SALE OF THE CENTURY
(Milton Bradley 1970)
CONTENTS:
    Two question/answer books good for 96 games (1,440 total questions)
    Plastic frame with red window for reading questions
    48 Instant Bargain cards
    15 larger Sale of the Century cards
    Four colored discs
    The "Quick Response" plastic bowl
    Milton Bradley bucks (including denominations down to $1)
 
GAME PLAY:
        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.
 
COMMENTS:
        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.