Joker (pricing game)
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Joker was a pricing game on the American television game show The Price Is Right. Played from February 14, 1994 to March 5, 2007, it was played for a prize worth at least $3,000 and used small prizes.
Four two-digit prizes were shown, one at a time, with the two digits in the prices shown. The contestant had to determine which order the digits in the price belonged in (for example, $24 or $42). For each correct guess, the contestant won the small prize and earned the opportunity to remove one card from the "hand." After all the prizes were played, the discarded cards were revealed to see if the joker had been discarded.
The basic gameplay of Joker is similar to that of Shell Game and Bonus Game.
The game was officially retired in April 2008, and even though its final playing occurred during the previous season it was intended to be reintroduced into the rotation on the February 29, 2008 episode; however, by that time producer Roger Dobkowitz decided to retire it and it was replaced by Bonus Game for that episode's taping.
The title of the French-Canadian Misez Juste's version of Joker was actually translated to "Four Aces" (Le Quatre As) instead of calling it "Joker" like most versions (even those not in English) tend to.
Vietnam's version of Joker is called "Chú Teu". The game's board is a replica of the one used in the UK for Bruce's Price Is Right – an oddity, as most of the Vietnamese version's props closely resemble their US counterparts.
On Holland's Cash en Carlo, the contestant was given a free discard at the start of the game. As a result, however, the contestant could only price three items.
Italy's Ok, Il Prezzo E Giusto did not use Joker; however, the game's translated name, "Jolly," was used on the show as the name of Bonus Game.
- ^ "Pricing Game Notes: Joker". GoldenRoad.net FAQ. http://www.golden-road.net/faq/index.php/Pricing_Game_Notes#Joker. Retrieved 2008-04-06.