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"Awake" Game Show - Count Loose Coins For 24 Hours

 
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 Posted 04/23/2020  9:59 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So it's quarantine time and the wife just started watching this new game show on Netflix called Awake.

Premise of the game:

- Contestants have to go into a room for 24 hours and count as many loose quarters as they can from a giant bin of $1,000,000 face value. No methods of keeping track except for memory
- After 24 straight hours, they have to estimate the face value of what they counted
- Lowest count and least accurate guess get eliminated
- Remainder of players must compete in "minute to win it" style challenges with significantly reduced concentration and coordination
- Last one standing wins whatever they counted (usually between $15,000 - 30,000)
- They can wager their winnings against the total that all contestants counted (usually between $100,000-200,000) if they feel confident that their count is within $500 of the actual count
- If they win that, they can wager their new winnings against the pot of $1M if they feel confident that their count is within $25 of the actual count



First off, I'd be in hog heaven! Just imagine how many silver quarters must be in a bucket that big!

Second, I feel like all the years many of us have spent CRH-ing would make us uniquely qualified for a game like this - in my heyday, I had a system that allowed me to count out and roll up a full box of nickels in about 20 minutes with minimal counting, and I feel like it wouldn't be hard to scale that up to 4,000 quarters at a time.

Most contestants were off by at least a couple hundred dollars, and many were off by $1,000 or more.

Think you could do it?
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 Posted 04/23/2020  11:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That sort of money counting would have been heaven for Scrooge McDuck!
He lived in a time of 90% quarters, not clads.
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 Posted 04/24/2020  05:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I bet I could finally find a W quarter there
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 Posted 04/24/2020  08:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I can just see myself picking out the dates I need and royally messing up the count .
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 Posted 04/24/2020  10:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mcshilling to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That would be fun, for the first hour or two.
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 Posted 04/24/2020  12:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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That sort of money counting would have been heaven for Scrooge McDuck!


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 Posted 04/26/2020  09:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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 Posted 04/26/2020  7:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MrPink2018 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
yes, I could do it.. but I would almost certainly botch the count. so i'd likely go into it not worrying about the count & just try to find Ws & silver, maybe I could pocket them, i'd likely select T-BOP for my team, if possible..... I realize my own shortcomings + I realize the entertainment value; no one would find entertaining me trying to count quarters, tho i'd expect everyone would find entertaining me trying to pocket certain quarters while ignoring the point of the game. LOL
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 Posted 04/26/2020  8:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alpha2814 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I watched two episodes -- it's mildly amusing watching them attempt the physical challenges and I came up with my own counting system that I think would help me ... if I actually believed the show itself were accurate with their results. One of the contestants was off by exactly $5. It feels a bit arbitrary, that they could just say you won or lost depending on whether they like you -- who's going to call their bluff?
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