Games Spotlight: Bullseye

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Name: Bullseye
Debut: July 1st, 1976

Bullseye is commonly played for a prize usually valued between $3,000 and $10,000, and uses grocery items. The centerpiece of the game is a board which contains an Archery style target with rings ranging from $2 to $12 above five grocery prizes. The contestant who must choose one of the five prizes and then tell the host how many of the chosen prize will total between $10 and $12. If the total price of the guessed amount of product is not in the “bulls-eye,” but less than $10 the player receives a marker on the board. The player has three chances to get between $10 and $12, but if they fail, they can still be victorious. One of the five products has a “hidden bullseye”. If this is revealed behind a product whose guess “hit the target” (was less than $100), the contestant also wins the game. The other four contain the word “SORRY” and finding only these markers loses the game.

Fun Fact: The current Bullseye should not be confused with the original Bullseye (a car game played only during the show’s first two weeks). The old game is often referred to as either “Bullseye I” or “Bullseye ’72,” with the current version sometimes referred to as either “Bullseye II” or “Bullseye ’76.”


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