Incredible work from FOTB Daniel Hurst (@danielmarkhurst), a complete collection of stats for the original run of The Cube, in time for the new series next week.
Points of note:
- Barrier is obviously the most used game, being played a whopping 21 times. It felt like a *lot* more.
- Meanwhile there are *forty* games that have only been played once, and a further 22 that have only been played twice. What a waste of effort!
- The Bell Curve of Boring. It’s something that affects most if not all money ladder shows and has done even since Millionaire, and the force is strong in this one – over two thirds of the outcomes are on the middle three rungs. As the results get more predictable, it becomes far less entertaining to watch – everyone stops in the same place. TV needs to get a lot smarter going forward to combat this.
Great work Daniel. The Million Pound Cube starts next Saturday at 9pm.
And that means I’m *likely* to move Bother’s Bar Game Night from 9pm to 10pm to avoid clashing such a momentous event. More details in a few days.
Meanwhile, I’m going to run another community game of Among Us tomorrow (Sunday) from 9pm – just turn up in the Discord voice chat and play. It won’t be recorded.
Finally, I’m opening up the Stool Pigeon on Monday for your Autumn/Winter industry goss. Exciting!