Archive for January, 2009

Games Spotlight: Bullseye

Jan. 31st 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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Today’s Airing of The Price is Right

Jan. 31st 2009

Pushover: Kathlene wins; Trailer ($11,880)

One Away: Mary lost; Chevy HHR ($20,974)

Check Out: Satya wins (18 cent difference); Trip to Chicago, Illinois

Showcase Showdown #1: Kathlene wins with 85 cents

Dice Game: Charita wins (rolled a “6”); Chevy Equinox ($25,613)

Cliffhangers: Ferdinand lost; Keyboard, Drum Set, and Guitar

Most Expensive: Clare lost; Fragrances, Daybed (Most Expensive), and Riding Lawn Mower

Showcase Showdown #2: Charita wins with 90 cents

Showcase: Double Overbid; Watches, Living Room Group, and Pair of Motorcycles; Remote-Controlled Airplane, Trip to Winter Park, Colorado, Balloon Ride, and Trip to Las Vegas, Nevada

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Today’s Airing of The Price is Right

Jan. 30th 2009

Money Game: Jared wins $308; Ford Ranger ($19,162)

Range Game: Cletus wins; 63-inch Plasma TV ($5498)

Now or Then: Debra wins (“Then” January 2000); Trip to Boston, Massachusetts

Showcase Showdown #1: Debra wins with 80 cents

Cover Up: Julie lost; Pontiac Vibe ($18,561)

Plinko: Thomas wins $12,000 with 4 Plinko chips

Double Prices: Corey wins; Hot Tub ($10,694)

Showcase Showdown #2: Thomas wins with $1.00 ($1000)

Showcase: Thomas wins; Swimwear, Spa, and Mini Cooper ($60,107 in prizes)

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Today’s Airing of The Price is Right

Jan. 29th 2009

Let ‘Em Roll: Camille wins; Pontiac G6

Check Game: Joshua lost (check for $4990); Trip to Yosemite National Park ($5419)

Secret X: Jeanette wins (X in the Middle); Bedroom Group

Showcase Showdown #1: Camille wins with 55 cents

Side By Side: Magda wins (Left Side); Snowmobile ($8099)

Any Number: Jim wins Sofa ($849); Ford F-150 ($22,315)

Switch?: William wins with a “switch”; Floor Clock and Tool Boxes

Showcase Showdown #2: Magda wins with 75 cents

Showcase: Magda wins; Headphones, Sound System, Bar Set, and Trip to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil ($27,964)

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Games Spotlight: Switch?

Jan. 28th 2009

Name: Switch?
Debut: February 27th, 1992

Switch? is a pricing game typically played for 2 prizes from between $1,000 and $10,000; however, on occasion (during primetime specials) it has been played for two cars. Two prizes are shown with one price tag in front of each prize. The contestant is to decide whether the prices of the prizes should be switched or if they should be left alone. If the contestant makes the correct decision, then he/she wins both prizes.

Fun Fact: The distinctive, “peppy,” music for Switch? has been used without fail since it’s third playing in 1992– and is the last few measures of the music used in Switcheroo.


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Today’s Airing of The Price is Right

Jan. 27th 2009

Half Off: Mindi lost (One Half and Box #10); Box #1 contained $10,000

That’s Too Much: Daniel lost; Volkswagen GTI ($26,040)

1 Right Price: Louis lost; Clothes and Secretary Desk ($3200)

Showcase Showdown #1: Louis wins with 95 cents

Pass the Buck: Debbie wins Chevy Cobalt (Card 4)

Squeeze Play: Maria wins (chose “6”); Trip to Big Sur, California ($4327)

Safe Crackers: Alfonso lost (Combination 750); Sauna and MP3 Player

Showcase Showdown #2: Alfonso wins with 85 cents

Showcase: Louis wins; Electric Scooter, Patio Group, and Toyota Prius ($40,847)

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Today’s Airing of The Price is Right

Jan. 27th 2009

Lucky 7: Christopher lost; Jeep Wrangler ($22,814)

Pick A Number: Jason lost (chose “7”); Sailboat ($9292)

Eazy Az 1, 2, 3: Daniel lost; Power Tools, Hand Bags, and Dining Room Table

Showcase Showdown #1: Christopher wins with 80 cents

Hi Lo: Kelly wins; Motorcycle

Spelling Bee: Hope wins $3000; Chevy Impala

Flip Flop: Rachel lost by “flipping”; Trip to Cozumel, Mexico

Showcase Showdown #2: Rachel wins with 75 cents

Showcase: Christopher wins; Digital Video Camera, Hot Tub, and Trip to Chile ($22,084 in prizes)

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Games Spotlight: Money Game

Jan. 24th 2009

Name: Money Game
Debut: December 25th, 1972

Money Game is a pricing game that is almost exclusively played for a car (as well as a default nominal cash prize). There are nine different 2-digit numbers shown on a large board. The contestant is provided with the 3rd (middle) number in the price of the vehicle. The contestant must then select the first two numbers and the last two numbers in the price from the nine cards. Each card covers either a dollar sign or the image of half of a car. If the contestant reveals either half of the silhouetted car, they begin to search for the other half. If a dollar sign is revealed, that many dollars are won to keep and the number is placed in one of four slots on the left. If they reveal all four dollar signs before finding the the correct price of the car, they win only the money they earned in the cash column, and do not get any more chances to search for the digits in the car.

Fun Fact: Ever curious as to how the hosts of The Price is Right are always human calculators when it comes to adding up the running cash total in Money Game? During this game, the displays in Contestants’ Row are used to keep track of the total amount of money that has been accumulated.

Money Game

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Today’s Airing of The Price is Right

Jan. 24th 2009

Switcheroo: Daniela wins Wireless Speaker ($75); Chevy Cobalt ($18,329)

Freeze Frame: Elizabeth wins; Desktop Computer and Desk ($8028)

Grocery Game: Elizabeth lost (Total $23.52);

Showcase Showdown #1: Elizabeth^ wins with 95 cents

Line ‘Em Up: Alexander wins; Jeep Compass ($24,365)

1 Right Price: Tammi wins; Arcade Game ($3395) and Luggage Set

Squeeze Play: Zachary lost (removed “7”); Hot Tub ($6713)

Showcase Showdown #2: Alexander wins with 70 cents

Showcase: Alexander wins; Gym Membership, Trip to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Pontiac Vibe ($54,072 in prizes)

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Today’s Airing of The Price is Right

Jan. 22nd 2009

Any Number: Randy wins GPS Receiver ($270); Pontiac Solstice

One Wrong Price: Melanie lost; Pinball Machine, Telescope (Wrong Price $2095), and Dining Room Table

Bonkers: Dane wins; Bed ($3791)

Showcase Showdown #1: Dane wins with 90 cents

Pick A Pair: Eric lost; Living Room Group

Dice Game: Jena wins; Ford Fusion ($22,145)

Double Prices: Anthony lost; Trip to Rome, Italy ($8163)

Showcase Showdown #2: Jena wins with 75 cents

Showcase: Jena wins; Laptop Computer, Hovercraft, and Motorcycle ($51,303 in prizes)

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