I don’t even like trying to get my friends to play it more than a few times.
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: ThatDonGuy on September 01, 2019, 08:01:53 PM
Milton-Bradley had two or three during the early CBS days. They had maybe around six pricing games, and to play the one-bid, participants merely had to write their bids on any strip of paper they had handy.
I owned the first two, and that's not how I remember it. I think the one-bids worked like this: each player had a set of cards numbered 1-6 and played one face down; the highest number that no one else played won. Note that most of the prices in the pricing games were pretty much random; cars could be anywhere from $1000 to $9999.
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: Teddy on September 01, 2019, 09:35:56 PM
I doubt that there ever will be another board game based on TPIR, but the next-best thing would be a video game, app or even a PowerPoint presentation (and I just completed one with my own spin on the various games, sets and props).
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: Torgo on September 01, 2019, 11:28:43 PM
or even a PowerPoint presentation (and I just completed one with my own spin on the various games, sets and props).

Shameless self promotion.
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: BillyGr on September 02, 2019, 12:24:49 PM
Milton-Bradley had two or three during the early CBS days. They had maybe around six pricing games, and to play the one-bid, participants merely had to write their bids on any strip of paper they had handy.

The version they had in the 1980's has 10 games (all of which still exist on the show), plus the showcases as options.  Designed for 3-5 players.
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: jaywilliams on September 02, 2019, 04:39:37 PM
I doubt that there ever will be another board game based on TPIR, but the next-best thing would be a video game, app or even a PowerPoint presentation (and I just completed one with my own spin on the various games, sets and props).
Teddy, Plinkowin2010, game surf and LiteBulb88,
    After the folks at Endless Games launched a new era of the Password board game this summer after being retired for the past several years, do not be surprised if Endless Games did a brand new board game version of The Price Is Right for next year, so it may likely happen. In fact, after I read their interview article with ToyFair online back in July, I emailed them that suggestion and I have been drafting up a proposal for a new Price Is Right board game and to give you a hint, my proposal will have 48 pricing games included (3 more than in the 2004 game by Endless) plus a Deluxe version which will have 60 or 72 pricing games and a replica of the showcase Showdown wheel.
BTW, the Super Deluxe version with 72 pricing games will likely be a Target/Walmart exclusive but I have not pitched the idea to Endless Games as of yet.
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: LiteBulb88 on September 02, 2019, 04:43:57 PM
I'm certainly excited to hear that! I'm curious: has Endless Games explicitly asked for your proposal or are you sending them a proposal "cold"? Also, have you designed any other games?

Good luck--keep us updated!
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: jaywilliams on September 02, 2019, 04:50:02 PM
I'm certainly excited to hear that! I'm curious: has Endless Games explicitly asked for your proposal or are you sending them a proposal "cold"? Also, have you designed any other games?

Good luck--keep us updated!
No, I have not heard anything from Endless Games about it as of yet after making the suggestion to them via email back in July and I have never designed any games before so I am doing this cold and just "winging" it. This is just a computer written draft that I am doing. Travis Schario remember did the 2004 TPIR game for EG and after two DVD games and three computer/console games, we have not had a TPIR home game in almost a decade.
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: ThomHuge on September 02, 2019, 04:59:31 PM
I'm certainly excited to hear that! I'm curious: has Endless Games explicitly asked for your proposal or are you sending them a proposal "cold"? Also, have you designed any other games?

Before anyone gets too excited, let me point out--jaywilliams sent an unsolicited idea to Endless Games almost two months ago, to which he's received no reply. Endless probably wouldn't respond to that for the same reason Fremantle wouldn't. If I were the legal department at a firm like them, I'd almost certainly delete jaywilliams' e-mail without reading it--it would create too many potential legal issues with intellectual capital and ownership.

More than that--just because there isn't a TPiR board game on store shelves, it doesn't mean that there's been a lack of ideas about launching one. What it means is that Endless (or whoever else may have the rights to the TPiR home game) doesn't feel that there's enough demand out in the market for one.

All that is to say, don't get your hopes up. Jaywilliams sent a proposal that Endless didn't ask for, may not be interested in, and (according to him) hasn't even acknowledged. More than likely that's all that's going to happen with this.
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: jaywilliams on September 02, 2019, 05:03:19 PM
A board game with all the pricing games can't ever come out because it would have far too many pieces.
Torgo, read my reply to Teddy, LiteBulb88 and two others above please. The folks at Endless games has brought back the Pasword board game in the past month after being in mothballs for the past five years and I would not be surprised if they did a brand new version of The Price Is Right board game next year by updating the 2004 TPIR board game that was designed by Travis Schario.
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: jaywilliams on September 02, 2019, 05:09:21 PM
Before anyone gets too excited, let me point out--jaywilliams sent an unsolicited idea to Endless Games almost two months ago, to which he's received no reply. Endless probably wouldn't respond to that for the same reason Fremantle wouldn't. If I were the legal department at a firm like them, I'd almost certainly delete jaywilliams' e-mail without reading it--it would create too many potential legal issues with intellectual capital and ownership.

More than that--just because there isn't a TPiR board game on store shelves, it doesn't mean that there's been a lack of ideas about launching one. What it means is that Endless (or whoever else may have the rights to the TPiR home game) doesn't feel that there's enough demand out in the market for one.

All that is to say, don't get your hopes up. Jaywilliams sent a proposal that Endless didn't ask for, may not be interested in, and (according to him) hasn't even acknowledged. More than likely that's all that's going to happen with this.
ThomHuge and Steve Gavazzi,
    Let me clarify that I was just making a suggestion to Endless after I read about them reviving Password board game, but I HAVE NOT heard anything back from them and I also HAVE NOT sent any proposal drafts to Endless Games as of yet and I am being truthful here. However, I have been working on a draft for one so if you can PLEASE give me some support here, I will greatly appreciate it and no more negativity PLEASE. Besides, I have never created a board game in my entire life and who knows, maybe Travis Schario, who did the 2004 TPIR game for Endless, might have read about EG bringing back the Password box game and may or may not be updating the 2004 TPIR game for Endless for next year, I don't know. But I would like to show my TPIR 2020 board game proposal draft to Travis Schario so any email info for him would be helpful here. So positive support again is highly and strongly recommended ThomHuge and Steve.
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: ThomHuge on September 02, 2019, 05:19:34 PM
ThomHuge and Steve Gavazzi

Did he make a post here that I'm not seeing?

Let me clarify that I HAVE NOT sent any proposal drafts to Endless Games as of yet and I am being truthful here but I have working on a draft for one so if you can PLEASE give me some support here, I will greatly appreciate it and no more negativity PLEASE.

I beg your pardon? How is it negative to point out:
1)  The probable reason there's no board game available right now is because no one thinks there's enough demand in the market for it?
2)  You sent an e-mail to people who have every business and legal reason not to be interested in your draft proposal, no matter what it may or may not be?
3)  TPiR and Password are two very different properties, and there may be practical (in addition to economic and legal) reasons why one came back and the other didn't?

That's simply the reality of the situation. I'm sorry if you can't handle that.
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: jaywilliams on September 02, 2019, 05:33:28 PM
Did he make a post here that I'm not seeing?

I beg your pardon? How is it negative to point out:
1)  The probable reason there's no board game available right now is because no one thinks there's enough demand in the market for it?
2)  You sent an e-mail to people who have every business and legal reason not to be interested in your draft proposal, no matter what it may or may not be?
3)  TPiR and Password are two very different properties, and there may be practical (in addition to economic and legal) reasons why one came back and the other didn't?

That's simply the reality of the situation. I'm sorry if you can't handle that.
ThomHuge and Steve,
    Let me point out that the 2004 Price Is Right board game that Travis Schario created for Endless Games sold extremely well and we are WAY BEYOND due here for a new TPIR game and there SHOULD HAVE been a TPIR board game for show's 40th Anniversary back in 2012 but neither Endless Games or any other game manufacturer went forward with that.
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: ThomHuge on September 02, 2019, 06:06:09 PM
ThomHuge and Steve

Again--is he posting and I'm just not seeing it?

Let me point out that the 2004 Price Is Right board game that Travis Schario created for Endless Games sold extremely well and we are WAY BEYOND due here for a new TPIR game and there SHOULD HAVE been a TPIR board game for show's 40th Anniversary back in 2012 but neither Endless Games or any other game manufacturer went forward with that.

Obviously the fact that no one went forward with one should tell you that either manufacturers didn't agree with you, or else there were practical (and legal) considerations that stood in the way.
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: gamesurf on September 02, 2019, 06:06:22 PM
jaywilliams:

Excuse the boldness, but quite a few users have tried to correct you on this.

However, I have been working on a draft for one so if you can PLEASE give me some support here, I will greatly appreciate it and no more negativity PLEASE. Besides, I have never created a board game in my entire life and who knows, maybe Travis Schario, who did the 2004 TPIR game for Endless, might have read about EG bringing back the Password box game and may or may not be updating the 2004 TPIR game for Endless for next year, I don't know. But I would like to show my TPIR 2020 board game proposal draft to Travis Schario so any email info for him would be helpful here. So positive support again is highly and strongly recommended ThomHuge and Steve.

You ever see that Scorsese movie The King of Comedy? Where Robert De Niro has a fantasy that he's going to become a world-famous comedian, and he meets a TV host once who says to give his secretary a call if he's serious about it and they'll put him through the vetting process if he's good enough.

So then De Niro walks into the lobby of a TV network and contacts the guy's secretary expecting to get booked on a late-night talk show as a stand-up comedian despite having no experience, no tape recording of his material, no vetting, never done stand-up at a club, nothing. They tell him to come back when he has those things. They're not being mean to him. They're being quite reasonable. But Robert de Niro's character isn't willing to listen.

So Robert De Niro keeps coming back and sitting in the lobby of the studio until security asks him to leave. He storms back in demanding to speak with the host and security throws him out again. The next day he finds out where the host lives, barges into the host's house and begs to have the host help him work on his material. The host threatens to have him arrested and throws him out of the house.

It doesn't matter how much you desperately want something. It also doesn't matter how good you feel your ideas are unless you have a working relationship with people who are in a position to do something about it.

Jaywilliams, you don't work for Fremantle. You have no real contacts with Fremantle. You have no real contacts with the board game industry besides somebody you emailed once and never responded. That sounds to me like it was a polite dismissal.

What's more, you have a loose grasp of the facts. You're spreading stories that have already been debunked (http://www.golden-road.net/index.php/topic,29599.msg464980.html#msg464980) and insisting they're facts.

You're stirring up something that has--frankly--almost no chance at succeeding. We're going to be honest with you. We know you really, really, really want a new board game. But an unsolicited draft is going to go exactly nowhere.

We're not telling you this because we hate your idea and we want it to fail. We're telling you this because you don't seem to understand that's not the way things work, and it's dishonest to imply to the rest of us that it has a real chance of happening. We're speaking plainly with you because anything more subtle doesn't seem to work.
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: jaywilliams on September 02, 2019, 06:17:50 PM
jaywilliams:

Excuse the boldness, but quite a few users have tried to correct you on this.

You ever see that Scorsese movie The King of Comedy? Where Robert De Niro has a fantasy that he's going to become a world-famous comedian, and he meets a TV host once who says to give his secretary a call if he's serious about it and they'll put him through the vetting process if he's good enough.

So then De Niro walks into the lobby of a TV network and contacts the guy's secretary expecting to get booked on a late-night talk show as a stand-up comedian despite having no experience, no tape recording of his material, no vetting, never done stand-up at a club, nothing. They tell him to come back when he has those things. They're not being mean to him. They're being quite reasonable. But Robert de Niro's character isn't willing to listen.

So Robert De Niro keeps coming back and sitting in the lobby of the studio until security asks him to leave. He storms back in demanding to speak with the host and security throws him out again. The next day he finds out where the host lives, barges into the host's house and begs to have the host help him work on his material. The host threatens to have him arrested and throws him out of the house.

It doesn't matter how much you desperately want something. It also doesn't matter how good you feel your ideas are unless you have a working relationship with people who are in a position to do something about it.

Jaywilliams, you don't work for Fremantle. You have no real contacts with Fremantle. You have no real contacts with the board game industry besides somebody you emailed once and never responded. That sounds to me like it was a polite dismissal.

What's more, you have a loose grasp of the facts. You're spreading stories that have already been debunked (http://www.golden-road.net/index.php/topic,29599.msg464980.html#msg464980) and insisting they're facts.

You're stirring up something that has--frankly--almost no chance at succeeding. We're going to be honest with you. We know you really, really, really want a new board game. But an unsolicited draft is going to go exactly nowhere.

We're not telling you this because we hate your idea and we want it to fail. We're telling you this because you don't seem to understand that's not the way things work, and it's dishonest to imply to the rest of us that it has a real chance of happening. We're speaking plainly with you because anything more subtle doesn't seem to work.
So, you are telling me game surf, that you are siding with ThomHuge and Steve Gavazzi and that I am fighting a losing battle on this here. You do not get it, after I read an online interview with Endless Games that they are bringing back the Password board game this summer, I personally know there MAY be POTENTIAL for a new TPIR box game for next year and who knows, maybe Travis Schario is thinking the same thing I am, I don't know, you can ask him(aka Uncle Plinko). Please, I am tired and sick of the negativeness on this.
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: gamesurf on September 02, 2019, 06:21:03 PM
So, you are telling me game surf, that you are siding with ThomHuge and Steve Gavazzi and that I am fighting a losing battle on this here. You do not get it, after Endless Games brought back the Password board game this summer, there may be potential for a new TPIR box game, this is after I read an online article of an Endless Games interview of them doing a new Password game a couple of months ago.

Would that be this interview? https://toybuzz.org/endless-games-interview/

It's the only thing that comes up when I google "endless games password interview". If this is not the interview you are talking about, could you link it, please?

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Password is brand new this year. When we did Password originally we had 12 different versions and then we retired it. With game shows, you don’t want to keep the same game on the counter for too long because it gets stale. What we do is that we run them and then retire them. Then we wait a few years, be patient, and clean them up before  bringing them back new. Password is in its new retro package this year and we are doing fantastic. There are two word games that are important in the toy business- Scrabble and Password.

When they say "we wait a few years before bringing back game shows", that's a general practice, they aren't talking about specific licenses. It's not really new information, either. Nothing in this interview states that there's definitely, specifically, a new Price is Right game in the works. I think you are hearing what you want to hear.

And neither does that mean they're looking for pitches from people outside of the industry. Even if they are working on a game--which is totally unconfirmed at the moment--why would they be interested in a fan's idea when they have professionals in the board game industry who can do it for them?
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: jaywilliams on September 02, 2019, 06:48:33 PM
Would that be this interview? https://toybuzz.org/endless-games-interview/

It's the only thing that comes up when I google "endless games password interview". If this is not the interview you are talking about, could you link it, please?

When they say "we wait a few years before bringing back game shows", that's a general practice, they aren't talking about specific licenses. It's not really new information, either. Nothing in this interview states that there's definitely, specifically, a new Price is Right game in the works. I think you are hearing what you want to hear.

And neither does that mean they're looking for pitches from people outside of the industry. Even if they are working on a game--which is totally unconfirmed at the moment--why would they be interested in a fan's idea when they have professionals in the board game industry who can do it for them?
No game surf, the thought of a new Price Is Right board game for next year had came to me after I read that interview on doing the new Password board game AND we have not had a TPIR home game of any kind in almost a decade and I even emailed them that suggestion back in July and have since heard nothing so I don't know if Endless is considering it for 2020 and/or whether Travis Schario (aka uncle plinko) is thinking this same thing or has even been approached by Endless on this, once again I don't know. Remember, everyone has a right to their two cents and when I read about this blog about a Price Is Right board game, that was started by Plinkowin2010, I had to state my opinions on it and I am entitled to do that. Plus everyone is entitled to pitch his or her own suggestions and ideas to others.
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: gamesurf on September 02, 2019, 06:51:20 PM
The issue isn't you're being hopeful for a new game.

The issue is taking that slim information and framing it as "there is potential for a new game", and implying to a board of TPiR fans that you might be involved with the creation of it.
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: ThomHuge on September 02, 2019, 06:58:36 PM
No game surf, the thought of a new Price Is Right board game for next year had come to my mind after I read that interview AND we have not had a TPIR home game of any kind in almost a decade...

*sigh* What gamesurf said...there's zero reason to think there's a new game coming anytime soon. ZERO. I think it's less that you're hearing what you want to hear, and more that you're confusing what you want with reality.

...and I even emailed them that suggestion back in July and have since heard nothing so I don't know if Endless is considering it for 2020...

You sending them an unsolicited e-mail means nothing, and they're under no obligation to even respond, much less share their business plans with you.

...and whether Travis Schario (uncle plinko) is thinking this same thing or has even been approached by Endless on this, once again I don't know.

Why is that any of your business? For that matter, why do you keep saying Travis' name?

Remember, everyone has a right to their two cents and when I read about this blog about a Price Is Right board game, that was started by Plinkowin2010, I had to state my opinions on it and I am entitled to do that. Plus everyone is entitled to pitch his or her own suggestions and ideas to others.

Again, as gamesurf pointed out...you sent something to people that haven't even acknowledged your e-mail, and as I pointed out, have every legal reason to pretend they never got it. There is practically ZERO chance anything is going to come from what you sent them. Continuing to insist otherwise isn't you giving your "two cents"--it's you showing a startling disconnect from reality.
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: jaywilliams on September 02, 2019, 07:06:17 PM
The issue isn't you're being hopeful for a new game.

The issue is taking that slim information and framing it as "there is potential for a new game", and implying to a board of TPiR fans that you might be involved with the creation of it.
Once again, I read a question from Plinkowin2010 and a comment from a few others, including Teddy and I stated my two cents on it. Plus, as I stated in an earlier blog that the 2004 TPIR game which was created by Travis Schario sold very well so there may be a market for a new TPIR box game in 2020 at Endless after I made that suggestion via email to them, but once more, I don't know since I have not gotten a reply back from them but I would like for them to see my proposal draft which I have been working on for their consideration once I have sent it to them and to Travis Schario, if I can locate his email address since he created the 2004 TPIR game for EG.
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: therealcu2010 on September 02, 2019, 07:07:20 PM
Jay, there is zero evidence that there may be a new PIR board game next year. Zero. Just because you want something to happen doesn't mean it will... and just because you draw up concepts doesn't mean anyone will actually take them. Protip: they typically legally can't, just like the real show cannot accept submissions from fans for pricing games. So if by some stroke of luck that there happens to be a new board game, which there likely won't be, you will have had nothing to do with its creation. Nothing.

Also, just because Travis Schario was involved in creating a board game in 2004 doesn't mean he'd have any hand in creating a new one. Even if he did, and you somehow managed to send him stuff, I can almost guarantee he'd do the exact same thing to it that Endless did: delete it without reading it. They legally cannot accept submissions from outside sources.

TL;DR, it's not happening. Deal with it. You can be hopeful all you want, but anything beyond hope is nothing more than delusion.

Board games are not exactly a booming industry.

I'd actually disagree- there's quite a market for tabletop games, if anything, it's stronger than ever. It's just the kinds of tabletop games that sell the best these days aren't a lot of the "mainstream" ones, and they definitely aren't licensed adaptations of game shows.

There was an unofficial game called BigJon’s Price is Right that was great and had most pricing games—Fremantle found out about it and he got C&D’d some years ago. He’s not legally allowed to distribute it any more.

That game is garbage. I really don't get the obsession with BigJon's bug-laden security nightmares of Flash games... especially with Flash on its way out. Not that Ludia's games are any better!
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: jaywilliams on September 02, 2019, 07:15:57 PM
*sigh* What gamesurf said...there's zero reason to think there's a new game coming anytime soon. ZERO. I think it's less that you're hearing what you want to hear, and more that you're confusing what you want with reality.

You sending them an unsolicited e-mail means nothing, and they're under no obligation to even respond, much less share their business plans with you.

Why is that any of your business? For that matter, why do you keep saying Travis' name?

Again, as gamesurf pointed out...you sent something to people that haven't even acknowledged your e-mail, and as I pointed out, have every legal reason to pretend they never got it. There is practically ZERO chance anything is going to come from what you sent them. Continuing to insist otherwise isn't you giving your "two cents"--it's you showing a startling disconnect from reality.
ThomHuge, what I blogged to game surf a moment ago I posted my opinion after I read a question on a Price Is Right board game by Plinkowin2010 and a few others and I am entitled to that and this is NOT, I reiterate NOT disconnect from reality, that is hurtful, really hurtful to me as everyone is allowed their own opinions on a topic. I would like to vent this to directors Marc and ClockGameJohn and to Steve Gavazzi as I cannot get any support on this from anyone on this blog and yes, I understand that I have run this DEEP into the ground.
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: jaywilliams on September 02, 2019, 07:22:10 PM
Jay, there is zero evidence that there may be a new PIR board game next year. Zero. Just because you want something to happen doesn't mean it will... and just because you draw up concepts doesn't mean anyone will actually take them. Protip: they typically legally can't, just like the real show cannot accept submissions from fans for pricing games. So if by some stroke of luck that there happens to be a new board game, which there likely won't be, you will have had nothing to do with its creation. Nothing.

Also, just because Travis Schario was involved in creating a board game in 2004 doesn't mean he'd have any hand in creating a new one. Even if he did, and you somehow managed to send him stuff, I can almost guarantee he'd do the exact same thing to it that Endless did: delete it without reading it. They legally cannot accept submissions from outside sources.

TL;DR, it's not happening. Deal with it. You can be hopeful all you want, but anything beyond hope is nothing more than delusion.

I'd actually disagree- there's quite a market for tabletop games, if anything, it's stronger than ever. It's just the kinds of tabletop games that sell the best these days aren't a lot of the "mainstream" ones, and they definitely aren't licensed adaptations of game shows.

That game is garbage. I really don't get the obsession with BigJon's bug-laden security nightmares of Flash games... especially with Flash on its way out. Not that Ludia's games are any better!
Delusion and reality, I take there is a lot of difference between the two and that of potential and I thought that game manufactures always took outside ideas from customers, who knows.
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: TPIRfan#9821 on September 02, 2019, 07:25:21 PM
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I thought that game manufactures always took outside ideas from customers, who knows.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS2tzDiP7LA

^Watch this. It's practically the same idea, whether it be a movie concept or board game.

Also, Endless Games literally has a "Contact Us" page: https://endlessgames.com/contact-us/ (https://endlessgames.com/contact-us/). If someone politely asked if there was a Price is Right game in the works, maybe they would respond with a simple no?
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: therealcu2010 on September 02, 2019, 07:28:58 PM
You're allowed to have an opinion. Everyone is. Everyone is also allowed to rebut your argument, and point out why you might be wrong. Besides, thinking that there might be a new board game next year isn't really an opinion per se, but rather, a wild statement- one not vested in reality. When it was debunked, you went on the offensive trying to justify it, as opposed to let it go.

Many posters- myself included- have tried to point out why what you think and want is not realistic- statements backed by facts, not wild thoughts. Having an opinion is fine, but you need to be able to back it up when necessary- which you have failed to do. Instead of accept the fact that what you want isn't happening, you went on the offensive and continued to strike.

You really need to just accept that fact and MOVE ON instead of beat a dead horse.

Anyways, we're done here.

LOCKED
Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: Prizes on September 02, 2019, 07:34:47 PM
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Title: Re: The price is right board game
Post by: SteveGavazzi on September 03, 2019, 01:54:01 PM
I would like to vent this to directors Marc and ClockGameJohn and to Steve Gavazzi as I cannot get any support on this from anyone on this blog and yes, I understand that I have run this DEEP into the ground.

Alright, but this isn't gonna go the way you're hoping.

First of all, this is not a blog.  It's a message board.  That's really not important, but it's stupid, and it's bugging me, so I'm pointing it out.

Secondly, why in hell does my name keep coming up in this conversation?  I haven't posted in this thread before now, and I didn't even realize this discussion had happened until about 20 minutes ago.

Thirdly, as Thom pointed out to you earlier, we've had this conversation with you before.  In fact, we've had it twice -- in checking your posting history, I found the conversation you'd referenced in Thom's link, and it was basically the same as this one.  Linking back to the second point, that tells me that the only reason you're bringing my name up is that you remember those discussions and didn't even realize I wasn't involved in this one.  Honestly, that's a little frightening.

There is NOTHING about your involvement in this thread that makes the slightest bit of sense.  You posted something that you've already been told multiple times was stupid, and then, when people pointed out its stupidity again, you more or less took a dive off a rhetorical cliff in a hopeless attempt to justify it.  That's not going to get anybody anywhere useful.

It's clear to me that either you have a loose grasp on reality or you grasp it but don't care about it.  Either way, that's not something anyone else around here wants or needs to put up with.

You are BANNED.  Goodbye.