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!!GameShowTropes in use:!!This show provides examples of:
* TheAnnouncer: [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Don]] [[Series/{{Jackpot}} Pardo]]. [[Series/{{Concentration}} Bob Clayton]], Wayne Howell, and Roger Tuttle all subbed for Pardo.



* GameShowWinningsCap: Five matches during the first format, seven $5,000 prize packages or 15 matches during the second format.
** The show only introduced returning champions after the first month or so; a car would be awarded after winning three games.

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* CatchPhrase:
** "The two [number]s cancel."
** "That's true/false, Bill."
** [[MadLibsDialogue "[Amount] on the [color]."]]
* TheCameo: Geoff Edwards appeared on February 11, 1974 to promote ''Series/{{Jackpot}}'', and tested Bill with a few Super Jackpot riddles. ''[=Jackpot=]!'' had only aired for a month at this point, and probably hadn't even debuted yet when this episode was taped.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Larry Blyden guest-hosted the show circa 1973, and was introduced as "the host of ''Series/WhatsMyLine''" Due to syndication practices of the era, however, some markets were still watching ''Line'' hosted by Wally Bruner.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Originally, cars were offered as a prize on the board; it didn't become the prize for an Instant Match until a month in (September 1971). Returning champions were also not introduced until that time.
* FanRemake: Greg "Creator/{{Greggo}}" Wicker did an anime-themed version at anime conventions, using a combination of formats (matching pictures, with one match needed to win the game; about three games were played per show).
* GameShowHost: Creator/BillCullen, in one of his more beloved games.
* GameShowWinningsCap: Five matches during the first format, seven $5,000 prize packages or 15 matches during the second format.
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The show only introduced returning champions after the first month or so; a so. The limit was five matches during the first format, and seven $5,000 prize packages or 15 matches during the second format. A car would be awarded after winning three games.



* Personnel:
** TheAnnouncer: [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Don]] [[Series/{{Jackpot}} Pardo]]. [[Series/{{Concentration}} Bob Clayton]], Wayne Howell, and Roger Tuttle all subbed for Pardo.
** GameShowHost: Creator/BillCullen, in one of his more beloved games.
** StudioAudience

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* Personnel:
OnceAnEpisode: Bill's knock on the wall behind him after his introduction. During the second format, the Big Match as well.
* OpeningNarration:
** TheAnnouncer: [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Don]] [[Series/{{Jackpot}} Pardo]]. [[Series/{{Concentration}} Bob Clayton]], Wayne Howell, '''1971-73 (first format):''' "[Contestants], if your first three picks match you win that prize plus a [year and Roger Tuttle all subbed model of car], on ''Three On A Match''!"
** Another opening had "This is our current champion, (''name of contestant''). His/her challengers are (''name'') and (''name''). They're competing
for Pardo.
a (''year'') car plus these prizes (''shown on board''). It's ''Three On A Match''!"
** GameShowHost: Creator/BillCullen, '''1973-74 (second format):''' "[Contestants], if your first three picks match you win the game instantly and at least $5,000 in one of his more beloved games.
** StudioAudience
cash and prizes! It's ''Three On A Match''!"



* {{Whammy}}: The occasional "No Match" square, which did nothing but waste the amount spent on that box (or a free pick, depending on the circumstances).

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* {{Whammy}}: RetiredGameShowElement: As you can see, the show went through quite a few different rules and formats over the four-year run.
* TransatlanticEquivalent: Australia got a lower-stakes version produced by Reg Grundy and hosted by Bob Moore, which aired for a period in 1973.
* {{Whammy}}:
**
The occasional "No Match" square, which did nothing but waste the amount spent on that box (or a free pick, depending on the circumstances).



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!!This show provides examples of:
* CatchPhrase:
** "The two [number]s cancel."
** "That's true/false, Bill."
** [[MadLibsDialogue "[Amount] on the [color]."]]
* TheCameo: Geoff Edwards appeared on February 11, 1974 to promote ''Series/{{Jackpot}}'', and tested Bill with a few Super Jackpot riddles. ''[=Jackpot=]!'' had only aired for a month at this point, and probably hadn't even debuted yet when this episode was taped.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Larry Blyden guest-hosted the show circa 1973, and was introduced as "the host of ''Series/WhatsMyLine''" Due to syndication practices of the era, however, some markets were still watching ''Line'' hosted by Wally Bruner.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Originally, cars were offered as a prize on the board; it didn't become the prize for an Instant Match until a month in (September 1971). Returning champions were also not introduced until that time.
* FanRemake: Greg "Creator/{{Greggo}}" Wicker did an anime-themed version at anime conventions, using a combination of formats (matching pictures, with one match needed to win the game; about three games were played per show). At the end of an early episode, at Ikkicon 2012:
-->'''Greggo:''' Audience, what didja think of this 45-year-old game show?\\
(''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome audience goes nuts]]'')
* OnceAnEpisode: Bill's knock on the wall behind him after his introduction. During the second format, the Big Match as well.
* OpeningNarration:
** '''1971-73 (first format):''' "[Contestants], if your first three picks match you win that prize plus a [year and model of car], on ''Three On A Match''!"
** Another opening had "This is our current champion, (''name of contestant''). His/her challengers are (''name'') and (''name''). They're competing for a (''year'') car plus these prizes (''shown on board''). It's ''Three On A Match''!"
** '''1973-74 (second format):''' "[Contestants], if your first three picks match you win the game instantly and at least $5,000 in cash and prizes! It's ''Three On A Match''!"
* RetiredGameShowElement: As you can see, the show went through quite a few different rules and formats over the four-year run.
* TransatlanticEquivalent: Australia got a lower-stakes version produced by Reg Grundy and hosted by Bob Moore, which aired for a period in 1973.


The format was changed once again two months prior to the end of the show in April 1974; instead of bidding and selecting categories of true/false questions, now Cullen read open-ended questions with the contestants buzzing in. The value began at $40 and increased by $10; if a player buzzed in and was incorrect, the value of the question would be split among the two opponents. Also thrown into the mix were "Takeaways" where the value of a right answer would be deducted from the opponents' scores.



* BonusRound: The Big Match, used during the second format, where the day's contestants would try to match two halves of a $1,000 bill to win just that - $1,000 ([[ProgressiveJackpot plus $1,000 for every three shows it wasn't claimed]]).

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* BonusRound: The Big Match, used during the second format, format and introduced in October 1973, where the day's contestants would try to match two halves of a $1,000 bill to win just that - $1,000 ([[ProgressiveJackpot plus $1,000 for every three shows it wasn't claimed]]).



** '''Instant Match''' - if a contestant's very first three picks of a game matched, it ended the game immediately and awarded either that prize and a new car (1971-73) or simply the $5,000 prize package (1973-74).

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** '''Instant Match''' - if a contestant's very first three picks of a game matched, it ended the game immediately and awarded either that prize prize, a jackpot (see below) and a new car (1971-73) or simply the $5,000 prize package (1973-74).



* GameShowWinningsCap: Five matches during the first format, seven $5,000 prize packages during the second format.
* HomeGame: Milton Bradley [[http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/12923/three-on-a-match made one]] in 1972.

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* GameShowWinningsCap: Five matches during the first format, seven $5,000 prize packages or 15 matches during the second format.
** The show only introduced returning champions after the first month or so; a car would be awarded after winning three games.
* HomeGame: Milton Bradley [[http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/12923/three-on-a-match made one]] in 1972.1972, based off the original prize-matching format (including the seldom-remembered cash jackpot element).


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* ProgressiveJackpot: Beginning November 1st, 1971, anyone who made an Instant Match was awarded a cash jackpot that started at $1,000 and added $100 anytime someone went to the prize board until it was won. It's not known when this was done away with (clearly some time before February 1973), but it stuck around long enough to make it into the HomeGame.
** As mentioned above, for every three shows it wasn't won, the $1000 offered in the Big Match would increase.


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** A "Stop" sign was added for the final two months of the show's run, which forced the player to stop buying boxes then and there.


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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Originally, cars were offered as a prize on the board; it didn't become the prize for an Instant Match until a month in (September 1971). Returning champions were also not introduced until that time.


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* RetiredGameShowElement: As you can see, the show went through quite a few different rules and formats over the four-year run.


[[caption-width-right:350:Fun normally comes in pairs - here it came in sets of three.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Fun normally comes in pairs - here it came in sets of three.]]
[[caption-width-right:350:"It's ''Three on a Match'', with your host, Bill Cullen!"]]


[[caption-width-right:350:Fun normally comes in pairs- here it came in sets of three.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Fun normally comes in pairs- pairs - here it came in sets of three.]]



To do so, each contestant secretly bid on how many questions they could answer (from 1-4) in one of three shown categories (the third would often be a grab bag category like "The Mixed Quiz" as opposed to a subject). The contestant with the highest number--or, if two contestants tied for the high number, the contestant with lowest bid--won the right to choose a category and play for $10 times the total number of questions bidded (1-2-3 would be worth $60, for example).

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To do so, each contestant secretly bid on how many questions they could answer (from 1-4) in one of three shown categories (the third would often be a grab bag category like "The Mixed Quiz" as opposed to a subject). The contestant with the highest number--or, number - or, if two contestants tied for the high number, the contestant with lowest bid--won bid - won the right to choose a category and play for $10 times the total number of questions bidded (1-2-3 would be worth $60, for example).



Still, despite lasting far longer than any previous show had at the 1:30 PM slot vacated by ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'' in December 1968, getting some affiliates to stop pre-empting the slot, and giving away much more with the format update, ''TOAM'' consistently ranked a solid third behind ABC's ''Deal'' and Creator/{{CBS}}' ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'' in the east (in the Pacific timezone, where it aired at Noon, against ABC's ''Series/{{Password}}'' and local programming on CBS). Even so, neither its ratings nor its competition are what ultimately did the show in see ScrewedByTheNetwork, under the Trivia tab.

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Still, despite lasting far longer than any previous show had at the 1:30 PM slot vacated by ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'' in December 1968, getting some affiliates to stop pre-empting the slot, and giving away much more with the format update, ''TOAM'' consistently ranked a solid third behind ABC's ''Deal'' and Creator/{{CBS}}' ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'' in the east (in the Pacific timezone, where it aired at Noon, against ABC's ''Series/{{Password}}'' and local programming on CBS). Even so, neither its ratings nor its competition are what ultimately did the show in - see ScrewedByTheNetwork, under the Trivia tab.



* BonusRound: The Big Match, used during the second format, where the day's contestants would try to match two halves of a $1,000 bill to win just that $1,000 ([[ProgressiveJackpot plus $1,000 for every three shows it wasn't claimed]]).

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* BonusRound: The Big Match, used during the second format, where the day's contestants would try to match two halves of a $1,000 bill to win just that - $1,000 ([[ProgressiveJackpot plus $1,000 for every three shows it wasn't claimed]]).



* GameShowWinningsCap: Five matches during the first format, no limits at all for the second format.
* HomeGame: Milton Bradley [[http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/12923/three-on-a-match made one]] in 1972; [[http://www.gameshowutopia.com/Homegames/3oam/3matchgame.htm here's a review]].

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* GameShowWinningsCap: Five matches during the first format, no limits at all for seven $5,000 prize packages during the second format.
* HomeGame: Milton Bradley [[http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/12923/three-on-a-match made one]] in 1972; [[http://www.gameshowutopia.com/Homegames/3oam/3matchgame.htm here's a review]].1972.



** TheAnnouncer: [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Don]] [[Series/{{Jackpot}} Pardo]]; [[Series/{{Concentration}} Bob Clayton]], Wayne Howell and Roger Tuttle all subbed for Pardo.

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** TheAnnouncer: [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Don]] [[Series/{{Jackpot}} Pardo]]; Pardo]]. [[Series/{{Concentration}} Bob Clayton]], Wayne Howell Howell, and Roger Tuttle all subbed for Pardo.



* FanRemake: Greg "Creator/{{Greggo}}" Wicker does an anime-themed version at anime conventions, using a combination of formats (matching pictures, with only one match needed to win the game; about three games are played per show). At the end of an early episode, at Ikkicon 2012:

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* FanRemake: Greg "Creator/{{Greggo}}" Wicker does did an anime-themed version at anime conventions, using a combination of formats (matching pictures, with only one match needed to win the game; about three games are were played per show). At the end of an early episode, at Ikkicon 2012:


(''[[AwesomeMoments audience goes nuts]]'')

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(''[[AwesomeMoments (''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome audience goes nuts]]'')


To do so, each contestant secretly bid on how many questions they could answer (from 1-4) in one of three shown categories (the third would often be a grab bag category like "The Mixed Quiz" as opposed to a subject). The person with the highest number, or the untied contestant in the event of a tie, won the right to choose a category and play for $10 times the total number of questions bidded (1-2-3 would be worth $60, for example).

Upon winning at least $90 (or one of the "Free Box" bonuses), the contestant could spend the money on boxes on the giant 4x3 gameboard, calling out a dollar amount ($20, $30, or $40) and a color (Red, Green, Yellow, or Blue): e.g., "$40 on the Blue". A prize was hidden behind each box, and to win a prize a contestant had to find it in the $20, $30, and $40 columns. Upon doing so, that contestant won the game and played against two new challengers. (A column was "closed" if three of its four boxes were chosen.)

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To do so, each contestant secretly bid on how many questions they could answer (from 1-4) in one of three shown categories (the third would often be a grab bag category like "The Mixed Quiz" as opposed to a subject). The person contestant with the highest number--or, if two contestants tied for the high number, or the untied contestant in the event of a tie, won with lowest bid--won the right to choose a category and play for $10 times the total number of questions bidded (1-2-3 would be worth $60, for example).

Upon winning at least $90 (or $50 with one of the "Free Box" bonuses), the contestant could spend the money on boxes on the giant 4x3 gameboard, calling out a dollar amount ($20, $30, or $40) and a color (Red, Green, Yellow, or Blue): e.g., "$40 on the Blue". A prize was hidden behind each box, and to win a prize a contestant had to find it in the $20, $30, and $40 columns. Upon doing so, that contestant won the game and played against two new challengers. (A column was "closed" if three of its four boxes were chosen.)



** "[Amount] on the [color]."
* TheCameo: Geoff Edwards appeared on February 11, 1974 to promote ''Series/{{Jackpot}}'', and tested Bill with a few Super Jackpot riddles. ''Jackpot'' had only aired for a month at this point, and probably hadn't even debuted yet when this episode was taped.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Larry Blyden guest-hosted the show circa 1973, and was introduced as "the host of ''Series/WhatsMyLine?''" Due to syndication practices of the era, however, some markets were still watching ''Line'' hosted by Wally Bruner.

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** [[MadLibsDialogue "[Amount] on the [color]."
"]]
* TheCameo: Geoff Edwards appeared on February 11, 1974 to promote ''Series/{{Jackpot}}'', and tested Bill with a few Super Jackpot riddles. ''Jackpot'' ''[=Jackpot=]!'' had only aired for a month at this point, and probably hadn't even debuted yet when this episode was taped.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Larry Blyden guest-hosted the show circa 1973, and was introduced as "the host of ''Series/WhatsMyLine?''" ''Series/WhatsMyLine''" Due to syndication practices of the era, however, some markets were still watching ''Line'' hosted by Wally Bruner.


Creator/BobStewart-produced GameShow hosted by Creator/BillCullen that ran from 1971-74 on Creator/{{NBC}}, in which three contestants "bid" to answer true/false questions. To do so, each contestant bid on how many questions s/he could answer (from 1-4) in one of three shown categories (the third would often be a grab bag category like "The Mixed Quiz" as opposed to a subject). The person with the highest number, or the untied contestant in the event of a tie, won the right to choose a category and play for $10 times the total number of questions voted (1-2-3 would be worth $60, for example).

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Creator/BobStewart-produced GameShow hosted by Creator/BillCullen that ran from 1971-74 on Creator/{{NBC}}, in which three contestants "bid" attempted to answer true/false questions. questions, in turn earning money which they could use to uncover boxes on a board and match them up.

To do so, each contestant secretly bid on how many questions s/he they could answer (from 1-4) in one of three shown categories (the third would often be a grab bag category like "The Mixed Quiz" as opposed to a subject). The person with the highest number, or the untied contestant in the event of a tie, won the right to choose a category and play for $10 times the total number of questions voted bidded (1-2-3 would be worth $60, for example).



On April 23, 1973, the prizes were removed from the board and replaced with pictures according to a certain "theme" (movie monsters, actors, animals, etc.). Further, the game was amended to keep three contestants on until one scored three matches (tracked by placards on each podium), which awarded a prize package worth about $5,000. While the trips were lavish enough and other prizes were definitely desirable, they were downplayed as gameplay and Cullen's affable hosting style were emphasized.

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On April 23, 1973, the prizes were removed from the board and replaced with pictures according relating to a certain "theme" (movie monsters, actors, animals, etc.). Further, the game was amended to keep three contestants on until one scored three matches (tracked by placards on each podium), which awarded a prize package worth about $5,000. While the trips were lavish enough and other prizes were definitely desirable, they were downplayed as gameplay and Cullen's affable hosting style were emphasized.



** '''Double Pot''' - multiplied the bets by $20 instead of $10, for a possible maximum of $220.

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** '''Double Pot''' - multiplied the bets bids by $20 instead of $10, for a possible maximum of $220.



(''audience goes nuts'')

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(''audience (''[[AwesomeMoments audience goes nuts'')nuts]]'')



* TransatlanticEquivalent: Australia got [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbe2Y_qi5nE a lower-stakes version]] produced by Reg Grundy and hosted by Bob Moore, which aired for a period in 1973.

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* TransatlanticEquivalent: Australia got [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbe2Y_qi5nE a lower-stakes version]] version produced by Reg Grundy and hosted by Bob Moore, which aired for a period in 1973.

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Not to be confused with 1932 movie ''Film/ThreeOnAMatch''.


** TheAnnouncer: Don Pardo.

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** TheAnnouncer: Don [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Don]] [[Series/{{Jackpot}} Pardo]]; [[Series/{{Concentration}} Bob Clayton]], Wayne Howell and Roger Tuttle all subbed for Pardo.


* BonusRound: The Big Match, used during the second format, where the day's contestants would try to match two halves of a $1,000 bill to win just that $1,000 (plus $1,000 for every three shows it wasn't claimed).

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* BonusRound: The Big Match, used during the second format, where the day's contestants would try to match two halves of a $1,000 bill to win just that $1,000 (plus ([[ProgressiveJackpot plus $1,000 for every three shows it wasn't claimed).claimed]]).


[[caption-width-right:350:Fun normally came in pairs- here it came in sets of three.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Fun normally came comes in pairs- here it came in sets of three.]]



* HomeGame: Milton Bradley [[http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/12923/three-on-a-match made one]] in 1972.

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* HomeGame: Milton Bradley [[http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/12923/three-on-a-match made one]] in 1972.1972; [[http://www.gameshowutopia.com/Homegames/3oam/3matchgame.htm here's a review]].

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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/toam.png]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Fun normally came in pairs- here it came in sets of three.]]


** '''One Free Box''', '''Two Free Boxes''', and '''Three Free Boxes''' - gave bonus picks if the contestant won the pot and went to the board right then. The money was spent first, followed by the free boxes.

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** '''One '''One/Two/Three Free Box''', '''Two Free Boxes''', and '''Three Free Boxes''' Box(es)''' - gave bonus picks if the contestant won the pot and went to the board right then. The money was spent first, followed by the free boxes.


Creator/BobStewart-produced GameShow hosted by Creator/BillCullen that ran from 1971-74 on Creator/{{NBC}}, in which three contestants "bid" to answer true/false questions. To do so, each contestant bid on how many questions s/he could answer (from 1-4) in one of three shown categories. The person with the highest number, or the untied contestant in the event of a tie, won the right to choose a category and play for $10 times the total number of questions voted (1-2-3 would be worth $60, for example).

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Creator/BobStewart-produced GameShow hosted by Creator/BillCullen that ran from 1971-74 on Creator/{{NBC}}, in which three contestants "bid" to answer true/false questions. To do so, each contestant bid on how many questions s/he could answer (from 1-4) in one of three shown categories.categories (the third would often be a grab bag category like "The Mixed Quiz" as opposed to a subject). The person with the highest number, or the untied contestant in the event of a tie, won the right to choose a category and play for $10 times the total number of questions voted (1-2-3 would be worth $60, for example).


* FanRemake: [[http://www.youtube.com/user/gregdasgo Greg "Greggo" Wicker]] does an anime-themed version at anime conventions, using a combination of formats (matching pictures, with only one match needed to win the game; about three games are played per show). At the end of an early episode, at Ikkicon 2012:

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* FanRemake: [[http://www.youtube.com/user/gregdasgo Greg "Greggo" Wicker]] "Creator/{{Greggo}}" Wicker does an anime-themed version at anime conventions, using a combination of formats (matching pictures, with only one match needed to win the game; about three games are played per show). At the end of an early episode, at Ikkicon 2012:

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