OceanLake
 supporter, 1107 posts
Fri 27 Mar 2020
at 05:09
Favorite Game Show, If Any
Jeopardy, though they seem to have shortened the actual game be a few seconds because players seldom clear the boards now.
tmagann
 member, 622 posts
Fri 27 Mar 2020
at 05:22
Favorite Game Show, If Any
The Running Man
Bruiser419
 member, 9 posts
Fri 27 Mar 2020
at 11:39
Favorite Game Show, If Any
The original Press Your Luck
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 231 posts
Fri 27 Mar 2020
at 13:51
Favorite Game Show, If Any
OceanLake:
Jeopardy, though they seem to have shortened the actual game be a few seconds because players seldom clear the boards now.

You know, I had wondered if they had done that myself, or if it was just a spate of bad players. Like, all the ones that insist on saying every word of a long category when picking the next clue instead of shortening it, etc. It had also crossed my mind that perhaps Alex just isn't speaking as fast as he used to, which is perfectly understandable.

Personally, I have always felt that they should all be penalized if they don't clear the questions, by losing (all three of them) the point value of anything left on the board when the round ends. Because, gosh darnit, I want to see all the questions at home. /shakes fist

Obviously, Jeopardy is my favorite Game Show. :)
Bornite
 member, 78 posts
Fri 27 Mar 2020
at 17:02
Favorite Game Show, If Any
Jeopardy, no question about it.  I don't think that they have shortened anything, there are plenty of days when they clear both boards.
soulsight
 member, 303 posts
 Reality is 10% perception
 and 90% interpretation.
Fri 27 Mar 2020
at 18:08
Favorite Game Show, If Any
I've only seen it in rerun, but my favorite is still You Bet Your Life.
Cygnia
 member, 295 posts
 Amoral Paladin
Fri 27 Mar 2020
at 18:17
Favorite Game Show, If Any
Old school Match Game, Jeopardy, Idiotest.
DaCuseFrog
 member, 88 posts
 SW Florida
Sat 28 Mar 2020
at 01:25
Favorite Game Show, If Any
It is tough to name a favorite, but here are some that I've enjoyed most over the years.

  • Jeopardy is always going to be at the top of the list, of course
  • Family Feud and Match Game (but only with Richard Dawson)
  • Wheel of Fortune - I knew I would always love it when at 11 years old I solved my first puzzle with no letters (it was The Oak Ridge Boys)
  • Idiotest - a more recent family favorite (thank you Cygnia for reminding me about it)
  • Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
  • 1 vs 100 and 500 Questions (both short-lived, but loved the concepts)
  • Press Your Luck (original only, of course)
  • Double Dare
  • Name That Tune


I'm sure that there are plenty more which I'm currently forgetting, but maybe they'll come to me and I can add them at another point.
Knightsky
 member, 157 posts
Sun 29 Mar 2020
at 20:15
Re: Favorite Game Show, If Any
Bruiser419:
The original Press Your Luck

As a kid I loved that show, mainly for the animated devil-like 'Whammy' character showing up.
silena
 member, 6 posts
Sun 29 Mar 2020
at 20:45
Re: Favorite Game Show, If Any
911
DBCowboy
 member, 43 posts
 Played rpgs since about
 '81 (D&D Basic ed)
Sun 29 Mar 2020
at 21:53
Re: Favorite Game Show, If Any
tmagann:
The Running Man


Well it's no Hunger Games but it was okay
OceanLake
 supporter, 1108 posts
Sun 29 Mar 2020
at 22:15
Re: Favorite Game Show, If Any
Regarding Press Your Luck, if you haven't seen this....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfOm7K8A0Pw

Or this, in some detail  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Larson

[IMO, he didn't cheat.]
OceanLake
 supporter, 1109 posts
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 07:22
Re: Favorite Game Show, If Any
I forgot What's My Line back in the days of TV civilization.
tmagann
 member, 624 posts
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 15:50
Re: Favorite Game Show, If Any
DBCowboy:
tmagann:
The Running Man


Well it's no Hunger Games but it was okay


Hunger Games didn't have Operatic Interludes.
Shannara
 moderator, 3849 posts
 When in doubt,
 frolic!
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 16:24
Re: Favorite Game Show, If Any
Cash Cab