1. Rat Race vs Double Cross
In this battle between two of the Drew Cary originals, the edge goes to Rat Race. Drew does a great job presenting this game and explaining the rules, it puts a twist on the pricing element from Spelling Bee, a car is at stake, and the mechanical rats are unique. Double Cross gets a few points for its futuristic set, and while it's not a terrible game, it falls well short of Rat Race.
Rat Race rats out Double Cross and flees into a safe hiding space with a comfortable 8-3 margin.
2. Dice Game vs Push Over
Dice Game is fun due to the jumbo size dice that the contestants have to roll, the reveal of each number, and excitement really builds up once there's one or two numbers left to go that aren't a 1 or a 6. Yes, this game has had its share of one number away from winning heartbreaks, but that's just a part of the game. Sometimes the dice can be quite evil. Push Over is a cool game too thanks to the no pull back option, and I see the game as a process of elimination as sometimes it's easy to deduce which price is the correct one for the prize. In short, I like both of these games but only one can advance.
Dice Game ekes out a victory as Push Over ended up rolling a set of snake eyes, 7-4
3. 1/2 Off vs Pocket Change
I'm not a big fan of Pocket Change. The game takes too long, Drew doesn't build up suspense on the reveal if a contestant is on the verge of winning the car like Bob did, and the zero cent cards are a big buzzkill (I get it, sometimes there's no change in our pockets, but it still stinks). Crazy Rachel's Car Lot is good for a chuckle, so I will give it that. As for 1/2 Off, I love this game. It's probably my favorite cash game on the show with all the boxes, the sound effect that's played when a correct choice is made and half of the boxes vanish, the cash cascading on the floor when the money box is picked, and it has had its memorable moments, like Rodger picking the right box after skunking the SP items (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2FMSh2dqIE
) or Kyle the psychic (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YbR2iX0ySA
) who called his shot about box number 4 as soon as he saw he was playing the game.
1/2 Off robs Pocket Change of all its funds in a 10-1 blowout.
4. Golden Road vs 2 For The Price of 1
I'll keep this one short. Like the Rose Bowl, Golden Road is the granddaddy of the big prize games and it's treasured for a reason. It's got the harps playing for the prize reveal, the iconic sign at the beginning of the game, the gold circles, the rainbow, and the exploding leprechaun pots at the end with a fantastic prize. 2 For the Price of 1 never stood a chance against Goldy.
Golden Road paves over 2 For the Price of 1 in a dominating 10-1 fashion.