Results of the 5th Minority Decides Game

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Here are the results of the 5th Minority Decides held from Dec. 22, 2010 to Jan. 31, 2011.

Champion of the 5th Minority Decides

Details of the winner' answers
Question
(Entry date)
taco1991
(Jan. 24)
I'm starving.Yes
I like chewing-gum better than candy.Yes
I like Yajilin better than Masyu.No
I solve puzzles really fast.No
I don't think Japanese eat much.No
I usually wear a wrist watch when I go out.No
I go to college/university.Yes
I woke up before 6 a.m. yesterday.Yes
I can explain the theory of relativity.Yes
Tomorrow'll be great.No

Champion: taco1991. Congratulations!! taco1991 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 I'm starving.

Yes - 59 persons

Survive

On to Q2

Next question

No - 72 persons

Lost - All finish 69th

AbsoluteZero Aerion Anton Bob78164 CRachel DoubtingApostle DrSteve GarethM JacquiO JesterJ Kathy Lorelei MellowMelon Michaelz Michal MrSniffer Para Patrickov Peacock Rassilon6 Sarah Simon Sin Vraal Spelvin StephenR ThatGuy Tristal TwilightTrinity Worlds Biggest Tool ZedBee Ziti Zotmeister alex4 aphasia bacakbacakustune barko benczur clee08 dafnedegroof dbc565 detuned dlimpid farah fbob flyingalphorn furudo.erika gillianam grahamcevans h3lix heardrw jackie jamattack1974 jmendelson kktkkr mgceo mimic muhorka nickoli o-jusia oapc opalbeetle oyemanzana pragon ronaldx superstardj tamz29 tdk tiger tvanhulle u-and-u wankojj wildTurkey

Question 2 I like chewing-gum better than candy.

Yes - 22 persons

Survive

On to Q3

Next question

No - 37 persons

Lost - All finish 23rd

Ana_Bea Aralna CoreySteel Frostwriter111 Gabe HubieSkuggs Legowyn Onigame PuzzleScott Saphon Shiv Socrates Swords Tyr Yombo ZeroTan abba4ever apacz15 bethfay caw clsmither dreahan gudpal joshuazucker jstozz mammothali margretr mega mpsprs pafcio pwr rspoonts schabas swankgd tlhinman torch32 valvino

Question 3 I like Yajilin better than Masyu.

Yes - 25 persons

Lost - All finish 10th

Alan BenVanGogh Bob Carolyn Nadia Trid3nt Yvraine aaarizpe caribou heinz23 mlc rdunlap1125 threecats

No - 9 persons

Survive

On to Q4

Next question

Question 4 I solve puzzles really fast.

Yes - 15 persons

Lost - All finish 5th

Flieg agabum gpagano katzml muwa

No - 8 persons

Survive

On to Q5

Next question

Question 5 I don't think Japanese eat much.

Yes - 3 persons

Lost - All finish 2nd

M.Schw sworls Pfire

No - 1 person

The winner:

taco1991


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 the second question, the closest was question 4.

QuestionYesNo
Q1 I'm starving.5972
Q2 I like chewing-gum better than candy.4784
Q3 I like Yajilin better than Masyu.7457
Q4 I solve puzzles really fast.6764
Q5 I don't think Japanese eat much.6170
Q6 I usually wear a wrist watch when I go out.6071
Q7 I go to college/university.5378
Q8 I woke up before 6 a.m. yesterday.6863
Q9 I can explain the theory of relativity.7655
Q10 Tomorrow'll be great.8249

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
muwaYYNYNYYNNN
sworlsYYNNYNYNNN
threecatsYYYNNYYNYN
taco1991YYNNNNYYYN
FliegYYNYNYNYNN
agabumYYNYNNYYNN
aaarizpeYYYNNYYYNY
ZeroTanYNNNYYNNNN
MichaelzNYNNNYYYNY
furudo.erikaNYNNYYYYNN
Bob78164NYNNYNYNNN
M.SchwYYNNYYNNYY
gpaganoYYNYNNYYYN
Trid3ntYYYNNYYYYY
CarolynYYYYNYYYYN
BenVanGoghYYYYNNYNYN
OnigameYNNYNYYYYN
torch32YNNYNYYYYN
jstozzYNNYNNYNNY
Ana_BeaYNNYYYYNYN
PuzzleScottYNYNNYYYYN
rspoontsYNYNNNYYNN
DoubtingApostleNYNNYYYNYY
pragonNYNYNNYNYN
dafnedegroofNYYNNNNNNN
AerionNYYNYNYNNN
tvanhulleNNNNNYNNNY
Rassilon6NNNNNYNNYN
farahNNNNNNYNNY
jackieNNNNNNNNNN
MrSnifferNNNNNNNNNN
u-and-uNNNNNNNNNN
tigerNNNYNYNNNN
dbc565NNYNNYYNNY
PfireYYNNYNNYNY
katzmlYYNYNNNNYY
caribouYYYNNNNNYY
YvraineYYYYNYNNYY
gudpalYNNNYYNNYY
margretrYNNNYYNNYY
clsmitherYNNYNYNNYY
SocratesYNNYNNYYYN
apacz15YNNYYYNYNN
CoreySteelYNYNNYYYYY
schabasYNYNNYNNYY
valvinoYNYNNNYYYN
Frostwriter111YNYYNYYYNY
swankgdYNYYNYNNYN
Sin VraalNYNNYYNYNY
MichalNYNNYNYNYY
JacquiONYNYNYYYYY
muhorkaNYYNNNYYNY
barkoNYYNYYNNNY
oyemanzanaNYYYNYNNYN
JesterJNYYYNNYYNN
SpelvinNYYYYYYNNY
mimicNNNNNYYYYY
Worlds Biggest ToolNNNNNNNNNY
PeacockNNNNYYNNNY
SimonNNNYYNYNNN
aphasiaNNYNNYYNYY
AbsoluteZeroNNYNNYYYNY
bacakbacakustuneNNYNNYNNYN
TwilightTrinityNNYNNNYNYN
fbobNNYYNYNNNN
rdunlap1125YYYYNNNNYY
BobYYYYYYYYYY
mlcYYYYYYYYYY
NadiaYYYYYYYYYY
HubieSkuggsYNNYNNNYYN
TyrYNNYNNNYYN
LegowynYNYNNNNYYN
cawYNYNYNYYNY
SaphonYNYNYNNNNY
mammothaliYNYYNYNYYN
megaYNYYYYNNNY
tamz29NYNNYNYYYY
MellowMelonNYNNYNNYNY
SarahNYYNNNNYYN
dlimpidNNNYNYNYNY
detunedNNNYNNYNYY
PatrickovNNNYNNNYNN
oapcNNNYYYNNNY
CRachelNNYNNNYYNY
ZedBeeNNYNNNYYNY
heardrwNNYNYYNNNY
ZotmeisterNNYNYYNNYN
h3lixNNYYNYYNYY
heinz23YYYYYNNYYN
joshuazuckerYNNYYYNYYY
AralnaYNNYYNNYYN
pwrYNYNYYNYYY
abba4everYNYNYNNNYY
SwordsYNYYNNYYYY
mpsprsYNYYNNNNYY
dreahanYNYYNNNYYN
tlhinmanYNYYYNNYNN
opalbeetleNYNYNNNYYY
flyingalphornNYNYYNYYYY
wildTurkeyNYNYYNNNYY
TristalNYYNYNNNYY
mgceoNYYYNYNYYY
kktkkrNYYYYYYYYY
AntonNNNNYYNYYY
benczurNNNNYNNNYY
nickoliNNNYYYNNYY
alex4NNNYYNNNNY
DrSteveNNYNNYNYYY
gillianamNNYNNNNNYY
grahamcevansNNYNYYNYNY
wankojjNNYNYYNYNY
KathyNNYNYNYNYY
StephenRNNYYYYNNNY
LoreleiNNYYYNYNYN
clee08NNYYYNYYNN
AlanYYYYYNNYYY
bethfayYNNYYNNYYY
pafcioYNNYYNNYYY
ShivYNYNYNNYYY
YomboYNYYNNNYYY
GabeYNYYYNNYNY
superstardjNYYYYNNYNY
o-jusiaNNYNNNNYYY
ThatGuyNNYNNNNYYY
jamattack1974NNYYNNNNYY
ParaNNYYYYNYNY
GarethMNNYYYNNNNY
ronaldxNNYYYNNNNY
jmendelsonNNYYYNNYNN
tdkNNYNYNNYYY
ZitiNNYYYNNNYY

Messages from the participants

In this game, we asked for request messages for a new puzzle 'Ripple Effect' as to become number eleven on nikoli.com. Thank you for all the many many messages.

5th place

gpagano

It's an okay puzzle type; I haven't played too many though, so I can't comment too much. I think other types might be more interesting, like fillomino or even nonograms.

10th place

Trid3nt

I love Nikoli! This is a great idea!

10th place

caribou

That is ok. Please add Fillomino, too.

10th place

Carolyn

It reminds me of Sudoku. I don't like Sudoku very much. I don't like deciding where to put numbers. I like filling in black and white squares. That's why I enjoy Hitori and Heyawake and Akari. There are fewer choices for every square.

10th place

Yvraine

nikoli.com are planning to add Ripple Effect as the 13th kind of puzzle in our member area. How do you feel about that? YES PLEASE! :)

10th place

BenVanGogh

Fantastic idea!

10th place

Bob

Great idea, looking forward to something new.

10th place

mlc

Yay! I love Ripple Effect. We'll see how solving it on the internet compares with solving it with a pencil.

10th place

heinz23

more kinds of puzzles = more fun! so bring it on!

23rd place

torch32

its an ok game

23rd place

clsmither

Yes! I have liked working them in the Nikoli puzzle books. What I really, really, want is more hard puzzles per day. Please!!

23rd place

Tyr

I think it is a great idea.

23rd place

Ana_Bea

OK, I guess...

23rd place

joshuazucker

That's OK. It's a good puzzle. For this game, I picked at random, using random.org. We'll see if that gives a good result!

23rd place

CoreySteel

I've never played Ripple Effect before, but should be a nice addition :)

23rd place

rspoonts

That's a great idea!

23rd place

valvino

Ripple Effect is really cool!

23rd place

Legowyn

Ripple Effect - yes please!!!

23rd place

Saphon

I think this would be great! Please do.

23rd place

swankgd

Looks like fun!

23rd place

mammothali

Sounds great - I love ripple effect!

23rd place

tlhinman

Would've preferred Fillomino, but OK.

60th place

furudo.erika

Disappointed. There were so many better options. But, then again I used to think that about Yajilin.

60th place

Michal

Good idea:)

60th place

tamz29

There's bigger fish to fry

60th place

MellowMelon

That's okay. There could have been worse choices.

60th place

JacquiO

I love all Nikoli.com puzzles and I'm excited to try the Ripple Effect type. Thanks, Nikoli!

60th place

opalbeetle

Good idea!

60th place

flyingalphorn

Sounds good! At least more logical to me than numberlink.

60th place

wildTurkey

Sounds good to me! I always enjoy the new puzzle types, but I do wish the new puzzles didn't mean less of the old ones. What are the chances of moving to 5 puzzles published per day?

60th place

dafnedegroof

Great. Haven't tried it yet but I'm always happy to see new puzzles in Nikoli. I joined when Akari was just new and since then, all new puzzles start out to be my favorites !

60th place

barko

I always look forward to new puzzles - hurray! (more Yajilin puzzles would be great...these are my favorites)

60th place

Aerion

That seems OK.

60th place

oyemanzana

I've never played but not having an income, any new game is welcomed so I can get more sample puzzles.

60th place

mgceo

Sounds good, the more puzzles the better!

60th place

JesterJ

Ripple Effect looks interesting. I'd be happy to try it!

60th place

Spelvin

I approve.

60th place

superstardj

good but like lits

60th place

Rassilon6

I bought the Nikoli Ripple Effect book without knowing what it would be like, just because I wanted to try it. I LOVE it. Please add it.

60th place

farah

I like puzzles like Akari, Nurikabe, Hitori, and Masyu the most. Not interested in Ripple Effect.

60th place

u-and-u

I believe that Ripple Effect is one of the easier puzzle formats. I would have preferred it if you added something more demanding. However, any addition is very welcome. since your puzzles give us much pleasure and enjoyment.

60th place

Worlds Biggest Tool

It will be great.

60th place

Peacock

Sounds complicated

60th place

benczur

Never played but looks interesting!

60th place

detuned

I'd have preferred Fillomino, but I'm hardly complaining with Ripple Effect.

60th place

Patrickov

Oh God, no, not another Sudoku style puzzle...

60th place

Simon

I like the puzzle on paper, but online I don't normally like the puzzles, where you have to write numbers (kakuro and sudoku is the only puzzles I don't do). I just have to wait and see how I feel with this 1 online.

60th place

alex4

Very good.

60th place

dbc565

Excellent -- I have not played it and am looking forward to a new type.

60th place

AbsoluteZero

Good idea. I like variety. Let's have fewer Sudoku and Kakuro. It would be great to have more statistics on one's own performance and ranking (for example, a histogram of the "Time to solve"). Also, it does not make sense to record times after a puzzle has already solved (i.e. the time for the second, third, etc. time that the puzzle was solved). Only the time for the first solution should be posted.

60th place

DrSteve

Not my favourite, but the more variety, the better.

60th place

TwilightTrinity

Great! Looking forward to it!

60th place

CRachel

looks like a fun puzzle to try.

60th place

gillianam

Sounds good.

60th place

ThatGuy

I really like Ripple Effect, so I'm happy that it will be added next.

60th place

Zotmeister

Ripple Effect works. Again, not the easiest to work through with mouse and keyboard, but it's certainly an excellent puzzle I'd love to see more of. - ZM

60th place

grahamcevans

would prefer others but ripple is OK

60th place

Kathy

Looks like a good game (now if you can only add Eden/Paint by Numbers...)

60th place

tdk

Ripple Effect looks like fun. Does this mean that Fillomino may be coming? Thank you for providing a great puzzle site.

60th place

h3lix

I love you.

60th place

fbob

I like Ripple Effect but there are other puzzles I would rather see added, like LITS or Tentai Show.

60th place

Lorelei

Seems interesting. I'm worried it might reduce the number of puzzles of my favorite types, though.

60th place

clee08

Excellent! I have been waiting for this for a long time.

60th place

GarethM

I'd rather see Suraromu!

60th place

ronaldx

I like this puzzle

60th place

Ziti

Ripple Effect is ok, although I would like to see Filomino instead. I usually am somewhat bored with the Ripple Effect puzzles in the Penpa Mix books, but maybe that will change when it is added to the website.

60th place

jmendelson

looks like a good puzzle

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!