“Deal or No Deal” Introduces Box 23
On the first day of 2014, Channel 4ís Deal or No Deal introduced an extra twist to the game, in addition to a brand new set. The Bankerís mother decided to give her son a present for the new year. Up to this point, all players faced 22 boxes in The Dream Factory for a shot at £250,000. That is not the case in 2014. Even though the conventional game play still exists, this added element is going to make decisions not only harder for the player, but for The Banker to make more strategic offers. Hereís a message from The Bankerís mother:
There it is – Box 23. Once a player has completed their game, he or she can turn in their winnings and buy Box 23, whether it was a deal or their original box. Inside Box 23 are five different possibilities. They are:
Double: The player will walk away with double their winnings, meaning a perfect came would net them a £500,000 payday.
+£10,000: The player will win an additional £10,000.
Money Back: The player is given back their original winnings.
Half: The player will lose half of their winnings.
Nothing: The player will lose all of their winnings and walk away with £0.
The player does not have to buy Box 23, but for those who end up winning a sum around a few thousand pounds, this could be a viable option where there is a 40% chance of winning much more. On the other side, players who win really high sums may not be tempted as much, but could produce some exciting moments. With a top prize of £500,000 now with the assistance of Box 23, and every offer having more meaning than ever, how will playerís change their tactics?
Speculation has been that it would be a simple ďDouble or NothingĒ outcome. As we see, itís much more than that. More importantly, it will give those players who win tiny sums of money to redeem themselves and open Box 23. Later this weekend, weíll have a video of Box 23 in action, so you donít want to miss that. Weíre excited to see what outcomes it will produce. What do you think of Deal or No Dealís newest addition to 2014?