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8th Sep '17 4:38:28 AM Morgenthaler
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-->'''Richie Benjamin:''' I though this was just a game!\\

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-->'''Richie Benjamin:''' I though thought this was just a game!\\
8th Sep '17 4:37:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGn3nydV6sU parody trailer]] featured a version of this based on ''TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}}''. UnclePennybags makes himself an EvilMentor to whoever gets sucked into the game before it all goes spiraling down.
-->'''Richie Benjamin:''' I though this was just a game!\\
'''Uncle Pennybags:''' Life is a game! This game never ends!
21st May '17 2:57:03 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WarGames'', the PlayfulHacker David hacks into a supercomputer and finds games offered there, among them "Global Thermonuclear War". His actions cause images of Soviet missiles to show up in the real defense computers. While the military doesn't retaliate because they found out it's not real, the supercomputer tries to restart the game - with real missiles.

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* In ''WarGames'', ''Film/WarGames'', the PlayfulHacker David hacks into a supercomputer and finds games offered there, among them "Global Thermonuclear War". His actions cause images of Soviet missiles to show up in the real defense computers. While the military doesn't retaliate because they found out it's not real, the supercomputer tries to restart the game - with real missiles.
26th Nov '16 11:28:15 PM mk097
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* ''WesternAnimaton/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' has "Dodj or Daar," a board game that Gumball and Darwin made up. They mean to throw it away because of its reality warping powers, but the rest of the family ends up playing it and are forced to finish it after the effects of the game ruin their daily routines.

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* ''WesternAnimaton/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' has "Dodj or Daar," a board game that Gumball and Darwin made up. They mean to throw it away because of its reality warping powers, but the rest of the family ends up playing it and are forced to finish it after the effects of the game ruin their daily routines.
26th Nov '16 11:25:11 PM mk097
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimaton/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' has "Dodj or Daar," a board game that Gumball and Darwin made up. They mean to throw it away because of its reality warping powers, but the rest of the family ends up playing it and are forced to finish it after the effects of the game ruin their daily routines.
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19th Nov '16 6:56:41 AM Morgenthaler
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Compare PleasureIsland, and BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor for a similar aesop. Please note that this isn't related to RussianReversal. SuperTrope of TheMostDangerousVideoGame.

Not to be confused with PlayingThePlayer.

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SuperTrope of TheMostDangerousVideoGame. Compare TheGameComeToLife. See also PleasureIsland, and BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor for a similar aesop. Please note that this isn't related to RussianReversal. SuperTrope of TheMostDangerousVideoGame.

aesop.

Not to be confused with PlayingThePlayer. Please note that this isn't related to RussianReversal either.
20th Sep '16 6:23:35 AM eroock
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18th Sep '16 7:41:26 AM Morgenthaler
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31st Jul '16 9:16:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' story "The Haunted House Game", a group of children play a board game of the same name where each command they land on becomes true. [[spoiler:It turns out that they're all ghosts who died playing the original game and are reliving the same events over and over again.]]


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* ''Series/{{Goosebumps}}'': The show adapted "The Haunted House Game" story, but changed almost everything. Instead the Haunted House Game is a ''Film/{{Jumanji}}''-esque boardgame that two kids are sucked inside of and have to find the exit of the haunted house to escape alive.
13th Jul '16 12:56:25 PM Geoduck
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* In ''Literature/InterstellarPig'' by William Sleator, a boy is drawn into playing a ''Cosmic Encounter''-like board game with three mysterious strangers. They turn out to be aliens, and the {{MacGuffin}} of the game actually appears.

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* In ''Literature/InterstellarPig'' by William Sleator, a boy is drawn into playing a ''Cosmic Encounter''-like ''TabletopGame/CosmicEncounter''-like board game with three mysterious strangers. They turn out to be aliens, and the {{MacGuffin}} of the game actually appears.
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