Playing with Death

27 10 2008

Here is a question for all you gamers out there: If Death was coming to collect you and you could play one game (has to be a two person game where only one person wins, win and you stay alive) what game would you play?

Assuming Death has had a heck of a long time to master games – a friend of mine suggested that playing a random chance game (odds 50/50) would be the best strategy. What do you think?

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7 responses

27 10 2008
Sophia

Pragmatically, a game of chance is probably best.

But my pride says: Mario Kart 64. I used to lose sometimes. But it’s probably my best game.

I beat everyone I knew. With my feet.

27 10 2008
Rachel

Hahaha, at this point, I’ve been so conditioned to answer “Candy Land”, since that’s Andrew’s answer.
I thought of a different game a few weeks ago, but completely forgot what it was. Dammit. I should really try to remember this.

27 10 2008
Jacob

Soph… you are ridiculous. That would be a surefire way for me to lose.

I would challenge Death to an rpg, because the way I learned to play we’d be at it for a while. I could probably eke out another twenty years.

28 10 2008
Bobs

Tag.

28 10 2008
Ellen

Jacob, you’d have another twenty years, but you’d have to be playing Death for that long. I bet you guys would have interesting conversations to pass the time.

Maybe you guys could take breaks. I like including Death as one of “you guys”.

Would Death be able to collect other people during that time, or would he be completely tied up with you? Come on, Jacob. Take one for the team.

29 10 2008
victoriatravels

Tic tac toe. Because after age 8, it always comes out as a draw and I’d be curious to see what he would do. Plus, on the off chance I win, how embarrassing is that? Death would have to go back from whence he came being like “Yeah. I lost tic tac toe.” Whereas if I lose, well hey, I was gonna die anyway.

2 12 2008
lunarapollo

I would pick Dungeons and Dragons, because if any game contains a loophole in which to cheat death, and we must assume death would be forced to play by the rules. It would be somewhere in Dungeons and Dragons. That and I mean think of your epithet.

“Lunar was a charming individual, amazing lover, and Level 12 sorcerer. He fought chaotically for the good of all individuals until he met his match at the jaws of an Elder Blue Dragon.”

Plus I’m pretty sure I’d come back as a lich or something. I also assume that death would have to make the game hyper realistic in order to kill you with it. Which would pretty much kick ass.

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