Gayle......!SILVER Member
2,444 posts
Location: Bristol !!!!!!, United Kingdom


Posted:
Can you beat the banker?

https://www.lordkramsvideos.co.uk/dond.swf

sunny

Gayle.....!


misscorinthianSILVER Member
784 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
Oh no! This will be me for the next 3 hours then.....

I just sold a 750 box for 11000 smile

XLenX

Devoted although mostly absent owner of the 1, the original... Asena


mausBRONZE Member
4,191 posts
Location: Sihanoukville, cambodia


Posted:
Just sold a 10,000 box for 65,000



Damn you Gayle............... ubblol

NoddyToe Poking Bad Boy
2,865 posts
Location: Lake District UK


Posted:
i beat the banker!!!

250,000 all mine


lucky number 7

biggrin

Remember.........YOU LOSE!!!


buggleberry_fairySILVER Member
172 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
haha i went too far and made a big loss...oh well

fab game...endless hours will be spent on there

"Be the change you want to see in the world"


VampyricAcidSILVER Member
1,286 posts
Location: My House, United Kingdom


Posted:
we played this at work, i wrote something on Excel to help the banker.



if you wanna play at work, get 22 boxes, put the ammounts in and ask me for my excel thing biggrin



20,000 box sold for 65,000

Proudly Owned By The BMVC

Are You Sniffing My Mitten?


Mr_ChutneySILVER Member
Tosser
1,711 posts
Location: Herefordshire, England (UK)


Posted:
Hoorah!

I won 50k on my box, the other had 15 in biggrin

hippywiggy 4 posts
Location: Portsmouth uk


Posted:
lol what a great game

I've just banged my head on the kitchen table


DuncGOLD Member
playing the days away
7,263 posts
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingdom


Posted:
I watched this rubbish on tv for the first time the other day, I was mildly ipmressed with the guy who blew 75k and ended up with 1p. I laughed, but it was more at the show not with it. I don't think I'll be watching it again.....

So with my vague knowledge of how to play this infernal linked page I can say that I've just played it using the logic of "refuse every offer, make pretty patterns with the boxes I remove" and I won 100,000!! The other had 35k in it bounce So I played it again and won a fiver bounce2

My opinion of this game has now slightly increased, but not by much wink

Let's relight this forum ubblove


=Flashpoint=SILVER Member
Pasta of Muppets
2,722 posts
Location: in the interwebs..., United Kingdom


Posted:
I just won 25000 of a 1p box!

ohmygodlaserbeamspewpewpew!
ubbrollsmileubbrollsmileubbrollsmileubbrollsmile


Just_Another_Clown 965 posts
Location: London


Posted:
i kept my box and had 100,000 in it biggrin

Q:"How many Jugglers Does it take to change a light bulb?"
A:"One, but another 99 others saying,'I could do that if I only practised more'" biggrin biggrin

Gate Keeper to Shocked_Prawn. None may pass.


roarfireSILVER Member
comfortably numb
2,676 posts
Location: The countryside, Australia


Posted:
My friend went on this show and won AUD$24,000. I was very proud of him biggrin

Great game!

.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.


RumpleST 61 posts
Location: Cardiff/edinburgh


Posted:
i have no idea how to play this....is that sad as everyone else seems to be pretty in the know. I just clicked boxes and buttons then thought, "nope, i really dont get it" oh well...

Its a big ol mish mash!


_Aime_SILVER Member
4,172 posts
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: RumpleST


i have no idea how to play this....is that sad as everyone else seems to be pretty in the know. I just clicked boxes and buttons then thought, "nope, i really dont get it" oh well...



You're not the only one - I'm completely clueless too!
ubblol

NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
It amazes me when I watch the show how little people know about the simple concept of "expected value"... I'm sure they pick people who are statistically stupid as it makes the show more fun to watch.

And Shrodinger's Cat will tell you that it doesn't matter how much is in your box if you make a deal before you open it.

My strategy would be to play for a while (might as well right) until you've got 4 or 5 boxes left and then, if you get a deal ANYWHERE close to your expected value than take it.

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]


RumpleST 61 posts
Location: Cardiff/edinburgh


Posted:
well, there are no instructions on it, and I have never even seen or heard of it, just boxes, bankers, numbers and a stupid ringing telephone.......

Its a big ol mish mash!


misscorinthianSILVER Member
784 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
Ok, here's how the game is played:

There are 22 numbered boxes. They each have an amount of money inside (the amounts shown on the board).

First, you pick a box. This is the box you will "play" with-the banker will offer you money to buy the box from you at various points in the game.

Each round you choose a number of boxes, I think it starts with 5, then 3 each round from then on until the end. Each box you choose is opened, and the amount inside is taken out of play.

e.g. you choose boxes 3, 4, and 5. The amounts inside are 50p, 3000 and 250,000. This means none of these amounts can be in your box. The banker will make his offer to you based on what he thinks is likely to be in there.

If you decide to "deal" at any time, you take the cash. You then play on hypothetically just to see what was actually in your box. You could decide not to deal and go home with the amount in your box at the end.

It's all about taking risks and stuff. Annoyingly addictive to watch and play.

XLenX

Devoted although mostly absent owner of the 1, the original... Asena


will_ukBRONZE Member
83 posts
Location: UK


Posted:
 Written by: NYC


And Shrodinger's Cat will tell you that it doesn't matter how much is in your box if you make a deal before you open it.




Actually, poor old Scrodinger's cat won't be able to tell you much since somebody gassed him.

LarrySILVER Member
383 posts
Location: Hull!, United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: NYC


And Shrodinger's Cat will tell you that it doesn't matter how much is in your box if you make a deal before you open it.




don't get me started on probabillities and statistics!
from a mathematicians point of view you would never deal, because statistically you should end up with a higher amount. of course probabillity is all [censored]!

What're you looking at?
I assume you're being rhetorical?
What're you callin' me!?


will_ukBRONZE Member
83 posts
Location: UK


Posted:
From *anybody's* point of view, whether you deal or not depends on the amount that the banker offers you, no?

artindoril 117 posts

Posted:
yeh, but if you think about it, the more he offers you the better the odds are of you winning more than he offers. Course there's still the chance that he's wrong, cos it's statistics after all.

NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
 Written by: Larry


 Written by: NYC


And Shrodinger's Cat will tell you that it doesn't matter how much is in your box if you make a deal before you open it.




don't get me started on probabillities and statistics!
from a mathematicians point of view you would never deal,



True, but if someone offered me either 1 million dollars or a coin toss chance at two million dollars, i'd take the 1 million. Then again, someone like my brother would take the coin toss.

That's why I'd deal if it was close to the expected value.

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]


Hanz 1,328 posts
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia


Posted:
wow, I won 50 pound, could have won 16,600 pound

Tabt 1,007 posts
Location: Horsham


Posted:
woooooooooooooooooooo! 250k!!!

number 12! it was in my own box!

Owner of Dragosani's right side.


Hanz 1,328 posts
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia


Posted:
doesnt have as much of a torture affect one me, due to the facy of... how much is a pound?

will_ukBRONZE Member
83 posts
Location: UK


Posted:
 Written by: NYC


True, but if someone offered me either 1 million dollars or a coin toss chance at two million dollars, i'd take the 1 million. Then again, someone like my brother would take the coin toss.

That's why I'd deal if it was close to the expected value.



To elaborate on this, its a phernomonen known as the 'non-linear value of rewards'.

According to the mathematics of expectations, a 1% chance of winning a 10,000 reward is equivalent to a 10% chance of winning a 1,000 reward. Humans, however, don't evaluate rewards and probabilities on a linear scale.

As an extreme example look at lotteries: many people would risk a 99.99999% chance of losing 1 (the price of a ticket) for a 0.00001% chance of winning 10,000,000.