About a month ago I did a social called Deal or No Deal, based off of the show Deal or No Deal.
A bit of background: My hall has a study buck system, so if we see residents studying or have their door open and socializing, hanging out in lounges, showing up to socials, or things of that nature they are given a study buck. It is really at the RA’s discretion. But at the end of the semester residents can enter them into a raffle to win cool things.
I based the social on the show and used the study bucks in the place of money. I used about the same number of brief cases as the show, 5 less actually. I then used a number generator to scramble the numbers 1-21, for the cases. The cases were taped up to a wall to be displayed, like on the show. I had the brief case number on one side and the amount on the other side. The trick was to not let the number bleed through the other side so that players could see it, as this would defeat the purpose. Players picked cases a certain amount at a time like on the show. And as they picked and the numbers were revealed I would erase them from a sandwich board I had set up. After the selected number of picks, as on the show we had a banker, my hall director, text me the amount to try and get them to give up.
A really a good prep for this social is to watch the show and see how it works.
I got the idea for this program from talking to a couple residents and the idea just popped into my head.
The program went great and I can’t wait to do it again.
Submitted by Ian Chase, Resident Assistant