Triple Play is a pricing game played for not one car, not two cars, but for three cars.


  • Each car is played for one at a time, starting with the lowest-priced. The contestant must choose which price is closest to the actual price of the car without going over. For the first car, the contestant is given two choices; for the second car, three choices and for the third car, four choices.
  • A correct decision moves the player on to the middle expensive car. If they are correct again, they move to the most expensive car. The contestant must guess correctly on the final car to win all three cars. If they choose incorrectly at any point, the game ends and the contestant loses everything. Unlike most pricing games where contestants can stop with their winnings, they are not allowed to stop the game after winning the first or second car. If the contestant succeeds in guessing which price is closest to the retail price of the final car without going over, they get all three automobiles.


  • Triple Play was created because then-host Bob Barker wanted a game that had a car behind each of the big doors on the show's stage. It was originally conceived as a game called "Slam Dunk" in which only one of the cars could be won. The rest of the staff did not like the idea of having a game that offered prizes that could not be won and the idea was eventually overhauled into the current format. It is the last pricing game to premiere prior to Janice Pennington's and Kathleen Bradley's departures in December 2000.
  • The game has not been played between October 17, 2000 (#1542K, the game's second playing) and January 10, 2001 (#1653K).
  • On its first playing, it had a common theme for each car, being played for a car, a truck and a van.
  • Originally, the game's logo appeared behind all three cars with October 19, 2001 (#1905K) being the final time this happened and since November 21, 2001 (#1953K), the signs behind the first two cars were permanently removed.
  • On its premiere playing, contestant Amber lost it on the second car. On May 23, 2001 (#1823K), the game's eighth playing, Triple Play got its first win.
  • One playing of Triple Play had to be removed from an episode after the pricing game had ended. On October 28, 2003 (#2652K), the game was lost at the first car, then the staff discovered that the wrong contestant was declared winner of the One Bid. The whole first act was eventually re-shot; a new item up for bids was offered and contestant Jimmie who won played Money Game for Triple Play’s second car.
  • On October 14, 2008 (#4462K, aired out-of-order on October 7, 2008), the game's only playing in season 37, Triple Play was taken out of the pricing game lineup and returned to the pricing game rotation on October 30, 2009 (#4885K).
  • On April 22, 2014 (#6712K), Triple Play was played for three hybrid cars, but was lost at the third car.
  • For 12 years, Triple Play was always played first, much like Golden Road until December 20, 2016 (#7732K). However, unlike Golden Road, the game does not take up the entire stage, thus allowing the host to enter through The Big Doors. Since November 9, 2012 (#6105K), the game has been played anytime other than first.
  • Triple Play was won 14 times (excluding nighttime shows, in which there were three wins) over the years. After an 8-year losing streak that began on December 13, 2007 (#4124K, aired out of order on December 14), the losing streak was broken on December 21, 2015 (#7331K). For full proof, watch the video link description below.
  • The most recent win occurred on December 19, 2016 (#7731K, aired out of order on December 22). Since then, it is in a losing streak.


  • The most number of times this game was played in any season was 8 and so far it is the only pricing game in the current rotation to not have been played more than 10 times.
  • Triple Play is the only pricing game that could end before every prize is described.
  • This is one of two games to use "Yes" and "No" to refer to either correct or incorrect guesses (the other being Penny Ante).
  • It is also is one of three pricing games to use a baseball reference in its name (the other two being 3 Strikes and Squeeze Play).


Premiere Playing (October 2, 2000, #1521K)Edit

Second and Last Playing of 2000 (October 17, 2000, #1542K)Edit

Last Loss of Season 29 (April 26, 2001, #1784K)Edit

First Triple Play Winner (May 23, 2001, #1823K)Edit

Willie wins Triple Play (September 17, 2001, #1861K, aired out of order on September 24)Edit

First Primetime Triple Play Playing & Winner (January 31, 2002, #0001LV)Edit

Second Primetime Triple Play Winner (May 31, 2002, #003SP, aired out of order on July 12, originally rescheduled to air on June 6)Edit

Triple Play for a Ford Escort ZX2, Dodge Dakota Regular Cab, and a Ford Windstar (September 23, 2002, #2231K)Edit

First Appearance of Christmas Triple Play (December 16, 2002, #2351K)Edit

A Triple Play Christmas Eve Win (December 24, 2003, #2733K)Edit

Triple Play for a Chevrolet Impala, a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, and a Ford Thunderbird (March 27, 2004, #015SP)Edit

Triple Play's Only Win in Season 33 (February 22, 2005, #3182K)Edit

Triple Play for a Chrysler Sebring, a Ford Explorer XLT, and a Corvette (May 6, 2005, #021SP, aired out of order on February 14, 2006)Edit

Triple Play for a Ford Focus ZXW SE, a Ford Mustang V6, and a Cadillac CTS (December 23, 2005, #3465K)Edit

Last Daytime Triple Play Winner with Bob Barker (January 17, 2007, #3843K)Edit

Third and Last Primetime Triple Play Winner with Bob Barker (May 17, 2007, #023SP)Edit

Final Playing with Bob Barker (June 14, 2007, #4034K)Edit

First Playing (and Win) with Drew Carey (October 22, 2007, #4051K, aired out of order on December 6)Edit

Second Triple Play Win with Drew Carey (November 16, 2007, #4085K, aired out of order on November 21)Edit

Primetime Triple Play Playing with Drew Carey (February 29, 2008, #025SP, aired out of order on April 11)Edit

Triple Play's Only Playing in Season 37 (October 14, 2008, #4462K, aired out of order on October 7)Edit

Halloween Triple Play (October 30, 2009, #4885K)Edit

Last Playing of the 2000's (December 31, 2009, #4974K)Edit

First Playing of the 2010's (March 15, 2010, #5081K)Edit

Triple Play for a Scion tC, a Chevrolet HHR LS, and a Nissan Xterra X 4x2 (September 27, 2010, #5241K)Edit

A Triple Play Wipeout on the Veteran's Day Special (November 9, 2012, #6105K)Edit

Big Money Week Triple Play (September 24, 2013, #6425K, aired out of order on October 15)Edit

Earth Day Triple Play (April 22, 2014, #6712K)Edit

Triple Play for a Chevrolet Cruze LS, a Dodge Journey SE, and a Ford F-150 XL 4x2 Regular Cab (November 12, 2014, #6883K, aired out of order on November 19)Edit

Third Triple Play Win with Drew Carey (December 21, 2015, #7331K)Edit

Fourth Triple Play Win with Drew Carey (December 19, 2016, #7731K, aired out of order on December 22)Edit

Dream Car Week Triple Play (October 13, 2017, #8045K)Edit

Triple Play for a Chevrolet Sonic LS, a Mitsubishi Lancer ES, and a Jeep Renegade Sport (January 30, 2018, #8192K)Edit

First Playing of Season 47 (September 18, 2018, #8412K)Edit

Christmas Eve Family Reunion Triple Play (December 24, 2018, #8551K)Edit

Grammy Triple Play (February 8, 2019, #8615K)Edit

Last Playing of Season 47 (April 12, 2019, #8705K, aired out of order on April 4, originally rescheduled to air on April 5)Edit

Custom PicturesEdit

YouTube VideosEdit

Triple Play Debut Episode (October 2, 2000, #1521K)
30th Season Premiere Triple Play winner (September 17, 2001, #1861K, aired out-of-order on September 24)
30th Anniversary Special Triple Play winner (January 31, 2002, #0001LV)
Triple Play win from Christmas Eve 2003 (December 24, 2003, #2733K)
Martin makes the Triple Play (June 9, 2004, #2953K, aired out-of-order on June 17)
Marlin makes the Triple Play (February 22, 2005, #3182K)
Skyler makes the Triple Play (October 6, 2006, #3705K)
Final Triple Play win under Bob Barker's daytime tenure (January 17, 2007, #3843K)
Elva makes the Triple Play (October 22, 2007, #4052K, aired out-of-order on December 6)
Triple Play is the 6th Pricing Game (November 9, 2012, #6105K)
An Earth Day Triple Play (April 22, 2014, #6712K)
End of Triple Play's Futility (December 21, 2015, #7331K)
A Triple Play wipeout from 2016 (December 9, 2016, #7715K)
Triple Play First Winning Family (December 19, 2016, #7731K, aired out-of-order on December 22, 2016)
Dreadful/Disastrous Playing from 2017 (March 29, 2017, #7873K)
Dismissal/Dreadful/Disastrous Playing from Dream Car Week (October 13, 2017, #8045K)

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