The Minefield Quiz: Introduction

There once was a quiz-maker named Dave,
Who was treated by Stephen as slave,
So Dave thought “Well fine,
Under two questions I’ll mine,
And see who’s arse Stephen saves.”

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I’m confused, but I’m in!

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This is brilliant! I’m in

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Hopefully it will become clear as you play, but if there’s anything that you’re not sure about, please feel free to ask!

I’ll re-read the rules more carefully later, I’m sure my brain is just too mushy to get it at the moment :slight_smile:

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If anyone wants to try at the game, have a go with this. It’ll be just like the standard game, but with TWO exceptions:

Firstly, i will respond as soon as I can, which may be less than an hour.

Secondly, if you make a mistake, i will let you know, and thus give you a chance to correct it.

Q1 What is the first whole number?
Q2 What is the second whole number?
Q3 What is the third whole number?
Q4 What is the fourth whole number?
Q5 What is the fifth whole number?
Q6 What is the sixth whole number?
Q7 What is the seventh whole number?
Q8 What is the eighth whole number?
Q9 What is the ninth whole number?
Q10 What is the tenth whole number?

Edited to add: just had one set of sample answers, and i realise that what i failed to do was remember the existence of zero and all negative numbers. If i were to rephrase the questions to remove the ambiguity, they would all be about a paragraph in length.

So instead i will just say that there are no tricks here: the first whole number is 1, the second is 2, and so on. This sample game is more about how to play rather than having to think hard about the answers.

If this were to happen in the game, i would now be scrambling to rewrite the questions and make amends with the score. This also highlights to me the dangers of throwing a sample game together on the spur of the moment, rather than writing the quiz over several months, taking care to double check the wording frequently!

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Game One results

@RebeccaBlue 16 points (score locked in)
@Celoptra 3 points (discovered active mine)
@CJR 3 points (discovered active mine)
@grondmaster 3 points (discovered active mine)
@Sillsallad 3 points (discovered active mine)
@AthenaCat 1 point (discovered active mine)
@Lola 1 point (discovered active mine)

Game Two Results

@AthenaCat 25 points (locked in score)
@CJR 4 points (discovered active mine)
@Lola 4 points (discovered active mine)
@Celoptra 2 points (discovered active mine)
@Sillsallad 2 points (discovered active mine)
@AlienToasterRepairs 1 point (discovered active mine)
@RebeccaBlue 1 point (discovered active mine)
@Valiant_Potato 0 points (discovered active mine)
@Weatherby2378 0 points (discovered active mine)

Running Total

Each game is a standalone, but in case you’re interested in how you’re doing overall, here is the tally after two games:

@AthenaCat 26 points
@RebeccaBlue 17 points
@CJR 7 points
@Lola 5 points
@Celoptra 5 points
@Sillsallad 5 points
@grondmaster 3 points
@AlienToasterRepairs 1 point
@Valiant_Potato 0 points
@Weatherby2378 0 points

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The goal is to find the mines as quickly as possible, right?

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You are doing outstanding work in that field. Outstanding, then leaping several hundred feet into the air…

Game 3 Summary

@AthenaCat 100 points
@RebeccaBlue 100 points
@Celoptra 16 points
@Sillsallad 16 points
@AlienToasterRepairs 1 point
@CJR 1 point

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Running Total

Each game is a standalone, but in case you’re interested in how you’re doing overall, here is the tally after three games:

@AthenaCat 126 points
@RebeccaBlue 117 points
@Celoptra 21 points
@Sillsallad 21 points
@CJR 8 points
@Lola 5 points
@grondmaster 3 points
@AlienToasterRepairs 2 points
@Valiant_Potato 0 points
@Weatherby2378 0 points

Game 4 has started, and all are welcome to play!

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Question to the Gamemaker King.

Are you rooting for us to avoid the mines, or are you enjoying blowing us up?

A bit of both :grin:

It is really frustrating seeing someone get blown up on their first guess, and there have been LOADS of those!

On the other hand, I’ve had a few instances where I’ve been mentally willing the person to lock it in as i know the odds are not in their favour, so when they do go that little bit too far and they go boom, i say to myself “ah well… it’s their fault, as i was thinking really hard”

Also, it depends on whether I’ve found a really cool gif i want to use…

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New player here; I don’t see the message icon to reply privately. Where do I find that?

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Welcome! Click on the poster’s name and a Message option will appear.

Hi! I’ve tagged you in a post on the current game. If you’re still having trouble sending me a message, let me know and I’ll send one to you that you can reply to.

Game 4 Results

@AlienToasterRepairs 9 points (locked in score)

@CJR 6 points (discovered active mine)

@Kharza 4 points (discovered active mine)

@RebeccaBlue 4 points (discovered active mine)

@AthenaCat 3 points (discovered active mine)

@Celoptra 3 points (discovered active mine)

@Miss_Edith 1 point (discovered active mine)

@Sillsallad 1 point (discovered active mine)

Running Total

Each game is a standalone, but in case you’re interested in how you’re doing overall, here is the tally after four games:

@AthenaCat 129 points
@RebeccaBlue 121 points
@Celoptra 24 points
@Sillsallad 22 points
@CJR 14 points
@AlienToasterRepairs 11 points
@Lola 5 points
@Kharza 4 points
@grondmaster 3 points
@Miss_Edith 1 point
Valiant_Potato 0 points
Weatherby2378 0 points

A reminder that the next game has started, and you are more than welcome to join in! Just click this link