Talk:Odds and evens

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Maybe this should redirect[edit]

On one hand, it is really a variant of Morra, and belongs there, and wastes the time of visitors there to come here.

On the other hand, it has enough refs to stand alone, is far more well-known, and well-played internationally, so shouldn't be a section in a less important, dusty old article. Plus, I can add images, and cultural references, for what they're worth. Plus others may expand it. Plus it's easier to find, than way down in another article. Plus, unlike Morra, it's distinct in that it's solely used to decide issues. It's never really played simply for fun.

So, I'm not sure. I could go either way on this. How to decide? Anna Frodesiak 05:42, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

"In a single game, the chance of either person winning is 50%"[edit]

Surely this would only be the case if we assume it's 50/50 whether people play 1 or 2 fingers? If there's any bias in people's tendency to pick either one or two fingers, this would increase the likelihood that both parties pick the same thing, and therefore increase the probabililty of evens above 50%...  — Amakuru (talk) 14:57, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

either an index finger, or both the middle and index finger[edit]

This isn't true at all. In every istance of the game I've witnessed, players would extend from none to all of the five fingers in one hand. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 151.25.78.75 (talk) 09:21, 19 June 2016 (UTC)


Played Internationally? Not in the UK.=[edit]

Well, guys, I'm from the UK. (No, I voted against.) I have wondered all my life what Americans are doing when they do this and I've only just looked it up after seeing it in the Seinfeld 'robbery' episode (season 1). Now I get it. Didn't expect addition to be involved. Maybe it's played in another country, like Canada or Washington DC, but not here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 146.199.5.46 (talk) 19:25, 26 November 2017 (UTC)