White Devil Match Game – Rules, Winners & Losers

Updated: April 21, 2017

This is where we list the rules of the game, as well as who has won and lost the most on the Match Game.

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The Rules of the White Devil Match Game

  1. At the very least 3 contestants and 4 over-all (3 active) panelists are required for a single game.
    1. Each panelist takes turns being a contestant.
    2. In the event that there are not enough participants/guests to fill the positions of active panelists, the host will serve as a non-competing panelist.
  2. Each contestant gets a blind choice of two puzzles to avoid the chance of selective puzzling. The unchosen puzzle will be an option for the next contestant.
  3. The host reads out the puzzle chosen by the contestant after which the panelists write answers for how they would fill in the blank in the puzzle.
    1. Contestants and panelists are allowed to ask the host to elaborate on the puzzle, if they are confused.
    2. Panelists are allowed to change their submitted answer until the host tells them to stop writing. Submissions must end once all the panelists have submitted at least one answer.
    3. The host may read the puzzle aloud multiple times during the writing phase. The host will also read the puzzle aloud on the request of either the contestant or the panelists.
  4. Once the panelists have written their answers, the host asks for the oral response of the contestant. He then checks the answers of the panelists for matches:
    1. A full match is granted for a panelist’s answer that in part or whole contains the word said by the contestant or which means the same thing without any possibility of confusion
    2. A soft match is granted if the panelist’s answer is relatively close in meaning if not exactly the same thing as the contestant‘s answer.
    3. A miss is a panelist’s answer which fits the logic of the puzzle but does not match the oral response of the contestant.
      1. Panelists are allowed to justify their answer with an explanation.
      2. In the event that a panelist’s answer does not fit the logic of the puzzle or seems intentionally incoherent, the panelist is punished with a rotten answer award. This is done to discourage intentional manipulation of the game.
  5. The contestant with the most matches wins the game.
    1. A full match is equal to a full point.
    2. A soft match is equal to half the value of a full match, i.e. two soft matches are the same value as a full match.
    3. A rotten answer award devalues one full match of half of its value.
  6. In the event of a tie between two players a tie-breaker is done:
    1. Both contestants answer the same puzzle. A coin is tossed to decide who goes first.
    2. Panelists write their answers.
    3. The contestants give oral answers in the order determined by the coin toss
    4. Panelists reveal their answers after which a victor is declared or a second tie-breaker is held.

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Board of Champions

Contestant: Wins: Runner-up: Rotten Answers:

Darabka

3

2

1

Retrokaiser 2 2 1
Cendoo 1 3 2
Loco Laranja (T-McBee) 1 1 0
Raggedstar 1 0 0
Lindsey (the Female Red) 1 0 2

Board Rules:

  1. The amount of Victories determines order.
  2. If the amount of victories is the same, the amount of runner-up positions decides the order.
  3. If the amount of runner-up positions is the same, Rotten Aswer Awards will determine the position (the person with fewer Rotten Answers ranks higher).

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Hall of Shame

Contestant: Last Places: Runner-up: Shared:

Cendoo

3

3

3

Loco Laranja (T-McBee) 2 1 1
Retrokaiser 2 2 1
Lindsey (the Female Red) 1 0 0
Joe (Phoenix8) 1 0 0
Alex Swingle 1 0 1
Amuia 1 1 0
Aqualung 1 1 1
Darabka 1 2 1
Raggedstar 1 0 1

Hall Rules:

  1. The amount of Last Places determines order.
  2. If the amount of last places is the same, the amount of Shared last places decides the order (the person with fewer shared last places ranks higher).
  3. If the amount of shared last places is the same, amount of runner-up positions will determine the position (the person with fewer Runner-Up positions ranks higher).

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