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Throughout the years, there have been numerous products/merchandise/goods brought to us due to the success of The Price is Right from Board Games to Video Games to Computer Games.

Board GamesEdit

In 1958, Lowell released a board game based on the Original 1956 version hosted by Bill Cullen.

A second edition of the 1956-1965 version, by Milton Bradley, was released in 1964 in a card game format.

In 1973, Milton Bradley released a 2nd Price board game and 1st one based on the 1972 revamped version. A 2nd edition was released in 1974, a 3rd edition was released in 1976 and a 4th and final edition was released in 1986.

NOTE: The 1986 edition can be briefly seen in a 1987 episode of the sitcom Valerie's Family (originally known as Valerie then later as The Hogan Family) where Mrs. Patty Poole (played by Edie McClurg) gives the copy to Sandy Hogan (played by Sandy Duncan).

Endless Games released two home editions of the show: one in 1998 and one in 2004.

Video, Computer & Electronic GamesEdit

In 1990, Gametek released a PC version of The Price is Right for the Commodore 64 and DOS to negative reviews. You can read a review of the Gametek game here.

In 1998, Tiger Electronics released a handheld electronic version of the show and the voice heard saying Come on Down, You're the Next Contestant on The Price is Right! when the game is turned on is believed to Bob Barker.

In 2008, Irwin Toys released an electronic tabletop version on the show based on the Drew Carey era as he appears on it's box cover.

Also in 2008, Video Game editions of The Price is Right for the Nintendo Wii, DS, and PC were released and all three editions feature the voice over of announcer Rich Fields as he handles announcing and hosting duties.

In 2009, Jakks Pacific released a TV Plug-and-Play version of the show and it features Drew Carey handling the hosting duties and Rich Fields as the announcer despite his voice only being heard when either a cash game comes up (Plinko, Punch-A-Bunch, Grand Game) by saying U have a chance to win up to $10,000/$25,000/$50,000 or a Car game comes up by saying It's a New Car !.

In 2010, a 2nd edition of The Price is Right titled The Price is Right: 2010 Edition was released for the Nintendo Wii, DS, and PC with Rich Fields returning as the voice over Host and Announcer. The only difference is the Nintendo Wii and PC games feature 30 Pricing Games while the DS Gaming console only features 20.

In 2011, a Decades edition of the show was released for the Wii, Xbox360 Kinect, and PS3 Gaming consoles titled Price is Right Decades. Featuring over 40 different pricing games from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and the 2000s as well as fun trivia facts and nostalgic bonus clips from the show's amazing history.

Mobile GamesEdit

Mobliss (2004-2007)Edit

In 2004, Mobliss has released cell phone version of TPIR with the famous and long-running pricing games Cliff Hangers and Plinko respectively.

Prior to this, an upgraded version was released in 2007.

Glu Mobile (2008)Edit

In 2008, a company called Glu Mobile released an all-new version of TPIR featuring current host Drew Carey on the cover.

Online GamesEdit

CBSEdit

an online version of TPIR was released on CBS's official website in the late 90s (which was plugged in the closing credits of each episode) the game consisted which of the four bidders from contestant's row was closest to the actual retail price without going over.

Price online game credit

The online game as plugged in the credits at the end of the show.

Gamesville/LycosEdit

In 2002, Gamesville powered by Lycos had their own version of TPIR with a chance to win up to $1,000 in cash.

Gameshow24.comEdit

In 2004, Gameshow24.com released their own online version of TPIR, but only this time under the name of The Hometown Price is Right.

WorldwinnerEdit

In 2008, an online cash game was released at the time where the goal is to score as many points as possible in three distinct rounds. First, you'll star in contestant's row where you'll need to confirm your player's initial "Thought Bubbles" bid by clicking on matching amounts (ex: If they think $157, then click on all $157 bubbles). Then, you get to play in the pricing games round with either Cliff Hangers, Plinko or Punch-A-Bunch. In that round, you'll need to match three or more pieces vertically or horizontally to change the tile's background color. If at any time you successfully change the color of all the tiles you get extra points. Finally, your qualified in the showcase round where you can help your player make a successful bid by matching two tiles in order to remove them from the board, if at anytime you successfully remove all tiles you receive more bonus points.

Facebook GamesEdit

In September 2010, Ludia released an official Facebook version of TPIR as of which, it only had two million monthly active users after its launch.

A Slots version was released in 2012.

Then, a Bingo version was released in 2013.

DVD ReleasesEdit

In 2005, Endless Games released a DVD edition of The Price is Right. It features screen grabs taken from various Price is Right shows between 2001 and 2005 and featuring Family Game Night and ex-Price is Right Live host Todd Newton as the voice over host.

In 2008, Endless Games released a 2nd DVD edition with Drew Carey appearing on it's box cover. While Drew does appear in the DVD game, Todd Newton does most of the voice over hosting while Rich Fields handles the announcing duties just like on the TV show.

Also in 2008, a DVD complication set featuring 26 "Priceless" episodes were released. The 4-disc DVD set features episodes from the Bill Cullen era as well as the first week of shows (#001xD) from the revamped version of The Price is Right from 1972, episodes from 1973, 1974, and the very first Hour-Long episode from November 3, 1975 (#1661D) and as an added bonus, Host Bob Barker's entire last week of shows from June 11-15 2007 (#403xK).

Slot MachinesEdit

Various video slot machines have been released in North American casinos by IGT (International Gaming Technology)

And later on by WMS Gaming.

Arcade GamesEdit

NOTE: These were mostly based on popular pricing games from the show.

Coin PushersEdit

From 2008 until 2009, a 2 Player version based on Plinko and a 6 Player version based on Plinko, Cliff Hangers and Safe Crackers were released by ICE.

Ticket RedemptionsEdit

An arcade game based on Shell Game was released by ICE in 2011. The only two major differences here than the actual pricing game on the show is that it involves finding a diamond underneath it instead of a pearl and it uses five cups with the current Price is Right logo on it instead of four shells.

An arcade game based on Plinko was released by Coastal Amusements Inc. in 2019.

Lottery TicketsEdit

Created by MDI Entertainment and Scientific Games various scratch-off tickets based on TPIR have been offered to several U.S. lotteries featuring some famous and quite long-running pricing game such as Plinko and Cliff Hangers along with the Showcase Showdown and the Showcase as the top prize varies with each version.

Halloween CostumesEdit

In 2019, a costume company called Rasta Imposta[1]licensed and released a brand of costumes based on TPIR such as "Contestant's/Bidder's Row", "The Big Wheel" and "Showcase" podiums.

  1. The Price is Right Halloween Costumes

The Price Is Right StoreEdit

In 2011, an official website called The Price is Right Store[1] was made which you can buy anything that was based on TPIR such as a tote bag, coffee mug, military cap and a Drew Carey bobblehead doll.

  1. Official Website

BooksEdit

In 2007, Harper Paperbacks released a "Behind-the-Scenes" book titled Come on Down! Behind the Big Doors at The Price is Right. The Book includes behind-the-scenes photos of the production staff, producers, models, pricing games, and contestants. The Book was written by Stan Blits and includes a foreword written by Bob Barker.

In 2009, Center Street published Bob Barker's Best-Selling memoir Priceless Memories. The retired Price is Right Host shares his memories, his early family life, reminisces of his late wife Dorothy Jo as well as his ling-standing 50-year career in Television and Broadcast. He appeared on the April 6, 2009 (#4701K, aired out of order on April 16) episode of The Price is Right to promote the book and gave away a free copy to the studio audience.

In June 2014, ex-Barker's Beauty Kathleen Bradley released her memoir Backstage at The Price is Right: Memoirs of a Barker Beauty, published by The R Group. Bradley shares her memories, backstage secrets and even some tensed and intense moments she witnessed during her 10 years on the show. She also shares memories of her early life, family, and the memories of her singing with her group The Love Machine. The book is available in either Hard book or Paperback and can be ordered on Kathleen's website: www.kathleenbradley.tv and it's also beileved to be a Best-Seller.

Pinball GameEdit

In 1994, a rare Tabletop Pinball game was released in order to promote the short-live nighttime syndicated version with host Doug Davidson at the time. The game includes: an electrical cord, a promotional booklet with photos/slides along with three radio jingles on reel-to-reel tapes.

Cancelled GamesEdit

The Great Game Company (1983)Edit

An Atari 2600 and Mattel's Intellivision video game based on the 1972 version was going to be released by The Great Game Company in 1983. However, due to the North American video game crash of 1983, it was never made nor released to the public.

Gametek (1987-1994)Edit

In 1987, Gametek had released video game versions of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune to the Nintendo Entertainment System. The company had also planned to released a video game version of The Price is Right to the NES as well as versions to the SNES, Sega Genesis, Sega Game Gear, and the Sega CD but all versions was shelved.

Phillips Interactive Media (1993)Edit

TPIR was planned for the CD-i along with Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Name That Tune, and The Joker's Wild. All were released except for Wheel and TPIR.

Silicon Gaming (2000)Edit

Due to the mild success of the Family Feud slots at the MGM Grand in 2000, a slot machine game based on The Price is Right was originally going to be released by them and installed at various Harrah's casinos at the time. However, the concepts of the game have segwayed itself as 5 Reel with Plinko, Match Three and Spin & Win Fruity for various online casinos in the UK such as Virgin Casino and Blue Sq Casino.

Endless Games (2008)Edit

A Quick Picks travel game with Drew Carey on the cover was promoted in their 2008 catalogue, but the game was never released.

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