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There's a TV show in the UK called Golden Balls. It's not very good to be honest. Every episode ends in a classic Prisoner Dilemma (apart from the fact the contestants get to talk to each other).
This clip has surfaced recently of a dude playing a very clever position, which doesn't happen very often as they generally pick contestants who could barely spell game theory, let alone apply it. Heres a link to the clip and a blog about it:

http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/economics/comments/gam...
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I liked the original better:

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After watching that, it reminded me of the last game of Lifeboats I played.
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Yeah, someone posted this on F:AT last month. They need an All-Star edition to match him up with this person:



Edit: Here is some game theory discussion about the clip I shared.
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There was a similar game show in the US several years ago, but I can't remember the name of it. I never saw anyone play it that way though. Well done!
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Wow, that was awesome. Thanks!
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Bravo. That man is brilliant. Rarely do you see someone lie to both party's advantages (especially on reality TV).

Of course, they broke the show...
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How could you forget about Robert Kilroy-Silk

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Very interesting psychology. Nick convinces Ibrahim that he is going to steal, and therefore Ibrahim's only choice is they both lose (Ibrahim steals) or Nick wins everything (Ibrahim splits) - but also that if Nick wins (Ibrahim splits), Nick will give Ibrahim half after the show. Nick has pyschologically forced Ibrahim's choice: the only rational choice is for Ibrahim to split, so Nick can now pick the best option for himself. However, Nick turns out to be both trustworthy and untrustworthy: he changes his choice to split, but this means they both share the winnings officially instead of on a gentlemen's agreement.
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My students are playing Diplomacy right now in class. I am going to share this video with them tomorrow as food for a little discussion. Thanks for posting it!
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Leezer wrote:
There was a similar game show in the US several years ago, but I can't remember the name of it. I never saw anyone play it that way though. Well done!

I remembered the name of the show: Friend or Foe?.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friend_or_Foe%3F
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Leezer wrote:
Leezer wrote:
There was a similar game show in the US several years ago, but I can't remember the name of it. I never saw anyone play it that way though. Well done!

I remembered the name of the show: Friend or Foe?.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friend_or_Foe%3F


I thought that was an Adam Ant record.
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I want to see an episode where one player refuses to look to see which ball is which before making his decision.
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molnar wrote:
Leezer wrote:
Leezer wrote:
There was a similar game show in the US several years ago, but I can't remember the name of it. I never saw anyone play it that way though. Well done!

I remembered the name of the show: Friend or Foe?.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friend_or_Foe%3F


I thought that was an Adam Ant record.


Well, it's a common phrase that has been used for different things.

Wikipedia wrote:
Friend or Foe may refer to:

Friend or Foe?, an American TV game show
Friend or FOE?, an album by ska punk band Forces of Evil
Friend or Foe (album), an album by Adam Ant
Friend or Foe (song), a song by Adam Ant
Friend or Foe? (album), an album by German Indie rock band Blackmail
"Friend or Foe" (song), a song by t.A.T.u.
Identification friend or foe, a cryptographic identification system
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe, a computer and video game
"Friend or Foe", an episode of the television series SpongeBob SquarePants
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