These guys figured out how to beat the “Deal or No Deal” arcade game
In the arcade game Deal or No Deal, based on the TV game show of the same name, you have to try to keep your eyes on fast-moving cartoon suitcases as they are shuffled on the display. These guys used their phones to videotape the shuffling in slow motion so they could keep track of the prize winning suitcase.
At the start of the game, 16 briefcases are shown open with their contents visible (points between one and 800). The cases are then closed and rapidly shuffled.
Normally, it is impossible to follow the case with the highest number of points, but these teenagers film the shuffling on their phones and then quickly review the footage in slow motion so that they can determine the position of the winning case.
Armed with this information they then proceed to select the correct case and make the optimum deal at the end.
The filmer writes: “The teenagers play a number of games, and then got their tickets counted which ran into the thousands. Finally, they trade their vouchers for a major prize.”
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Boing Boing is published under a Creative Commons license except where otherwise noted.https://youtu.be/ZRhzq7z-Ik8 In the arcade game Deal or No Deal, based on the TV game show of the same name, you have to try to keep your eyes on fast-moving cartoon suitcases as they are shuffled on the display. These guys used their phones to videotape the shuffling in slow motion so they could keep track…
What’s the secret to winning at Deal or No Deal?
T he easiest way is to present it. After half a decade in the televisual wilderness, Noel Edmonds has been given a £1.3m contract to continue presenting Channel 4’s latest and unexpected ratings hit, Deal or No Deal.
DOND is a brave and unusual gameshow, in that it has eschewed the concept of both game and show and chosen to rely instead on pure chance. Each of 22 contestants has a sealed box containing some money. They take it in turns to open boxes hiding different sums of money and decide – or, to be more accurate, guess – whether they contain more or less than their own containers. They are trying to get one that holds the top prize of £250,000. So far, so the game an infinite number of monkeys would come up with if they binned their typewriters and started throwing boxes around instead. But wait – here comes the Banker. He periodically asks the contestant whether he would like to sell his own unseen money for a certain price and the contestant must decide – or again, strictly speaking, guess – whether he should “Deal!” or “No deal!”.
You might think that seeking ways to win a game based on luck – a game devoid of any possibility that physical skill, mental agility or teamwork might skew the results in your favour – is futile. It is that kind of thinking, of course, that nearly lost us the war.
You can: make sure you are well fed and rested before participating, to ensure that, when you say “Deal!” to the banker, you do not mean “No deal!”, or vice versa. How many of us have lost the mastery of opposites through hunger or fatigue? It is a little-known fact that half the burnings of Bloody Mary were brought about by people who said Protestant when they meant Catholic because they’d been up all night starching ruffs and not eating.
Also, you can: practice at home, by throwing a pack of cards repeatedly into the air and guessing whether the ace of spades is going to land on the coffee table or not. Furthermore, you can: festoon yourself with four-leaf clovers, rabbit’s feet and number sevens. Good – and I cannot stress this enough – luck!<p>The easiest way is to present it. After half a decade in the televisual wilderness, Noel Edmonds has been given a £1.3m contract to continue presenting Channel 4's latest and unexpected ratings hit, Deal or No Deal. By <strong>Lucy Mangan</strong>.</p> ]]>