PvP fights are resolved by scoring points in minigames. A different set of minigames exist in each PvP season. These are the minigames that have appeared so far, with an explanation of how each one works.
The minigames appear in alphabetical order and cover all seasons.
- 1 Minigames
- 1.1 80 Days and Counting
- 1.2 Adventurer's Prowess
- 1.3 Adventurer's Flexibility
- 1.4 All Bundled Up
- 1.5 As the Pie Turns
- 1.6 Baker's Dozen
- 1.7 Balanced Diet Comparison
- 1.8 Barely Dressed
- 1.9 Basket Reaver
- 1.10 Best Served Repeatedly
- 1.11 Biggest Fruitcake
- 1.12 Bilge Hunter
- 1.13 Birds of a Slimy Feather
- 1.14 Bleeding Contest
- 1.15 Briniest Liver
- 1.16 Broad Resistance Contest
- 1.17 Checking It Twice
- 1.18 Chicle Champion
- 1.19 Conservational Yule
- 1.20 Creative Holiday Feasting
- 1.21 Death to Ninja!
- 1.22 Deepest Diver
- 1.23 Diagnosis: Murder
- 1.24 Dressed in Rrrags
- 1.25 Dressed to the 9s
- 1.26 Dysmnesia: Butler
- 1.27 Embrace the Police
- 1.28 Epic-urean
- 1.29 Exterminator, Too
- 1.30 Familiar Show
- 1.31 Fashion Show
- 1.32 Flowers Picked
- 1.33 Foreigner Reference
- 1.34 (Fur) Shirts and Skins
- 1.35 Garrrgle Blaster Collector
- 1.36 Grave Robbery
- 1.37 Hold Your Nose
- 1.38 How Hung Over Are You?
- 1.39 Icy Hunter
- 1.40 Innuendo Master
- 1.41 Karmic Battle
- 1.42 Laconic Dresser
- 1.43 Least Boring Slideshow
- 1.44 Letter of the Moment
- 1.45 Lightest Load
- 1.46 Liver of the Damned
- 1.47 Living Forever
- 1.48 Loot Hunter
- 1.49 Maul Power
- 1.50 Meat Lover
- 1.51 Microbrew and You
- 1.52 Moarrr Booze!
- 1.53 Most Murderous
- 1.54 Most Saisons
- 1.55 Most Things Eaten
- 1.56 Most Unbalanced
- 1.57 Mostly Not Poisoned
- 1.58 Mystery Contest
- 1.59 Newest Born
- 1.60 Nog Lover
- 1.61 Operation: Nemesis
- 1.62 Optimal Drinking
- 1.63 Out of the Frying Pan
- 1.64 Pirate Warrrs!
- 1.65 Purity
- 1.66 Purrrity
- 1.67 Raw Carnivorery
- 1.68 Ready to melt
- 1.69 Really Bloody
- 1.70 Rule 42
- 1.71 Saltiest Mariner
- 1.72 Safari Chic
- 1.73 Scurvy Challenge
- 1.74 Searrrching for Booty
- 1.75 Sharing the Love
- 1.76 Showing Initiative
- 1.77 Snootee Customer Loyalty
- 1.78 Snow Patrol
- 1.79 Sooooper Sneaky
- 1.80 Space Tripper
- 1.81 Spelunker
- 1.82 Spirit of Gnoel
- 1.83 Spirit of Noel
- 1.84 Swimming with the Fishes
- 1.85 Tea for 2, 3, 4 or More
- 1.86 That Britney Spears Number
- 1.87 The Egg Hunt
- 1.88 Trophy Stacking Match
- 1.89 True Pirate
- 1.90 Unbroken Holiday Spirit
- 1.91 Upward Mobility Contest
- 1.92 Verbosity Demonstration
- 1.93 Visiting The Cousins
- 1.94 What is it Good For?
- 1.95 Who Runs Bordertown?
- 1.96 Who Will Not Not Eat Them
- 1.97 With Your Bare Hands
- 1.98 Wine Tasting Contest
- 1.99 Whatever, Here's a 13th Mini
- 1.100 Zero Tolerance
- 2 See Also
80 Days and Counting
- <winner>'s head probably feels like they've been around the world 49 times more than <loser>. Congrats, <winner>!
1 point for each around the world consumed since the season starts. Higher score wins.
- <winner> out-stats <loser> by X%, and wins!
Adventurer's Prowess existed in every season though Season 18. It was removed starting Season 19.
It was the first minigame in any fight where the attacker chooses to attack with stats. It would never be chosen randomly.
When attacking with stats, the attacker picks which stat to use. The attacker's buffed stat is compared to the defender's same buffed stat, and the higher stat takes the minigame.
There may be some variance(?). Also, in Season 1, the defender sometimes defended with a different stat than the attacker used. This no longer happens.
This minigame only existed in Season 1. It was the second minigame in every fight when attacking with stats. One of the two stats the attacker did not choose was randomly selected, and compared to the defender's stat. The higher buffed stat took the minigame.
This minigame was retired after Season 1.
All Bundled Up
- <winner> is wearing a lot more long underwear than <loser>. Brrrr.
- <winner> has packed on the pounds and is ready to hibernate.
This minigame counts the current Cold Resistance of the player.
In season 19, bear season, this minigame was called "Hibernation Ready".
As the Pie Turns
- <winner> is quite the pie lover. I bet they've eaten 22 pies for every 7 pies that <loser> has eaten.
This minigame counts the total number of key lime pies eaten this Season.
In Season 21, numeric season, this minigame was called "I Like Pi". The numbers reported in result text are not a comparison of the combatants' score, but a reference to a common approximation of pi.
- <winner> must really love the smell of fresh baked bread, she has spent a lot more time in the bakery!
1 point for each turn spent in the Madness Bakery, higher score wins.
Balanced Diet Comparison
This minigame counts the number of different food items eaten in the past 30 days, or since the start of the PvP Season, whichever is later.
In Season 1, this minigame included foods eaten before the start of the Season.
You can see which food items you've eaten recently by going to your character sheet, clicking "Favorite Food", scrolling down to the bottom, and clicking "Sort by Recentness of Consumption".
- <winner> has more fully embraced the bare lifestyle. Yay! Full or partial nudity!
1 point for each piece of gear worn. Lower score wins.
- <winner> has roamed the black forest taking baskets from black widows more successfully than <loser>.
Best Served Repeatedly
- <winner> has really taken it out on someone, they win! <loser> has shared the love.
Counts the total number of attacks you have made against each opponent, and takes the highest number. You don't have to beat your opponent -- losses count too. Intentionally losing to a strong opponent, over and over, is a viable strategy.
- The judges carefully nibble a bit off of <winner> and <loser>, and determine that <winner> is significantly fruit-cakier! <winner> takes the cake!
The following foods are known to count:
The following foods do not count:
- Looks like the bilge has been kept clear, thanks to <winner>!
This minigame counts the number of drunken rat kings defeated.
Birds of a Slimy Feather
This minigame counts the number of Slimy Eyeballs in the player's pledged clan's trophy case.
This minigame existed only in Season 1, and counted all Slimy Eyeballs, regardless of whether they were earned during the Season. This gave an advantage to clans who happened to have a large number of them already.
It is not known whether the game is able to track clan trophies earned since the start of a PvP Season.
This minigame compares total current HP (highest wins).
- After carefully removing and comparing both contestant's livers, <winner> is declared to be briner. (Both livers are then carefully replaced.)
This minigame counts the total number of turns of Brined Liver acquired during the Season. This included turns acquired by extending the buff with a Platinum Yendorian Express Card or with stone wool.
Broad Resistance Contest
This minigame compares elemental resistances. Each player's lowest single elemental resistance is determined, and the higher number wins.
E.g. if player A has 5 points in every element, and player B has 6 points of Hot, Cold, Spooky and Sleaze resistance, but only 4 points of Stench resistance, player A wins.
Checking It Twice
- <winner> has been very thorough and checked her list quite comprehensively.
Only counts your victories when attacking, not when defending. Counts both random and targeted attacks. Knocking someone off the hill multiple times (or once after having beaten them randomly) is the only way to score points on the first day.
This minigame counts the number of times you encounter the "chicle kid" South of The Border. This includes the four gum noncombats, the newer (somewhat rare) chicle de salchicha adventure (which was added around the same time as Season 8, when this minigame first appeared), and the clover adventure.
- <winner> has gone out of her way to save the forest. Way to go, <winner>.
Copied lumberjacks count. Any of these monsters is known to work, regardless of how or where it is defeated:
Creative Holiday Feasting
- <winner> has feasted prodigiously and creatively!
Basically the same as Balanced Diet Comparison without the 30-day turnover.
Death to Ninja!
- <winner> is a ninja-murdering fool! They win!
This minigame counts how many ninja you have killed while wearing the Swashbuckling Getup.
This minigame counts your total pressure penalty negation ("makes you a better diver"). This includes equipment and effects.
- <winner> is the ultimate ghost diagnoser! <loser> is not.
This minigame counts the number of ghosts "diagnosed". Diagnosis originally meant using a tongue depressor on a ghost; when the minigame reappeared in Season 12, it was changed slightly -- the ghost must also be defeated. (Previously, the optimal strategy involved using the tongue depressor and then fleeing with tattered scraps.)
It is still unclear precisely which monsters count as ghosts for this minigame. The list is not the same as that used by Pinch Ghost. So far, we know the following monsters count as ghosts for this minigame:
- Battlie Knight Ghost
- Claybender Sorcerer Ghost
- Dusken Raider Ghost
- ghost miner
- Ghost of Fernswarthy's Grandfather
- sexy sorority ghost
- Space Tourist Explorer Ghost
- spooky ghost
- Whatsian Commando Ghost
And the following monsters do not count as ghosts for this minigame, despite seeming like they should:
Dressed in Rrrags
Pirates don't be needin' no stinkin' fancy clothes, aye? (Shortest equipment names, 23 points for an empty slot.)
Dressed to the 9s
- <winner> is dressed to the 9s. Also, the 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 7s and 8s.
1 point for each numerical digit in equipped items. Certain HTML-encoded special characters, such as the ū in frigid hankyū, count as the numbers in their character code. This might be a bug.
- <winner> forgot to the kill the butler X microcenturies more recently than <loser>.
This minigame counts the amount of time since the player last ran away from Skelter Butleton, the Butler Skeleton (the shortest time wins).
The monster in question can only be encountered once per ascension. He is unlocked by finding and reading the half of a memo from the combat version of the animated nightstand (Mahogany) (not the noncombat one).
If the loser has not run away from the Butler this season, X is displayed as a very large number (as of the start of season 13: 11,233,768).
As of season 13, X is displayed as a negative number; this is probably a bug. (This has since been fixed.)
Embrace the Police
Who has spent the most turns in crowd control at the Red Zeppelin? (Defeated the most non-straggling protesters in combat.)
This minigame counts total Hobo Power.
- <winner> won, because he/she has killed X% more rats.
This minigame counts the number of drunken rats defeated in the Tavern Cellar during the Season. A bunch of drunken rats counts for 3 points, and a drunken rat king counts for 5 points. Stomping a drunken rat into paste also counts for 1 point. Baron von Ratsworth is not drunk, and doesn't count.
If the loser has 0 points in this minigame, X is displayed as ∞.
An unlimited number of drunken rats may be fought by revisiting the faucet.
This minigame compares familiar weight (heaviest wins).
In Season 38, safari season, this minigame was called "Beast Master".
- The judges order you to prance about in your finest (currently equipped) hat, pants, and shirt.
- "<winner> is X more fashionable than <loser>," declares the judge.
Just like the pre-revamp mini, this adds up the base power of your hat, pants, and shirt, ignoring Tao of the Terrapin.
- <winner> is a true flower pirate.
In Season 20, pirate season, this minigame was called "Piratical Looting".
- <winner>'s liver is both frozen and nearly dead. Go <winner>!
This minigame counts the number of "ice-cold" booze consumed.
The following boozes are known to count:
The following boozes do not count:
(Fur) Shirts and Skins
This minigame counts how many furs and skins you have collected from combats. They have to drop naturally from a combat (pickpockets and other non-drop methods don't count).
Garrrgle Blaster Collector
- <winner> has braved the depths of the basement more often, he wins!
This minigame counts how many Pan-Dimensional Gargle Blasters you have obtained this season.
- <winner> recently dug in to the ground in a fit of bear verb induced orgiastic discovery.... or something.
Fewest hours since encountering Bear Verb Orgy.
In Season 38, safari season, this minigame was called "Bear Hunter".
Hold Your Nose
- <winner> seems to be immune to all manner of funk.
Higher stench resistance wins.
How Hung Over Are You?
This minigame compares yesterday's drunkenness level (highest wins).
- <winner> has chased the most Ice Skates out of the skate park!
- Would the judges hold it against <winner> if <they> fell from heaven or something?
Bonus sleaze damage + bonus sleaze spell damage from equipment and effects. Essentially an element-swap of Ready to Melt.
- <winner> has gained X karma this season, compared to <loser>'s Y. <winner> wins!
- After a brief call to Uncle Crimbo's people, <winner> is declared "nicest."
This minigame counts the amount of Karma earned this Season. The Karma is only counted after you arrive in Valhalla, and only includes Karma for your ascension; it does not include Karma received for discarding Instant Karma.
The 11 Karma from a Casual ascension, or prematurely ending an ascension, is also not counted.
In Seasons 15, 20, 25 and 30, pirate seasons, this minigame was called "Karrrmic Battle". In Season 16, holiday season, this minigame was called "On the Nice List".
- <winner>'s description of his wardrobe is snappier than <loser>'s, even if the wardrobe itself isn't.
This minigame counts the total length (in "characters") of the names of all equipment worn. The lowest total wins. An empty equipment slot counts as 23 points.
Empty slots include the offhand slot when wielding a two-handed weapon, the shirt slot when the player does not have Torso Awaregness or Best Dressed, and the familiar equipment slot when the player cannot use familiars.
"Characters" are not as straightforward as they may appear. Items with non-ASCII characters, or with HTML metacharacters, were originally counted according to their HTML-encoded names. Later, CDMoyer changed this.
Least Boring Slideshow
- A large screen descends from the ceiling, and a slideshow is displayed, featuring all the locations each contestant has visited in the past several days.
- Unfortunately for <loser>, the judges fall asleep during his/her slideshow and <winner> wins the round.
This minigame counts the number of different locations (snarfblats) visited in the past X days. The number of days has varied from Season to Season.
In Season 2 where this minigame first appeared, the Booth said it counted visits in the past 5 days, but it is believed that the actual time period was longer (possibly 7 or 10 days). When the minigame appeared again in Seasons 8 and 13, the booth said 10 days.
Prior to Season 13, this minigame counted locations visited before the start of the PvP Season. As of Season 13, only locations visited since the start of the Season are counted.
Prior to Season 13, there was no native in-game way to determine which zones you had visited recently. A "preview slideshow" tracker was added in Season 13 (in the Information Booth), listing the qualifying zones you have visited, and a day count since your last visit to each one. (The day counts were added shortly after the start of the Season.)
There are some locations that don't have snarfblat numbers, but which do count for this minigame:
And there are some locations which do not count for this minigame, even though they have snarfblat numbers:
- The Prince's Ball (In the Restroom)
- The Prince's Ball (On the Dance Floor)
- The Prince's Ball (The Kitchen)
- The Prince's Ball (On the Balcony)
- The Prince's Ball (The Lounge)
- The Prince's Ball (At the Canapés Table)
It is not yet known whether this is considered a bug.
Letter of the Moment
- <winner> wins with his X letters!
This minigame counts the total number of times a specific letter appears in the names of all equipment worn. The letter is chosen at random every 90,000 seconds (25 hours) or so. The Information Booth displays the current letter, the next letter, and the number of seconds until the letter changes, so players can prepare.
The next letter may be the same as the current letter.
As with Laconic and Verbosity, the count of "letters" in item names has not traditionally been straightforward. For example, the ™ character (which is HTML-encoded as ™) counted 1 point for R. This may have changed (needs research).
In Pirate Seasons (of which PvP Season 15 is the first), the letter is always R.
This minigame compares the total power of each player's hat, shirt and pants (lowest total wins).
Liver of the Damned
- The judges perform an exorcism, <winner>'s liver succumbs quickly, because it is super cursed.
This minigame compares players' current Fame (highest wins).
This minigame compares players' total item drop bonus (highest wins).
- <winner> is ready to maul and crush and smash and otherwise destroy in an ursine manner! Rwarrr!
Highest Bonus Weapon Damage wins.
- <winner> is the best at gathering meat!
This minigame compares players' total meat drop bonus (highest wins). It includes all equipment, passive skills, effects and intrinsics but does not include bonuses from familiars, Pasta Thralls, minstrels or companions.
Microbrew and You
- <winner> loves that Gnomish brew more, so <winner> wins!
This minigame counts the total number of booze items consumed from The Gnomish Micromicrobrewery. They need not be different items.
Who is most adept at finding more booze. (Highest +booze drops)
- The judges give <winner> and <loser> 37 minutes to collect booze. <winner> comes back with X% more booze, and takes the day.
- <winner> is spreading spirit-infused Holiday Cheer fare and wide. She wins!
X is listed as ∞ if the loser's score is 0.
In Season 16, holiday season, this minigame was called "Holiday Spirit(s)!". In Season 20, pirate season, this minigame was called "Moarrrrrr Booze!". In Season 31, also a pirate season this minigame was called "Thirrrsty forrr Booze"
- <winner> has a boss-defeating streak a mile long.
- <winner> has a heart filled with wintery hate.
This minigame counts the number of "bosses" defeated this Season.
In Season 17, ice season, this minigame was called "Icy Revenge".
As of Season 19, the list of bosses eligible for this mini was heavily revised. Rough estimate by CDMoyer is that around 140 different bosses qualify. (This number includes variations on standard bosses in different challenge paths.) Some "obvious" bosses do not count, such as Ed the Undying, who used to count at the beginning of Season 2, but was changed multiple times and currently does not, and the first three forms of your Nemesis, though the fourth form does count.
This minigame counts the total number of bottles of Saison du Lune drunk this Season.
This booze is only available in Hardcore if a player owns (and uses) a Li'l Xenomorph familiar (or on rare days in The Gnomish Micromicrobrewery. The IOTM ownership bias means this minigame is unlikely to reappear.
Most Things Eaten
- <winner> has more bits of stuff stuck in <their> teeth than <loser> does.
This minigame counts the total number of food items eaten this Season. They need not be different.
This minigame compares the ratio of each player's buffed main stat to the sum of the other two buffed stats. That is, score = Main / (Secondary + Tertiary).
To optimize this mini, reduce your offstats to 1 (via poison and other negative status effects). The simplicity of this strategy may be the reason this minigame has not reappeared since Season 6.
Mostly Not Poisoned
- Using a not-really-that-ill-ometer, the Judges determine that <winner> is more not really that poisoned.
This minigame counts current turns of the A Little Bit Poisoned effect (highest wins).
(At the beginning of Season 12, this minigame incorrectly awarded ties to all players who had any nonzero number of turns of the effect. This was fixed after a few days.)
Each time this minigame appears, it is different. The nature of the minigame is not revealed to players; it must be spaded.
In Season 1, the Mystery Contest counted the number of baggies of powdered sugar in each player's Display Case. The post-fight text included an indication of the relative scores.
In Season 2, the Mystery Contest counted the length of the active familiar's name (modulo 10) and the number of adventures remaining. (spading)
In Season 3, the Mystery Contest counted the number of different items in each player's mall store priced at 999 Meat or less. (spading)
In Season 6, the Mystery Contest counted your total Meat on hand (modulo 100), with some undetermined additional factor(s). (spading)
In Season 18, there are two mystery contests: "Hah, It's a Mystery!" and "It's a Mystery, Also!".
- Hah, It's a Mystery! counts the number of adventures spent in a Drunken Stupor in your current ascension.
- It's a Mystery, Also! is the same as Verbosity - the total length (in "characters") of the names of all equipment worn (including familiar equipment).
- <winner> has just crystallized on the grass, ready to greet the world. <loser> is old and crusty.
- <winner> went back to basics most recently.
This minigame compares the amount of time since each player last ascended (shortest time wins).
This minigame typically counts time using unusual units. In Season 4, it counted time in microcenturies.
In Season 17, ice season, this was called "Frostily Ephemeral". In Season 21, numeric season, this was called "Back to Square One".
- Wowsers, <winner> really loves eggnog. <loser> can't keep up with that many NPH!
This minigame counts the amount of time since the player last defeated his/her Nemesis (shortest time wins).
- <winner> has combined their enchanting and drinking optimally.
Gaining turns an effect by drinking booze increases score by the number of turns of the effect. Drinking non-alcoholic doesn't help. Gaining or losing the effects' turns later doesn't affect your score. (Adventuring or using a Platinum Yendorian Express Card is irrelevant to this minigame.) Impressively, you can get points using Temps Tempranillo, even if the effect it extends isn't normally available from booze.
Losing turns of an effect from drinking a buff-granting booze decrements your score by the number of turns of the effect used. Notable effects this applies to are The Ode to Booze, Beer Barrel Polka and Salty Mouth.
Out of the Frying Pan
- <winner> has been blessed more recently by the Deep Fat Friars.
This minigame compares the amount of time since each player last received an effect from the Deep Fat Friars (shortest time wins).
The time is measured in seconds. Ascension sets the time to "never" (the Information Booth reports this as the number of seconds since the Unix epoch -- midnight January 1, 1970 UTC -- or about 1.4 billion seconds).
- <winner> has been on a killing spree, murdering X more pirates yesterday.
- <winner> is as pure as the driven snow. Or is at least X% purer than <loser>.
- <winner>'s aura is pure like the fur or a polar bear!
This minigame counts the number of active effects; the player with the fewest effects wins. Intrinsics do not count.
Originally, everything listed under "Effects" on the left panel counted. Later, timers were excluded. Still later, any effect that is not decremented by PvP fights was excluded.
If both players have 0 effects, X is displayed as ∞.
In season 19, bear season, this minigame was called "Polar Envy".
- <winner> wins. Arrr.
Like Purity, but only counts effects containing an R. Intrinsics and effects that are not decremented by PvP do not count.
This minigame counts the total number of items with the word "meat" in their names eaten this Season.
Ready to melt
- <loser> seems like an ice-lover. <winner> is ready to melt some ice, though! Go <winner>!
- <winner> is on fire!
This minigame counts the total bonus Hot damage of the player -- Bonus Weapon Damage as well as Bonus Spell Damage that applies to Hot spells. E.g. Song of Sauce counts for 100 points, but a kickback cookbook does not count at all. (It does not count damage you've actually dealt.)
In Season 21, numeric season, this was called "Fahrenheit 451".
This minigame counts the number of bloodies mary drunk this Season.
Note that the extra-spicy bloody mary does not count for this minigame.
- <winner> is totally prepared hoopy frood.
1 point for each second since last taking the towel in Off the Rack, lower score wins.
This minigame counts the number of slugs of vodka drunk this Season.
This minigame compares the total auto-sell value of current equipment (highest wins).
- The judges ship the contestants off on an across-the-sea voyage. <loser> succumbs to scurrrvy first. Arrrrr.
The following foods are confirmed to be considered citrus fruits:
Searrrching for Booty
- <winner> really smashed this one, breaking more barrels than <loser>.
Who has smashed the most barrrrels, looking for booty? (In the barrrrel full of barrrrels.)
Sharing the Love
- <winner> has spread so much "love." They just give their "love" to anyone they can, If you know what I mean.
- <winner> has spread their claws wide and wrapped them around the backs of numerous food sources... friends.
This minigame counts the number of different opponents defeated while attacking this Season. (This does not include defensive victories.)
In season 17, the ice season, this minigame had "(to stay warm)" appended to its name.
In season 19, bear season, this minigame was called "Bear Hugs All Around".
In season 38, safari season, this minigame was called "Fair Game".
This minigame compares total Combat Initiative (highest wins).
Snootee Customer Loyalty
- <winner> has been a more loyal customer of Chez Snootee, so <winner> wins!
- <winner> has a real taste for the delicacies of Little Canadia.
- <winner> loves Chez Snootee... and the taste of lumberjacks, I assume.
This minigame counts the total number of items eaten from Chez Snootee this Season. They need not be different items.
In season 17, ice season, this minigame was called "Frozen Dinners". In season 19, bear season, this minigame was called "Northern Digestion".
- <winner> really knows how to save a life. They have spent some serious time, seriously protected from the cold, seriously fighting to... do something about Hippies and Frats.
This minigame counts the total counts the total number of Hippy/Frat War opponents defeated, like What is it Good For?, but also requires Stupendous (+4) Cold Resistance to add score. The opponents don't necessarily have to be defeated on The Battlefield -- copied enemies also count.
- Looks like <winner> has embraced the spirit of Peace on Earth. <winner> wins!
- <winner> be smellin' all fresh and clean. Arrrrrggh.
This minigame compares the total Combat Frequency modifiers; the most negative (noncombat) modifier wins.
The readout from the Information Booth is often used to spade new combat rate modifiers to determine their actual strength.
In Season 16, this minigame was called "Peace on Earth". In Season 20, this minigame was called "Smellin' Like a Stinkin' Rose".
This minigame compares each player's highest score on Space Trip this Season. The highest high score wins.
- <winner> has descended more levels into the Depths of Below Fernswarthy's Ruined Tower this season, and is declared the winner.
This minigame counts the total number of levels of Fernswarthy's Basement traversed during the Season.
Spirit of Gnoel
- <winner> really has it out for those gnomes. He has a murderous stream many, many gnanometers wide.
The followigng mognsters are kgnowgn to cougnt:
Spirit of Noel
- <winner> has embraced the Spirit of Noel. Looks like <loser> really loves those Ls. LLLLoser.
Note that this counts the actual number of Ls in each effect, as opposed to Purrrity which only counts the number of effects. (This also counts Ls in equipment, which makes it similar to Laconic Dresser.)
Swimming with the Fishes
Tea for 2, 3, 4 or More
- <winner> sure loves tea.
1 point for each tea item consumed, higher score wins. Teas known to count include:
- Corpse Island iced tea
- cup of lukewarm tea
- cup of "tea"
- hippy herbal tea
- Ice Island Long Tea
- Mysterious Island iced tea
- New Zealand iced tea
- Tea, Earl Grey, Hot
Teas known not to count include:
- any teas from the Potted tea tree
- homeopathic mint tea
- Irish Coffee, English Heart
- tea for one
- Texas tea
That Britney Spears Number
- <winner> is not that innocent. They win!
The Egg Hunt
- After 45 seconds (why did they pick 45 seconds?) the judges count the eggs. <winner> wins, with a grand total of X eggs, compared to <loser>'s Y.
This minigame assigns points based on total item drop bonus. It includes all equipment, passive skills, effects and intrinsics but does not include bonuses from familiars, Pasta Thralls, minstrels or companions.
The number of "eggs" shown in the post-fight text is 3 + ceil(item/10) where item is the item drop bonus.
Trophy Stacking Match
- <winner> stacks their trophies X higher than <loser> and wins the round!
Just like the pre-revamp mini, more trophies wins.
- <winner> appears to be a consummate grogmaster.
Who has consumed the most grog?
Unbroken Holiday Spirit
- <winner> has really been keeping their spirits up! The judges applaud his holiday spirit and <loser> is shamed with the loss.
Upward Mobility Contest
- <winner> has gained more fame than <loser>. <winner> is beary famous.
- <winner> has been hogging all the limelight, spotlight, bright lights and everything else!
This minigame counts total Fame Gained this season.
Fame Gained does not decrease when you lose Fame.
In season 19, bear season, this minigame was called "Beary Famous". In seasons 21 and 35, both numeric seasons, this minigame was called "15 Minutes of Fame".
- Both contestants start going through the list of their gear, naming each piece. <loser> finishes, but <winner> keeps going for at least another X seconds.
This minigame counts the total length (in "characters") of the names of all equipment worn (including familiar equipment). The largest total wins.
X is the difference in length (characters) between the winner's and loser's outfits.
"Characters" are not as straightforward as they may appear. Items with non-ASCII characters, or with HTML metacharacters, were originally counted according to their HTML-encoded names. Later, CDMoyer changed this.
Visiting The Cousins
- <winner> has spent the most time in the pens.
Highest total turns spent in The Bugbear Pens wins. For a short time at the beginning of the seasons, the post-Felonia pens erroneously did not count. This was swiftly fixed.
What is it Good For?
- <winner> is a more enthusiastic warmonger than <loser>.
This minigame counts the total number of Hippy/Frat War opponents defeated. This includes faxed (and otherwise copied) enemies.
Who Runs Bordertown?
- <winner> is X% more familiar with the ins and outs of Thugnderdome than <loser> is, so <winner> wins!
This minigame counts the total number of turns spent in Thugnderdome this Season.
If the loser has 0 points in this minigame, X is displayed as ∞.
Who Will Not Not Eat Them
This minigame counts green hamhocks eaten this Season.
With Your Bare Hands
This minigame counts the number of beasts you have defeated without anything equipped in either hand. Kills must cost an adventure to count (no free kills). You can use spells and/or combat items and it will still count.
Wine Tasting Contest
- <winner> has been guzzling unique boozes left and right! Ahoy there, liver!
This minigame counts the number of different booze items drunk in the last 30 days, or since the start of the Season, whichever is later.
You can see which booze items you've drunk recently by going to your character sheet, clicking "Favorite Booze", scrolling down to the bottom, and clicking "Sort by Recentness of Consumption".
In season 20, pirate season, this minigame was called "Pirate's Favorite Drink".
Whatever, Here's a 13th Mini
- <winner> is totally not on the Dev Team.
Devsters have a score of 0. All other players have a score of 1. This mini won't appear if neither player is on the Dev Team.
- <winner> has been really successful and not drinking too much this season! Congrats!
1 point per booze item consumed since season start, lower score wins. Drunkenness acquired through Mayodiol does not count.