For those interested in statistics I have interim stats ... interim because the numbers only cover Friday and Saturday. The rush to close down on Sunday meant that I didn't go through the machines and collect the audits before power off. The final numbers probably won't be available for another few weeks. I'd consider posting an update if there's interest in stats (I know it's not everyone's interest). I am interested in the final counts. I don't think any machine of mine has broken 600 plays and only a handful break 550 plays during the course of the show.
The first column is the count of plays on Friday. The second column is Saturday. The third (empty) column is Sunday. The final is the total (Friday and Saturday only).
181 | 271 | - | 452 = Laser War
176 | 241 | - | 417 = Black Knight 2000
185 | 305 | - | 490 = Whirlwind
136 | 226 | - | 362 = Terminator 2
201 | 279 | - | 480 = The Addams Family
179 | 283 | - | 462 = Fish Tales
195 | 271 | - | 466 = White Water
218 | 281 | - | 499 = Bram Stoker's Dracula
188 | 224 | - | 412 = Twilight Zone
165 | 183 | - | 348 = Indiana Jones
165 | 155 | - | 320 = Star Trek: The Next Generation
162 | 217 | - | 379 = Theatre of Magic
141 | 184 | - | 325 = Safe Cracker
130 | 196 | - | 326 = No Good Gofers
186 | 237 | - | 423 = Monster Bash
172 | 253 | - | 425 = Lord of the Rings
I've been trying to explain the difference between counts as perhaps "popularity". I think shorter games results in more games played. BSD is drain monster (especially with lightning flippers).
Star Trek (TNG) was down more than I would like. That explains the lower count. I need to spend some time figuring out what's wrong to make it more reliable. The machine was completely rebuilt two shows ago so it should be something simple.
Safe Cracker games are longer than average from what I've seen (board game can take up a lot of time). There were a lot of 3 and 4 player games on the Safe Cracker (by the same crowd of players) and I'm also wondering if the audit counts multiple player games as a single "game played" in the count.
I put in a total of 120 tokens.
50x brass "10 year"
10x nickel-plated "10 year"
50x brass "Safe Cracker"
10x nickel-plated "Safe Cracker"
There was a 1 in 5 chance of getting a nickel-plated token.
The machine dispensed a total of 68 tokens.
24x brass "10 year"
7x nickel-plated "10 year"
32x brass "Safe Cracker"
5x nickel-plated "Safe Cracker"