Jeopardy Dvd Game

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Aug 30, 2007
Maybe you guys have heard about this, but I saw the jeopardy dvd game at the store today. I didn't buy it but i saw some clips of it on youtube. check it out...

looks like fun

Berwyn, IL

#2 Sep 28, 2007
Does anybody know how to setup the buzzers? I was not able to set them up correctly.

Rye, NY

#3 Oct 1, 2007
The game is garbage, do not waste your money. It took me 2 hours to set up the controllers and when I finally did, the game froze after every question. It took an hour to get past the first round, but the game would not let us progress to round two. I called the customer service number twice and they did not know why it didn't work. I returned it and got my money back.

Naperville, IL

#4 Dec 24, 2007
We tried to set up for three hours. We couldn't get past buzzer set up. We tried 3 different dvd players. I am returning asap.

Ottawa, Canada

#5 Dec 25, 2007
Rating: 1 star out of 5

Whoever designed the packaging should be forced to play this game as punishment. It's taped in about a dozen spots, has multiple twist-ties holding everything to the backing, requires almost completely disassembling the box to get the components out, and the video cable is really short.

Instead of packaging in cardboard (which can be recycled), it's packaged in plastic that makes it almost impossible to repackage when you have to return it to the store (notice I didn't say "if you have to return it").

Initial setup is confusing but finally got it working on an XBox with DVD remote (original, not 360).

Game play was initially ok, but it kept freezing and the only way to resolve the problem was to power off and on (so the game was lost and you're restarting from scratch).

Display was low quality and the buzzers sometimes wouldn't work (had to press your choice several times for it to register).

Multiple choice for answers is a little disappointing since sometimes it's pretty easy to figure out the answer but that's not a show-stopper for me.

But here's the kicker: it's an inline display (DVD player connects to the game "base" which in turns connects to the TV). There is no hardware pass-thru which means you either have to leave it on to watch movies on your DVD player (which will drain the 4 AA's in the Jeopardy base system), or disconnect/reconnnect the base system each time you want to use it.

This game is a complete waste of time. I'm taking it back after XMas rush.
Debbie Mahopac NY

Portsmouth, NH

#6 Dec 25, 2007
Bought the game for my parents for Christmas. Took them one hour to get it out of the box. They could not get it to work after many hours of trying it on different televisions. The manufacturer did not put alot of thought into this one, until they do, I am returning it.
Bob Sebo

Appleton, WI

#7 Dec 26, 2007
What a nightmare! The packaging is horrible, set up is impossible. It will go back to the store in a brown paper bag 'cause there's no way that bad boy is going into the box we had to destroy to extract the game. We could not even begin to get the buzzers set up. Multiple choice to begin with, we are wasting no more time on this. We were looking forward to playing...very disappointing :-(
w murray

Watrous, Canada

#8 Dec 26, 2007
This game is total crap, who ever made this game should be shot and not aloud to make games again. Did they ever try this out before they put it on the market ? if so there quality control people should be fired and new ones hired. STAY AWAY FROM THIS WASTE OF TIME
De Jesus

Oviedo, FL

#9 Jan 17, 2008
I agree, this game it's a piece of trash. 1st it's a nightmare to set up, 2nd it tends to lock up,& 3rd you need a close caption compatible DVD player. i SPOKE TO MGA games customer service & it was explained to me that you need a "cc" compatible player, not to be confused with your TV "cc". When I ask why this was not displayed in the self mutilating plastic container, his remark was "I can not comment on this issue". I believe that we should drop in then in the bottom of the ocean & make an artificial reef, wait no even the smallest spineless animal in the sea deserves this piece of trash.


#10 Jan 31, 2008
Bought it on amazon, keeps freezing ??????????
What a piece of junk. how do i get my money back..........

Saint Louis, MO

#11 Feb 19, 2008
rachel wrote:
We tried to set up for three hours. We couldn't get past buzzer set up. We tried 3 different dvd players. I am returning asap.
God, I am glad I am not the only one who had these problems. I thought I was doing something wrong! I cannot believe I wasted $45.00 on this game!

Monson, MA

#12 Feb 25, 2008
Had to return 3 games as none works . Could not get past the set up! DO NOT BUY THIS GAME

Pampa, TX

#13 Apr 6, 2008
Does anyone know how to start up a class action lawsuit against a peice of junk product. I cant believe Alex Trebek would endorse this product. Dont waste your time or money. The help center from MGA wont reply to emails.

Whistler, Canada

#14 Jun 21, 2010
this game was the worst game i have ever bought... ya the oackaging sucks and the game freexes so much... why play the game if you cannot answer final jepordy and see who mins... POS game indeed

Port Moody, Canada

#15 Oct 18, 2010
I found this game discounted from $70 to 9.99..... I thought I was getting a steal of a deal... I still feel ripped off.

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