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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A couple of notes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cover Up
https://imgur.com/KhVxnGT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Okay, you're done.

Come back Monday and try again.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Double Prices
https://imgur.com/woAWiL3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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(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.