[ExI] 2/3 game, round 1

Zelaron zelaron at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 16:44:42 UTC 2009

A reasonably ardent greeting to you, fellow extropians! I've been following
this list for more than a year without making any elegant contributions, so
I'll ensure that this isn't one either.


2009/6/14 spike <spike66 at att.net>

> Here's a game for us, with a grand prize* for the winner, just to make it
> interesting (compared to, say, pulling weeds out of the lawn.)  To play,
> choose any number between 0 and 99 inclusive.  At the end of tomorrow
> (Monday) I will take all the numbers for round 1, and the winner of the
> grand prize is the person who chose the number that is closest to 2/3 of the
> average of the numbers posted, without going under.  For instance, if there
> are five players and they post 33.333, 60.2, 19, 28 and pi, then the average
> is 28.73, and now 2/3 of that is 19.16 and the grand prize winner is the
> 28er, because she is closest without going under.
> For this first round, do post your number out where everyone can see.  I
> am scheming for a second round where the players will post to me privately.
> Then a round where anyone can choose to either show their hand or post
> privately (or can do one of each).  Then a round where anyone can post any
> number without limits, positive or negative.  But for this first round, all
> players public, number between 0 and 99 inclusive, closest above 2/3 wins
> the grand prize.
> Do feel free to post your variation of the game.  I will go first.  I
> choose 37.
> spike
> * The grand prize is my everlasting admiration.  Or until I forget,
> whichever comes first,  void where prohibited, check local restrictions, see
> store for details.
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