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November 23, 2004 2:57 PM   Subscribe

Do you enjoy a game of no skill?
posted by jonah (47 comments total)

 
Ok, play this one instead.
posted by jonah at 2:58 PM on November 23, 2004


The idea that someone invested time to create that fills me with despair for mankind. Thanks for the link!
posted by Pretty_Generic at 3:08 PM on November 23, 2004


There are 4 "stages" in the first game, which means you have a 1/16 chance of winning.

That second game is pretty fiendish.
posted by neckro23 at 3:09 PM on November 23, 2004


And the second link is not a "new concept puzzle game", it's exactly the same as Denki Blocks.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 3:09 PM on November 23, 2004


Actually, no, it isn't.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 3:10 PM on November 23, 2004


The game I posted has crabs, not blocks. Similar idea though.
posted by jonah at 3:12 PM on November 23, 2004


I probably enjoyed that a little too much.

On preview:
The game I posted has crabs
It should have that looked at by a professional.
posted by elwoodwiles at 3:15 PM on November 23, 2004


The game I posted has crabs
WHEN WILL THE BICKERING FINALLY END?
posted by Smart Dalek at 3:22 PM on November 23, 2004


This game is just like life... You make a series of arbitrary choices without knowing all the details and based on the results of that you survive or perish!
posted by idontlikewords at 3:27 PM on November 23, 2004


Although, why is there not a way for me to buy my way out of having to make these choices. That would perhaps add to the realism.
posted by idontlikewords at 3:28 PM on November 23, 2004


Hahaha

Love it, the music is perfect
posted by cmicali at 3:32 PM on November 23, 2004


Just in case anyone wants a translation of the text at the end of the first game it says: "Congratulations!" What a surprise, ne?
posted by sotonohito at 3:32 PM on November 23, 2004


I almost didn't not win
posted by Hands of Manos at 3:37 PM on November 23, 2004


elwoodwiles: Nah, you can get the cure over-the-counter, dude.

I got 2 stages of the crab game so far... the first thing doesn't get me past the hammers. which i guess is the point...
posted by zoogleplex at 3:38 PM on November 23, 2004


second game started hurting my brain at about stage 3. DAMN YOU LAVA!
posted by rooftop secrets at 3:43 PM on November 23, 2004


Actually, I think I was wrong, those might be lobsters. No cure for those, that I know of.
posted by jonah at 3:50 PM on November 23, 2004


I love this. So stupid, it's hilarious. I especially like the long-tonguéd chameleon.
posted by Dr. Wu at 4:02 PM on November 23, 2004


Pants-lobsters are God's way of saying you've led an unclean life and have sinned. Suffer. Oh, and would you pass me the melted butter and that mallet over there?
posted by loquacious at 4:03 PM on November 23, 2004


Dude, this is better than EverQuest!

(isn't everything?)
posted by Foosnark at 4:05 PM on November 23, 2004



Dude, this is better than EverQuest!
-Foosnark

Bite Thy Tongue, Knave!! (EQ2 rules!!)

This game would be cooler if it didn't suck so bad...






Metafilter: It would be cooler if it didn't suck so bad.
posted by Balisong at 4:23 PM on November 23, 2004


*brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrt*

FLAGRANT FOUL ON THE N00B

SELF-TAGLINING, $10 PENALTY, REPEAT FIRST COMMENT.
posted by eyeballkid at 4:28 PM on November 23, 2004


I'm just getting to my mindlessly witty non-sequitors before the line to use them gets too long...

And this is at LEAST my 25'th comment.....

Thanks for the welcome, tho...
posted by Balisong at 4:39 PM on November 23, 2004


There are 4 "stages" in the first game, which means you have a 1/16 chance of winning.

Since you have a 1-in-2 chance of choosing the right path in each of the four stages, I actually think you have a 1/(2x4) chance of winning, that is 1/8.
posted by klazmataz at 4:39 PM on November 23, 2004


You think that, klazmataz, but you're wrong. You have a (1/2)**4 chance of winning, that is, 1/16.
posted by kenko at 4:45 PM on November 23, 2004


The ideal Valentine's Day game
posted by inksyndicate at 4:53 PM on November 23, 2004


I hate both of those.
posted by jmccorm at 4:53 PM on November 23, 2004


Bloody hell, I can't get stage 8 of the lobsters. Got the rest of 'em tho. Grrr.

And I still haven't gotten past the damn hammers!@!! @#$$%#
posted by zoogleplex at 4:54 PM on November 23, 2004


OMG FARKIN FINALLY! I get to the end of the no-skill game. OK now I can die in peace.

As soon as I get all the lobsters home.

Which I just did.

HOORAY!! I EM SO TEH HAPPY NOW!!!

*passes out*
posted by zoogleplex at 4:59 PM on November 23, 2004


Ballsong, I've been around for two years and still get shit for being a n00b. 25 posts, bah.
posted by jmgorman at 5:06 PM on November 23, 2004


16799?

Fuckin' n00b.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:20 PM on November 23, 2004


I love the valentines day game :)
posted by Jerub at 6:25 PM on November 23, 2004


I feel special
posted by destro at 6:31 PM on November 23, 2004


(1/2)**4 = (1/2)^4?

The caret is the more usual notation; at least, that's the one my TI-89 takes.

(btw, first post; yipee!)
posted by dd42 at 7:29 PM on November 23, 2004


x**y is common programming parlance for what's known in the real word as x^y.
posted by recursive at 8:14 PM on November 23, 2004


what jmccorm said. annoying. and i like games.
posted by sharpener at 12:34 AM on November 24, 2004


jonah you dirty bastard, i've spent the last two and a half hours putting lobsters back home. now i'm not going to get any sleep, and i've got you to blame for it. bastard.

that was a great game though...
posted by joedan at 2:33 AM on November 24, 2004


I got through on the first try by staying on the left the entire time. No other attempt thas been successful.

I second the perfection of the music.
posted by oraknabo at 5:46 AM on November 24, 2004


Stupid Stage 5 of the Crab Game.
STUPID STUPID STAGE 5!!!
posted by psychotic_venom at 7:14 AM on November 24, 2004


And this is at LEAST my 25'th comment....

No, Balisong, the penalty for self-taglining is that you have to return to your first comment and start over. You must find a way to work in each of your 25 comments in new threads, in the order they originally appeared, before you're allowed to make a new unique comment. I know, I know, it's harsh, but if you can't do the time, then don't do the crime.
posted by soyjoy at 7:21 AM on November 24, 2004


Crash, I know, I was just sayin'.

That and I wanted to get lectured by a low 5 didgit.
posted by jmgorman at 7:32 AM on November 24, 2004


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posted by Capn at 7:37 AM on November 24, 2004


I was kind of hoping the point of the first game was just to frustrate you, end that you would never make it past the second bit. I was laughing at the idea.
posted by doozer_ex_machina at 7:50 AM on November 24, 2004


Xy
posted by mfbridges at 9:11 AM on November 24, 2004


No.
posted by Debaser626 at 11:43 AM on November 24, 2004


Actually, there is a commercial board game that involves absolutely NO skill: Chutes and Ladders. Winning is 100% based on luck (dice-rolling) - at least for those without telekenetic abilities.

The game is good for (a) teaching young kids to count (as Hasbro's web page points out) and (b) something that adults and 4-to-5 year olds can play where no one has an advantage (as in, adults don't have to deliberately lose in order to keep things interesting). On the other hand, there is the "no matter what you do, you're not in control" aspect.
posted by WestCoaster at 11:55 AM on November 24, 2004


Other children's games of no skill are "War" and Candyland. I guess in Candyland, you can choose to take the shortcuts or not if you land on them.

Why do children love these games? I can't feign interest in one of them for longer than a few minutes.
posted by sonofsamiam at 12:12 PM on November 24, 2004


Same reason people love gambling.

Oh and in case you were wondering, Christians can play Chutes and Ladders. Phew.
posted by tb0n3 at 7:32 PM on November 24, 2004


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