Mark Rober returns in a new video examining the science behind carnival game types.
If you’ve ever been to a carnival, you’re probably familiar with most of the standard games. They can cost anywhere from $1-$5 a pop and usually pay out some cheap trinket worth less than a buck.
Nevertheless, carnivals rack in tens of thousands every day from just these simple games.
Rober breaks the games into three categories: games won by skill, games won by luck, and games so unwinnable they’re basically a scam.
For each category he explains how the game works and what you can do to win.