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Considering how fast the last quiz I posted was solved (under 5 minutes), I'm upping the difficulty.

Simple question: find the gaming significance of the number in the subject heading. (And no, it doesn't involve Busen Memo!)

EDIT: Whoops! My first posting was wrong! What's posted now is correct. My bad.

That number again: 572,679,643,536. As in: Five hundred seventy-two billion, six hundred seventy-nine million, six hundred forty-three thousand, five hundred thirty-six.

Good luck, all!
 
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Re: Game quiz: 8,246,586,866,918,400
is it the number you get when you do that doubling thing on a chessboard for grains of rice?
 
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Re: Game quiz: 8,246,586,866,918,400
WalkerRedEye wrote:
is it the number you get when you do that doubling thing on a chessboard for grains of rice?

Good try, but no. That would be 2^64, a number I have not memorized (but do know does not end in zeroes).
 
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Re: Game quiz: 8,246,586,866,918,400
Coyotek4 wrote:
WalkerRedEye wrote:
is it the number you get when you do that doubling thing on a chessboard for grains of rice?

Good try, but no. That would be 2^64, a number I have not memorized (but do know does not end in zeroes).


    2^63, but who's counting?

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Re: Game quiz: 8,246,586,866,918,400
Something to do with energy consumption?
 
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Re: Game quiz: 8,246,586,866,918,400
I think its something that involves Carcassonne and the different layouts thereof.

Mike is a huge Goa fan. I think has to do with possible layouts of tiles.

-DK

Edit: Corrected myself
 
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Re: Game quiz: 8,246,586,866,918,400
The number of ways to play Die Macher incorrectly.
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Re: Game quiz: 8,246,586,866,918,400
    It's the key sequence to get through Fantasy Flight Game's telephone system into Kevin Wilson's voice mail.

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Once again: I erred the first time I posted this. The number now shown is correct.
 
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Coyotek4 wrote:
Once again: I erred the first time I posted this. The number now shown is correct.


    You're fired.

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Sagrilarus wrote:
Coyotek4 wrote:
Once again: I erred the first time I posted this. The number now shown is correct.


You're fired.

Sag.


Can we flog him?

-DK
 
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DKahnt wrote:
Sagrilarus wrote:
Coyotek4 wrote:
Once again: I erred the first time I posted this. The number now shown is correct.


You're fired.

Sag.


Can we flog him?

-DK


    He's in Fairless Hills -- hold him down until I get there. DON'T START WITHOUT ME.

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It involves 15 of something...

Amun-Re, maybe?
 
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The projected number of Monopoly editions in the year 2018 ...


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Sagrilarus wrote:
Coyotek4 wrote:
WalkerRedEye wrote:
is it the number you get when you do that doubling thing on a chessboard for grains of rice?

Good try, but no. That would be 2^64, a number I have not memorized (but do know does not end in zeroes).


    2^63, but who's counting?

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Actually, it's (2^64)-1, which might as well be 2^64. It's a 20-digit number in base ten.
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It's definitely Amun-Re, but I only played once, so I can't say what in Amun-re.

OK, there are 15 Province cards. (Got to re-read the rules without a 3-year-old in my lap.) In a five-player game, five province cards are turned over each turn. There are three turns in an age, so 756,756 ways in which the 15 cards can appear in three groups of five. Since there are two ages, square this to get 572,679,643,536.
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Sagrilarus wrote:
DKahnt wrote:
Sagrilarus wrote:
Coyotek4 wrote:
Once again: I erred the first time I posted this. The number now shown is correct.


You're fired.

Sag.


Can we flog him?

-DK


He's in Fairless Hills -- hold him down until I get there. DON'T START WITHOUT ME.

Sag.


Gotcha...

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molnar wrote:
It's definitely Amun-Re, but I only played once, so I can't say what in Amun-re.

OK, there are 15 Province cards. (Got to re-read the rules without a 3-year-old in my lap.) In a five-player game, five province cards are turned over each turn. There are three turns in an age, so 756,756 ways in which the 15 cards can appear in three groups of five. Since there are two ages, square this to get 572,679,643,536.


Well, if this isn't the answer to the original question, it's equally right. In fancier mathy-type words, 572,679,643,536 = ((15 C 10)*(15 C 5))^2.
 
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It´s obviously the number of new cardboard pieces in the upcomming Descent expansion, Road to Legend!
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The answer is somewhat obvious -

It's the number of times a Geek has used the pickup line, "So how about coming back to my place for a drink and a game of "Ticket to Ride",

only to receive the answer, "No".
 
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molnar wrote:
It's definitely Amun-Re, but I only played once, so I can't say what in Amun-re.

OK, there are 15 Province cards. (Got to re-read the rules without a 3-year-old in my lap.) In a five-player game, five province cards are turned over each turn. There are three turns in an age, so 756,756 ways in which the 15 cards can appear in three groups of five. Since there are two ages, square this to get 572,679,643,536.

GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!!

Impressive. Guess it's back to the old drawing board.

(In case you're wondering: my first time, I forgot to divide by one of the '5!' factors; that's why my original number has zeroes at the end.)
 
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Neil Thomson wrote:
The answer is somewhat obvious -

It's the number of times a Geek has used the pickup line, "So how about coming back to my place for a drink and a game of "Ticket to Ride",

only to receive the answer, "No".


You're not doing it right!

I got a yes to that (although he was a big sweaty biker). kiss

Gamers can't be choosers!
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Coyotek4 wrote:
GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!!

Impressive. Guess it's back to the old drawing board.

(In case you're wondering: my first time, I forgot to divide by one of the '5!' factors; that's why my original number has zeroes at the end.)


Mike, you've only got 29 games rated. The fact that the number is a perfect square pointed heavily towards Amun-Re. Yeah, let's see what else you got. (In time I would have found your mistake too; that's my job. Well, part of my job I guess.)

 
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Coyotek4 wrote:
molnar wrote:
It's definitely Amun-Re, but I only played once, so I can't say what in Amun-re.

OK, there are 15 Province cards. (Got to re-read the rules without a 3-year-old in my lap.) In a five-player game, five province cards are turned over each turn. There are three turns in an age, so 756,756 ways in which the 15 cards can appear in three groups of five. Since there are two ages, square this to get 572,679,643,536.

GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!!

Impressive. Guess it's back to the old drawing board.

(In case you're wondering: my first time, I forgot to divide by one of the '5!' factors; that's why my original number has zeroes at the end.)


I was sure it was the number of counters in World in Flames using all expansions...
 
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