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February 28, 2003 10:45 AM   Subscribe

Play the classic lemonade stand game. (jave req'd). Or, for more grown-up fun, play BeerStand (no java req'd).
posted by Ufez Jones (14 comments total)
Feckin' typos. That, of course, should be (java req'd).
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:47 AM on February 28, 2003

Beer cost / bottle: $10.5

$10.50 a bottle before markup? Christ, that is some expensive beer!
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 11:09 AM on February 28, 2003

I'm not sure if it was this same version, but a friend of mine once made bookoo bucks on the lemonade game by entering negative numbers for some of the options. Have fun.
posted by paddy at 11:11 AM on February 28, 2003

I've played this before, it is SUPER hard. Much trickier and addictive than one might think.
posted by agregoli at 11:11 AM on February 28, 2003

Very cool, I made a killing in the lemonade business. I'll mow attempt to do the same outdoors.
posted by riffola at 11:25 AM on February 28, 2003

Why am I trying to sell lemonade where it's 50 degrees and rainy every day?
posted by Hildago at 11:26 AM on February 28, 2003

You're all FOOLS if you think you can make a living off of selling this lemonade shit.

What's that ringing sound? Oh hey it's the clue phone, it's me on the other end, I'm going to tell you how to MAKE. MONEY. FAST.


Forget Sugar! Forget Ice! Forget the Lemons! The real money is in designer Cups my friends.

Why spend money on expensive lemonade when they'll buy the cups at twice the price?

Yes! It's the American Marketing way! You're all sheeps eating from my hand! Just buy 100 cups, set the other things to zero, and sell each cup for 10 to 15 cents depending on the weather, and call yourself something ridiculous like LEMONIKEA or Lemons, Sugar, and BEYOND.

Virtual people are just as dumb as real people! Isn't that comforting? I made $300 from the comfort of my own home with 90% popularity (or what we evil marketing people call: Brand Awareness), and you can too if you agree to 30% of your profits to me to use my guaranteed system.
posted by Stan Chin at 12:20 PM on February 28, 2003

Am I a wuss if I set the price to 0 and just gave lemonade to people to make them happy?
posted by Hildago at 12:43 PM on February 28, 2003

Yes. You're supposed to "Rape the Mental Environment" so all the anti-lemon globalization adbusters people will get all angsty at you.
posted by Stan Chin at 12:51 PM on February 28, 2003

Heh. I remember playing a version of this game on the Apple II back in grade school. I liked it so much that I wrote a version of it for my TI-85 calculator my senior year in high school. My friends liked it so much, they actually paid me to rewrite it for their TI-81s.

Man, I'm such a geek.
posted by daveadams at 1:25 PM on February 28, 2003

Oh, I forgot to mention that my version had some fun easter eggs of sorts. Every few thousand days played, a nuclear holocaust would occur. Depending on the fate of the random number generator, you would then either be able to sell tons of lemonade for ridiculously high prices, or you would immediately die and end the game.
posted by daveadams at 1:36 PM on February 28, 2003

I remember playing a version of this game on the Apple II back in grade school.

Heh, I remember this one too. Although, I should point out that after you played it a little but, it was pretty easy to figure out what the weather pattern was, because sun/rain repeated at a fixed time scale.
posted by PeteyStock at 1:43 PM on February 28, 2003

I don't know if the game is buggy, too easy, or if I'm just having beginner's luck. I accepted all the defaults for price, cups, lemons, etc. Every day, I buy the middle amount of ingredients and I make a steady -- but perhaps slow -- profit. My popularity keeps growing and I always have 100% customer satisfaction (even though on rainy days the thought balloons say "too pricey.")
posted by grumblebee at 4:13 PM on February 28, 2003

Someone needs to make a Flash version of Grapple. Greatest Apple II game EVER.
posted by Fahrenheit at 12:42 AM on March 1, 2003

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