Spoiler Alert: Chuckie Cheese is fun

DUring a recent trip to Chuckie Cheese I got to relive my childhood. My favoirte childhood games were their including skeetball and a basketball shooting game called street hoops (which I tied the high score of 159). I only ended up with 86 tickets but had a good time while conducting my “research”.

For this assignment I decided to step aside from my physical education background since most of our teaching is based on skill development through various games and practices. As I wandered through around and tried the different games one game caught my attention

After watching a few of my colleagues play Deal or No Deal I decided I would remake the game for my project (sadly without the models). The game is based on probability and averages. The contestant selects a suitcase in the hopes that it contains a million dollars. They open other cases revealing their value in the hopes that they are of low value. The more low value cases they open the more money the banker will offer them to buy their case. The probability of them actually winning a million dollars is low so most contestants have to decide when the best time to get out with the most money is. The concept of probability is very clear in the game and I hope to make it more of a focus as I remake it.




10 thoughts on “Spoiler Alert: Chuckie Cheese is fun

  1. I also shoot this video when professor was playing. This is a good game of balance. I also played the deal and no deal. A very good game to modify. I like the idea that you wanna make game with probability. Sounds great. Looking forward to see and play this game… Great post…

  2. I seeee, now I understand the concept of Deal or No Deal. I never understood the game. Even when we went to Chuck E. Cheese and I watched two people play the game, I didn’t understand. So I’m guessing if the suitcase you pick is a very low amount, your chances at getting a good deal are horrible. I’m so happy I get it now. I was always confused when looking at this game, no longer. Thanks!

  3. I watch this game show all the time and I agree it is all about probability! You created a great mock-up at the arcade today. I had fun!

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