I have been banned this evening from ever playing "guess who" with my son, unless I leave the pendant around my neck!
"Guess Who: Each player starts the game with a board that includes cartoon images of 24 people and their first names with all the images standing up. The game starts with each player selecting a card of their choice from a separate pile of cards containing the same 24 images. The object of the game is to be the first to determine which card one's opponent has selected. Players alternate asking various yes or no questions to eliminate candidates, such as "Does this person wear glasses?" The player will then eliminate candidates by flipping those images down until all but one is left. Well-crafted questions allow players to eliminate one or more possible cards."
My son had managed to whittle his choices down to only two whereas I had seven left.
I was preparing myself for defeat when a sudden thought occurred to me. I removed my necklace and decided to use it as a pendulum for the first time.
Now I recall before the big crash Cearna had a thread on pendulums, and one of the questions I in fact posed was "would a necklace serve as a suitable pendulum?"
Anyhoo, after some suspicious looks and impatient grunts in my direction I decided that one of the seven choices made my pendant swing anti-clockwise, so I narrated my decision and was immediately delighted to be met with howls of indignation at being correct LOL.
Much the same happened in the second game and again the odds were heavily stacked against me, his two to my EIGHT!
Purposefully I removed my secret weapon, and again the pendant identified my opponents choice. When I voiced my answer my son blurted out how unfair I was to endorse such foul tactics and I gleefully sat there in new found wonder hee hee hee.
The movements were subtle and more practice is needed but the odds speak for them selves, whatever mechanics are at play it seems this little innocuous method is reliable in at least thrashing children at board games.
I then pondered the greater applications, and of course the national lottery was an obvious contender, but would I be allowed to have access to such wealth, well if I am allowed to unashamedly whip a small child repeatedly in a family game then hell yes LMAO!