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* '''''Cranium'':''' On-the-buzzer puzzles themed around content from the game. Retired after Season 2.

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* '''''Cranium'':''' '''''TabletopGame/{{Cranium}}'':''' On-the-buzzer puzzles themed around content from the game. Retired after Season 2.

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* NoIndoorVoice: Todd is like this sometimes (as he was on ''Whammy''), though compared to many of the over-dramatic game show hosts that permeated the 2000s, he actually shows genuine enthusiasm and likability.


** TheAnnouncer: [[Series/FamilyFeud Bur]][[Series/ToTellTheTruth ton]] [[Series/TheAresnioHallShow Richa]][[Series/ShoppingSpree rdson]] for Seasons 1-2. Stacey J. Aswad replaced him at the beginning of Season 3, Andrew Kishino (who had previously worked for The Hub as a voice actor for ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'') took over for the final two seasons.

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** TheAnnouncer: [[Series/FamilyFeud Bur]][[Series/ToTellTheTruth ton]] [[Series/TheAresnioHallShow [[Series/TheArsenioHallShow Richa]][[Series/ShoppingSpree rdson]] for Seasons 1-2. Stacey J. Aswad replaced him at the beginning of Season 3, Andrew Kishino (who had previously worked for The Hub as a voice actor for ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'') took over for the final two seasons.


Season 3 changed up the format: families (one or two, depending on the game) are now called from the audience ''[[Series/ThePriceIsRight Price Is Right]]''-style to play one of four games per episode for prizes. Each of the participating families (or the winner in two-team games) then choose a card containing a combination, hopefully containing the one that opens the Community Chest and allow them to advance to a revised Crazy Cash game for a chance to win a car.

Season 4 debuted in August 2014, looking the same as before, but now celebrities joined in the fun for a few games. Two months after it debuted, The Hub became Discovery Family, with ''Family Game Night'' being the only Hub game show to carry over to Discovery Family's lineup. Time will tell if a fifth season is in the cards.

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Season 3 changed up the format: families (one or two, depending on the game) are now called from the audience ''[[Series/ThePriceIsRight Price Is Right]]''-style to play one of four games per episode for prizes. Each of the participating families (or the winner in two-team games) then choose a card containing a combination, hopefully containing the one that opens the Community Chest and allow them to advance to a revised Crazy Cash game for a chance to win a car.

car. The same setup carried into season 4, with a few new games added into the rotation
(including the first mini-game based on ''Monopoly'').

Season 4 5 debuted in August 2014, looking the same as before, but now celebrities joined in the fun for a few games. Two months after it debuted, The Hub became Discovery Family, with ''Family Game Night'' being the only Hub game show to carry over to Discovery Family's lineup. Time will tell if a fifth A sixth season is in the cards.never materialized, however, likely owing to Discovery Family's slow death (outside of ''MLP'', of course).



* BonusRound: Seasons 1 and 2 had the above-descirbed Crazy Cash Machine round, but Season 3 adds a proper bonus round, the Monopoly Community Chest, making the Cash Machine into a sort-of Bonus-Bonus Round. For the Community Chest, each team that played recieved a card for their event with a color combination on it. If the como was right, the Chest would open, cash would be won and the team would have a chance to go onto the Crazy Cash Machine, which now has shades of a game from the current ''Series/LetsMakeADeal''. There are 16 Crazy Cash cards arranged in a 4x4 grid. The winning family picks a single card from each row to reveal cash, and hopefully avoid the increasing number of [[{{Whammy}} Go to Jail cards]] also hidden among them (they end the game, but allow the family to keep their prizes). If the family manages to pick the one "WIN" card in the final row (a 1 in 4 chance), they also win a new car.

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* BonusRound: Seasons 1 and 2 had the above-descirbed above-described Crazy Cash Machine round, but Season 3 adds added a proper bonus round, the Monopoly Community Chest, making the Cash Machine into a sort-of Bonus-Bonus Round. For the Community Chest, each team that played recieved a card for their event with a color combination on it. If the como was right, the Chest would open, cash would be won and the team would have a chance to go onto the Crazy Cash Machine, which now has shades of a game from the current ''Series/LetsMakeADeal''. There are 16 Crazy Cash cards arranged in a 4x4 grid. The winning family picks a single card from each row to reveal cash, and hopefully avoid the increasing number of [[{{Whammy}} Go to Jail cards]] also hidden among them (they end the game, but allow the family to keep their prizes). If the family manages to pick the one "WIN" card in the final row (a 1 in 4 chance), they also win a new car.



** TheAnnouncer: Burton Richardson (no stranger to the genre) for Seasons 1-2. Stacey J. Aswad replaced him at the beginning of Season 3.
** GameShowHost: Todd Newton, also no stranger to the genre. It gave him his first "Best Game Show Host" Emmy following Season 2.

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** TheAnnouncer: Burton Richardson (no stranger to the genre) [[Series/FamilyFeud Bur]][[Series/ToTellTheTruth ton]] [[Series/TheAresnioHallShow Richa]][[Series/ShoppingSpree rdson]] for Seasons 1-2. Stacey J. Aswad replaced him at the beginning of Season 3.
3, Andrew Kishino (who had previously worked for The Hub as a voice actor for ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'') took over for the final two seasons.
** GameShowHost: Todd Newton, also no stranger to best known as the genre.host of ''Series/{{Whammy}}!'' and ''Hollywood Showdown'' on Creator/{{GSN}}. It gave him his first "Best Game Show Host" Emmy following Season 2.


* SpiritualSuccessor: To the 1964-65 MerrillHeatter–Bob Quigley children's game ''Shenanigans'', hosted by Stubby Kaye and just as heavily sponsored by Creator/MiltonBradley. The presence of ''Operation'' may or may not be an intentional CallBack, as it's the only game they share.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To the 1964-65 MerrillHeatter–Bob Creator/MerrillHeatter–Bob Quigley children's game ''Shenanigans'', hosted by Stubby Kaye and just as heavily sponsored by Creator/MiltonBradley. The presence of ''Operation'' may or may not be an intentional CallBack, as it's the only game they share.


Family GameShow aired by Creator/TheHub which was ''supposed'' to be its flagship program (because absolutely ''no one'' expected ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' to become ''that'' big, so much so that they snuck an episode of this show onto the "Adventures in Ponyville" DVD as a bonus feature). In this show, families compete in adaptations of Hasbro board games (which [[ProductPlacement makes sense]], given who owns the channel) to try and earn a chance at cash and prizes.

Games we've seen include:

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Family GameShow aired by Creator/TheHub which was ''supposed'' to be its flagship program (because [[note]](because absolutely ''no one'' expected ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' to become ''that'' big, so much so that they snuck an episode of this show onto the "Adventures in Ponyville" DVD as a bonus feature).feature)[[/note]]. In this show, families compete in adaptations of Hasbro board games (which [[ProductPlacement makes sense]], given who owns the channel) to try and earn a chance at cash and prizes.

Games we've seen featured on the show include:



* '''''Scrabble Flash'':''' It's the crossword game you've played all your life...but not quite like ''[[Series/{{Scrabble}} that]]''. Teams make words (3-5 letters) using five huge electronic letter tiles, with points awarded based on the length of each word.

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* '''''Scrabble Flash'':''' It's the crossword game you've played all your life...but not never quite like ''[[Series/{{Scrabble}} that]]''. Teams make words (3-5 letters) using five huge electronic letter tiles, with points awarded based on the length of each word.


** For the first two seasons, the idea of winning Crazy Cash Cards from various games and inserting them into the Crazy Cash Machine smacked quite a bit of the stunt-era endgame of ''Series/BreakTheBank1985''.

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** For the first two seasons, the The idea of winning Crazy Cash Cards from various games and inserting them into the Crazy Cash Machine smacked quite a bit of the stunt-era endgame of ''Series/BreakTheBank1985''.''Series/BreakTheBank1985''- while the revised Crazy Cash Machine and the Community Chest took more after the Master Puzzle-era endgame instead.


* BonusRound: Season 3 adds a proper bonus round, the Crazy Cash Machine, which has shades of a game from the current ''Series/LetsMakeADeal''. There are 16 Crazy Cash cards arranged in a 4x4 grid. The winning family picks a single card from each row to reveal cash, and hopefully avoid the increasing number of [[{{Whammy}} Go to Jail cards]] also hidden among them (they end the game, but allow the family to keep their prizes). If the family manages to pick the one "WIN" card in the final row (a 1 in 4 chance), they also win a new car.

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* BonusRound: Seasons 1 and 2 had the above-descirbed Crazy Cash Machine round, but Season 3 adds a proper bonus round, the Monopoly Community Chest, making the Cash Machine into a sort-of Bonus-Bonus Round. For the Community Chest, each team that played recieved a card for their event with a color combination on it. If the como was right, the Chest would open, cash would be won and the team would have a chance to go onto the Crazy Cash Machine, which now has shades of a game from the current ''Series/LetsMakeADeal''. There are 16 Crazy Cash cards arranged in a 4x4 grid. The winning family picks a single card from each row to reveal cash, and hopefully avoid the increasing number of [[{{Whammy}} Go to Jail cards]] also hidden among them (they end the game, but allow the family to keep their prizes). If the family manages to pick the one "WIN" card in the final row (a 1 in 4 chance), they also win a new car.


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* CelebrityEdition: The fifth season featured celebrities like Jon Heder playing alongside the families.


* SpinOff: ''Scrabble Flash'' was removed from the game rotation for Season 2, mainly because it got moved to ''Scrabble Showdown''.

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* SpinOff: ''Scrabble Flash'' was removed from the game rotation for Season 2, mainly because it got moved to ''Scrabble Showdown''.''Series/ScrabbleShowdown''.


* '''''Bop-It'' Boptagon''' Played in a octagon with giant props, additionally having to cycle through the stations when prompted, eliminating people who make a misstep. Last person standing wins it for their family.

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* '''''Bop-It'' Boptagon''' Boptagon:''' Played in a octagon with giant props, additionally having to cycle through the stations when prompted, eliminating people who make a misstep. Last person standing wins it for their family.


* '''''Twister'' Lights Out:''' ...With the dots on a video board on the floor. The dots begin to disappear as play goes on, and last member standing wins the round. Combination of ''Twister'' and ''Lights Out'', the latter an electronic game by Hasbro subsidiary Tiger Electronics.

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* '''''Twister'' Lights Out:''' ...With the dots on a video board on the floor. The dots begin to disappear as play goes on, and last member standing wins the round. [[CompositeCharacter Combination of of]] ''Twister'' and ''Lights Out'', the latter an electronic game by Hasbro subsidiary Tiger Electronics.


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** The redesigned "Sorry!" game used from Season 3 onwards kinda seems like ''Series/CardSharks'', in that you have to flip around giant game cards and hope it's a good one.

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* SceneryPorn: The set looked pretty cool, as did many of the props used in the games.


** For the first two seasons, the idea of winning Crazy Cash Cards from various games and inserting them into the Crazy Cash Machine smacked quite a bit of the stunt-era endgame of the 1980s ''Break the Bank''.

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** For the first two seasons, the idea of winning Crazy Cash Cards from various games and inserting them into the Crazy Cash Machine smacked quite a bit of the stunt-era endgame of the 1980s ''Break the Bank''.''Series/BreakTheBank1985''.


Family GameShow aired by Creator/TheHub which was ''supposed'' to be its flagship program (because absolutely ''no one'' expected ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' to become ''that'' big. So much so that they snuck an episode of this show onto the "Adventures in Ponyville" DVD as a bonus feature). In this show, families compete in adaptations of Hasbro board games (which [[ProductPlacement makes sense]] given who owns the channel) to try and earn a chance at cash and prizes.

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Family GameShow aired by Creator/TheHub which was ''supposed'' to be its flagship program (because absolutely ''no one'' expected ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' to become ''that'' big. So big, so much so that they snuck an episode of this show onto the "Adventures in Ponyville" DVD as a bonus feature). In this show, families compete in adaptations of Hasbro board games (which [[ProductPlacement makes sense]] sense]], given who owns the channel) to try and earn a chance at cash and prizes.



* '''''Scrabble Flash'':''' It's the crossword game you've played all your life...but not quite like ''[[Series/{{Scrabble}} that]]''. Teams make words (3-5 letters) using five huge electronic letter tiles, with points awarded based on the length of each word.

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* * '''''Scrabble Flash'':''' It's the crossword game you've played all your life...but not quite like ''[[Series/{{Scrabble}} that]]''. Teams make words (3-5 letters) using five huge electronic letter tiles, with points awarded based on the length of each word.



** '''''Sorry!'':''' Replaced the above after Season 2. One team member dresses in a pawn costume, while another pulls cards with numbers on them to advance around a board, earning whatever money they land on and a special prize for reaching the end. If they draw a [[{{Whammy}} Sorry! card]], the pawn must go back to start, all money is lost, and pulling another Sorry! card ends the game.

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** '''''Sorry!'':''' Replaced the above "Sliders" after Season 2. One team member dresses in a pawn costume, while another pulls cards with numbers on them to advance around a board, earning whatever money they land on and a special prize for reaching the end. If they draw a [[{{Whammy}} Sorry! card]], the pawn must go back to start, all money is lost, and pulling another Sorry! card ends the game.



Season 4 debuted in August 2014, looking the same as before, but now celebrities joined in the fun for a few games. Two months after it debuted, The Hub became Discovery Family. Family Game Night is the only Hub game show that carried over to Discovery Family's lineup...time will tell if a fifth season is in the cards.

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Season 4 debuted in August 2014, looking the same as before, but now celebrities joined in the fun for a few games. Two months after it debuted, The Hub became Discovery Family. Family Family, with ''Family Game Night is Night'' being the only Hub game show that carried to carry over to Discovery Family's lineup...time lineup. Time will tell if a fifth season is in the cards.



** The Crazy Cash Cards and Crazy Cash Machine act a whole lot like the card-picking portion of the Master Puzzle endgame of the 1980s ''Break the Bank''.

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** The For the first two seasons, the idea of winning Crazy Cash Cards from various games and inserting them into the Crazy Cash Machine act smacked quite a whole lot like the card-picking portion bit of the Master Puzzle stunt-era endgame of the 1980s ''Break the Bank''.


A family GameShow aired by Creator/TheHub which was ''supposed'' to be its flagship program (because absolutely ''no one'' expected ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' to become ''that'' big. So much so that they snuck an episode of this show onto the "Adventures in Ponyville" DVD as a bonus feature). In this show, families compete in adaptations of Hasbro board games (which [[ProductPlacement makes sense]] given who owns the channel) to try and earn a chance at cash and prizes.

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A family Family GameShow aired by Creator/TheHub which was ''supposed'' to be its flagship program (because absolutely ''no one'' expected ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' to become ''that'' big. So much so that they snuck an episode of this show onto the "Adventures in Ponyville" DVD as a bonus feature). In this show, families compete in adaptations of Hasbro board games (which [[ProductPlacement makes sense]] given who owns the channel) to try and earn a chance at cash and prizes.



* '''''Bop-It'' Boptagon''' Played in a octagon with giant props, additionally having to cycle through the stations when prompted, eliminating people who make a mis-step. Last person standing wins it for their family.

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* '''''Bop-It'' Boptagon''' Played in a octagon with giant props, additionally having to cycle through the stations when prompted, eliminating people who make a mis-step.misstep. Last person standing wins it for their family.



* ColourCodedMultiplayer: The first two seasons had one red team and one yellow team, their shirts colored accordingly. In season 3, the families in the audience wear matching colored shirts; they wear either red, blue, orange, green, or yellow.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: After all, where else could you hear "Pull it!" and "Whack it!" over and over (during the ''Bop It'' round) on a family-oriented game show? Oh, and Stacey '''Aswad'''.
** Lest we forget the host's "Getting to know each other" remarks while playing "Twister: Light's out"

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* ColourCodedMultiplayer: The first two seasons had one red team and one yellow team, their shirts colored accordingly. In season Season 3, the families in the audience wear matching colored shirts; they wear either red, blue, orange, green, or yellow.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: After all, where else could you hear "Pull it!" and "Whack it!" over and over (during the ''Bop It'' ''Bop-It'' round) on a family-oriented game show? show?
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Oh, and Stacey '''Aswad'''.
** Lest we forget the host's "Getting Todd's "getting to know each other" remarks while playing "Twister: Light's out" Lights Out".



* SpiritualSuccessor: To the 1964–65 MerrillHeatter–Bob Quigley children's game ''{{Shenanigans}}'', hosted by Stubby Kaye and just as heavily sponsored by Creator/MiltonBradley. The presence of ''Operation'' may or may not be an intentional CallBack, as it's the only game they share.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To the 1964–65 1964-65 MerrillHeatter–Bob Quigley children's game ''{{Shenanigans}}'', ''Shenanigans'', hosted by Stubby Kaye and just as heavily sponsored by Creator/MiltonBradley. The presence of ''Operation'' may or may not be an intentional CallBack, as it's the only game they share.share.
** The Crazy Cash Cards and Crazy Cash Machine act a whole lot like the card-picking portion of the Master Puzzle endgame of the 1980s ''Break the Bank''.

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