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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.
29th Dec '15 4:01:46 PM LondonKdS
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Move Along Home", Quark gets into a game, then discovers that his "pieces" are [[spoiler: the senior officers. But even though Quark lost pieces, the officers got out unharmed in the end - after all, "It's only a game."]]

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* In Subverted in the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Move Along Home", Quark gets into a game, then discovers that his "pieces" are [[spoiler: the senior officers. But even though Quark lost pieces, the officers got out unharmed in the end end, and the aliens who caused the situation are amused to discover that Quark was really frightened - after all, "It's only it was just a game."]]]]
25th Dec '15 4:56:21 AM DustinKoski
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HdcI6aXXVo Gamer]] by R. D. Ovenfriend is centered around kid being tricked into playing a secret game in the back room of a 1980s video arcade where a player has to live out the Prisoner's Dilemma and electrocute another player to ensure they don't get electrocuted. [[spoiler: It turns out to just be a psychology experiment to see if players are being desensitized by playing games a lot. The protagonist was led to believe he had killed another kid to preserve his life but the other child was just an actor. He's still traumatized by the experiment.]]
4th Oct '15 10:55:31 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Bakugan}}'': The seemingly harmless cards which fall from the sky turn out to contain incredible power from another world.

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* ''{{Bakugan}}'': ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}'': The seemingly harmless cards which fall from the sky turn out to contain incredible power from another world.
14th Aug '15 4:28:22 PM Yuihime
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* A gentler use of this trope appears in Monica Hughes' ''Invitation to the Game'': the titular "Game" which the protagonists play seems at first to be just exploring an uninhabited virtual world, but eventually they learn [[spoiler:that they've been sent to another planet for real. However, considering that Earth's kind of overpopulated and humans are unnecessary there because robots do anything, this is arguably an improvement... until [[InferredHolocaust you reflect on the fact they were dumped in the wilderness with nothing but the clothes on their backs.]]]]
** [[spoiler: The clothes on their backs and the ''survival training and knowledge of the planet's ecology the Game had instilled in them''...]]

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* A gentler use of this trope appears in Monica Hughes' ''Invitation to the Game'': the titular "Game" which the protagonists play seems at first to be just exploring an uninhabited virtual world, but eventually they learn [[spoiler:that they've been sent [[spoiler: get transported to another the planet for real. However, considering that Earth's kind of overpopulated real, and humans are unnecessary there because robots do anything, this is arguably an improvement... until [[InferredHolocaust you reflect on the fact they were dumped in the wilderness with nothing but the clothes on must use their backs.]]]]
** [[spoiler: The clothes on their backs and the ''survival training and knowledge of the planet's ecology
experience from the Game to survive on the real thing. They eventually realize the Game was preparing them to become colonists on the new world, as Earth had instilled in them''...]]an overpopulation and [[JobStealingRobot technology]] problem]].
14th Aug '15 4:23:38 PM Yuihime
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** [[spoiler: The clothes on their backs and the ''survival training and knowledge of the planet's ecology the Game had instilled in them''...]]
8th Jun '15 1:31:34 PM WillBGood
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* In ''{{Bokurano}}'', the children explore a cave and find Kokopelli, who says he's developing a Super Robot game and asks the children to sign up. As they do, they are transported back to the beach, and later find the robot they have to pilot. Only when a rival robot appears, they learn the fight is real - and it takes them even longer to realize that they're fighting for their world's survival and [[spoiler:will die doing so]]. It takes longer still for them to discover that [[spoiler:for every battle they win, an entire alternate Earth's universe will be completely wiped from existence]].

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* In ''{{Bokurano}}'', ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', the children explore a cave and find Kokopelli, who says he's developing a Super Robot game and asks the children to sign up. As they do, they are transported back to the beach, and later find the robot they have to pilot. Only when a rival robot appears, they learn the fight is real - and it takes them even longer to realize that they're fighting for their world's survival and [[spoiler:will die doing so]]. It takes longer still for them to discover that [[spoiler:for every battle they win, an entire alternate Earth's universe will be completely wiped from existence]].
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