What the Heck Is That Game Called?!

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Over the years, I’ve noticed that most people don’t know the names of most of TPIR’s games, so I’ve come up with a way to identify them using vague information. Look down the list of descriptions below this paragraph; when you find one that sounds like the game you’re thinking of, click the description, and you’ll be taken to its name. Every game on the show is in the list.

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The game with the car and the piggy bank

Any Number

The game that looks like a gigantic plus sign

Add 'em Up

The higher-or-lower game with the blue lights

Bonus Game

The two-prize game with bargain prices

Barker's Bargain Bar

The game with three prizes and four prices

Make Your Mark (formerly "Barker's Marker$")

The game where the models bumped the buses off the table

Bump

The game where you buy or sell each prize

Buy or Sell

The game where you have seven tries to guess a car's exact price

Bullseye ('72)

The grocery item game with the bullseye

Bullseye ('76)

The game with the blue discs and the weird music

Bonkers

The red game where you have to balance the scales by dumping coins out of buckets

Balance Game ('84)

The purple game where you have to balance the scales by guessing the price of the prize

Balance Game ('06)

The game where you have to write a check

Check Game (formerly "Blank Check")

The game where you draw cards to bid on a car

Card Game

The game with the analog clock face

Clock Game

The flower-shaped game where the numbers slide across a platform

Coming or Going

The grocery item bidding game that used to have the giant calculator

Check-Out

The game with the mountain climber

Cliff Hangers

The game with five prizes and a credit limit

Credit Card

The game where you cover up the wrong numbers with the right ones

Cover Up

The 3-prize game with sales prices

Clearance Sale

The game where you roll the dice for the numbers in the price of the car

Dice Game

The game with the gigantic chalkboard

Do the Math

The four-prize game where the prices look like they're on stop signs

Danger Price

The game with all the blue Xs that run through one another

Double Cross

The game where you pick which of two price tags has the right price

Double Prices

The game with two people bidding on a car

Double Bullseye

The game where the small prizes' first digits are in the price of the car

Double Digits

The three-prize game with the blocks

Eazy az 1 2 3

The game with the eight rotating numbers

Freeze Frame

The true-or-false game with the five blue price tags

5 Price Tags

The red and white game where you can flip the first two and/or last two numbers

Flip Flop

The game that involved a horse race

Finish Line

The game with the gift boxes that's played for $5,000

Fortune Hunter

The green game that's played for $10,000

Grand Game

The grocery item game with the cash register

Grocery Game

The game with cars driving down a freeway

Gridlock!

The game with two prizes and a really, really expensive car

Golden Road

The game where you had to keep three prizes and give the other three back

Give or Keep

The game where you had to paint in the missing number

Gallery Game

The game that looks like a set of gas pumps

Gas Money

The game where you choose the three highest-priced products on the counter

Hi Lo

The game with the 16 numbered boxes

1/2 Off

The blackjack game

Hit Me

The game where you play golf

Hole in One

The game with the giant chair

Hot Seat

The game with the guy jumping over hurdles

Hurdles

The game with the grocery bags for $16,000

It's in the Bag

The game for two cars that involved car options

It's Optional

The game where you have to discard the joker

Joker

The game that's based on Yahtzee

Let 'em Roll

The game where you move the prizes' prices back and forth to make the car's price

Line em Up

The game where you need $1 left at the end to buy the car

Lucky $even

The game where you move the number up and down with a lever and a cool noise

Magic #

The three-prize game where the prices can't overlap

Make Your Move

The game where you have to unlock gigantic padlocks

Master Key

The game where you guess whether the real prices of three prizes and a car are higher or lower than the ones shown

More or Less

The game where you choose the most expensive prize

Most Expen$ive

The game where you have to find the car's first two numbers and last two numbers

Money Game

The red game where your bids had to total more than a certain price

Mystery Price

The now-or-then game than looks like a pie

Now....or Then (formerly "Now....and Then")

The game with the car horns

One Away

The game where you choose which of two prizes a price goes on

1 Right Price

The game where you choose which of three prizes has a wrong price on it

One Wrøng Price

The game where the floor looks like Wheel of Fortune

On the Spot

The game where you throw a basketball, football, etc.

On the Nose

The game with the pennies and the cool sound effects

Penny Ante

The game with the envelopes that looks like a pants pocket

Pocket ¢hange

The game where you drop the chips down the board to win money

Plinko

The game with the punchboard

Punch a Bunch

The blue game that used to be played on a ferris wheel

Pick-a-Pair

The green game with a bunch of digits scattered around its props

Pick-a-Number

The game where you walk on the numbers in the car's price

Pathfinder

The game where you push the blocks off the table

Push Over

The game where you use the numbers in the prices to make a poker hand

Poker Game

The game that looks like a gigantic house

Pay the Rent

The game where the life-sized puppet asked general knowledge questions

Professor Price

The green game where the board hides the car, money, and "Lose Everythings"

Pass the Buck

The game where you and a person on the phone cooperated to win money

The Phone Home Game

The game where the rangefinder can't be started again for 37 hours

Range Game

The game where you have to put the four prices on the right prizes in 45 seconds

Race Game

The game where the mice race across a big dollar sign

Rat Race

The game where you pull the wrong number out of the price and the rest of them squeeze together

Squeeze Play

The game where you have to open the safe

Safe Crackers

The tic-tac-toe game

Secret "X"

The game where you fill in the prices' tens digits with red blocks

Switcheroo

The game where you have to spell "car"

Spelling Bee

The game where you have to buy four groceries and save at least $1

$uper $aver

The game where you play skeeball

Super Ball!!

The game where two numbers go to the left or the right of the other two

Side by Side

The game where one of the last three prizes has the same price as the first one

Swap Meet

The game where you have to spend as much money as possible

Shopping Spree

The game where the numbers in the car's price are on playing cards

Stack the Deck

The game where you try to pick a prize more expensive than the last one you picked

Step Up

The game where you have to decide whether or not to switch the prices of two prizes

Switch?

The higher-or-lower game with the shells on the table

Shell Game

The game whose board is made of a bunch of arrows

Split Decision

The game with the six shower stalls

Shower Game

The game where you draw the numbers and strikes out of a bag

3 Strikes

The two-prize game where you have to give the price of the prize on the left

2 for the Price of 1

The game where you have 10 chances to win two prizes and a car by unscrambling their prices

10 Chances

The game where you arrange groceries based on three ranges of prices

Time I$ Møney

The game where the contestant has to shout, "That's too much!"

That's Too Much!

The 4-prize game where you have to pick the two prizes whose prices total a certain number

Take Two

The game where you make the car's price from the numbers in the prices of the gifts

Temptation

The game that looks like a log cabin

Trader Bob

The game where you can win three cars

Triple Play

The game where you match a price to a prize by calling the prize on the phone

Telephone Game

The game that looks like a vending machine

Vend-O-Price

The game with the stars and the autograph books

Walk of Fame


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