Results of the 3rd Minority Decides Game

Here are the results of the 3rd Minority Decides held from Dec. 9, 2008 to Jan 13, 2009.

Champion of the 3rd Minority Decides

Details of the winner' answers
Question
(Entry date)
Ziti
(Dec. 30)
Doing puzzles trains the brain.Yes
If I were a bird, I would rather be an eagle than a dove.Yes
There is life other than humans in the universe.No
I bought a book in a book store in the last month.No
I went to a friend's wedding in 2008.No
I can point to Tokyo on a map of Japan.No
I get more than 30 spam emails a day.No
I can play a musical instrument.No
Holidays are killing me.No
I answered all the questions honestly.No

Champion: Ziti. Congratulations!! Ziti is the most ECCENTRIC person.

We will send a nikoli.com original T-shirt to the winner.

How the winner were decided

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

Question 1 Doing puzzles trains the brain.

Yes - 56 persons

Survive

On to Q2

Next question

No - 58 persons

Lost - All finish 57th

abba4ever ali-kili alicanali BARI bob BohemianCoast caribou Carolyn cartridge caw cris DeeDeeJay dlimpid DrSteve ephperson fbob Filou fubeca Gabe gauss13 gdiddy GiantPanda habanero jamattack1974 JesterJ karakusk Legowyn livejapan Lorelei ly2020 mammothali margretr mindsports Mischa mms monkeyfish Nickoli orangeappled Osmisev pingoo pnut Pragon Ratolibre1 rdunlap1125 ronosher schloss Shadow_Flame shaevel silverpie stigant titoamca tlhinman Torch32 Tristal vadofonehandsome wildTurkey yeoz Yombo

Question 2 If I were a bird, I would rather be an eagle than a dove.

Yes - 26 persons

Survive

On to Q3

Next question

No - 30 persons

Lost - All finish 27th

31415926 aplak bozzball bskbri CepkaH daf detuned Dodkaleh Flieg gini_z herrbug James jason JeSe Joky jstozz karenann000 kvs Lyncoln M0rkeleb mlc muwa nlwhis Rassilon6 shaevel Simon superstardj Wervyn Zach zhergan

Question 3 There is life other than humans in the universe.

Yes - 17 persons

Lost - All finish 10th

Abby Normal Alan apk01004 Bob78164 DaveG decand dreahan ironorchid Jeff mpsprs Pretty Lame Milhouse Rinka Serizawa taria ThatGuy Zedbee Zotmeister zukoves

No - 9 persons

Survive

On to Q4

Next question

Question 4 I bought a book in a book store in the last month.

Yes - 6 persons

Lost - All finish 4th

achan1058 burul durian hasyurt NoPunyNerd Spelvin

No - 3 persons

Survive

On to Q5

Next question

Question 5 I went to a friend's wedding in 2008.

Yes - 2 persons

Lost - All finish 2nd

Peep590 StandupPhilosopher

No - 1 person

The winner:

Ziti


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 7, the closest was the first question.

QuestionYesNo
Q1 Doing puzzles trains the brain.5658
Q2 If I were a bird, I would rather be an eagle than a dove.4866
Q3 There is life other than humans in the universe.5955
Q4 I bought a book in a book store in the last month.5262
Q5 I went to a friend's wedding in 2008.6153
Q6 I can point to Tokyo on a map of Japan.6450
Q7 I get more than 30 spam emails a day.4371
Q8 I can play a musical instrument.6351
Q9 Holidays are killing me.4767
Q10 I answered all the questions honestly.4965

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
SpelvinYYNYNNYNNY
burulYYNYNNNNYY
hasyurtYYNYNNNNNY
durianYYNYNYYNYN
abba4everNYNYNNYNYN
tariaYYYYNNNNYN
FliegYNNYNNYYNY
JeSeYNNYNNYYNY
superstardjYNNYNYNNYY
MischaNYNYYNNNYY
NoPunyNerdYYNYNYNNNN
achan1058YYNYYYNNNY
ZitiYYNNNNNNNN
ThatGuyYYYNNYYNNY
DodkalehYNNYNYYYYN
bskbriYNNYYNNNNY
31415926YNNYYYYNYN
M0rkelebYNNNNYNNYY
herrbugYNYNNYYNYY
gauss13NYNNNNYYNY
silverpieNYNNNNYYNY
OsmisevNYNNNYYYYY
bobNNNYYNYNNY
caribouNNNNNNNNYY
LegowynNNYNNNYNYY
Peep590YYNNYYYNNN
ZedbeeYYYYNYNYYN
Bob78164YYYNNYNNYN
dreahanYYYNNYNNYN
Rinka SerizawaYYYNNYNNNY
JamesYNNYYNNNNN
karenann000YNNNNYNYYY
WervynYNNNYYYNYN
CepkaHYNNNYYNNYY
kvsYNYYNYYYYN
zherganYNYYYYYNYN
jstozzYNYNYNYNYN
schlossNYNYNNNYNN
dlimpidNYNYNYYYNN
alicanaliNYNYNYNYNY
CarolynNYNYYNNYNY
NickoliNYNYYYYNNN
pingooNYNNNNNNNN
ali-kiliNYNNYNYNNN
GiantPandaNYNNYYNNYY
tlhinmanNYYNNYYNNY
JesterJNNNYNNNYYN
mindsportsNNNYYNNNYN
ronosherNNNYYNNYYY
TristalNNNYYYNNYY
stigantNNNNNYYYYY
crisNNNNYNYYYY
LoreleiNNYYYNYNYN
zukovesYYYYNYNYNN
decandYYYYYNNYNN
JeffYYYNNNNYNN
Abby NormalYYYNNYYYNN
AlanYYYNYNYYNN
mpsprsYYYNYNNYNY
Pretty Lame MilhouseYYYNYYYNNN
ironorchidYYYNYYNYYY
shaevelYNNNYNNYNY
Rassilon6YNNNYYNNYN
SimonYNYNNYNNYN
aplakYNYNYNYYYN
jasonYNYNYNNNNY
DrSteveNYNNYYYYNY
cartridgeNYYNNYNNYN
mmsNYYNNYNNNY
fbobNYYNYNNNYN
wildTurkeyNYYNYNNNNY
cawNNNYNNNYNN
orangeappledNNNYYYNYYY
shaevelNNNNNNNYNY
yeozNNNNYYYYYY
gdiddyNNYYNNNYNY
Ratolibre1NNYYNYYYYN
ly2020NNYYNYYYNY
Torch32NNYYNYYYNY
fubecaNNYYYNYYNY
habaneroNNYYYNNNNY
mammothaliNNYNNNYYYN
StandupPhilosopherYYNNYYNYNN
DaveGYYYYYYNYNN
ZotmeisterYYYNYNNYNN
mlcYNNNYYYYNN
muwaYNNNYYNYYN
nlwhisYNNNYYNYNY
LyncolnYNYYNYNYNN
gini_zYNYNYNNYYN
ZachYNYNYYYNNN
bozzballYNYNYYYYYN
YomboNYYYYYNYYN
margretrNYYNNNNYNN
FilouNNNYYYYYNN
DeeDeeJayNNNYYYNNNN
BohemianCoastNNNYYYNYYN
ephpersonNNYYNNNYNN
rdunlap1125NNYYNYNNNN
GabeNNYYYNNYNY
karakuskNNYNNYNNNY
Shadow_FlameNNYNYYNNYY
apk01004YYYNYYNYNN
JokyYNYNYNNYNN
detunedYNYNYYNYNY
monkeyfishNYYNYNNYNN
livejapanNNNNYYYYNN
pnutNNYYNYNYNN
jamattack1974NNYYYNNYNN
titoamcaNNYNNYYYNN
PragonNNYNYNNYYN
dafYNYNYYNYNN
BARINNYYYYNYNN
vadofonehandsomeNNYNYYNNNN

Messages from the participants

Thank you for your messages!!

10th place

Pretty Lame Milhouse

Numberlink and Tentai Show are the best

10th place

Zotmeister

I just figured I'd answer them all honestly. What the hey. - ZM

10th place

Zedbee

A closed mouth gathers no foot

27th place place

shaevel

Fun, fun, fun!

27th place place

daf

Thanks to the makers for the great puzzles !!

27th place place

Joky

Thank you , it's a cute game.

27th place place

Simon

Total random answers made by www.random.org.

27th place place

Wervyn

Seems like it's better to just not think about the questions too much; we'll see where this goes. Oh, and good show for expanding the character maximum on the comment.

27th place place

31415926

I lose.

27th place place

Lyncoln

Happy New Year to everyone! I'm hoping for more great puzzles from Nikoli.

57th place

tlhinman

Picked randomly; I'm convinced there's no strategy to this. We'll see.

57th place

ali-kili

hello.very betifull games

57th place

mindsports

I want to say that it is an interesting game ...

57th place

pingoo

Good puzzle!!!

57th place

ly2020

Happy 3009!

57th place

Nickoli

In Japan, I would be in the minority.

57th place

Torch32

Great contest- how about a free membership as a prize?

57th place

Legowyn

Fun game, thanks!!

57th place

DrSteve

What a bizarre and inspired competition!

57th place

Ratolibre1

Blah blah, I'm excentric

57th place

Filou

Don't vote for me!

57th place

gdiddy

random

57th place

caribou

We should have a Nikoli celebration holiday! Then the holidays will be more relaxing. I will bring pencils for everyone.

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!