“The Situation: You are one of three prisoners in a jail. The guards have five colored discs. Two of the discs are black; three are white. One disc is placed on the wall behind the head of each prisoner. You can, as can the other prisoners, see the color of the disc placed behind the other two prisoners. However, you cannot see the color behind your own head.
If the disc behind your head is white, you may leave. However, if you leave and the disc behind your head is black you face death.
Once a player reaches the door, the game is over: you are free, imprisoned, or dead.”
Will you reach the door to the other side of today’s Coffee Break? Enter Charles Heinemann’s Imaginary Prisoner Game here.