The Game (mind game)

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The Game is the name of a mind game. The goal is not to think about The Game itself. If someone thinks about The Game, they lose. If someone loses, they must tell someone or announce that they "lost The Game."

The first known reference of The Game appeared in 1990, though no one is sure how it started, and it will never end. It has lasted for about 30 years and accumulated millions of “players” around the world.

A similar game was played by Leo Tolstoy in 1840. The media has reported on The Game in many countries and has guessed the number of players to be in the millions.

Rules[change | change source]

  1. If you don’t know about the game you’re not in the game. A person cannot choose to stop playing.
  2. You can’t talk about the game to those not in the game. It takes 2 people in the game to put a new person in the game.

Later on in years (2020s), it changed to one simply mentioning "The Game" and having another ask what it is to have them forever be apart of "The Game"

  • share this page to the new, unsuspecting player to help them out*

  1. Once you are told “you lost the game,” you are out for 30 mins.
  2. You can only get someone out by directly telling them they lost the game or “forward message” through someone else in the game.

You can never truly win The Game. Anyone who overhears someone announce "I just lost The Game" or "You just lost The Game" also loses The Game. After losing you just start playing again.

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