Golden Balls - How trusting are you?

I recently discovered a series of Youtube videos on a British game show called Golden Balls which I'd never heard of.

It proved to be very intriguing and I found myself watching game after game and witnessing a parade of deception, co-operation, duplicitousness, manipulation, sharing, kind-heartedness, disappointment, naivety and more!

Participants must make it through preliminary rounds to get to the final.

In the final round contestants must decide to split or steal.

The shows center on human levels of Trust, Sharing, Greed and duplicity.

How trusting are you?

Does this make you naive?

How kind are you?

Do you share?

Or is sharing a weakness?

Do you manipulate for gain?

Are you greedy?


Are you Ok with being deceptive for financial gain?

All these issues are highlighted in Golden Balls. Enough from me - watch the videos! They're fascinating!

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Comments 6 comments profile image 4 years ago Author

Cheers Nicomp - let me know when Golden Balls is listed on the American Stock market - the shares will go through the roof!

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nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

It'll be in the colonies shortly. We Americans have appropriated many British TV sensations. Jolly-Good write-up! profile image 4 years ago Author

drbj - yes. Now I know if it was you and me facing each other with golden balls - you would split!

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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

So greed and avarice are alive and well on this British game show. Who knew" Fascinating, pd, thanks for the newsflash. profile image 4 years ago Author

Good to see you TKI - the prisoner's dilemma eh? Well it might be as relevant today as it was back in the 1950s - maybe more rewards for betrayal but looking at these videos I still found myself disliking the people who broke promises with the exception of the game-theory video with Ibrahim - forcing a play and breaking a promise for a split outcome.

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toknowinfo 4 years ago

Golden Balls sounds like a psychological study done around 1950. It was called Prisoner's Dilemma. People could choose to cooperate with each other or betray each other without knowing what the other will do. There are more rewards to betraying. It became a classic and fascinating study on human nature. Maybe I will write a hub about it. This tv game show sounds just as captivating. Thanks for sharing this info. Voted up useful, awesome, and interesting.

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