08-21-2001, 10:57 AM
Does anybody have the rules for how the new Card Sharks is going to be played? I heard something about using video clips during the show but I have no idea what they were talking about...
08-21-2001, 03:57 PM
Unless I miss something, it now goes like this
It's stil generally classic CS, only now a few things have changed...
It's 7 cards instead of 5
In order to change your card in the main game, you have to answer something (involving the viedo clip)
You can win $51,000-something in the Money Cards..
Other than that, it's mainly classic CS (This is from an informant who saw a later version made after the horrible pilot rules.)
Like I said, except for a few minor changes (and the set, which is a lot different), it's classic CS (has Pearson actually gotten SOMETHING right for once? We'll see)
08-21-2001, 10:23 PM
Please tell me they're not going to do that stupid "man on the street" thing they talked about in the beginning. I swear, Pearson sure can ruin a classic.
08-21-2001, 10:50 PM
OK, I'm gonna borrow from my buddy Randy Amasia, and his buddy, Justin Alexander
Four players will participate each day. The first two will play a best-of-three front game. The basic gameplay is typical Card Sharks; call the next card higher or lower than the previous. However, that’s where the similarities come to a screeching halt:
Both players play off the same row of cards.
There are seven cards in a row (referred to as a "hand" at the tryouts) instead of five.
The player who finishes the row wins the hand.
Got a bad card? Wanna change it? OK, but it’s not as simple as it used to be. To start the show, each player is given two “Clip Chips,” which must be used if you want to change your card. When a Clip Chip is played, host Pat Bullard directs your attention to a video, which shows a pre-taped Anything For Money-type scenario. You watch the footage, which is paused at a crucial moment, and it’s up to you to decipher what happens next.
For example (and this was used at the tryout), an attractive lady asks a passerby gentleman to steady a ladder for her as she climbs to change a light bulb. Before climbing, she implores him to not look up her dress under any circumstances, lest he be punished. The tape pauses as she climbs, and…does he look, or not? Decide correctly, and you get your card changed. If you’re wrong, well, you still play the card you have.
In addition to the two Clip Chips, each player also has one Pass Card, which will simply pass control to his/her opponent. This is advisable if a hand is in its early stages. If you foul up a card (pushes are losses in this version, FYI), play passes to your opponent. Blow the final card in a hand, and your opponent wins.
As stated before, best two of three wins the game. From there, two more players come out and play an identical session, with the winner from that game meeting the winner of the first game in a championship round which consists of only one hand. Players are not assigned new Clip Chips and Pass Cards for the second game, so if you used them all early, then you paddle the river on your own.
Winner goes to the Money Cards, natch, which as far as I can tell, have changed very little. We didn’t play the bonus at the tryouts, but according to the coordinators, the only differences in the bonus are the elimination of one card on the middle row, and a $700 bonus at the top row, so even players who bust out on the second row can leave with a little something. Don’t know about card changing rules for the bonus, but it won’t surprise me if it’s not allowed (this is Pearson, after all, and with a potential $51,800 jackpot to be won, they’re going to tighten the purse strings every way possible).
Do bear in mind, however, that the producer who was at the tryouts stated that they’re still “tinkering” with the Money Cards format, so nothing is set in stone where that’s involved. One more thing: it’s not the “Big Bet” anymore. Nope. It’s now the “Major Wager.” Cute.
08-22-2001, 01:31 PM
So, are they still using the higher/lower question format to determine who goes first, etc? And I guess they can still "freeze?"
Or is it possible?
08-23-2001, 01:21 PM
There is no freezing, and there is no "higher and lower polls" to decide if you go first, it is decided by the person with the highest card. If you make a wrong decision, then your opponent gets to go. Everything should be described in the thing made by Randy.
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