The Genius: Black Garnet
|The Genius: Black Garnet|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Original release||October 1 – December 17, 2014|
|Celebrity winner||Jang Dong-min|
(in alphabetical order)
- Choi Yeon-seung
- Ha Yeon-joo
- Jang Dong-min
- Kang Yong-suk
- Kim Jung-hoon
- Kim Kyung-hoon
- Kim Yoo-hyun
- Kwon Ju-ri
- Lee Jong-beom
- Nam Hwee-jong
- Oh Hyun-min
- Shin Ah-young
- Yoo Su-jin
Theft and Violence
It was explicitly stated that players who commit theft and/or violence during the gameplay would lose the Main Match if they do so. They would be the elimination candidate for the day.
Discarding of garnets
Garnets of the losers of the death matches would be discarded as opposed to the previous seasons, where it was given to the winner of the death match. Both players would have to hand in their garnets to the dealers for them to safeguard, and the winner of the death match would have his/her garnets given back to him/her.
Season 3 showcased a new addition in the garnet pool: Black Garnets. Players that had won a death match would receive a black garnet. It may also be used like a garnet (such as in trading and/or deals with players) but may not be used in biddings (with the use of garnets). In episode 10, each black garnet was converted to 2 garnets (worth 2,000,000 won or 2,000 USD).
Players that had 3 black garnets (either gained through death matches or received from other players) could choose to challenge a Black Mission, if they had been chosen for the Death Match. There were 3 different Black Missions in the entire game, which were: Observation, Memory and Mathematics. Should the player succeed in the Black Mission, he/she may choose another player to play for him/her in the Death Match instead. If the player had failed in the Black Mission, he/she must carry on to the Death Match.
The three different Black Missions:
(attempted by Kim Jung-hoon in Episode 4)
The player will play a game of Gyul! Hap! in this Black Mission, and must find all the Haps before shouting Gyul. If the player shouts Gyul before finding all the Haps, he/she loses immediately.
Kim Jung-hoon failed in this Black Mission.
(attempted by Lee Jong-bum in Episode 7)
The player will memorize 12 bus stop names and their order within 1 minute. The cards will then be shuffled and only their number (order) will be displayed. The player must read out all 12 bus stop names in the random shuffled order that was shown.
Lee Jong-bum failed in this Black Mission.
(this Black Mission was not attempted and not shown)
|Episode||Main Match||Main Match winner||Immunity receiver||Main Match loser||Appointed opponent||Death Match||Eliminated|
|1||Fruit Stand||Kim Kyung-hoon||Oh Hyun-min||Shin Ah-young||Kwon Ju-ri||Black and White II||Kwon Ju-ri|
|2||Jury Game||Jang Dong-min
|-||Kang Yong-suk||Kim Kyung-hoon||Betting Rock Paper Scissors||Kim Kyung-hoon|
|3||Middle Race||Kim Yoo-hyun
|-||Black and White II||Kang Yong-suk|
|4||Swords and Shields||Oh Hyun-min
|Yoo Su-jin||Nam Hwee-jong||Kim Jung-hoon||Double-sided Poker||Nam Hwee-jong|
|5||Miner Game||Oh Hyun-min||Jang Dong-min||Choi Yeon-seung||Yoo Su-jin||Double-sided Poker||Yoo Su-jin|
|6||Stormy Stock Market||Jang Dong-min||Oh Hyun-min||Kim Jung-hoon||Lee Jong-bum||Betting Rock Paper Scissors||Kim Jung-hoon|
|7||Constellation Game||Ha Yeon-joo||Shin Ah-young||Oh Hyun-min||Lee Jong-bum||Twelve Janggi||Lee Jong-bum|
|8||Investment and Donation||Oh Hyun-min||Jang Dong-min||Kim Yoo-hyun||Shin Ah-young||Memory Maze||Shin Ah-young|
|9||Middle Race||Jang Dong-min
|-||Kim Yoo-hyun||Ha Yeon-joo||Memory Maze||Kim Yoo-hyun|
|10||Chain Auction||Hong Jin-ho 1||Oh Hyun-min||Jang Dong-min||Ha Yeon-joo||Monorail||Ha Yeon-joo|
|11||Doubting Yutnori||Jang Dong-min||-||Oh Hyun-min
|-||Betting Black and White||Choi Yeon-seung|
|12||Finals||Twelve Janggi||Oh Hyun-min||Jang Dong-min|
|Same Number Hunt||Jang Dong-min||Oh Hyun-min|
|Betting Rock, Paper, Scissors||Jang Dong-min||Oh Hyun-min|
^1 The winner is a guest player.
|3||Choi Yeon-Seung||IN||WIN||DM||WIN||DM||IN||IN||IN||WIN||IN||ELIM||Oh Hyun-Min||3||0||2|
|4||Ha Yeon-Joo||IN||WIN||IMM||IN||IN||IN||WIN||IN||DM||ELIM||Jang Dong-Min||2||1||1|
|5||Kim Yoo-Hyun||IN||IN||WIN||WIN||IN||IN||IN||DM||ELIM||Jang Dong-Min||2||0||1|
|6||Shin Ah-Young||DM||WIN||IMM||WIN||IN||IN||IMM||ELIM||Oh Hyun-Min||2||2||1|
|7||Lee Jong-Bum||IN||IN||IMM||WIN||IN||DM||ELIM||Oh Hyun-Min||1||1||1|
|8||Kim Jung-Hoon||IN||IN||IMM||DM||IN||ELIM||Jang Dong-Min||0||1||1|
|9||Yoo Su-Jin||IN||WIN||WIN||IMM||ELIM||Jang Dong-Min||2||1||0|
|10||Nam Hwee-Jong||IN||WIN||IMM||ELIM||Jang Dong-Min||1||1||0|
|11||Kang Yong-Suk||IN||DM||ELIM||Jang Dong-Min||0||0||1|
|12||Kim Kyung-Hoon||WIN||ELIM||Jang Dong-Min||1||0||0|
|13||Kwon Ju-Ri||ELIM||Jang Dong-Min||0||0||0|
^1 Black Garnets are not counted towards the total amount of garnets.
^2 There is no winners in Round 3, therefore Kim Yoo-Hyun and Yoo Su-Jin are the de facto winners.
^3 Discarded black garnets。
^4 At the beginning of Episode 10, every black garnet is exchanged for 2 normal garnets.
^5 The winner of Round 10 is the guest player, Hong Jin-Ho; therefore, there is no winner amongst the contestants. The first-place winner amongst the contestants is Oh Hyun-Min, who received immunity for the round.
^6 The discarded garnets from the last eliminated player will be added into the final garnet amount as a special award.