The Food ClubReview

Your Online Resource for Everything Food Club

Introduction


Note to All: The following reference provides information regrading the various different methodologies used to challenge Neopets Food Club game. As with any game involved risk, please use any advice of information you find here or elsewhere with the utmost discretion. Neither myself, nor the Neopets Food Club Competition thread, nor the Neodaq Food Club Forum thread are responsible for any gains or losses you encounter as a result of advice taken from the following resources.

Welcome to The Food Club Review, your online resource for everything regarding the Food Club game on Neopets. The main focus of this page is as reference page for those taking part in World Food Club Competitions. A link to the neoboard thread for this month's competition can be found on the navigation on the right.

In addition to information regarding the competitions, this page also provides many resources on strategies on how to play the game as well as a library of links to various different petpages outlining the different stratigies many Food Club regulars use to make millions of NP every month. Sometimes, these regulars post their actually picks on their petpage, so be on the lookout for such free valuable information.

I will continue to work on improving this page as long as the Food Club game remains alive and well. If you have suggestions to the page, or just have a something you believe will be a big help to the viewing public, please feel free to neomail me. (Please be sure to include a relevant subject line.)

Best of Luck to you all!

The Daily Outlook: August 22nd, 2013 (Round 5242)


The Daily Outlook is a brief outlook on the next day's Food Club card, complete with analysis and a free set of picks. Picks are posted as the day goes along. There will be three key release times:

1. Between 4pm and 5pm NST, there may be an initial release. This is not FINAL, but rather a work in progress for those who need it early.

2. Between 2am and 3am NST, there may be a second release. This is not FINAL, but rather a work in progress for those who need it early.

3. Between 12pm and 1pm NST, there will be a FINAL release for the day. This release will count as the official picks for results tracking.

Over the past 400+ rounds, these picks have an ROI of between +60% and +80%. If you follow along every day, a reasonable expectation will be between +2000 and +3000 net units earned on the year.

Today's Pick:

Dan x Goobs x Bonnie x (Fairfax, Puffo, SEO, Fran)
Dan x Goobs x (Bonnie, Ned, Sproggie)
Dan x (Goobs, Fed)
Goobs x Blackbeard

Monday: +14u/10u (24:10)

August 2013: +66u/60u (126:60) (ROI = +110.0%, 5k bettor wins +330,000 NP)
July 2013: -62u/120u (58:120) (ROI = -51.7%, 5k bettor wins -310,000 NP)
June 2013: +100u/170u (270:170) (ROI = +58.8%, 5k bettor wins +500,000 NP)
May 2013: +345u/210u (555:210) (ROI = +164.3%, 5k bettor wins +1,725,000 NP)
April 2013: +126u/220u (346:220) (ROI = +57.3%, 5k bettor wins +630,000 NP)
March 2013: +78u/220u (298:220) (ROI = +35.4%, 5k bettor wins +390,000 NP)
February 2013: +416u/190u (ROI = +218.9%, 5k bettor wins +2,080,000 NP)
January 2013: +247u/190u (ROI = +130.0%, 5k bettor wins +1,235,000 NP)
December 2012: +164u/190u (ROI = +86.3%, 5k bettor wins +820,000 NP)
November 2012: +168u/200u (ROI = +84.0%, 5k bettor wins +840,000 NP)
October 2012: +108u/250u (ROI = +43.2%, 5k bettor wins +540,000 NP)
September 2012: +210u/220u (ROI = +95.5%, 5k bettor wins +1,050,000 NP)
August 2012: +160u/250u (ROI = +64.0%, 5k bettor wins +800,000 NP)
July 2012: +186u/260u (ROI = +71.5%, 5k bettor wins +930,000 NP)
June 2012: +60u/260u (ROI = +23.1%, 5k bettor wins +300,000 NP)
May 2012: +222u/280u (ROI = +79.3%, 5k bettor wins +1,110,000 NP)
April 2012: +667u/230u (ROI = +290.0%, 5k bettor wins +3,335,000 NP)
March 2012: +398u/310u (ROI = +128.4%, 5k bettor wins +1,990,000 NP)
February 2012: +218/290u (ROI = +75.2%, 5k bettor wins +1,090,000 NP)
January 2012: +340/310u (ROI = +109.7%, 5k bettor wins +1,700,000 NP)
December: +294/300u (ROI = +98.0%, 5k bettor wins +1,360,000 NP)
November: +306/300u (ROI = +102.0%, 5k bettor wins +1,530,000 NP)
October: +208/310u (ROI = +67.1%, 5k bettor wins +1,040,000 NP)
September: +318/300u (ROI = +106.0%, 5k bettor wins +1,590,000 NP)
August: +22u/220u (ROI = +10.0%, 5k bettor wins +110,000 NP)
July: +92u/200u (ROI = +46.0%, 5k bettor wins +460,000 NP)
June: +72u/300u (ROI = +24.0%, 5k bettor wins +360,000 NP)
May: +330u/310u (ROI = +106.5%, 5k bettor wins +1,650,000 NP)
April: +110u/300u (ROI = +36.7%, 5k bettor ins +550,000 NP)
March: +111u/310u (ROI = +35.8%, 5k bettor wins +555,000 NP)
February: -24u/280u (ROI = -8.6%, 5k bettor loses -120,000 NP)
January: +652u/310u (ROI = 210.3%, 5k bettor wins +3,260,000 NP)

Year 2013: +1316u/1380u (2672:1370) (ROI = +95.4%, 5k bettor wins +6,580,000 NP)

Year 2012 FINAL: +2930u/3040u (5970:3040) (ROI = +96.4%, 5k bettor wins +14,650,000 NP)
Year 2011 FINAL: +2445u/3410u (5855:3410) (ROI = +71.7%, For 2011, 5k bettor wins +12,225,000 NP)

Years 2011-2013: +6701u/7830u (14531:7830) (ROI = +85.6%, 5k bettor wins +33,505,000 NP)


World Food Club Rankings


The World Food Club Rankings takes into account the past 12 months of competition. The Neodaq and Neoboard groups are combined into one leaderboard. Each month score is weighed according to age. The most recent 3 months are given full weight. The next 3 months are weighted at 75%, the next 3 at 50%, and the last 3 at 25%.

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Monthly Tournaments


The Food Club Monthly Tournaments are were competitors publicly post picks and earn points based off of four categories: Total number of units won (40%), Best 8-game score in units (30%), Number of Cashes (over 10 units won in a day, 20%), and Best 1-game score in unites (10%). Scores in each category are log-scaled, with a maximum score of 100 points.






May 2011




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Knowledge Base



In this section, you'll find links to the many helpful petpages out there on the web. Whether you want to learn to become the best, or just follow along with the best players in the world, you can find what you need here.


Accolades

To access your accolades, do the following. Right click on the accolade below and copy the image's url.



You can find all of your accolades by erasing the "rank.jpg" and replacing "greylorn" with your username.


The Fundamentals

The Windagame System by Sirhatter
A Complete Guide of Definitions and How to Bet by Revengeofleepo


Free Premium Picks

Hugger22 Daily Pick Page
This_is_boringg Daily Pick Page
Greylorn Daily Pick Page

Food Club Bragging Rights:



- Once a day (OK to post with your daily picks), post in this thread one pet that you think will win today. If you can put your Bragging Rights in a bolded, labelled format like BR: Dan, it would be nice. Try to differentiate it from your survivor pick, please. :)

- NEW CHANGE: There is no longer any restriction for picking pets. You can duplicate without penalty.

- You may skip a day without penalty.

- Scoring is simple. If your pick wins, you get points equal to the winning pets' closing odds. If your pick loses, you get no points, but there is no penalty either.

- We will track winners based on both Win/Loss Record and Units Won (gross).

- That's it! Simple right? :)



Food Club Bragging Rights: Results



1. sniggy102 (37)
2. Renegade_Yoda (24)
3. this_is_boringg (19)
4. lpcdobber (16)
5. accubizpet (10)
5. mint_911 (10)
7. hugger22 (9)
8. Christie/healer_of_champions (3)
9. fredthompson100 (2)
10. ashenghoul (0)
10. Jill (0)
10. Thasja (0)
10. Cutejohn291 (0)

this_is_boringg
2: Orvinn
3: Blackbeard
4: (none)
5: Dan (8)
6: Goobs (2)
7: Fran
8: Puffo
9: Buck (2)
10: Fed (2)
11: Stripey
12: Sir Ed
13: Stuff
14: Bonnie (5)
15: Crossblades
16: Fairfax

mint_911
2: Fed (2)
3: Tailhook (2)
4: Lucky
5: Bonnie (2)
6: Fairfax
7: Crossblades
8: Puffo
9: Buck (2)
10: PegLeg
11: Stripey
12: Sir Ed
13: Goobs (2)
14: Orvinn
15: Blackbeard
16: Squire

hugger22
2: Dan
3: Blackbeard
4: Lucky
5: Goobs
6: Tailhook
7: PegLeg (9)
8: Puffo
9: Bonnie
10: Orvinn
11: Fed
12: Crossblades
13: Buck
14: Fairfax
15: Ned
16: Sproggie

ashenghoul
2: Fran
3: (none)
4: (none)
5: (none)
6: (none)
7: (none)
8: (none)
9: (none)
10: (none)
11: (none)
12: (none)
13: (none)
14: (none)
15: (none)
16: (none)

Renegade_Yoda
2: Lucky
3: Blackbeard
4: Puffo
5: Fran (2)
6: Goobs (2)
7: Sir Ed (10)
8: Bonnie
9: Orvinn
10: Fed (2)
11: Crossblades (8)
12: Dan
13: Squire
14: StripegPuffo
16: (none)

accubizpet
2: Dan
3: Blackbeard
4: Buck (2)
5: Fran (2)
6: (none)
7: Tailhook
8: Goobs (2)
9: Bonnie
10: Fairfax (2)
11: Sproggie
12: (none)
13: Fed (2)
14: Puffo
15: Stripey
16: PegLeg

Thasja
2: Puffo
3: Orvinn
4: Stuff
5: Sproggie
6: (none)
7: Lucky
8: Fairfax
9: Bonnie
10: Crossblades
11: Fed
12: (none)
13: (none)
14: (none)
15: (none)
16: (none)

Jill
2: Ned
3: Crossblades
4: (none)
5: (none)
6: (none)
7: (none)
8: (none)
9: (none)
10: (none)
11: (none)
12: (none)
13: (none)
14: (none)
15: (none)
16: (none)

sniggy102
2: Buck
3: (none)
4: Orvinn (13)
5: Fran (2)
6: Goobs (2)
7: Puffo (7)
8: Lucky
9: (none)
10: Crossblades
11: Blackbeard (3)
12: Sir Ed
13: Tailhook (5)
14: (none)
15: Stuff
16: Stripey (5)

fredthompson100
2: Tailhook
3: Buck
4: Fran
5: (none)
6: Stuff
7: Crossblades
8: Orvinn
9: (none)
10: Puffo
11: Goobs (2)
12: Sir Ed
13: (none)
14: PegLeg
15: (none)
16: (none)

lpcdobber
2: (none)
3: Puffo
4: Ned (3)
5: Stripey
6: (none)
7: Sir Ed (10)
8: Bonnie
9: Crossblades
10: Orvinn
11: Blackbeard (3)
12: (none)
13: Fran
14: Sproggie
15: Lucky
16: (none)

Cutejohn291
2: (none)
3: Blackbeard
4: Bonnie
5: Stripey
6: (none)
7: (none)
8: (none)
9: (none)
10: (none)
11: (none)
12: (none)
13: (none)
14: (none)
15: (none)
16: (none)

healer_of_champions
5: Squire (3)
6: PegLeg
7: (none)
8: (none)
9: (none)
10: (none)
11: (none)
12: (none)
13: (none)
14: (none)
15: (noneni(none)



Food Club Survivor



- Once a day (OK to post with your daily picks), post in this thread one pet that you think will win today. If you can put your survivor pick in BOLD, it would be nice.

- There are two player pools: A champions pool and a last chance pool. If your pick wins, you will move up to OR remain in the winner's pool. If your pick loses and you were in the champions pool, you will move down to the last chance pool. If your pick loses and you were in the last chance pool, you are eliminated.

- You can win the game is two ways: (1) If you are the only player that started in the Champions Pool to win in any given round. (2) If you are the only player that was not eliminated at the end of any given round.

- MERCY : If all players are eliminated at the end of a given round, the round does not count. Selections from that round can be used again.

- You may only pick a pet ONCE per competition. So if you pick Goobs on the first day, you cannot pick him the rest of the competition.

- If you duplicate a pick, it will count as a loss the first time. If you duplicate a pick another time, you will automatically be eliminated.

- If you skip/forget a round, that will count as a "NO PICK". "NO PICK" counts the same as any other pet, you may only pick "NO PICK" once in a competition. "NO PICK" will count as a loss.

- You MAY neomail/PM picks if you do not want it known public for strategy reasons.


Food Club Survivor #16 Results (Day 5)




Championship Pool:

Thasja (SEO, NO PICK, Bonnie, Goobs, Puffo)


Last Chance Pool:

Renegade_Yoda (Tailhook, Ned, Bonnie, Goobs, Buck)
sniggy102 (Crossblades, Goobs, Fran, Buck, NO PICK)


Eliminated:



Cutejohn291 (Goobs, Lucky, Fairfax)
accubizpet (Goobs, Lucky, Tailhook)
lpcdobber (Lucky, Ned)
this_is_boringg (NO PICK, Blackbeard)
Jill (NO PICK, Buck)
hugger22 (Lucky, Puffo)
fredthompson100 (Lucky, Squire)
mint_911 (NO PICK, Buck, Lucky)


Golden Week Challenge



...and thus, a great evil came to Krawk Island. Indeed, Golden Week had arrived oncemore_ ..

The only thing needed for evil to prosper is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke


Welcome to the Food Club Golden Week Challenge!

This event is a pick'em challenge focused around the 8 days that compose Golden Week:

- Each player starts with 10 stars.

- You may bet on any one pet from each arena daily. You may not select multiple pets from the same arena. This means, you may select a maximum of 5 picks per day. You are not required to make a pick in every zone.

- You may only bet on single winners. No parlays or chains.

- On each bet, you may wager 1, 2, or 3 stars. You may not bet fractional amounts. You may not bet more than 3 stars on a single play.

- A winning bet will receive (# of stars) * (Closing Odds) number of stars in return.

- One play single play during Golden week, you may pick a "Pick of the week". Whichever selection you denote this for will have a double payout for a win, with no penalty for a loss.

- Whoever has the most stars at the end of the 1st day of the next month will be declared the winner.

- The winner must have put a minimum of 10* in play (wagered) in order to be declared the winner.

- Post Format:

Arena Name: (# of Stars)* PICK NAME

- Example:

Shipwreck: 2* Scurvy Dan the Blade

- Scores will be updated daily.




Golden Week Standings (Day 3 of 7)



# indicates POW used
( ) daily change in parens

** Due to the absolute carnage of Golden Week, we've decided to only display the top 3 finishers -- i.e. the only three people to finish in the positive. It's less bloody this way. One time thing, hopefully:

GOLD: almawins
SILVER: this_is_boring
BRONZE: accubizpet


Food Club Fantasy Challenge Standings



1. Mint Fantasy (80)
2. Team Will (56)
3. The Grim Grub-grabbers (48)
4. Tantalus Terrors Trifles! (47)
4. Bizzy Pirates (47)
6. Dob's Devious Deckhands (43)
7. Yoda's Misfits (38)
8. Team CuteJohn (36)
9. Snigs Sneaks (32)
10. Lucky 13 (24)
11. The Cursed 4 (23)



Box Scores:


Mint Fantasy: (@mint_911)
Captain Crossblades (0)
Young Sproggie (34)
Orvinn The First Mate (0)
PegLeg (24)
Fran (22)

Team Will: (william2005555)
Fed (15)
Sir Ed (7)
Young Sproggie (34)
Captain Crossblades (0)
Squire Venable (0)

Lucky 13: (thisisboringgggg)
Fairfax (7)
Crossblades (0)
Puffo (4)
Blackbeard (13)
Orvinn (0)

The cursed 4: (wocky_shepherd)
Sir Ed (7)
Bonnie (12)
Lucky (4)
Crossblades (0)
Stuff (0)

The Grim Grub-grabbers: (hugger22)
Lucky (4)
Sir Ed (7)
PegLeg (24)
Captain Crossblades (0)
Admiral Blackbeard (13)

Team CuteJohn: (Cutejohn291)
Blackbeard (13)
Orvinn (0)
Stripey (4)
Sir Ed (7)
Bonnie (12)

Bizzy Pirates: (accubizpet)
Bonnie (12)
Lucky (4)
Sir Ed (7)
PegLeg (24)
Stuff (0)

Dob's Devious Deckhands: (lpcdobber)
Fran (22)
Lucky (4)
Blackbeard (13)
Puffo (4)
Stuff (0)

Yoda's Misfits: (Renegade_Yoda)
Captain Crossblades (0)
Fairfax (7)
Sir Ed (7)
Orvinn (0)
PegLeg (24)

Snigs Sneaks: (sniggy102)
Ned (13)
Orvinn (0)
Sir Ed (7)
Bonnie (12)
Captain Crossblades (0)

Tantalus Terrors Trifles!: (fredthompson100)
Lucky (4)
Sir Ed (7)
Bonnie (12)
PegLeg (24)
Stuff-a-roo (0)


Food Club Fantasy Challenge



The game is simple. Create a team of up to 5 Food Club pets to be your fantasy team. Each pet costs a salary, which is equal to their official neopets historical WIN%. You can find this on the following page, under the % column: http://www.neopets.com/pirates/foodclub.phtml?type=pirates

- You may select between 0 to 5 pets.
- You may have a maximum salary of 100 for your entire team. If you are OVER, you will not receive any points for the day.
- Each day, you score points equal to closing odds of any winner. So, if you have a 13:1 winner and a 2:1 winner on a day, you win 15 points.
- You may switch members of your team from day to day, but each transaction will cost you 10% of all winnings you have to that point. - Switching pet A for pet B counts as one transaction. If you want to switch two pets, that will count as two transactions.


Post your team (along with win%), and that will count for all 5 days unless you decide to change it. Naming your team is optional (but fun?). Results will be posted daily.

Example teams:

FAILsauce"

Bonnie Pip Culliford (24)
Ol' Stripey (20)
Young Sproggie (20)
Admiral Blackbeard (18)
Fairfax the Deckhand (18)


OR

Commando"

Gooblah the Grarrl (65)
Franchisco Corvallio (35)







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