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21st Jul '17 5:02:43 PM AlienPatch
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* The animated film ''WesternAnimation/{{Animalympics}}'' lampoons ''Film/TheSeventhSeal'''s iconic scene mentioned above with the film being called "Price and winnies" and directed by [[MeaningfulName the avian]] [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Ingmar Birdman]]. The role of the Death is played by the horse Bjorn Freeborg and we see the famous scene with him saying the following:
--->'''Bjorn Freeborg:''' "I remember, as a little boy by the seaside. It was a game, and I knew I had won."!
6th Jul '17 8:15:57 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'': The dying soldier in the folk tale in "Cheating Death" challenges Death to a game. When Death offers him a choice of chess, dominoes and dice, the soldier rejects all of those, takes out his own deck of cards and challenges Death to faro. This is partly he's GenreSavvy enough to know that Death must be too good to lose any game that isn't pure luck, and partly because the soldier knows how to cheat at faro. [[spoiler:It turns out that are actually multiple Deaths, each of whom was once a mortal who, upon winning a game against a previous Death, was doomed to take over from them until they find someone who can beat them (which is difficult because they become surpassingly skilled at all games and unable to play badly on purpose). Oh, and it's not just a folk tale - that soldier became one of them.]]

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* ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'': The dying soldier in the folk tale in "Cheating Death" challenges Death to a game. When Death offers him a choice of chess, dominoes and dice, the soldier rejects all of those, takes out his own deck of cards and challenges Death to faro. This is partly he's GenreSavvy enough to know he knows that Death must be too good to lose any game that isn't pure luck, and partly because the soldier knows how to cheat at faro. [[spoiler:It turns out that are actually multiple Deaths, each of whom was once a mortal who, upon winning a game against a previous Death, was doomed to take over from them until they find someone who can beat them (which is difficult because they become surpassingly skilled at all games and unable to play badly on purpose). Oh, and it's not just a folk tale - that soldier became one of them.]]
1st Jun '17 2:57:44 PM LadyEvil
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fan comic [[http://wadusher0.deviantart.com/art/Time-Fades-Pinkie-Pie-1-608481403 Time Fades]], Pinkie makes a deal with Death. If she can make Death laugh, she gets one free mulligan.
17th May '17 5:09:51 PM Shadoboy
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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' had Skips arm wrestling with Death with his soul on the line to bring back Rigby, whom he had killed in the first place. Skips cheated by using an arm brace, but got away with it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' had Skips arm wrestling with Death with his soul on the line to bring back Rigby, whom he had killed in the first place. Skips cheated by using an arm brace, brace (that Rigby used previously to beat him), but got away with it.
15th Apr '17 10:20:33 PM DrFraud
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* In ''Witches' Legacy 7: Awakening Darkness'' Jack plays checkers with Death. When Jack wins Death creates a bridge over a chasm so he can continue chasing after Cassandra, who kidnapped his sister.



** The episode "A Game Of Pool" features this when a man (Jesse Cardiff) who dedicated his life to pool would "give anything" for a chance to play Fats Brown, the pool player that everyone says was the best, and better than Jesse is. Fats Brown then gets a call from his heavenly pool table to report to Jesse's pool hall, where Fats then appears and accepts Jesse's challenge - if they stakes are for Jesse's life. Jesse accepts, and they play pool. Both are very good, but Fats gets on Jesse's nerves when he notes that ''all'' Jesse did was pool - he didn't get married or see the world or anything. Jesse thinks that Fats is just trying to psych him out. Before making the final shot, Fats says that winning this game may have undesired consequences - but Jesse blows him off. (Fats adds that he was required to say that.) Jesse makes the shot, and Fats acknowledges that Jesse is, in fact, the best pool player ever. Jesse laughs hysterically for a while - but the scene then cuts to Jesse asleep at the heavenly pool table, getting an announcement to report to a pool hall in Sandusky, Ohio. In the meantime, Fats Brown has gone fishing.

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** The episode "A Game Of Pool" features this when a man (Jesse Cardiff) who dedicated his life to pool would "give anything" for a chance to play Fats Brown, the pool player that everyone says was the best, and better than Jesse is. Fats Brown then gets a call from his heavenly pool table to report to Jesse's pool hall, where Fats then appears and accepts Jesse's challenge - if they the stakes are for Jesse's life. Jesse accepts, and they play pool. Both are very good, but Fats gets on Jesse's nerves when he notes that ''all'' Jesse did was pool - he didn't get married or see the world or anything. Jesse thinks that Fats is just trying to psych him out. Before making the final shot, Fats says that winning this game may have undesired consequences - but Jesse blows him off. (Fats adds that he was required to say that.) Jesse makes the shot, and Fats acknowledges that Jesse is, in fact, the best pool player ever. Jesse laughs hysterically for a while - but the scene then cuts to Jesse asleep at the heavenly pool table, getting an announcement to report to a pool hall in Sandusky, Ohio. In the meantime, Fats Brown has gone fishing.


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* In ''Witches' Legacy 7: Awakening Darkness'' Jack plays checkers with Death. When Jack wins Death creates a bridge over a chasm so he can continue chasing after Cassandra, who kidnapped his sister.
6th Apr '17 8:57:14 PM Troperinik
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* Parodied on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', where [[TooDumbToLive Stumpy]] challenges the GrimReaper to a rap battle. As the Reaper has actually come for [[spoiler: [[MakesSenseInContext Adele the flower]]]]'s soul and not Stumpy's, he blatantly ignores him.
20th Mar '17 11:31:36 AM Inediblecake
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* One of the 50 game scenarios, called Haunts, in ''TabletopGame/BetrayalAtHouseOnTheHill'', has players attempting this trope. Players can cheat though, as one player can stay for the game, and others can run around the board finding items that help the chess-player cheat and hopefully defeat Death.

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* One of the 50 game scenarios, called Haunts, in ''TabletopGame/BetrayalAtHouseOnTheHill'', has players attempting this trope. Players can cheat though, as one player can stay for the game, and others can run around the board finding items that help the chess-player cheat and hopefully defeat Death. This is expected and usually required, as Death himself also cheats by rerolling all blank dice after his first roll and has a massive Knowledge stat that is otherwise near-impossible to overcome without the players cheating.
8th Mar '17 12:06:23 AM DrFraud
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* In ''Witches' Legacy 7: Awakening Darkness'' Jack plays checkers with Death. When Jack wins Death creates a bridge over a chasm so he can continue chasing after Cassandra, who kidnapped his sister.



* In ''Webcomic/CaseyAndAndy'', beat the devil at chess to undo selling his soul was part of [[TheAce Quantum Cop's]] GambitRoulette to defeat Quantum Crook in one StoryArc.

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* In ''Webcomic/CaseyAndAndy'', beat beating the devil at chess to undo selling his soul was part of [[TheAce Quantum Cop's]] GambitRoulette to defeat Quantum Crook in one StoryArc.
5th Mar '17 5:51:43 PM nombretomado
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* In the {{Marvel}}MAX ''Destroyer'' miniseries, the eponymous character is allowed to come back after winning a fistfight against several reapers.

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* In the {{Marvel}}MAX Creator/MarvelMAX ''Destroyer'' miniseries, the eponymous character is allowed to come back after winning a fistfight against several reapers.
18th Feb '17 1:13:35 PM Outis
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* ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'': The dying soldier in the folk tale in "Cheating Death" challenges Death to a game. When Death offers him a choice of chess, dominoes and dice, the soldier rejects all of those, takes out his own deck of cards and challenges Death to faro. This is partly he's GenreSavvy enough to know that Death must be too good to lose any game that isn't pure luck, and partly because the soldier knows how to cheat at faro. [[spoiler:It turns out that are actually multiple Deaths, each of whom was once a mortal who, upon winning a game against a previous Death, was doomed to take over from them until they find someone who can beat them (which is difficult because they become surpassingly skilled at all games and unable to play badly on purpose). Oh, and it's not just a folk tale - that soldier became one of them.]]
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