It has long been known that carnival games are a massive scam. Whether it be hard to see tricks or downright impossible games, they aren’t easy to win. However, nothing beats the feeling of winning at a carnival game. The problem is, even when you win, you still lose. This is because the prizes are normally less in value than the cost to play just one game. Former NASA Engineer Mark Rober took a look at the physics and probabilities behind carnival games and came to some interesting conclusions.