Overview

In this game, you are a forager who lives in a small village settled deep in a remote forest.

The village contains nine foragers who survive by eating berries to boost their health .

Each day, the villagers set out on their own to find berries. Afterwards, they meet to vote on how much each villager will pay in taxes from their berries to the community.

You will be one of the villagers and the other villagers will be played by the computer. The computer will make decisions for the villagers similar to how people make decisions in this game.

At the end of the game, you will earn 1 cent per point of your final health score. This money will be paid to you as an Mturk bonus.

Searching for Food

Each day you search for berries by clicking on bushes.



Some days you find meager bushes and gather 25 berries, and some days you find lush bushes and gather 50 berries.

To be exact, you have a 50% chance of finding 25 berries and a 50% chance of finding 50 berries. The computer will use these chances to determine how many berries you find each day.

When you find berries, they will appear in your basket.

     

Health

You will start with 60 health points.



Each day, your health decreases by 35 health points from the energy your body consumes through metabolism.

You can add to your health points by eating berries. Each berry adds 1 health point.


     

Taxes & Voting

After the villagers collect berries, they hold a village meeting to vote on how to tax their income.


By custom, there are two options on the ballot:

The tax rule that receives the most votes is enacted. The rule is automatically applied to all of the villagers by withdrawing berries from each villager's basket according to the rule.

     

Distributing & Eating




After voting, the berries in the community basket are divided equally among the nine villagers and distributed to their baskets.

At the end of the day, each villager eats their berries to gain health points. Then they continue to the next day for a total of 10 days.

     

Summary

You can refer to these instructions at any point during the game by clicking the "Instructions" button.

     
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Settings


Robot Error %
20%

Number of Rounds:

Rounds in game: 10

Bushes Searched Daily:

# of Bushes : 5

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