onenickelmiracle
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March 19th, 2019 at 7:52:28 PM permalink
Is there a list of games where you can only win by quitting?

I can only think of Russian Roulette, but then again it's not winning.

Mutually assured destruction is a theory, but not a game, but in this scenario, you can only win by not playing.

Are there any more? Am I not making a really descriptive question? Maybe I am.

In Chess, you knock your King over, if you quit, usually because you think you cannot win no matter what and cannot draw. So you quit, because there is no way to win.

I'm sleep deprived a little, bear with me.

Obviously I quit a game I cannot win.
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March 19th, 2019 at 8:07:17 PM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

Is there a list of games where you can only win by quitting?

I can only think of Russian Roulette, but then again it's not winning.

Mutually assured destruction is a theory, but not a game, but in this scenario, you can only win by not playing.

Are there any more? Am I not making a really descriptive question? Maybe I am.

In Chess, you knock your King over, if you quit, usually because you think you cannot win no matter what and cannot draw. So you quit, because there is no way to win.

I'm sleep deprived a little, bear with me.

Obviously I quit a game I cannot win.



Health nut: Smoking

AP: Any negative EV game

Broken hearted: that codependent and enabling relationship

Sorry, man.
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onenickelmiracle
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March 19th, 2019 at 8:30:59 PM permalink
Quote: unJon

Health nut: Smoking

AP: Any negative EV game

Broken hearted: that codependent and enabling relationship

Sorry, man.

There is a really good answer right on the tip of our tongues(that's not a hint per se). Put your answers in spoilers and I'll ruin a play for you if you're right.
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March 19th, 2019 at 8:49:41 PM permalink
All games if you are using a loss rebate.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
onenickelmiracle
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March 19th, 2019 at 8:57:33 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

All games if you are using a loss rebate.

You don't talk about Fight Club.
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onenickelmiracle
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March 19th, 2019 at 9:52:49 PM permalink
Hint

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March 19th, 2019 at 10:08:49 PM permalink
Any game show where you are given the choice to quit and take the money or continue trying to win more

Who Wants to be a Millionaire almost fits. But you said ďonlyĒ way to win is by quitting in the question. You can win on that show by quitting or by going all the way to the million

I canít think of a game show where you always win by quitting
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March 20th, 2019 at 2:14:14 AM permalink
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I canít think of a game show where you always win by quitting

Million Pound Drop - obviously you'd be better off taking the money rather than answering any questions.

I can't remember the exact format but Take Your Pick gave you a choice of keeping money or "Opening The Box", so under some circumstances it was better to quit.

I suspect they don't d it these days, but there was an early Deal or No Deal where the banker offered over book, and the player, being greedy, kept going.
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March 20th, 2019 at 2:23:23 AM permalink
The funny thing is what is winning. If you're playing uncle, someone is trying to hurt you. You either escape or cry uncle. If you cry uncle right away, you don't get hurt, but you lose. I'd rather just quit and not risk pain if I'm the weaker person. Etc. I'm going in circles on this one.
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March 20th, 2019 at 3:18:12 AM permalink
Most arguments with significant others

If I quit arguing with my gf it usually leads to less stress and maybe I get laid in the mix

Game gamewise its usually better to quit in a 3-card monte game
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