[ExI] 2/3 game, round 1
emlynoregan at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 01:42:50 UTC 2009
2009/6/15 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
> * 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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