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IndyJones1023 said:
What is this show about? I went to the site and it's some briefcase exchange game. But they have 50 models for some reason. Why all the hot babes?
In the versions of the game around the world, there's an elimination game using the entire studio audience to whittle the crowd down to the one player to play the main game, and the other 25 cases are held by the members of the audience. Those other 25 people can win extra cash if they can successfully predict what dollar amount is in their case.

The NBC version doesn't have the audience elimination game, hence the models to bring out the cases and reveal what's inside.

Here's the Wiki that better explains the international versions of DoND.
 

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It sounds like a game of pure chance. In other words, since no one knows what is in the cases, you are just hoping that you bet the right way.

It sounds boring. I will either watch some old shows I have on my Tivo or do something even weirder, read.

I like trivia games.
 

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timr_42 said:
I never knew, but if someone "won" something like a donkey, they didn't get to keep it did they?
Actually, they never received the gag prizes ("zonks") until one contestant demanded to keep the elephant. This cost the producers a fortune, so from there on it was written into the contestant agreements that a "zonk" winner would get another small prize as a substitute.
 

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Paperboy2003 said:
my GOD do I HATE stupid people!
Ok, that's nice. And that has what to do with this show or this thread?

Anyway. This is kind of an interesting show - it's pure chance and "game theory" as the Wiki article puts it... at what point will the risk be too much for the contestant to continue? Will the contestant base their decision to continue on what the banker's offer is, or whether the chance of having a good case selected?

I do think based on the description on Wiki that they made a good decision to simplify the show for the US audience, esp. given a limited run. This gets the same general point across without the weird random elements added in of guesses/superguesses and other audience members participating and stuff, and gets more contestants involved and playing the game.
 

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LoadStar said:
Ok, that's nice. And that has what to do with this show or this thread?
OK.....let me add my second part to that:

....who can't understand simple odds and probability.

Better?
 

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I kind of enjoyed it. I thought it was going to be boring but my wife and I were getting into it at the end. We figured out that the "Banker" was simply the average of the cases left somewhere in the first game. It's interesting to think about when it's best to take the deal or to continue. Kind of like the stock market, you don't know until the end when your highest offer is going to be made.

We'll keep watching.
 

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cherry ghost said:
This is bad. I give it a week.
This was, perhaps, the funniest thing I have heard today. Kudos to you, cherry ghost. Kudos to you.
 
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