Results of the 2nd Minority Decides Game

Here are the results of the 2nd Minority Decides held from Nov. 28, 2007 to Jan 7, 2008.

Champion of the 2nd Minority Decides

Details of the winners' answers
Question
(Entry date)
ronosher
(Nov. 30)
Filou
(Dec. 19)
I can concentrate!NoNo
I talked on my mobile phone, today.YesYes
I dislike mathematics.YesYes
I can use chopsticks.YesYes
I wish I could lose more than 10 kilos.NoNo
I had a cup of coffee today.YesNo
I believe in Santa Claus.NoNo
I know why airplanes can fly.NoYes
The year 2007 was busy.NoYes
I answered all the questions honestly.YesNo

Champion: ronosher and Filou. Congratulations!! They are the most ECCENTRIC persons.

We will send a nikoli.com original T-shirt to the winners. Please email us your true name (not nickname), address and size of T-shirt.

How the winners were decided

Here is how the game progressed, how the winners were decided. The number of survivors decreases after each question. The winners must always choose the same answer as the minority of the survivors.

Question 1 I can concentrate!

Yes - 58 persons

Lost - All finish 30th

achan1058 Alan Anton art Asteroid beso bethfay Blah Bob canuck Carolyn cris Dodklaleh Donimo Emleeb ephperson Ferday fm GarethM gini_z gray_raven Graylocke h3lix Happy Fun Ball herrbug irol IronOrchid Jason JesterJ Jinnantonnix joedaltonfr jtj6082 kathyvs Kekoa Kevin lamadou Lorelei MadPAM Malthus nlwhis Peep590 Rinka Serizawa Saul Serban Simon songsmith sss stigant Swankgd tamjebea tarosa tdk The Dan yeoz Yori Yvraine ZedBee Zyntax

No - 29 persons

Survive

On to Q2

Next question

Question 2 I talked on my mobile phone, today.

Yes - 6 persons

Survive

On to Q3

Next question

No - 23 persons

Lost - All finish 7th

bethlet caribou dlimpid Eliott85 Francis gudpal jhitchin Justine Kathy Wolf livejapan` magney MikeZee packwood S.Wallaby shaevel Silent Minority Solaris Swampy tcurwick timothy Torch32 Tubbs yombo

Question 3 I dislike mathematics.

Yes - 2 persons

The winners:

ronosher & Filou

No - 4 persons

Lost - All finish 3rd

Noname Rana sylva333 tlhinman


Numbers of Yes and No

This table shows all the numbers of Yes and No answers for each question. The most one-sided question was question 2, the closest was the last question.

QuestionYesNo
Q1 I can concentrate!5829
Q2 I talked on my mobile phone, today.3255
Q3 I dislike mathematics.2166
Q4 I can use chopsticks.5235
Q5 I wish I could lose more than 10 kilos.4542
Q6 I had a cup of coffee today.4245
Q7 I believe in Santa Claus.3651
Q8 I know why airplanes can fly.6126
Q9 The year 2007 was busy.4641
Q10 I answered all the questions honestly.6423

Results for all participants

The following table shows all answers of all participants. Participants with more minority answers are placed higher in the table.

    = Minority answer Y = YesN = No

NicknameQ1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6Q7Q8Q9Q10
KevinYYYNYYNNYN
FilouNYYYNNNYYN
NonameNYNNYYYYYY
gudpalNNYNYNNYNN
irolYYYNYYYYNN
songsmithYYNNYYNNYN
KekoaYYNNYYYYYN
GarethMYNYNYYYYYN
caribouNNYNNNYYYN
SolarisNNNNNNNYYN
JesterJYYYYYYYYYY
SaulYYYYYYYYYY
stigantYYYYYYYYYY
lamadouYYNNYYNNYY
gray_ravenYYNNNYNYYY
Peep590YYNNNYNYNN
Happy Fun BallYYNNNNNYYN
The DanYNNNYYNYYY
ronosherNYYYNYNNNY
tlhinmanNYNYYNYYNN
FrancisNNYNYNNNNY
Kathy WolfNNYNYNNNNY
Silent MinorityNNYYNNNNYN
yomboNNNNNYYYNN
magneyNNNYYNYYYN
S.WallabyNNNYNYNYYY
nlwhisYYYYYNNNNN
FerdayYYNYYYNNYY
DonimoYYNYYYYYYY
ephpersonYYNYYYYYYY
IronOrchidYYNYYYYYYY
herrbugYYNYYNYYYN
crisYYNYNYNYYY
artYNYNYNYYNN
EmleebYNNNYYNYNY
JasonYNNNYYNYNY
kathyvsYNNNYNNYYY
AlanYNNYYYNYYY
bethfayYNNYYYNYYY
sssYNNYYYNYYY
sylva333NYNNNYYNNY
RanaNYNYYNYYNY
shaevelNNYNYNYNNY
JustineNNNNYNYYNY
packwoodNNNNYNYYNY
timothyNNNNYNYYNY
Torch32NNNNNNYYYY
tcurwickNNNYYNNYNY
TubbsNNNYYNNYNY
livejapan`NNNYNNNYNN
dlimpidNNNYNNNNYN
LoreleiYYNNNYYYNY
JinnantonnixYYNNNYYNYY
tamjebeaYYNYYYYNNN
ZyntaxYYNYYNNYNY
AsteroidYYNYNNNYYY
MadPAMYYNYNNNNYN
besoYNYYNYNNYY
SerbanYNNNNYNYNY
BlahYNNYYNNYYY
jtj6082YNNYYNNYYY
AntonYNNYNYNYYY
BobYNNYNYNYYY
canuckYNNYNYNYYY
bethletNNYYYNYNNY
SwampyNNNNYNYNNY
MikeZeeNNNNNNNNNY
jhitchinNNNNNNYYNY
DodklalehYYNYNYNNNY
tarosaYYNYNYYNYY
yeozYNYNNNYYNY
SwankgdYNYYNYNNNY
fmYNYYNNNYNY
SimonYNNNNNNYNY
ZedBeeYNNYYNNYNY
h3lixYNNYYNNNYY
Rinka SerizawaYNNYNYNYNY
gini_zYNNYNYNNYY
GraylockeYNNYNYYYYY
joedaltonfrYNNYNNNYYY
YvraineYNNYNNNYYY
tdkYNNYNNNYNN
Eliott85NNNYNNYYNY
MalthusYNNYYNYYNY
YoriYNNYNNNNYY
achan1058YNNYNYYNNY
CarolynYNNYNNYYNY

Messages from the participants

Thank you for your messages!!

3rd place

tlhinman

This is blind luck, near as I can tell. Hope for the best.

7th place

Torch32

Another Goodie - I should become a member

7th place

Solaris

All things can fly if it has enough speed.

30th place

canuck

Fun! I can't wait to see the results!

30th place

Kekoa

Random number generator gave me 830. I probably won't win.

30th place

Carolyn

Cool and fun game, but I think I prefer games that I can win with logic!

30th place

Dodklaleh

Nice game :-)

30th place

herrbug

The only question i answered dishonestly was Q10 ;)

30th place

h3lix

Pretty much every strategy in this game is doomed to fail. That's what makes it fun!

30th place

MadPAM

faking or double-faking...which one should I choose? I hate this! Just kidding...

Rules of The Game of Minority Decision

Please answer all the yes/no questions. If you answer question 1 with the minority you will survive and advance to question 2. So the people in the majority will drop out and the minorities are the winners.

Next we count the answers to question 2 for the surviving players (the minority from question 1), and the minority survives again.

If there is an even number of "yes" and "no" answers all remaining players survive the question. And so on, till the last question. In this manner the most ECCENTRIC person will become the winner of the game!