September 4, 1972
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Big Doors, Center Stage or Contestant's Row
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The contestant is faced with two prices, one of which is the right price. Choose the right price, win the prize.
For a time in Dennis James' version, the game was played with two prizes. So in effect that version was called "Double Double Prices".
Double Prices was the very first pricing game to be lost on its first playing, but got its very first win the next day.
Overall, Double Prices has been played more times than any other pricing game with Most Expensive as the second-highest ranked pricing game played.
On May 18, 1977, the game still didn't get its title but the podium has changed. For full proof, see above.
On March 21, 1983, the third blue podium was introduced, with the show's original logo in white letters with the yellow price down dollar sign.
In January 14, 1987, the fourth and current Double Prices podium premiered, but it was in black. Not only that, the game gets its title and the show's logo gets colored to match what was on the big doors.
On March 27, 1987, the fourth Double Prices podium has taken on its normal, blue appearance.
On June 7, 2001, the font style of the "Double Prices" logo changed.
The original logo returned on April 1, 2011 as a specially made prop for a joke. When Drew pressed the button, the logo fell down, revealing a bunch of groceries and smoke. The logo was brought back for good on April 26, 2011.
As of May 7, 2009, whenever a trip is displayed on the audience monitor, it is played in front of the contestant's row.
On October 8, 2013, a contestant named Vernon Johnson has won a $20,000 bonus for being the first person on stage to win their pricing game during PCH week.
Since the current Double Prices podium debuted in 1987, the Double Prices logo was absent three times-- October 4, 1995, January 10, 1996 and November 20, 1996.
Foreign versions of Double PricesEdit
The game is played the same way in other parts of the world, with the only notable difference being the game's name:
- Mexico: "Con Melon o Con Sandia?" (With Canteloupe or With Watermelon?, players chose the price by saying the name of the melon attached to the price rather than the price itself.)
- United Kingdom: "Double Price Tags" (at least during Bruce Forsyth's run)
- Australia: "Two Price Tags" (at least during Larry Emdur's runs)