CBS show Let's Make a Deal haggles its way to Facebook this fall

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Let's Make a DealWhile a good portion of you whippersnappers might not even know what this is all about, be excited nonetheless. GameHouse, the social game development studio for RealNetworks, will launch Let's Make a Deal on Facebook this fall, USA Today reports. The adaptation of the nearly 50-year-old game show was made possible through a licensing deal with FreeMantleMedia Enterprises, and joins the ranks of Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and Family Feud as game shows-turned-social games.

RealNetworks Senior Vice President Matt Hulett said that the game fits on Facebook "because the show's format already has all of the elements necessary to make a great social game. Let's Make a Deal has phenomenal consumer recognition and strong appeal. The show is a classic with a well-understood game premise ... (and) embodies personality and has a great sense of humor with its costumes and 'zonks.' Plus the mini-games format is sure to add variety, and there are terrific opportunities to personalize, customize and engage friends."

Unfortunately, no other details have been released. However, we can only hope that the game will play in real time. If you ask me, making a deal only to wait for the friend to accept or deny would be pretty boring. GameHouse, you have the power to make this Facebook game live another 50 years on Facebook. OK, maybe not that long, but the game could enjoy a long life of zonks and prizes, if done right.

[Image Credit: Let's Make a Deal]

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