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The Game (game)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The Game is the unofficial but ubiquitous title for a specific mental game cum viral social phenomenon played widely in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and Ireland. Its origins are Variations have originated independently in many cities around the world. Some variations have been traced back as far as 1997.

Contents
1 Rules
1.1 Variations on the fourth rule
1.2 Further variations
1.3 Variations that involve winning the game
2 Scoring
3 Strategies

Rules
:bulletpurple: To know The Game is to play The Game.
:bulletpurple: One can never stop playing.
:bulletpurple: To think of The Game is to lose The Game.
:bulletpurple: When one loses The Game, one must announce to all present that one has lost. ("I just lost The Game!")
:bulletpurple: To hear about a loss is to earn thirty minutes to forget about The Game.

Variations on the fourth rule
Removing the fourth rule removes immunity from losing The Game. Alternatively, the fourth rule may be replaced with one of the following:
:bulletred: When one player loses, all players present lose.
:bulletred: When one player loses, all players present are immune from losing until The Game is forgotten again.

Further variations
:bulletpurple: If one does not forget about The Game, one can not remember The Game. Therefore, it is not considered a loss if constant thought is devoted to The Game. This can be advantageous as it can cause others to lose while keeping one's own winning status, but its downside is that dwelling on The Game may cause you to lose it more often.
:bulletpurple: Everyone is playing The Game, even if they do not know about it.
:bulletpurple: When one loses The Game, and announces the loss to everyone present, the listeners also lose The Game.
:bulletpurple: The game-loss phrase may be replaced with "I lost!", "I just thought about The Game!", or simply "The Game!"
:bulletpurple: If someone inquires about The Game – a common request after a player's non-sequitur game-loss announcement – a player must tell that person the rules of The Game, thereby enrolling the inquirer in the game (according to the first rule), often to the delight of the losing player.

Variations that involve winning the game
:bulletred: In Heaven, everyone wins The Game.
:bulletred: If you die within thirty minutes of someone else's loss, you win The Game.
:bulletred: If you unpremeditatedly lose The Game while having an orgasm, The Game is officially broken.

Scoring
Some players choose to keep score, others do not. Those who do use one of two scoring methods:

:bulletpurple: A player loses 1 point for every loss, and any other players present gain 1 point.
:bulletpurple: A player loses 1 point for every loss, and the other n players present gain 1/n points. If no other players are present, no points are gained or lost. This method makes The Game a zero-sum game.
:bulletpurple: Cheating in The Game is as simple as failing to announce loss of The Game. If players wants to keep score, they should be warned: it is quite easy to cheat at The Game, and keeping score will encourage people to do so.

Note: If you haven't yet told someone about your first loss, you've already cheated.

Strategies
The second rule makes developing effective strategies for The Game rather difficult; in fact, the very act of plotting strategies causes many players to lose.

:bulletred: One strategy employed by players is to force other players to associate common occurences or objects with the game. While this probably will not help the player lose the game any less frequently, it may make other players lose more often. For example, a player might, after being introduced to this page, associate Wikipedia with the game and hence lose the game on subsequent visits to the website.

:bulletred: Another successful strategy relies on the use of a time-delay mechanism to incite other players to think of The Game more than thirty minutes after the first loss. For example, the losing player may send emails or voicemail messages during the grace period, hoping that other players will receive them after the grace period is over. The messages may announce the loss, or they may be examples of the previous strategy.

:bulletred: Some players take delight in announcing their loss in a more nuanced fashion in order to cause frustration to other nearby players of The Game. An example would be, "What do football, chess, and Tomb Raider all have in common? They're games. You know what else is a game? The Game I just lost." Some players make a pastime of coming up with new ways of announcing their losses.
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:iconinnocentlittlewolf:
InnocentLittleWolf Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I had no idea there was so much more to it than "if you think of it you lose" Points and strategy? Jeez. :icondizzyplz:

I wish I knew more people on here who play so I could mess with them. X3
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:iconilaria-ilayda:
ilaria-ilayda Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconihatethefloorplz: I lost it too!
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:iconjld816:
JLD816 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been playing 'The Game' for two years (not very long, I know)

P.S. LOST THE GAME!!!!
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:iconemmi-kat:
Emmi-Kat Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
Believe it or not, my National Honor Society pulls this one at most of out meetings. In whatever way he can, he uses the analogy of a game (sometimes we're talking about a real game), and then he turns to us and says, "you just lost the game." >8|
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:iconxsamnatax:
xSamnatax Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTTTT
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:iconkarasumegami:
KarasuMegami Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student General Artist
And also The Game will not end until the Prime Minister of the UK says that The Game is over.
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:iconroguewarrior869:
RogueWarrior869 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I just lost horribly.DX.
I lose just about everyday I am on this site.:XD:.
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:iconwan-tan:
wan-tan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Hahaha I've lost :XD::XD:
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:iconentadeath:
entadeath Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
I just lost the game :c
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:iconjedi-one:
jedi-one Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Ze Game!!!
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:iconthe-syreth-clan:
The-Syreth-Clan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm now fully informed about the game. (and I lost it)
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:iconfhluffydragon:
FhluffyDragon Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Lol, just lost it....
=3=
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:iconpataponfan:
PataponFan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Roses are red, violets are blue.
I lost The Game and so have you.:iconhurrplz:
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:iconradiextrunks:
radiextrunks Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
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:iconveiwer13:
veiwer13 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
damnit i just forgot where i put my free win The Game pass, oh and i lost the game, you lost it too
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:iconheartofclocks:
heartofclocks Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Oh guess what...I just lost the game...
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:icondarkw1ng:
darkw1ng Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
lol I only lose the game when I go to concerts or party's because the guys there are like "I lost the game!" And then Im like DAMMIT!! XD
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:iconfun-sized-redhead:
Fun-sized-Redhead Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Student
I just lost the game :C
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:iconshikuroxkanno:
ShikuroxKanno Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's that old?
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:iconrahztheechidna:
Rahztheechidna Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just lost the game. Darn it.
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:iconkikikittykat:
kikikittykat Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I lose the game every time I see this stamp... and its on my page, so yeah WRYYY!!! oh and thanks for making it. o3o

THERE IS NO WAY TO WIN EEETT :iconcryingplz:
*nukes the world*
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:iconnekomimi15:
NekoMimi15 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Damn. Oh well, I've lost like 12 times already today lol.
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:icon1eva1:
1Eva1 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
I lost... again
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:iconcolorful-melody:
Colorful-Melody Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
Dammit.
I lost the game.

But this is an epic stamp.
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:iconswirlyrockstar:
SwirlyRockStar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I LOST. :iconfffuuuplz:
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:iconthfearwithin:
thfearwithin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I lose the game daily ._.
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:iconveggiebaka-chan:
VeggieBaka-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
As do I... :c
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:iconciriun:
Ciriun Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
You have made a very powerful weapon. And I love it. XD

My friend and I managed to associate the game with the word Giraffe. It's surprising how often that comes up.
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:iconswirlyrockstar:
SwirlyRockStar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Giraffe.
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:iconciriun:
Ciriun Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
Dammit! >< Now you made me lose!
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:iconswirlyrockstar:
SwirlyRockStar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:evillaugh:
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:iconciriun:
Ciriun Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
:chainsaw:
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:iconswirlyrockstar:
SwirlyRockStar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:fear:
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:iconciriun:
Ciriun Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
:evillaugh:
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:iconswirlyrockstar:
SwirlyRockStar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:chainsaw:
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:iconveggiebaka-chan:
VeggieBaka-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
Lol Thank yous! :)
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:iconraimizu:
RaiMizu Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
This stamp is awesome! :)
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:iconwolf-ketsueki:
wolf-ketsueki Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
I felt the need to revisit this page. Why? I have no clue. But I did. And I lost. Again. ksjdgfhydbgh



I think I'm on a permanent lose streak. D8
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:iconveggiebaka-chan:
VeggieBaka-Chan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Ha!! my plan is working...I mean I'm very sorry to hear that.

:lol:
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:icondiredigression:
DireDigression Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
I have a love/hate relationship with the game. The stamp, however, is simply awesomeness.
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:iconveggiebaka-chan:
VeggieBaka-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Haha, Thank you! :dance:
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:icondiredigression:
DireDigression Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Thank you for making it!

(I lost)
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:iconsandninjaayu:
SandNinjaAyu Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
DARN! I lost the game!
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:iconhiemsoshi:
Hiemsoshi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Student Artist
My friend has the in her journal, so every time she posts a new journal I lose the game. It's so terrible. Dx
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:iconmurdererdelacroix:
MurdererDelacroix Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
I always figured the point of the game was to have EVERYONE IN THE WORLD playing it eventually. :giggle:
I'mma use this.
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:iconveggiebaka-chan:
VeggieBaka-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
XDD
Thanks!
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:iconmurdererdelacroix:
MurdererDelacroix Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
You're welcome! Thanks for making it!
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:iconwolf-ketsueki:
wolf-ketsueki Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
OH FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF I JUST LOST.
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:iconveggiebaka-chan:
VeggieBaka-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
Ha! >:D
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:iconbampire:
Bampire Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING! Even though I lost the game. D:
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