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PostSubject: I lost The Game   Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:46 pm

The Game is an ongoing mind game, the objective of which is to avoid thinking about The Game itself. Thinking about The Game constitutes a loss, which, according to the rules of The Game, must then be announced. How to win The Game is not defined in the rules; players can only attempt to avoid losing for as long as possible. The Game has been described alternately as pointless and infuriating, or as a challenging game that is fun to play. As of 2008, The Game is acknowledged by millions worldwide.

Rules

There are three rules to The Game:

1. Everyone in the world is playing The Game. (Sometimes narrowed to: "Everybody in the world who knows about The Game is playing The Game", or alternatively, "You are always playing The Game.")
2. Whenever one thinks about The Game, one loses.
3. Losses must be announced to at least one person (a statement such as "I lost The Game" is often used).

Some players allow a grace period of up to half an hour after someone has lost, during which a player cannot lose The Game again, or is not obliged to announce a loss. According to the common rules, The Game is never ending and there is no way to win. However, one variation of The Game ends when the British Prime Minister announces "The Game is up" on television.

Strategies

Some players have developed strategies for making other people lose, such as writing about The Game on hidden notes, or saying "The Game" out loud, as graffiti in public places, and on banknotes.
Origin

The origins of The Game are uncertain. One theory is that when two men missed their last train and had to spend the whole night on a platform, they tried not to think about their situation and whoever did first, lost. Another is that it was invented in London in 1996 "to annoy people". The reported earliest known reference on the Internet is from 2002. The Game is an example of ironic processing, also known as the White Bear Phenomenon, in which attempts to avoid certain thoughts make those thoughts more persistent. A classic example of ironic processing is Dostoevsky's quote: “Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute.”
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PostSubject: Re: I lost The Game   Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:48 pm

I lost The Game Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: I lost The Game   Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:26 pm

Huh :?:
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PostSubject: Re: I lost The Game   Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:28 pm

It's probably too difficult for someone from Essex tongue
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PostSubject: Re: I lost The Game   Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:29 pm

You definitely need to get some whacking smilies!!! Mad
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PostSubject: Re: I lost The Game   Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:33 pm

Bucks Fizz wrote:
You definitely need to get some wanking smilies!!! Mad


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PostSubject: Re: I lost The Game   Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:36 pm

Why the hell did I join here? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: I lost The Game   Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:00 pm

Because you love me Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: I lost The Game   Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:02 pm

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Because you love me Very Happy
Is there a throwing up smilie on here? pale That'll have to do lol
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PostSubject: Re: I lost The Game   Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:06 pm

I love you
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PostSubject: Re: I lost The Game   Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:18 am

TheCat wrote:
The Game is an ongoing mind game, the objective of which is to avoid thinking about The Game itself. Thinking about The Game constitutes a loss, which, according to the rules of The Game, must then be announced. How to win The Game is not defined in the rules; players can only attempt to avoid losing for as long as possible. The Game has been described alternately as pointless and infuriating, or as a challenging game that is fun to play. As of 2008, The Game is acknowledged by millions worldwide.

Rules

There are three rules to The Game:

1. Everyone in the world is playing The Game. (Sometimes narrowed to: "Everybody in the world who knows about The Game is playing The Game", or alternatively, "You are always playing The Game.")
2. Whenever one thinks about The Game, one loses.
3. Losses must be announced to at least one person (a statement such as "I lost The Game" is often used).

Some players allow a grace period of up to half an hour after someone has lost, during which a player cannot lose The Game again, or is not obliged to announce a loss. According to the common rules, The Game is never ending and there is no way to win. However, one variation of The Game ends when the British Prime Minister announces "The Game is up" on television.

Strategies

Some players have developed strategies for making other people lose, such as writing about The Game on hidden notes, or saying "The Game" out loud, as graffiti in public places, and on banknotes.
Origin

The origins of The Game are uncertain. One theory is that when two men missed their last train and had to spend the whole night on a platform, they tried not to think about their situation and whoever did first, lost. Another is that it was invented in London in 1996 "to annoy people". The reported earliest known reference on the Internet is from 2002. The Game is an example of ironic processing, also known as the White Bear Phenomenon, in which attempts to avoid certain thoughts make those thoughts more persistent. A classic example of ironic processing is Dostoevsky's quote: “Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute.”

Sounds like a shite version of Fight Club
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PostSubject: Re: I lost The Game   Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:22 pm

I lost the game again

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