Counting meets Tumbleweed (so nobody can have a problem)

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Re: Counting meets Tumbleweed (so nobody can have a problem)

Post by tubeguru » 02 Feb 2014, 10:20

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Re: Counting meets Tumbleweed (so nobody can have a problem)

Post by GuyBarry » 02 Feb 2014, 10:31

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Re: Counting meets Tumbleweed (so nobody can have a problem)

Post by tubeguru » 02 Feb 2014, 10:45

164 bells

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Re: Counting meets Tumbleweed (so nobody can have a problem)

Post by GuyBarry » 02 Feb 2014, 10:59

165 bells

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Re: Counting meets Tumbleweed (so nobody can have a problem)

Post by nozzacook » 02 Feb 2014, 11:43

This just like the original counting game but with the word Bell added

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Re: Counting meets Tumbleweed (so nobody can have a problem)

Post by The Orange One » 02 Feb 2014, 12:11

20 weed. The M20 runs from London to Folkestone, connecting with Le Shuttle.

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Re: Counting meets Tumbleweed (so nobody can have a problem)

Post by GuyBarry » 02 Feb 2014, 13:56

1,000,000,000,000 weed

[This claim is invalid, so under rule (5) it resets the clock to zero and the number of bells to zero.]
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Re: Counting meets Tumbleweed (so nobody can have a problem)

Post by The Orange One » 02 Feb 2014, 20:36

1 bell. There are many bus number 1s, but my favourite is the one that transfers you from Amersham to Chesham.
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Re: Counting meets Tumbleweed (so nobody can have a problem)

Post by GuyBarry » 03 Feb 2014, 07:15

You missed a trick there! Rule (5) only resets the number of bells to zero, not the number of weed, so you could have legitimately claimed 1,000,000,000,001 weed.

The question is now how to interpret rule (3). If it means "you may claim a number of bells or weed exactly one more than the last claim of the same type", then I can now legitimately go ahead and claim 1,000,000,000,001 weed, since there haven't been any intervening claims for weed. However, since it doesn't explicitly say that, I'll play it safe and post under rules (1), (2) and (4):

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Re: Counting meets Tumbleweed (so nobody can have a problem)

Post by nozzacook » 03 Feb 2014, 08:20

In that case I claim 2.7 trillion weed. And no bells
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Re: Counting meets Tumbleweed (so nobody can have a problem)

Post by GuyBarry » 03 Feb 2014, 18:37

2.7 trillion and one weed
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Re: Counting meets Tumbleweed (so nobody can have a problem)

Post by A Challenge » 21 Sep 2015, 15:19

2.7 trillion and 2 weed.
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Re: Counting meets Tumbleweed (so nobody can have a problem)

Post by GuyBarry » 21 Sep 2015, 16:47

Oh, I'd forgotten about this!

2.7 trillion and 3 weed.

Am I winning?
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Re: Counting meets Tumbleweed (so nobody can have a problem)

Post by A Challenge » 22 Sep 2015, 15:47

2.7 trillion and 4 weed

I don't think that you are winning!
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Re: Counting meets Tumbleweed (so nobody can have a problem)

Post by GuyBarry » 22 Sep 2015, 18:21

I seem to remember there was a fatal flaw with this game :wink:
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