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11th Nov '17 6:15:28 PM danlansdowne
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** ''Series/DharmaAndGreg'' features a scavenger-hunt like game created by Greg and several of his law school friends at Harvard, where the goal is possession of a statue of a Glory Schnauzer dog, which must be claimed by secretly replacing it with a bust of Eisenhower. Steps to reclaim it after losing possession involve photographing the holder with the Jamaican flag or putting butter on a windowsill and filling a bathroom with a flock of ducks.

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** * ''Series/DharmaAndGreg'' features a scavenger-hunt like game created by Greg and several of his law school friends at Harvard, where the goal is possession of a statue of a Glory Schnauzer dog, which must be claimed by secretly replacing it with a bust of Eisenhower. Steps to reclaim it after losing possession involve photographing the holder with the Jamaican flag or putting butter on a windowsill and filling a bathroom with a flock of ducks.
11th Nov '17 6:00:56 PM danlansdowne
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** ''Series/DharmaAndGreg'' features a scavenger-hunt like game created by Greg and several of his law school friends at Harvard, where the goal is possession of a statue of a Glory Schnauzer dog, which must be claimed by secretly replacing it with a bust of Eisenhower. Steps to reclaim it after losing possession involve photographing the holder with the Jamaican flag or putting butter on a windowsill and filling a bathroom with a flock of ducks.
3rd Nov '17 11:42:58 AM WillBGood
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* The sport of Sideball from ''WebOriginal/{{Qwerpline}}'', which (so far) seems to be equal parts cricket, baseball, lacrosse and American football, contains such positions as punter and first and second turnstile, and allows up to six positions to be manned by non-humans (except for [[RunningGag raccoons]], which are specifically banned).

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* The sport of Sideball from ''WebOriginal/{{Qwerpline}}'', ''Podcast/{{Qwerpline}}'', which (so far) seems to be equal parts cricket, baseball, lacrosse and American football, contains such positions as punter and first and second turnstile, and allows up to six positions to be manned by non-humans (except for [[RunningGag raccoons]], which are specifically banned).
3rd Nov '17 2:26:54 AM LinTaylor
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** The Tournament itself has shades of this. While it does have codified rules[[note]]No flying unless it's a normal biological function (IE you're a bird-person), no weapons or outside objects, no killing, victory by ring-out[[/note]], the Zen-Ohs have final say and have been known to bend or override the rules on a whim. For example, Quitela protests [[spoiler:Master Roshi's use of a jar as part of the Mafuba[=/=]Evil Containment Wave]] because it's an outside object, but the Zen-Ohs overrule him because [[RuleOfCool they think it's cool]].
24th Oct '17 11:02:37 AM Argon2
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* In ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', Fiddler and the Bridgeburners will occasionally play a game with the tarot-like Deck of Dragons that is something like poker, except they make up the rules as they go along. Because they are playing with a deck of cards used to represent their world's pantheon, the games end up being more than a little prophetic -- as well as disconcerting to onlookers, as the Deck is actually dangerous to use, and playing with it is paramount to blaspheming against the pantheon.

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* In ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', Fiddler and the Bridgeburners will occasionally play a game akin to poker with the tarot-like Deck of Dragons that is something like poker, Dragons, except they make up the rules as they go along. Because they are playing with a deck of cards used to represent their world's pantheon, the games end up being more than a little prophetic -- as well as disconcerting to onlookers, as the Deck is actually dangerous to use, and playing with it is paramount to blaspheming against the pantheon.
11th Oct '17 2:44:46 PM FF32
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* In ''WebOriginal/SeventeenThousandSevenHundredSeventySix'', football has become this in the distant future. The rules multiplied over the centuries—many of them conflicting or outright contradictory—and the readers barely hear about any of them.
** The infamous Game 27 in particular is a LoopholeAbuse-laden clusterfuck: as best anyone can tell, it started off as a traditional 21st-century-style game, until one team used a combination of obscure rules to claim part of the field as their legal property, and everything spiraled out of control from there. Now the field is divided into 58 different territories (some of them containing houses, high-rise apartments, or a restaurant), and no one knows where the ball is.
** 500 has become a game where someone shoots a "football" that is 2 feet wide and weighs 120 pounds or more out of a cannon capable of reaching anywhere in the United States. The point system and the first person to get five hundred points becoming the new operator is still the same, however.
8th Oct '17 3:11:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''ShootingStars'', a UK panel show presented by Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, was a game like this. Despite having a scoring system, the answers are entirely the whim of the hosts. Sample question: "True or False: Richard Attenborough".

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* ''ShootingStars'', ''Series/ShootingStars'', a UK panel show presented by Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, was a game like this. Despite having a scoring system, the answers are entirely the whim of the hosts. Sample question: "True or False: Richard Attenborough".
28th Sep '17 9:14:17 AM Necrodomo
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* One RunningGag in the Laurentia arc of ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' is StoryBreadcrumbs about the city's fabled sports team, the Wolverton Wolverines. No matter how many times they're mentioned, we never find out what sport they actually played, and searching their former stadium offers no clues either.
9th Sep '17 11:18:40 AM MeAndMyNerdyBat
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapayev_(game) Chapayev]], a popular ex-USSR board game based on checkers, which can have dozens of spoken/unspoken rulesets and houserules... yet basically goes down to "flick your pieces everywhere until you win somehow". One of the common things among casual Russian players is to turn a round of checkers into chapayev mid-game whenever they get too bored to finish the game the right way.
21st Jul '17 4:34:21 AM foxley
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* ''Series/LittleLunch'': In "The Oval", Rory gets all of his friends to invent games to keep him out of trouble. When everyone gets bored and starts drifting away, he desperately attempts to combine all of the games into one game, which becomes a gigantic Calvinball.
-->"It's not as confusing as it sounds."\\
"It's ''exactly'' as confusing as it sounds!"
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