* Dying [[EpicFail on your]] [[PressStartToGameOver first turn]].
--> ''[[GameOver You die...]] \\
[[TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}} Do not pass Go. Do not collect 200 zorkmids.]]''
* Death by falling off of horses.
* In SLASH'EM, death by fishhook to the face.
* Typically, a potion of gain level grants you an instant level up. A cursed potion of gain level [[spoiler:warps you to the floor above. That is, you gain a ''dungeon'' level.]]
* Any YASD can give a ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'' game a run for its money.