OF THE CENTURY
books good for 96 games (1,440 total questions)
with red window for reading questions
48 Instant Bargain
15 larger Sale
of the Century cards
The "Quick Response"
bucks (including denominations down to $1)
Each game has five $5 questions, five $10 questions and five $15 questions.
Periodically, an "Instant Bargain" is offered to all players, the chance
to buy a prize with some of their earnings. The player with the most
money at the end of the game can buy a big "Sale of the Century" prize
or save his money for an even costlier item later. After three games,
the player with the highest total value of stuff wins.
HOW DO YOU SIGNAL?:
By throwing your disc into the plastic bowl. The player whose disc
is on the bottom gets to answer.
DIFFERENCES TO TV SHOW:
The "Instant Bargain" cards add an element of luck. For each prize
(a refirgerator, for instance) there are three different cards with three
different retail values. You don't know the value of the one being
offered until you buy the item. You may have purchased a $20 refrigerator,
or you may have purchased one worth $450.
CHANGES IN SECOND EDITION:
BOX: Completely different
CONTENTS: Questions for 96 new games, but everything else (even the
prizes) are identical.
The cost-cutting geniuses at Milton Bradley used the red plastic windows
from their "Jeopardy!" board games here, which look a little odd since
there's nothing to put in the front slots. The SOTC cards feature
photographs of the pricy items (including a $4,000 1970 convertible) which
are a nostalgic kick.