McDonald’s Monopoly Game and the Prisoner’s Dilemma

One of my first blog posts on Hot Tub Crime Machine was about the similarities between the McDonald’s Monopoly game and classic Prisoner’s Dilemma. Judging by the amount of search traffic this post drives to the blog, it has consistently been one of the most popular posts, even though it’s almost a year old. So with the latest incarnation of the Monopoly game now at McDonald’s, and several new TV ads promoting it (featuring LeBron and Michelle Wie), I felt it was a good time to re-post the classic.

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2010. That’s about 3 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 27 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 6 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 510kb.

The busiest day of the year was October 25th with 80 views. The most popular post that day was My Intro to Advertising Presentation @ Howard University.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, twitter.com, linkedin.com, lmodules.com, and iconfactory.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for doctor lyle evans, dr lyle evans, hot tub crime machine, dr. lyle evans, and monopoly games pieces.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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My Intro to Advertising Presentation @ Howard University October 2010
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Who is Dr. Lyle Evans? August 2010
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How McDonald’s Monopoly is Like the Prisoner’s Dilemma. October 2010

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Path! Path! Path! November 2010
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About April 2010

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