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Offline Creflo

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'The Game' is . . .
« on: April 25, 2008, 12:22:24 AM »
. . . a lot less like the game 'Life':

- move your cars from the start of the game, fill them with life, see who has the best at the end)
- one shot

. . .and more like 'Monopoly'"

- go around and around and try to arrange all of the right combinations together
- take control by being in the right place at the right time
- keep going until you get it all
- make deals...huge sacrifices traded for a single piece
- wait it out in jail, knowing that you're still on track

Offline joeboo

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Re: 'The Game' is . . .
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2008, 12:24:33 AM »
And it takes FOREVERRR.

Offline Hippoeki

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Re: 'The Game' is . . .
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2008, 12:30:59 AM »
You know what other game takes FOREVER? Risk.

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Re: 'The Game' is . . .
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2008, 12:54:43 AM »
You know what other game takes FOREVER? Risk.


Only in Risk, Australia is absolutely NOT the key to everything, regardless of Hurley's opinion!

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Re: 'The Game' is . . .
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2008, 12:56:17 AM »
right after hurley said "were all gonna die" i said to myself "they have got to be playing risk" and i cracked up when i realized i was correct

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Re: 'The Game' is . . .
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2008, 01:02:49 AM »
So, who or what established the rules by which Ben & Widmore are playing?

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Re: 'The Game' is . . .
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2008, 10:33:55 AM »
You know what other game takes FOREVER? Risk.


Only in Risk, Australia is absolutely NOT the key to everything, regardless of Hurley's opinion!
that's what cracked me up.  in risk australia really means nothing.  lol. 

Offline lostatsea

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Re: 'The Game' is . . .
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2008, 07:52:46 PM »
I also had a feeling that they were playing a game during that dialog... I did not pick up on RISK until they showed it.

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Re: 'The Game' is . . .
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2008, 09:34:27 PM »
Ditto.

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Re: 'The Game' is . . .
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2008, 10:02:29 PM »
me as well *waves @ LAS*  :)

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Re: 'The Game' is . . .
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2008, 10:13:44 PM »
So, who or what established the rules by which Ben & Widmore are playing?
I think it's like the rules of war...like you're not supposed to mistreat POW, or attack medical facilities....things of that nature...not exactlly but like that...I think it meant it was a war between Ben and Widmore...everyone was game, but NOT family, which made it personal...

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Re: 'The Game' is . . .
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2008, 10:39:12 PM »
I dunno, Lou, Ben doesn't strike me as one to obey such rules. Think Dharmacaust. The only thing I can think of is that Jacob set down some rules. Don't kill each other or their families. Ben still feels bound by one but not the other, since Widmore drew first blood.

Oh, and back at ya, Shoeless!

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Re: 'The Game' is . . .
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2008, 08:15:22 AM »
I still feel the game is chess.

However the reference to Risk was very interesting.

Chess, 2 players (Ben and Widmore), Black vs White (refered to many times throughout Lost) , Alex refered to as a Pawn.
Looking deeper (probably too deep) you have the characters who were with Ben - Locke, Claire, Hurley and Sawyer - 5 main characters, 5 main pieces (king, queen, rook, bishop, knight) everyone else pawns.
Each piece has different rules (bishops - diagonal, rooks - straight etc). Maybe Ben's pawn (Alex) was taken illegally (as in terms of the 'game').


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Re: 'The Game' is . . .
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2008, 11:03:07 PM »
You know what other game takes FOREVER? Risk.


Only in Risk, Australia is absolutely NOT the key to everything, regardless of Hurley's opinion!
that's what cracked me up.  in risk australia really means nothing.  lol. 

Unless occupying Australia is part of your mission! If you know that your opponent's mission is to conquer North America and Australasia, keeping the kangaroos out of your opponent's hands absolutely is the key to the whole game.

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Re: 'The Game' is . . .
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2008, 11:20:53 PM »
Only in Risk, Australia is absolutely NOT the key to everything, regardless of Hurley's opinion!

I dunno. Many a game of Risk was won by hunkering down Down Under, slowing building up your armies, with only one avenue of attack to protect against. As long as multiple opponents are left to fight a war of attrition across the rest of the globe, they will remain spread too thin, and become relatively weak. 

Kinda parallels the strong defensive position created by the nature of Widmore's former island that Ben took over from within.  So, I have to disagree. Australia as a metaphor for the Island just might be the key to everything.