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## Who's the Boss Game #2898

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## Discussion of Round #5

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jpost

 Posted: 05:44PM Feb 10, 2013

Now if Kaldridge and I both voted for Forrest last round and Forrest was the boss, wouldn't that mean we would have won since we were 50% of the vote? If so, that means Forrest is cleared and kaldridge is the boss. This is where my strategy falters with this game. I am sure the boss should be evident by now. If this were WWG, I would have him nailed by now. But WTB is a different strategy, so I hope one of you two can help me with the reasoning here.

A second thought: If one of you was the rat and the other the boss, wouldn't the game be over with me losing?

OK, just reread the rules for the umpteenth time and found this:"Employees Win the Game: This happens when the Boss receives at least 50% of the votes. All employees who voted for the Boss that round are declared the winners of the game."
So if kaldridge and I both voted for Forrest, we would have won by now. Now, of course, I know what I did last round, even though I can't say because of the rules. So if the game is still going, that must mean that kaldridge lied and is the Boss. Forrest said that kaldridge is definitely cleared, but how do we know that?

If the two employees split their vote and one of them actually votes for the boss, is that not at least 50% of the vote? For instance, if Forrest is boss and I vote for kaldridge and kaldridge votes for Forrest, the boss got at least 50% of the vote. If the employees both vote for each other, then the boss wins. In fact, is that not the only scenario now where the boss wins (as long as the two employees are active)? This is what I am thinking right now, so I will start off this round by voting for kaldridge and see what happens.

For something totall off-topic, I was shot in the first round of your werewolf game, ForrestGumpster. These things happen, but my curiosity is still up. Was I a wolf or human? When I am shot, I am out of the game and cannot tell.

---This message was edited on 2013-02-10 19:36:10---

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21kaldridge21

 Posted: 09:21PM Feb 10, 2013

1. With the votes last round we don't know who Braingle voted for if he voted for jpost along with Forrest then Forrest would not be cleared because there would have been a tie between Forrest and jpost which would mean that if Forrest is the boss then he would have slipped out of the tie, but since we don't know who Braingle voted for we can't get anything out of last round.

The rules state
Whoever gets a majority of the votes is called the Candidate. In the case of a tie, there may be multiple Candidates. Because of Executive Privilege, the Boss is always able to slip out of a tie, leaving the other Candidate with a majority of the votes. If the Candidate is not The Boss, then everyone who voted for the Candidate is called a Lemming.

2. With the rat that is true so we know that none of us are the rat.

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21kaldridge21

 Posted: 05:03PM Feb 11, 2013

Wow everyone is too quiet this round we need to be discussing who we think the boss is since this is the last round of the game. Since we don't know if Forrest is cleared that is where my vote is going.

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ForrestGumpster

 Posted: 04:25PM Feb 12, 2013

jpost wrote:
Now if Kaldridge and I both voted for Forrest last round and Forrest was the boss, wouldn't that mean we would have won since we were 50% of the vote? If so, that means Forrest is cleared and kaldridge is the boss. This is where my strategy falters with this game. I am sure the boss should be evident by now. If this were WWG, I would have him nailed by now. But WTB is a different strategy, so I hope one of you two can help me with the reasoning here.

A second thought: If one of you was the rat and the other the boss, wouldn't the game be over with me losing?

OK, just reread the rules for the umpteenth time and found this:"Employees Win the Game: This happens when the Boss receives at least 50% of the votes. All employees who voted for the Boss that round are declared the winners of the game."
So if kaldridge and I both voted for Forrest, we would have won by now. Now, of course, I know what I did last round, even though I can't say because of the rules. So if the game is still going, that must mean that kaldridge lied and is the Boss. Forrest said that kaldridge is definitely cleared, but how do we know that?

If the two employees split their vote and one of them actually votes for the boss, is that not at least 50% of the vote? For instance, if Forrest is boss and I vote for kaldridge and kaldridge votes for Forrest, the boss got at least 50% of the vote. If the employees both vote for each other, then the boss wins. In fact, is that not the only scenario now where the boss wins (as long as the two employees are active)? This is what I am thinking right now, so I will start off this round by voting for kaldridge and see what happens.

For something totall off-topic, I was shot in the first round of your werewolf game, ForrestGumpster. These things happen, but my curiosity is still up. Was I a wolf or human? When I am shot, I am out of the game and cannot tell.

You were a human And you have to be the boss, because we have everyone cleared. I vote for HPost.

-Gumpy

"My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."" -Forrest Gump
21kaldridge21

 Posted: 08:11PM Feb 12, 2013

How is everyone but jpost cleared like I pointed earlier we can't say for sure that you are cleared since we don't know who Braingle voted for.

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