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Double Digits

Double Digits

Double Digits was a pricing game on the American television game show, The Price Is Right. Played from April 20 to May 18, 1973, it was played for a car and used small prizes.

Gameplay

The contestant was shown four small prizes, one at a time, and was shown the second digits in their prices. For each prize, the contestant was shown two options for the first digit in its price, which were always consecutive digits. The first digits of the four prizes, when placed consecutively, also formed the price of the car. The contestant had to correctly guess all four digits to win the car, but won any small prizes they had correctly guessed the first digit of regardless of the outcome.

The concept of this game was reused in the later pricing game Temptation, in which the price of a car is built from digits in the price of smaller prizes.

History

Reportedly, the game originally had slightly different gameplay, but there are disputes as to what the difference was. Originally, the contestant was either presented with four digits in the price of the car, out of order, which they had to place with the correct prizes; or they had to guess the digits outright with no assistance.

If the former was actually the format, it would make the game a predecessor of Switcheroo, in which uses a given series of digits to correctly fill in the missing first digits of various prizes; however, the missing digits do not form the price of the car in Switcheroo, and the car is one of the prizes with a missing digit.

Retirement

Double Digits was active in The Price is Right pricing game rotation until May 18, 1973's episode (aired on June 15 due to coverage of the Watergate hearings).

The game was retired after just five playings because of its confusing nature; Of these, only the first ended with a win. Game Show Network aired the fourth playing from May 8.

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