NBC (ended 2007)
I disagree with you. You need to first do the easy ones because once you pick a wrong person you are done. You will get a mistaken identity thing after you figure out two contestants. Thus, that's why those two contestants are a little easier. You are obviously a tatoo artist if you have tatoos all over your body, and you are a pregnant women when you are bigger, and you are a women. They do it purposely.
Then, it's your choice to try a harder one, or an easier one. Otherwise, you might get right out of the game. I do think though even after that, you should still go for the easier people because you are eliminating them from the hard people. Use those two things after you get rid of the easy people, and before you get up to two people.
|Here's where we need to figure out how this show works. Our contestant had three people left: alligator wrestler, CSI person, kidney donor. She asked the experts, and they all fingered the same guy as the wrestler. The smartest strategy would be to then pick one of the girls as the CSI person or kidney donor.|
|Out of the 12 identities, it seems about half of them are pretty obvious. … Anyway, why not immediately rule out the obvious ones and save them for later?|
|Since you can't use the "Mistaken Identity" freebie for the top level prize, doesn't it make sense to possibly use it early on? Fight through the tough ones first, then fly through the obvious ones, up to the top prize. Obvious, no? OK, what am I missing?|
|You need to first do the easy ones because once you pick a wrong person you are done.|
|I don't see how leaving a giveaway answer in play actually gives you an advantage over taking your biggest risk one round earlier.|
|OK, perfect example in tonight's episode. She has three people left and still hasn't used her Mistaken Identity. One of the three people is pretty obvious - the alligator wrestler. What does she do? She picks that one, instead of trying one of the tougher choices. So, then she's left with two hard-to-chose identities, and no Mistaken Identity. So she leaves with $250K. Makes no sense at all to me!|