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Playing Games With Death

Inspired by a recent posting by deedop, I spent some of yesterday afternoon at ladymoonray's party asking people what game they'd play with Death.

Answers ranged from the obvious chess, via a range of games of chance, to a hefty game of Settlers of Catan. Me, I'd be playing a multi-deck game of Munchkin. One of the more entertaining suggestions was listing all the films that have used what I think of as "The Gorn Rock".

What's your game?

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stevegreen
Aug. 6th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
Isn't it Tic Tac Toe which is impossible to win?
del_c
Aug. 6th, 2007 03:04 pm (UTC)
And now draughts.
stevegreen
Aug. 6th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)
Indeed: the source for both being the computer in War Games.
maetang
Aug. 6th, 2007 02:51 pm (UTC)
Uno with two decks shuffled together. Or if I could round up 2 other players, a good game of bridge. Maybe we could pick from War, Pestilence and Famine for that!
vicarage
Aug. 6th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)
Chicken!
nalsa
Aug. 6th, 2007 02:59 pm (UTC)
1000BWC. Should be worth 10 minutes of Ingmar Bergman's film stock.
megadog
Aug. 6th, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
I'd suggest either fifty overs of Brockian Ultra-Cricket or - for preference - a round or three of Mornington Crescent ['Crosses' wild, Paddington currently closed due to an 'incident' on the Circle line]
multiclassgeek
Aug. 6th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
I thought that under Article 5.vii of the 1978 Convocation Codicils, those two rules can no longer be played at the same time unless you play with Camden Inversion active?

Either way, you win an Internet for your inspired suggestion!
cobrabay
Aug. 6th, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
It would have to be Asteroids, a proper arcade one mind you, not some PC port. The only game I've ever played really, really well.
Failing that, Fluxx, as you are always in with a chance with that.
andrewducker
Aug. 6th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)
Either something totally random, so I'd have a 50% chance of winning.

Or Quake 2. Deathmath Map 1 - "The Edge". Because if there's one thing I'd be in with a chance of winning on, it'd be that.
desperance
Aug. 6th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
I'd play Go - ultra-simple in concept, ultra-complex in execution. Partly because I see no reason why Death should have a highly-developed sense of strategy; partly because good gameplay involves placing the stones with a neat and definite click!, achieved by a particular dextrous flick of the fingers - and with those fingerbones of his, he should be really good at it...
shewhomust
Aug. 6th, 2007 04:08 pm (UTC)
Mornington Crescent?
sharikkamur
Aug. 6th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
Fluxx. I've noticed that younger players tend to be much better than older players, so given that Death has been around a while I might stand a chance.
deedop
Aug. 6th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC)
Hah! I love the Gorn Rock suggestion, though I'd fail horribly, since I only know of Trek & Bill & Ted for certain. (I'm assuming there's a complete list out there somewhere, right next to the list of all films that use the "Stormtrooper Scream.")
micheinnz
Aug. 6th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
KAOS killing round.

Or DDR.
mike_harre
Aug. 6th, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC)
Lunch Money :-) Mainly because the pictures are really creepy and kind of fit.

Otherwise get a few friends over and have a game of "Titan" - I figure after 3-4 days he'll probably give up. ;-)
ravensthorpe
Aug. 9th, 2007 09:07 am (UTC)
Cluedo.

"I think, ultimately, it was you."

"ERR, I SUPPOSE THAT'S TECHNICALLY CORRECT."

... ...

"PROFESSOR PLUM IN THE DINING ROOM WITH THE CANDLESTICK."

"Nah. I think you'll find it was, in a very real sense, you."

... ...

"Well, that'll be you again, won't it?"

"YEESS."
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