Today is the 40th birthday of the television game show, Wheel of Fortune. It premiered on TV on January 6, 1975. It amazes me it has been that long already! My family has been watching for years and years. Remember the days of when a player won a round they did the shopping spree? I kind of miss that actually, maybe they should do a throwback week and have those shopping sprees just for that week. There were lots of those Dalmatian dog statues back then.
To celebrate The Wheel’s birthday I thought I would share with you that they have apps you can play on your devices. So maybe you don’t win real cash prizes, but hey solving the puzzles is still fun.
- Wheel of Fortune Mobile App
Available for iOS and Android devices
Play through 30 years of Wheel of Fortune’s rich history on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch as well as Kindle Fire or Android. Take a spin through Solo Mode with Pat Sajak as your host or challenge your friends and family with Pass & Play.
- Wheel of Fortune Cubed
Available for iOS devices
Play Wheel of Fortune with an all-new twist! Spin the wheel and solve the cube in this crossword-inspired puzzle from the creators of Wheel of Fortune. It’s a new take on Wheel, where the game board is now a cube you complete by decoding clever clues. With THOUSANDS of randomized puzzle combinations and two addicting gameplay modes, the possibilities are endless. Challenge your friends to spin the iconic wheel and solve the cube, or race the clock in a fast-paced single player mode, Cube Rush.
- Wheel Ringtones
Download ringtones (about halfway down page)
Yep, if you are really into The Wheel download these fun ringtones of the sounds we hear on the show each night.
Are you a Wheel of Fortune fan? Have you tried any of the mobile apps yet?
….oh and Pat, I’d like to buy a vowel please…[signoff]
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