Gayle......!
Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol !!!!!!
Member Since: 9th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2444
Posted:Can you beat the banker?

http://www.lordkramsvideos.co.uk/dond.swf
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Gayle.....!

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misscorinthian
misscorinthian

old hand
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 27th Sep 2005
Total posts: 784
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

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maus
maus

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Sihanoukville, cambodia
Member Since: 14th Jul 2005
Total posts: 4191
Posted:Just sold a 10,000 box for 65,000



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


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Noddy
Noddy

Toe Poking Bad Boy
Location: Lake District UK
Member Since: 25th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2865
Posted:i beat the banker!!!

250,000 all mine


lucky number 7

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

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buggleberry_fairy
buggleberry_fairy

member
Location: Wales
Member Since: 24th Apr 2006
Total posts: 172
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"

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VampyricAcid
VampyricAcid

veteran
Location: My House
Member Since: 27th Jun 2005
Total posts: 1286
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?

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Mr_Chutney
Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire
Member Since: 18th Apr 2003
Total posts: 1711
Posted:Hoorah!

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


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hippywiggy
newbie
Location: Portsmouth uk
Member Since: 25th Apr 2006
Total posts: 4
Posted:lol what a great game

I've just banged my head on the kitchen table

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
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

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Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs...
Member Since: 1st Sep 2004
Total posts: 2719
Posted:I just won 25000 of a 1p box!

ohmygodlaserbeamspewpewpew!
ubbrollsmileubbrollsmileubbrollsmileubbrollsmile

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Just_Another_Clown
Just_Another_Clown

old hand
Location: London
Member Since: 1st Jul 2005
Total posts: 965
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.

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roarfire
roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
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.

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RumpleST
RumpleST

member
Location: Cardiff/edinburgh
Member Since: 14th Apr 2006
Total posts: 61
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!

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_Aime_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
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


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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
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.
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RumpleST
RumpleST

member
Location: Cardiff/edinburgh
Member Since: 14th Apr 2006
Total posts: 61
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!

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misscorinthian
misscorinthian

old hand
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 27th Sep 2005
Total posts: 784
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

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will_uk
member
Location: UK
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 83
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.


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Larry
Larry

Electro Ponce!
Location: Hull!
Member Since: 26th Oct 2005
Total posts: 383
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!?

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will_uk
member
Location: UK
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 83
Posted:From *anybody's* point of view, whether you deal or not depends on the amount that the banker offers you, no?

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artindoril
member

Member Since: 1st Dec 2005
Total posts: 117
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.

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
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.
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Hanz
Hanz

veteran
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia
Member Since: 7th Jun 2004
Total posts: 1328
Posted:wow, I won 50 pound, could have won 16,600 pound

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Tabt
Tabt

I Doubt, Therefore I Might Be
Location: Horsham
Member Since: 2nd May 2006
Total posts: 1007
Posted:woooooooooooooooooooo! 250k!!!

number 12! it was in my own box!


Owner of Dragosani's right side.

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Hanz
Hanz

veteran
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia
Member Since: 7th Jun 2004
Total posts: 1328
Posted:doesnt have as much of a torture affect one me, due to the facy of... how much is a pound?

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will_uk
member
Location: UK
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 83
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.


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