Two contestants compete in a life-sized board game, answering questions and performing stunts for cash and prizes.






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Complete series cast summary:
Joanne Carson ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1960)
Jack Narz ...
 Himself - Host (1 episode, 1960)
Kenny Williams ...
 Himself - Town Crier (1 episode, 1960)


When "Video Village" premiered in 1960, the show was broadcast from New York City, and Jack Narz was the host. Narz (who was the brother of game-show legend Tom Kennedy) had to drop out of the series in an attempt to save his marriage, since his wife at the time was living in California. Monty Hall took over as emcee, and ironically, production of the show soon shifted from New York to the CBS Television City complex in Hollywood. Although "Video Village" left the air in 1962, it is fondly remembered, especially by those viewers of the show who were children then. A board game version, manufactured by Milton Bradley, is a collector's item and copies surface on E-Bay from time-to-time. Written by Joseph

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1 July 1960 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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A Lighthearted, Lifesize Version of "Monopoly"
29 July 2008 | by (Fayetteville, North Carolina) – See all my reviews

"Video Village is the place where people wear a happy face" began the theme song of this monopoly-like game show. As I remember it, two contestants turned a cage with a die in it and then walked the number of spaces that turned up on the die. They picked up tokens (such as "Get out of Jail") and prizes as they continued on their stroll through the village. If they had bad luck, they landed on such spaces as "U Turn" and "Go to Jail." At the end of the show, a consolation prize was the Video Village Home Game. At ages 10 and 13, my brother and I didn't want to pay for a Video Village Home Game in a box, so we made our own out of shirt cardboards. We didn't have a die cage, so instead of "U Turn" we had a space we labeled "U Throw." I think we had more fun making that game than we did playing it.

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