Video: Playing Along

A game allows viewers to spin the Wheel of Fortune at home

It is television's top-rated game show and home to America's sexiest woman of letters, Vanna White. Now Wheel of Fortune has inspired the genre's most futuristic home game. A new device from Mattel enables viewers to play along with the nightly syndicated show. The unit, when aimed at the TV set, picks up an encoded signal that activates a miniature computer. For each word puzzle, the player can "spin" a wheel to accumulate prize money, choose letters and try to guess the hidden phrase. The TV players' guesses also show up automatically on the home unit.

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