Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Seventh Game

For those of you playing at home, I'm afraid you can't win unless you signed up to my jergames Google group before the contests started. Still, if you want to play for fun, you may send entries for this game.

OK, boys and girls, last stop. The prize for this game will be a $50 gift certificate to Amazon.com provided by yours truly.

Thank you to everyone who participated, and to the sponsors who donated prizes. Once again I urge you to check them out. The more traffic they get from this, the more likely they are to do it again in the future.

The following game consists of sub-games.

Game A (20 points):

The King Returns! The king wants to marry his daughter off to the richest prince. All of you princes want to impress the king with how rich you are by telling him your fortune: a value between 500 and 1000 in Doubloons, Florins, or Pesos.

After you submit your claim, your fortune is evaluated by the king's advisers.

1. After a certain fortune value is claimed, any additional princes choosing the same fortune value in that currency are assumed to be doing so out of modesty. The first duplicate gets +10, the second +20, third +30 and so on added to the claimed value.

2. However, claiming the same value as another already claimed in a different currency is assumed to be flattery. The first duplicate gets -5, the second -10, third -15 and so on added to the claimed value.

3. The net worth of every evaluated value in a currency depreciates by triangular numbers for each person after one who claims to hold that currency. E.g. if only one prince claims to own a fortune in Florins, his net worth is evaluated as he claimed. If two claim to hold fortunes in Florins, each of their fortunes is valued at -1. Three Florin claims is -3, four -6, five -10, and so on.

4. Your advisers tell you that the king will not pick the prince (or princes) whose fortune is evaluated to be highest, seeing him too much as a competitor. That prince's score is 0. All other princes are assigned scores. The second highest evaluated claim(s) is awarded a score of 20, the third 18, the fourth 16, and so on down to 2. 2 is the lowest you can score, other than the highest evaluated claim, as
noted, or through not submitting a valid entry.

Game B (80 points):

Answer the following questions as humorously as possible. Each answer will be evaluated purely on humorous content and given a score of 0 to 10.

1. What is the difference between a board game and a bicycle?

2. What did the meeple say to the cow?

3. What's the first thing a board game does when it gets out of bed in the morning?

4. Why did the pawn cross the road?

5. How is a card game like a city street?

6. Why did the board game eat a donut?

7. What did the dice say to the duck?

8. What did the board game do on holiday?


Send me suggestions for my blog and earn 1/10th of a point for each useful suggestion.

- Posts that should be in the highlights sidebar of my blog but aren't
- Posts in the highlights that shouldn't be
- Any other useful suggestions

Your total score will be the combined scores of all games.

Send your entry to shadejon@gmail.com . Your entry must contain the word MISHMASH in the subject. Any entry without the word MISHMASH in the subject will be be taunted.

The game ends at 5 AM EST Wednesday morning, which gives you 34 hours to submit an entry.


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