Let's put the 'thinking' back into this self-proclaimed 'thinking man's action game'. This little riddle is based on a true story that happened to me today in Big Hunt.

If you know how Big Hunt works, go straight ahead to the scenario below. If not, just know that in Big Hunt all players can invite other players on the field to join up as friendlies, forming up to a team of 4 players (during this week anyways). If the other player accepts the invitation, they will leave any existing team and join the inviter's team. All teammates are equal in status, so if you are alone there is no difference in being the one who invites or the one who accepts.

Riddle scenario in Big Hunt:

A runs into B, both out of sight of other players

A invited B to join their team

B refused, but immediately invited A back

A refused, but again invited B to join

B understands the situation completely and accepted A's invitation with the appropriate arrangements.

Assuming all parties think logically, what happened here? What are the thought processes of A and B?

B got their team of 2 to join up with A's team of 2, forming a team of 4 players

Detailed explanation of thought processes:

'A runs into B, both out of sight of other players'

Implied information:

• A and B both don't know each other's team size, and they are both aware that the other party also share this lack of information

'A invited B to join their team'

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Implied information:

• B knows A is friendly and wants to group up
• B knows A's team has vacancy (A's team consist of 1 to 3 players)

'B refused, but immediately invited A back'

Implied information:

• A knows B is also friendly and wants to group up
• A knows B is not alone and prefers not to leave their teammate(s) behind or they would have accepted to join A's team (B's team has more than 1 person)
• A knows B's team also has vacancy (B's team must consist of 2 or 3 players)

'A refused, but again invited B to join'

Implied information:

• B understands what A knows as stated above
• B knows A is not alone and prefers not to leave their teammate(s) behind or they would have accepted to join B's team (A's team has more than 1 person)
• B knows A's team has enough vacancy to accommodate more than 1 additional player or they would not have bothered to invite again (A's team has 2 players!)

B of course knows his team has 2 players too, so he accepted A's offer and joined A's team. B then invited his old teammate to join the group as well.