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Saturday 10 August 2002

The Game (I lost!).

Okay, I'm gonna tell you about 'The Game'. I have no idea where or when this started. I found out about it online about 6 months ago. I'd quite like to know the origins of 'The Game' because it is intensely irritating.
Firstly, a disclaimer - anyone who decides to join 'The Game' cannot blame me for any psychological damage caused
Okay, there is only one rule to 'The Game' - if you think about the game, you lose. When you lose you have to declare it; you have to say out loud "I lost". Once you've said that, anyone else playing the game around you will lose and will have to declare it too.
Once you've forgotten about 'The Game' you stop losing.
As I am telling you about 'The Game' I have lost and so are you because you're thinking about 'The Game'. But you will go away and forget about 'The Game' and you will stop losing. Until someone says something or you see something that makes you think of 'The Game'.

August 10, 2002 4:25 PM | The Game

44 Comments

He he he its a great game, been playing it for a number of years now. web site coming soon

OK. I've had a few links with comments about how ridiculous The Game is. I'd just like to point out that I am aware of this fact. Indeed, surely that is the whole point. If it were not ridiculous it would just be plain stupid and where would be the fun in that?

JohnB said on December 9, 2003 9:45 PM:

LOL I've been playing for a while now. biggest mistake since taking up smoking.

The Mad Hatter aka Fran said on January 13, 2004 10:10 PM:

A friend of mine told me about the game. He also told me to look at this site recently. I've only lost 3 times today. I hate this game. It is psychologically damaging. It ruins your life. You cant stop playing it. Good luck.

Kirsty said on January 13, 2004 10:30 PM:

Damn Fran! I have been playing the game for yerers (or years in normal language) and I havn't lost for months. *Grrrrr*. I just think it's funny. Dunno how it started though.

its a killer. i found out about it at christmas and have been losing ever since. the best part about playing is getting other people hooked and reminding them about it just when they think they've forgotten!!

hummmm, interessting one this, i suposse the more people to have not heard about it are constantly winning...and, as soon as u do u lose....so ive lost...again doh

Anthony (rusty) said on May 25, 2004 8:05 PM:

This game is quite addictive, its worse than smoking (not that i know!!!!) i have been playing for god knows how long....has anyone got any ideas on how to stop playing?? its annoying!!!!!!

Ah! But there's the rub! When you stop playing, you're playing at your best.

Ah the irony.

Anonymous said on September 14, 2004 2:59 PM:

where are ypu from? i play this game i live in surrey i know others who play in bristol

Damn. I just lost my first game.

Mathyu said on December 26, 2004 11:02 AM:

I've been taught a slightly different version of the game. We play it with "I just lost" instead of "I lost."

This Christmas someone even made me a T-Shirt with the words "I just lost" written on it. It's great.. oh crap. I just lost.

I live in in Brighton and we say "oh shit I just lost" Been playing for a year or two now. Doesn't anyone know where it started? And dogs can look up, can't they? Because in Shaun of the Dead they say they can't. Grrrr!!

Nice to see this link still working, Mellow

www.youvelost.co.uk

Jimbos said on May 17, 2005 4:42 PM:

Game?, Ah Bugger....

ash said on May 20, 2005 7:41 PM:

i really wana find out where this game started, i worked with someone in their 40's and they told me that they had been playing since he was 17.....

I've been playing the game for years (learnt it on Mixmag.net in about 99), and it features at www.maggiethatcher.com/game.html

have you heard about this new club - www.narked.org

I'm trying to establish the origin of The Game by creating a tree of who told who about it.
Visit www.losethegame.com and check out the Game Tree.

Thanks!

Kyle said on October 28, 2005 1:37 AM:

I was the game by a guy from England named Tom (i wud hate you if you wernt my friend). I lived in africa. There are now over 1oo people playing in my city alone, at the last counting. I also jst introduced the game to my uni in Canada.

expl said on May 15, 2006 12:56 AM:

Damn, it's you again. I saw your nickname in WikiPedia, this time with a link to this page. The word 'aardvark' makes me remember I am playing The Game! So I Lost!

i have been losing the game consistently because a friend is playing with a variation: after remembering the game (thus losing the game), if you continue to remember the game within continuous 30 minute segements, you do not necessarily win, you just don't lose. he claims to have reached zen of the game by remembering it every two minutes or so. within this state, he reminds those around him who have forgotten the game. i think he is driving himself insane.

WoW! This is the most ridiculous sh*t ive ever heard in my life since i was 12. But it is remarkabley addictive. Hopefully my combined ADD + Pot smoking will help me become the grand champ of this wretched 'The Game' bullsquat by forgetting all about it..

WoW! This is the most ridiculous sh*t ive ever heard in my life since i was 12. But it is remarkabley addictive. Hopefully my combined ADD + Pot smoking will help me become the grand champ of this wretched 'The Game' bullsquat by forgetting all about it..

: ) said on August 1, 2006 8:12 AM:

i just lost the game

Turkish said on August 25, 2006 2:32 PM:

THE GAME IS FUCKED!!! i have known about it for about a year now thanks to my m8s and i thought it was exclusive to their school. or there city or ast least to london. BUT ITS FUCKING INTERNATIONAL!!! god however started we will never know because they probably have been murdered by no I LOST THE FUCKING GAME!!!

I'm from the southern US.
I have been losing the game since ooohh... almost a year now.
From my knowledge, I believe that it was my brother who managed to spread it to me, me to my friends, my friends to the school, the school to the city, the city to the state, and so forth... That bas****. So, here I am, surfing the web, and I see this wikipedia entry on "The Game." I say to myself, "Sh**, I lost.". So here I am, posting from the link on wikipedia. Also to my knowledge, The Game is now in Maryland and moving north as we speak. Such an interesting thing this... game.

Markus

nowaywade said on September 11, 2006 7:20 PM:

i posted earlier on this blog, and yea, the game is in western canada, too.

I'm in Massachusetts and we have the Game... but here, you say "I lost the game" and if someone asks you what it is, you have to say "You don't want to know". If they ask again, you say, "you really don't want to know." It's only if they ask 3x that they are cursed.

sgt jet said on January 6, 2007 6:46 AM:

ive been playing the game in band for two years and weve varied it sooo much from the original

I lost !

There goes nearly 27years of winning...

jack said on February 5, 2007 1:31 PM:

I don't want to play The Game!

Joel said on March 9, 2007 12:54 PM:

I LOST!!!!

Joel said on March 9, 2007 12:57 PM:

LOL!

Joel said on March 9, 2007 1:02 PM:

UV LOST!!! IN BRISTOLL ENGLAND!!!

boobs said on March 9, 2007 1:03 PM:

I love joel. he has boobs. and he loses. alot. LOL

I have been playing the game for 2 or 3 years now...

and it's come down to association
of events or things with memorie.

for instance... I lose the game every time i see a 23...

so when i wrote 2 or 3 years...

i would have lost the game,
but because i was writing about it i had allready lost.

make sense?

I have been playing the game for 2 or 3 years now...

and it's come down to association
of events or things with memories.

for instance... I lose the game every time i see a 23...

so when i wrote 2 or 3 years...

i would have lost the game,
but because i was writing about it i had already lost.

make sense?

Megan said on June 19, 2007 8:59 PM:

I live in CT but we say like "DAMNIT I LOST THE GAME" or "I lost the game." Or "Shit, I just lost the game." or plain old "Game."
We basically say anything to get the point accross.

hiede said on June 21, 2007 12:29 AM:

(i lost the game)anyone know how old the game is, or where it was started?

Yo mmaamma said on February 9, 2008 11:12 PM:

Darn, I just lost the Game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By the way, I'm in Massachusetts, and we just say "I lost the Game".

Also, i know who started the game, and when it was started. But I'm going to tell you this, you DONT want to know. You REALLY don't want to know. If you really, really, really want to know, then E-mail me at :
teddybear1133@yahoo.com
but trust me, you WILL regret
it. When someone knows how the game started, they are put into misery for the rest of their now cursed lives. But if you are desperate, it is my duty to tell you. But be warned.

Darn, I just lost the Game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By the way, I'm in Massachusetts, and we just say "I lost the Game".

Also, i know who started the game, and when it was started. But I'm going to tell you this, you DONT want to know. You REALLY don't want to know. If you really, really, really want to know, then E-mail me at :
teddybear1133@yahoo.com
but trust me, you WILL regret
it. When someone knows how the game started, they are put into misery for the rest of their now cursed lives. But if you are desperate, it is my duty to tell you. But be warned.

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