Battle 4 America Episode 1 | Jet Lag: The Game
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- We Raced To Visit The Most US States In 100 Hours
- Jet Lag: The Game
- Dec 14 2022
Huh... I wasn't expecting to enjoy that as much as I did. It's got serious Amazing Race vibes and I haven't seen anything like it on youtube before.
You’d probably enjoy the previous seasons as well.
I'll have to take a look
Jet Lag: The Game | Battle 4 America Episode 2
We Raced To Visit The Most US States In 100 Hrs - Day 2
Ben getting drunk is probably my favorite running gag of the series so far. Also it’s pretty incredible how Sam keeps getting narrowly shafted on states (maybe it’s karmic justice for those ‘liberal interpretations’ of challenges in the circumnavigation race :p)
LOL, yeah Ben getting drunk is always funny. And I thought it was also pretty funny how Sam and Brian kept getting shafted on the states (and cards) too. But IMO they really should have abandoned the NE as soon as they got all those southern state specific cards. Despite not doing that, I'm glad they finally decided to now though, and I was actually rooting for them on this last challenge... so the ending to this episode was pretty awesome. :)
We Raced To Visit The Most US States In 100 Hrs - Day 3
We Raced To Visit The Most US States In 100 Hrs - Day 4
Aw, dangit. That's a huge cliffhanger of an ending!!! Although, I wonder if it really was that close, or if it's just edited to seem that way. I guess we will find out next episode.
Either way, great episode. I don't know if I would have counted that as being a four leaf clover though. Ben and Adam were a lot more generous that I would have been. :P
The final episode is on Nebula and I watched it yesterday. The non-spoilery answer to your question is "it was really that close". They explicitly say that it was 15 min between the two arrivals.
If you're looking for more close calls. The season where they play tag in Europe has several close calls where the chasers and runner are all in the same train station and one memorable one where they're all on a platform and still end up missing each other.
Spoilers: Final episode. DO NOT READ.
Damn what an ending!
I think activating the tracker was an absolute mistake and completely cost the game.
Though, I also wish that swapped cards couldn't just be swapped right back. This little detail made things kind of meh IMO!
Spoilers (I think figured out how to hide things!)I'm not convinced that it was a mistake to use the tracker. Certainly with the benefit of hindsight, it would have been better to save it and be able to re-swap-back. But, I don't think they had any way to know if the final destination was Ketchikan or Anchorage without it and that information informed the decision of which cards to swap.
I agree immediate swap-back seems like a thing that is fine from a game design perspective because burning resources is strategically important, but doesn't work well for when the game is supposed to be entertaining.
We raced to visit the most US states in 100 hours - Finale
Well, that was a great ending to my favorite game of theirs so far.
I love how Ben and Adam fucked up at the start, and didn't actually travel to inside the National Park. They probably should have researched that before they set off to travel there. It ultimately didn't matter but that was still pretty hilarious.
I also loved how Sam didn't factor them immediately swapping the cards back into his game plan. Brian was right, and Sam totally screwed the pooch by insisting they get the tracker, IMO.
SpoilerHow could they have timed the card swap without the tracker? I think Sam was right and they should just have stopped before the border, waited and swapped again after the counter-swap, then hitch-hiked across or something (they could go back for the car after claiming Wyoming).
Not to mention the counter-swaps shouldn't be happening at all; that was just terrible game design. It shouldn't be possible to swap cards back once they were swapped.
Overall I felt like the season had no reasonable catch up mechanic (also just wrote this on youtube). Europe seemed more balanced.
Why did they need to know the exact moment they landed in order to do the swap? It was obvious they were heading to Alaska, so taking the island and snowman cards were already a given, and they could have done it at any time.
That I 100% agree with, and I hope they add some restriction if they use a similar mechanic in another game.
Yeah, that was definitely an issue too. That and the density of States where they all started made those initial card draws wayyyyy too important. The bad luck Brian (heh) and Sam had in that initial draw screwed them over for the rest of the game. I don't know how they could have avoided that, but I think perhaps starting some place a bit more central in the US might have evened things out a bit more and reduced the impact of luck in that initial draw. Either that or they shouldn't have had so many State specific cards in the deck in the first place.
Regardless of all the valid criticisms I still really enjoyed the series though.
Jet Lag: The Game has an IMDB page now. John Green gets credited for his cameo appearance and Keaundra (Ben and Adam’s Uber driver in Connecticut) also gets credited.