Interesting Games

Here are two interesting items. The first is from Burkhard Schipper, an economist at the University of Bonn. He created a game where you play as a firm against other firms and find out how you did against the computer and how you stand relative to other players. It takes about 5 minutes.

Talking of internet games, I came across something that is really spooky. I cannot figure this one out. I am pretty clever but that one has me totally puzzled.

5 thoughts on “Interesting Games

  1. tsquared Saturday January 17, 2004 / 12:56 pm


    It’s easy, man.

    {Set of Cards Displayed for your selection} intersection
    {set of cards displayed after your selection} = {}

    See, the cards they display after the selection does not match any of the cards displayed before selection. It’s a neat trick, though. It had me puzzled for a few moments, then I selected not one but two cards and I found both the cards were removed. Then, I thought ahaa.


  2. Atanu Dey Saturday January 17, 2004 / 1:11 pm

    tsquared, a colleague of mine also let me in on this trick. I must say that it was pretty darned neat. I like to be fooled from time to time. Keeps me humble 🙂


  3. nagendra Saturday January 17, 2004 / 6:58 pm

    i didnt understand a bit. but scored 61/74 352/416. our rankings are dependent on how many dumb(no pun intended)people play this game.percentile ranking has its own disadvantages.


  4. Aditya Wednesday January 21, 2004 / 6:17 am

    Hey Atanu,
    You have written so many intelligent stuffs on this site but u got puzzled by this trick named ESP or whatever. Its so simple none of the 6 cards shown on first screen (the selection screen) are present in second screen when he says I have removed your card, obviously it has removed all the cards so selected one also is removed.


  5. deepak Sunday February 8, 2004 / 3:21 am


    Is the key to the ‘phi’ game sticking to a pattern around 35-45 which is the high profit pattern?
    The other one was pretty easy the second set is exclusive of the first

    Enjoyed playing the first one though!



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