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Let 'em Roll is a dice type game played for a car (or on one occasion, $100,000) or up to $7,500 in cash. The game is roughly analogous to the dice game Yahtzee. It's similar to Dice Game.

GameplayEdit

  • Let 'em Roll involves five dice. Each is marked with an image of a car on three sides and cash values of $500, $1,000 and $1,500 on the other three sides. The contestant is given one roll of the dice and can earn more by using three grocery items. The price for the first item is given and the contestant must determine whether the price of the next item in the line is higher or lower than the one preceding it (similar to Card Sharks). The contestant can thus win up to two additional rolls.
  • To win the car, the contestant must roll an image of a car on all five dice. The contestant moves behind the dice table and the five dice are placed in a container that the contestant dumps down a ramp onto the table surface. If the contestant has won additional rolls, they may return all dice which show cash to the container and roll them again or they may elect to stop and accept whatever cash is showing on the dice. If they haven't won the car on their final roll, they still win the cash showing on the dice. The least a contestant can walk away with is $500. The most a contestant can walk away with is $7,500. Contestants are not allowed to keep cash dice and re-roll cars.
  • The theoretical probability of rolling a car on one die is 1 in 2 (50%); in two rolls of the same die, it is 3 in 4 (75%); and in three rolls, it is 7 in 8 (87.5%). The theoretical probability of rolling five cars in one roll of the dice is 1 in 32 (3.125%).

HistoryEdit

  • On October 7, 1999 (#1204K), the game's third playing, the free roll was done before playing the grocery item pricing portion and the car was won the first time as well; all other playings had all rolls played after the grocery item pricing portion.
  • Let 'Em Roll originally had no apostrophe in its name; it was added on November 29, 1999 (#1281K).
  • On May 10, 2003 (#011SP), during that night's edition of The Price is Right $1,000,000 Spectacular, Let 'em Roll's original table was replaced by a much larger one with a much longer ramp and stairs surrounded by round lights. The enlarged table was carried over to the daytime show on May 30, 2003 (#2565K). A Plexiglass barrier was added around the table on March 9, 2005 (#3203K) to combat a recurring problem of dice flying onto the floor.
  • The dice were originally made of styrofoam but were not durable enough. On December 5, 2000 (#1612K), the dice were remade out of wood. After the show went to HD in 2008, the dice were remade again, using more plush material. It first appeared on September 29 (#4441K, aired out of order on December 1).
  • On June 14, 2004 (#2961K), a man named Frank became the first contestant to roll a car on each die.
  • On June 7, 2007 (#4024K), contestant Katie became the second to play the grocery portion perfectly and roll a car on each die on the first roll. It was also the final playing with Bob Barker.
  • On October 13, 2015 (#7242K, aired out of order on October 16, originally rescheduled to air on October 14) and October 17, 2019 (#8854K), as part of Big Money Week, Let 'em Roll was played for $100,000 with its car symbols replaced by Price down dollar signs and cash values of $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000 on the other three sides. To win the $100,000, the player had to roll dollar signs on all five dice. Contestant Sherrie Irving from the first playing and contestant Paula Radford-Bowen from the second playing, who also appeared as a contestant in 1988, both won all that money with two rolls.
  • On the October 11, 2017 (#8043K) episode as part of Dream Car Week, Let 'em Roll was played for an $88,365 2017 Jaguar F-Type S Coupe and cash values of $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000. During that playing, contestant Simara Schneider won $20,000 instead of the car.
  • Let 'Em Roll has been played perfectly six times, with the most recent being on February 10, 2016 (#7403K).
  • On the November 7, 2017 (#8082K) episode, a contestant named Kevin Cox won both additional rolls, and then rolled 4 cars and $1,500 on his first roll. To Drew's shock, Kevin then said he would take the $1,500. This visibly rattled Drew, and he repeatedly reminded Kevin he had two rolls left, but he persisted in saying he would take the money, and Drew had to end the game.
  • On the May 23, 2018 (#8353K) episode as a part of Drew Carey's 60th Birthday Special, Let 'em Roll was played for a $95,155 2018 BMW 640i M and cash values of $2,500, $5,000, $7,500. During that playing, contestant Kasey Reyne won $2,500 instead of the car.
  • On December 31, 2019, as a part of Best of 2019 Special, Let 'em Roll was played for $100,000 with its car symbols replaced by Price down dollar signs and cash values of $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000 on the other three sides. To win the $100,000, the player had to roll dollar signs on all five dice. Contestant Michael Knapp, Jr., a member of the Thunderbirds, won all that money within three rolls.

TriviaEdit

  • Let 'Em Roll was only played once on the primetime version -- The 5th edition of The Price is Right $1,000,000 Spectacular on May 10, 2003 (#011SP). On top of that, it was won with two rolls.
  • The most number of times this game was played in any season was 23.
  • This game was the last pricing game to premiere in the 1990s.
  • Let 'Em Roll is similar in concept with Hole in One (or Two), Money Game and Dice Game.
  • Let 'Em Roll was one of four "new" pricing games seen on the eighth taping session of Season 36, which was seen on November 28, 2007 (#4013K, aired out of order on November 9), December 7, 2007 (#4115K), January 10, 2008 (#4134K), and January 15, 2008 (#4142K).

Foreign versionsEdit

  • The grocery portion of Let 'em Roll has been adapted on Joe Pasquale's UK version and the 2012 Australian version of The Price Is Right as a pricing game called "Walk the Line." The player is shown five items and must make all four guesses correctly to win a prize.
  • Most foreign versions of the show model their Let 'em Roll props on the game's original set. While the game is usually played for cars, it is sometimes played for other prizes on Portugal's O Preço Certo em Euros. Also on the Portuguese version (and the last season of BPIR), contestants earned rolls by choosing from one of three prices from one prize. Hitting it on the nose won three rolls, the closest, two and furthest, only one.

GalleryEdit

Premiere Playing (September 20, 1999, #1181K)Edit

First Let 'em Roll Car Winner (October 7, 1999, #1204K)Edit

Joel's $5,000 Bailout in Let 'em Roll (March 2, 2000, #1384K)Edit

Let 'em Roll for a $20,870 Saturn L200 (November 27, 2002, #2323K)Edit

Last Playing with the Original Smaller Table (April 28, 2003, #2521K)Edit

Debut of Let 'Em Roll's Larger Table (May 10, 2003, #011SP)Edit

Serena's Win in Let 'em Roll NOTE: This was the first of her two pricing games in that very same episode, the second was Switch? (April 8, 2004, #2874K, aired out of order on April 15)Edit

A Technical Win in Let 'em Roll (January 6, 2005, #3114K)Edit

Final Playing and Perfection with Bob Barker (June 7, 2007, #4024K)Edit

Andrea's $2,500 Win With Only One Roll (October 30, 2008, #4484K, aired out of order on October 16)Edit

Let 'em Roll for a $22,600 Mini Cooper Convertible (November 18, 2008, #4512K, aired out of order on November 14 at night)Edit

Let 'em Roll for a $18,405 Ford Ranger 4x2 XL Regular Cab (January 19, 2009, #4591K)Edit

Let 'em Roll for a $22,900 Restored 1975 Corvette Stingray (February 13, 2009, #4625K)Edit

Let 'em Roll for a $29,900 Vintage 1955 Thunderbird (February 10, 2010, #5033K)Edit

First Let 'em Roll Perfection with Drew Carey (March 4, 2010, #5064K)Edit

Second Let 'em Roll Perfection with Drew Carey (May 18, 2010, #5172K)Edit

Let 'em Roll for a 1957 Chevrolet Two-Ten worth $27,990 (October 21, 2010, #5274K)Edit

Let 'em Roll for a $17,915 Hyundai Elantra Touring GLS (February 7, 2011, #5431K)Edit

Let 'em Roll for a $26,165 Mazda MX-5 Sport (April 6, 2011, #5513K)Edit

Abby Plays Let 'em Roll with Jenny McCarthy (October 14, 2011, #5665K, aired out of order on January 3, 2012)Edit

Let 'em Roll for a $22,500 Classic 1955 Buick Century (May 30, 2012, #5993K)Edit

Third Let 'em Roll Perfection with Drew Carey (July 2, 2012, #6021K, aired out of order on July 4)Edit

Nazir Plays Let 'em Roll with Charles Barkley (January 21, 2013, #6191K, aired out of order on February 21, originally rescheduled to air on February 18)Edit

Let 'em Roll for a $19,900 Fiat 500L Pop (January 16, 2014, #6574K)Edit

Let 'em Roll for an $18,725 Honda Insight LX (April 17, 2014, #6704K)Edit

Let 'em Roll for $100,000 from Season 44 (October 13, 2015, #7242K, aired out of order on October 16, originally rescheduled to air on October 14)Edit

Fourth Let 'em Roll Perfection with Drew Carey (February 10, 2016, #7403K)Edit

Let 'em Roll for an $88,395 Jaguar F-Type (October 11, 2017, #8043K)Edit

Kevin's Shocking $1,500 Bailout in Let 'em Roll (November 7, 2017, #8082K)Edit

Let 'em Roll for a $95,155 BMW 640i Convertible M-Sport (May 23, 2018, #8535K)Edit

A WWII Veteran Plays Let 'em Roll (September 18, 2018, #8412K)Edit

Thanksgiving Let 'Em Roll (November 21, 2018, #8503K)Edit

Erin's One-Roll Playing (May 27, 2019, #8771K, aired out of order on May 20)Edit

Let 'em Roll for $100,000 from Season 48 (October 17, 2019, #8854K)Edit

Deion's $4,500 Bailout (December 10, 2019, #8932K)Edit

Let 'em Roll for $100,000 from the Best of 2019 Special (December 31, 2019, #8962K)Edit

Music Let 'em Roll (January 21, 2020, #8992K)Edit

Karol's $3,000 Bailout (February 10, 2020, #9021K)Edit

Let 'Em Roll WinsEdit

Win #1Edit

Win #2Edit

You'll notice that this from after the playing table was updated (with a staircase similar to Plinko) and that they added the plastic glass barrier to prevent cubes from falling out. In addition, the cubes themselves were changed from Styrofoam to wood.

YouTube VideosEdit

Premiere Playing (September 20, 1999, #1181K)
$5,000 Win
Exact Bid and Let em' Roll (June 10, 2002, #2211K)
A Perfect Playing From Bob's Last Season (June 7, 2007, #4024K)
Playing for the Coolest Prize Ever
First Perfect Playing from Drew Carey Era (March 4, 2010, #5064K)
Second Perfect Playing from Drew Carey Era (May 18, 2010, #5172K)
Perfect Playing from 2012 (July 2, 2012, #6021K, aired out of order on July 4)
$100,000 Playing (October 13, 2015 (#7242K, aired out of order on October 16, originally rescheduled to air on October 14)
Perfect playing from 2016 (February 11, 2016, #7404K)
A Contestant Really Wants the Cash... (November 7, 2017, #8082K)

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