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This is a list of
fictional games, that is games which were specifically created for works of fiction, or which otherwise originated in fiction.
Many fictional games have been "translated" to the real world by fans or
ludophiles by creating pieces and rules to fit the descriptions given in the source work. For example, unofficial versions of Fizzbin can be found in reality, and Mornington Crescent is widely played in online forums.
Billiards games [ edit ]
Board games [ edit ]
110th Congress the Game - Last Call with Carson Daly
- Angela's Ashes the Game MADtv
- the novel Azad by The Player of Games Iain M. Banks
Cabbage - a parody of Cribbage on Green Acres
Castles - a board game similar to chess in The Dark Tower fantasy series by Stephen King.
Chardee MacDennis - a board game made up of every other board game and named after the leads on It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Christian - Clue The Simpsons
Citizenship - The Simpsons
Clam Traffic Jam - " Grift of the Magi" episode of The Simpsons
Cobra Pult - Homestar Runner
The Colonizers of Malaar - 30 Rock
Color Wheel Roulette Stupid Home Edition! - Homestar Runner
Command Board - Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
The Cones of Dunshire - Board game designed by the character Ben Wyatt in Parks and Recreation
Counter-Feet - Magyk board game played in the Septimus Heap series.
Coupling - "Bed Time" episode of Coupling
Crapple - "The Five Diamonds (aka A Hard Act to Follow)" episode of Stroker and Hoop
Crazy Chase - " The Whitest Kids U' Know", described as "the only board game with literally one thousand dice".
Cyvasse - George R.R. Martin's series A Song of Ice and Fire
Dejarik - played on the by Millennium Falcon R2-D2 and Chewbacca in . Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Rules (fan-created),
Dodge Or, Dare- The Amazing World Of Gumball
Don't Whiz on the Electric Fence - Ren and Stimpy
Dotcomopoly - from the "Dotcomopoly!" article by Dave Itzkoff in the February 2001 issue of magazine. Maxim
Double Cranko - a game made up by Hawkeye Pierce and B.J. Hunnicutt on the TV series , combining checkers, chess, poker and gin rummy. M*A*S*H
Dungeon Dice Monsters - Yu-Gi-Oh!
The Dutchman's Treasure Hunt - SpongeBob SquarePants
Edna Krabappoly (a fictionalised version of Monopoly) - The Simpsons
Eels and Escalators (similar to Snakes and Ladders) - animated TV series SpongeBob SquarePants
Energy-Shortage Game - The Simpsons
Euthanasia (a parody of The Game of Life concerned with controlling the pet population) - animated TV series Robot Chicken
Exclusive Possession (a fictionalised version of Monopoly) - Discworld
Foreclosure - Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Gallipolopoly (a fictionalised version of Monopoly) - The Simpsons
The Game of County Seats - " Grift of the Magi" episode of The Simpsons
The Game of Fencing - by The Shockwave Rider John Brunner
The Game of Lent (parody of The Game of Life) - The Simpsons
Gayle Force Winds - Bob's Burgers
Goblin's Teeth - Who's Afraid of Beowulf? by Tom Holt
Good Samaritan - The Simpsons
Gringo - Mad Magazine - Board is combination parody of Monopoly and Scrabble
Hippo in the House - The Simpsons
Hungry, Hungry Oprahs - The Man Show (redesigned Hungry Hungry Hippos game with the hippos replaced by Oprah Winfreys)
- Icehouse The Empty City by Andrew Looney (an example of a fictional game that now exists as a real-world one)
Immigrants out - MadTV
- in the novel of the same name by Interstellar Pig William Sleator
- a chess-like strategy game from the Jetan Edgar Rice Burroughs novel The Chessmen of Mars
- from the book and movie of the same name Jumanji
Jurvy-Skat - Homestar Runner
- Kadis-kot Star Trek: Voyager
- Kaissa - and related variants - is a chess like game described in Kaissa John Norman's (Dr. John Lange) World of Gor.
- Klin Zha Klingon game from the novel Star Trek (not considered part of the current canon) The Final Reflection
Klunk - Smallville
Lab Rats - Episode of (a pseudo- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation game) Clue
Land Baron (a fictionalised version of Monopoly) - DC Comics
Lakeside - Boggle The Simpsons
LIVING (parody of LIFE) - South Park
Logos - " Bad Words" episode of (a pseudo- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Scrabble game)
Mamba - A supernatural board game from the film Open Graves
Manopoly (a parody of ) - Monopoly For Better or For Worse
Marshgammon - from episode How I Met Your Mother Game Night
Mazes and Monsters - from (film) Mazes and Monsters
Misery Date - mentioned on (parody of Ren and Stimpy ) Mystery Date
Monopolyopoly - mentioned on a game where every square is a different version of Monopoly. The Colbert Report
Monotony (a parody of Monopoly) - TV series; also mentioned on Green Acres Ren and Stimpy
Neurosis - Rugrats
No Mo Homos - MadTV
Not Sorry! - The Colbert Report
Nuke 'Em - RoboCop
Organ Harvest - Aqua Teen Hunger Force
- Pai Sho Avatar: The Last Airbender
Personality Chess - from , by The Tar-Aiym Krang Alan Dean Foster
Prosfair-a game from inspired by chess. The game is so difficult and complex that it drives most humans insane and can cause internal bleeding if played for extended periods of time. Blood Blockade Battlefront
Purecheesi - (parody of Ren and Stimpy Parcheesi)
Quintet - Quintet (film)
Rasta-Monopoly (a fictionalised version of Monopoly) - The Simpsons
Ravenous, Ravenous Rhinos - The Simpsons (thinly disguised version of Hungry Hungry Hippos)
Research Lab - The Big Bang Theory
Regicide - A strategy game within the Warhammer 40,000 background, particularly in Dan Abnett's Eisenhorn series. It seems to be similar to chess.
Rockopoly - The Flintstones version of Monopoly
- Rice-a-Roni MADtv
The Running Man home game - The Running Man
Satan's Path - The Simpsons
The Social Ladder Board Game - Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld
Scot Free - board game based on the Kennedy assassination, The Kentucky Fried Movie
Scrabbleship - A combination of and Scrabble a game Battleship Lisa claims makes no sense. The Simpsons
Scribble (a parody of ) - Scrabble TV series; also mentioned on Green Acres Ren and Stimpy
Sha'rah - From The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. Strategy game involving the capture and manipulation of The Fisher, a neutral piece.
Shop 'Til You Cook - Mash Up
Snakes and Foxes - Also from The Wheel of Time. Checkers like game with both colors having different rules. Similarly to Tic-Tac-Toe the game is impossible to win when played with two competent players, unless one of them cheats. It is revealed to be a parable for dealing with the snake-like Eelfinn and fox-like Aelfinn.
Spank the Monkey - Rocko's Modern Life
- in Stars and Comets Andre Norton novels
Starchase - in C. J. Cherryh's novel Cyteen
- Stealth Chess chess variant played in the Assassins' Guild, in which pieces move invisibly, Discworld
Stone the Sinners, MADtv
Stones, - Probably Go, from The Wheel of Time by Robert Jorden. Known as no'ri in the Age of Legends.
Surgeon - An Operation clone - House
Super - Twister Son of the Mask
Swisster - A Twister parody made of Swiss cheese - MAD
Tadek - A game in Farscape that involves building holographic columns while pushing game pieces around a board, as in chess. This game can be used for gambling.
Tcheran - From The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. Mentioned only once, as a popular game in the Age of Legends.
THE SHOW! Stupid Home Edition! - Homestar Runner
Three Cornered Pitney - Mad magazine
Throws - novel by The White Rose Glen Cook: Throws was essentially four-player checkers. The board was four times the usual size. Players played from each side. An element of chance was added by throwing a die before each move. If a player’s throw came up six, he could move any combination of pieces six moves. Checkers rules generally applied, except that a jump could be declined.
- a Chess-like game of Trolls and Dwarves appearing in Terry Pratchett's novel of the same name. Thud (game)
Tool Time - Home Improvement
Tower of Cows - Arthur
Travel-Up - by Starship Brian W. Aldiss (1958) ( in British editions) Non-Stop
Tri-Dimensional Chess - first seen on , and was later developed into a real game. Star Trek
Two Decades of Dignity - episode " Family Guy Petarded"
- Vivisection - An Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Operation-like game where the player dissects real rats
Vlet It is a strategic sort of game involving a complex landscape board, small figurines, rolls of dice and card draws to determine fates and outcomes, etc. - Triton (novel)
Waterloo - Psychonauts
Welfare - Parody of MadTV Monopoly
White Trash Clue - version of Saturday Night Live Clue
Who Killed Who? - Parody of The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy Clue.
Wizard Chess - series by Harry Potter J. K. Rowling. Played exactly the same as real chess, with the exception of the fact the pieces move when given voice commands, e.g. knight to king 5.
Zaggle! The Fun Phonics Game - from the installment of the webcomic Missing School Perry Bible Fellowship
- from the book and movie of the same name Zathura
Zuffstaffle Geese Fighters - Computer Gaming World
Card games [ edit ]
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Role-playing games [ edit ]
12 Ball - a game similar to four player ping pong but plays on a table shaped like an + with a player standing at each point and wielding two double ended paddles a hand that comes out of the middle serves the ball then periodically ads more the longer there is no score until there are 12 in play. The Wizards of Waverly Place
- fictional college sport from 43-Man Squamish Mad Magazine
Aargrooha - Troll football, traditionally played with a human head, Discworld
Aeroball - futuristic version of basketball played with jet packs in the strip 2000 AD Harlem Heroes
Aerocrosse - variable-gravity game featuring elements of lacrosse, from by Orbital Resonance John Barnes
Airball - from Avatar: The Last Airbender
Akilini - Bionicle
- from Anbo-Jitsu Star Trek: The Next Generation
- encyclopedia Apopudobalia fictitious entry
- " a cross between Assassin's Guild Wall Game squash, urban rock climbing and actual bodily harm", (named after the Discworld Eton Wall Game)
Australian Indoor Rules Quiddich - A game created by webcomic MacHall. Link to Comic
- from the movie of the same name BASEketball
Baskiceball - from , a game that consist mainly of "wailing on each other" with no real rules. How I Met Your Mother
Big Ball - from the Chowder episode of the same name. The full name of the sport is actually Field Tournament Style Up and Down on the Ground Manja Flanja Blanja Banja Ishka Bibble-Babble Flabble Doma Roma Floma Boma Jingle Jangle Every Angle Bricka Bracka Flacka Stacka Two Ton Re-Run Free For All Big Ball.
Blatasmorkian Baseball - from Quack Pack. A foreign version of Baseball with sausages for bats and cabbages for balls. Other equipment includes Goats, Accordions and Chickens
- 30th century version of Blernsball baseball, Futurama
Blitz – a futuristic, full-contact extreme sport hybrid of hockey and basketball played with a flying disc from the 2002 video game Deathrow
- Blitzball , also a game created by Phineas in the novel, " Final Fantasy X A Separate Peace."
Blood Bowl - a fictional form of football from the tabletop wargame of the same name
- Brockian Ultra-Cricket The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
B'tduz - A game in which two dwarfs stand a few feet apart and throw rocks at each other's heads. Discworld
- Bungee Ball Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fast Forward
Buttball - A sport made up by the during a play session of Game Grumps , described as the future's most popular sport. Dennis the Menace
- A game where there are only 2 rules: players must wear masks, and you can never play the same way twice. Calvinball by Calvin and Hobbes Bill Watterson
Centrifugal Bumblepuppy - by Brave New World Aldous Huxley
- Croquet using flamingos as mallets by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll
Crossball - a tennis-like game from The Vorkosigan Saga
Deathball - a giant ball maze game played in Futurama
Eggboard, a team sport invented by Dada artist Jean Arp, in which both teams leave the field of play
- from Electro-Magnetic Golf Brave New World
Escalator Squash - from Brave New World
Eschaton - the novel by Infinite Jest David Foster Wallace
Farnarkeling - created by John Clarke, in the 1980s Australian TV comedy show The Gillies Report. It was played on a field called a grommet in periods called umlauts, with players 'warbling vigorously' with 'the bevelled orb'. Dave Sorensen was 'the hope of Australian farnarkeling'.
Fightball - the basketballish game played by the gangs in the card game Fightball
Fire Ball - game invented by Chandler and Joey - TV series Friends
Five Bar Gate - A game reminiscent of both squash and ice hockey from the comic book Cerebus.
Fizzball - Involves hitting beer cans with bats or other sticks, with no points or competitive elements, popularized in comics Sam & Max
Flonkerton - created by Jim in the episode, Office Office Olympics.
Football X-7 - "My Fair Goalie" episode of Phineas and Ferb.
Frungy - played by the Zoq-Fot-Pik in Star Control II
- from the movie of the same name. Futuresport
- from German batball Kurt Vonnegut's novel The Sirens of Titan
Goblin Football - from Goblins of the Labyrinth by Terry Jones and Brian Froud. The object is to eat the ball, which is made difficult by the fact that the ball is several feet in diameter and made of solid teak
Gravball - Mentioned by Spartan John-117 in the novel Halo: The Fall of Reach
Grifball - Red vs. Blue
- Ball game played by Guyball Green Wing's Dr Guy Secretan.
- from Hadaul Jack Vance's Demon Princes book The Face
Hockey Z-9 - "For Your Ice Only" episode of Phineas and Ferb.
- from Hussade Jack Vance's Alastor series.
- An ultraviolent variant of ice hockey played on an ellipsoidal rink with either a puck or a severed head, from the PC game of the same name. HyperBlade
Indoor hang gliding - Geoff Maltby in the television series Benidorm claims to be North West champion at it.
Ja'La dh Jin - from Terry Goodkind's The Sword of Truth series.
Jiggly Ball - from Scrubs' My Jiggly Ball episode.
- from the movie Jugger The Blood of Heroes
Kasaba ball - from the show Jungle Cubs in the episode 'Kasaba ball'.
Killball - referenced several times in the book , but not described much The Running Man
Kolhii - from Lego's Bionicle franchise.
Koli - Bionicle, a soccer-like predecessor to Kolhii.
Kosho - from the TV series The Prisoner
- From Piers Anthony's The Game Apprentice Adept series of novels. Includes almost all known games and competitions; winners of the yearly Tourney get to become Citizens.
Laserball - from the movie The Fifth Element
Lifting - Popular extreme sport, similar to surfing, but in the air; practitioners ride "reflection boards" on waves of "Transparence Light Particles". From anime/manga series . Eureka Seven
- from a The Long Walk Richard Bachman/ Stephen King book of the same name.
The Maze (or Glide) - from The Maze Game by Diana Reed Slattery
--team sport created by Moopsball Gary Cohn in "Rules for Moopsball" (1976), referenced in Legion of Superheroes and in Gene Wolfe's There Are Doors
- from the Motorball Battle Angel Alita manga
Nib - an exceedingly violent sport mentioned in the Starship Titanic novel and computer game.
Obstacle Golf - from Brave New World
- an athletic, full-contact sport in Parrises Squares Star Trek
- violent vehicular racing sport from Podracing Star Wars
Pro Thunderball - from Upright Citizens Brigade Pro Bending - From Avatar: The legend of Korra
Pyramid - a ball game played on a pyramid-shaped court in the new series Battlestar Galactica
Quantum soccer - from Greg Egan's "Border Guards"
- from Quidditch series by Harry Potter J. K. Rowling
- from Quodpot by Quidditch Through the Ages J. K. Rowling
Real Foosball - from I Am Weasel
- from William Harrison's story Rollerball Roller Ball Murder, on which the movie Rollerball was loosely based
Shirling - The Kids in the Hall
Skeet Surfing - a combination of skeet shooting and surfing seen in the film Top Secret!, possibly parodying the biathlon.
- appearing in numerous Sky-surfing stories. Judge Dredd
Sniffleball - a variation of baseball from an episode of Chowder of the same name.
- Futuristic mix of Handball and Hockey featured in the games of the same name. Speedball
Spheda - A golf-like game from the PlayStation 2 adventure game Dark Chronicle (Dark Cloud 2).
Springball - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Racing - low-to-medium altitude hovercraft racing sport from ; superficially similar to Podracing Oban Star-Racers
Street Football - 2000 AD (comics)
Struggle - " Kingdom Hearts II"
Super Slam Hockey - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) [1 ]
Taking the Stone - In Farscape, a game played by the youth of an unnamed royal cemetery planet. The game consists of jumping into a deep well, and chanting while falling. A sonic net at the bottom of the well, sustained by the participants voices, cushions their fall. When the youth reach the age of 22 cycles, rather than grow old and be deformed by the planet's radiation, they stop chanting part way into the leap and die against the rocks. This death is called Taking the Stone.
Thrashball - a game that sounds similar to American Football. Gears of War
Thunderball - Full contact basketball with a hockey-like playing area, and encouragement of wrestling, fighting and general manhandling of other players.
Timmyball - Fairly Odd Parents
Transcontinental Road Race - Death Race 2000
Triad - a contact sport with elements of football and basketball from Battlestar Galactica (1978 TV series)
Troll Ball - from supplementary material published for the RuneQuest and other roleplaying game references. Glorantha
Ultimate Robot Fighting - " Raging Bender" episode of Futurama
Walnut Hockey - " Rose Is Rose"
Weltraumball - a funny mix of football and handball with authorized doping and cybernetics enhancements, played in weightlessness, from Roland C. Wagner's novel Mine de rien
Whack-bat - (the film) Fantastic Mr. Fox
Wizard Squash - also called Real Squash (similar to real tennis), a much more leisurely game than ordinary squash, except that the ball may rebound off a wall it hasn't hit. Discworld
Yooyuball - a variation of jai alai or lacrosse from , which is played every year as part of the Altador Cup. Neopets
Zero-G - Football sitcom Red Dwarf
Zero-G - Kickboxing sitcom Red Dwarf
See also List of fictional sports teams
Video games [ edit ]
Attack of the Non-Toxic® Edible Green Slime - Video game in episode "Night of the Living Grim." The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Astro Spacetron X - Arcade game in movie "Wrath of the Spider Queen." The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Beasts and Barbarians - Role-playing game on episode "Beasts and Barbarians." The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Better Than Life ( Red Dwarf Total Immersion Video Game shown in Season 2)
Beetman - A video game featured in , where the player is a beetroot. The game features levels such as avoiding a chef trying to cut you up, and freezing nuclear rabbits. American Dad!
The Bishop of Battle - Arcade game featured in a segment of the film Nightmares
Bonestorm - Console fighting game featured in the episode " Simpsons Marge Be Not Proud" (' Bonestorm 2 was featured in the Simpson's Hit and Run video game)
Conversation Parade - A video game featured in . Adventure Time
Cosmos Invasion - Arcade game that makes a cameo appearance in LittleBigPlanet 2
Crunch Pod - A video game similar to in the animated series Star Castle Pepper Ann
Dam Builders - Computer game featured in . Franklin
Dash Dingo - A video game featured in the episode " Simpsons Lisa Gets an "A". The game is a parody of Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Death to Mantodeans - Console game featured in the novel Doctor Who Winner Takes All
Dojo Quest - A 1982 arcade game from the 2015 movie . Though never an actual arcade game, Pixels Dojo Quest was turned into a real video game to promote the film. [2 ]
Domination - James Bond played this 3-D video game against a villain in the film Never Say Never Again
Ducks of the Galaxy - Console space-themed game in episode "Nothing to Fear." DuckTales
Finest Parmesan - This arcade game makes a cameo appearance in LittleBigPlanet 2
Finish Line - This arcade game is similar to Daytona USA. It made a cameo appearance in Wreck-It Ralph
First Person Shooter - Virtual reality game featured in the X-Files episode of the same name
Fix-It Felix Jr. - Arcade game featured in Wreck-It Ralph
Galaxy Academy - episode "Emancipation Complication." Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
The Game - MMORPG featured in The Guild
Game Over - Virtual reality video game in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
"The game" in the episode " Star Trek: The Next Generation The Game" - head-mounted virtual reality game
Global Thermonuclear War - Military simulation program mistaken for a computer game in WarGames
Hacker Snack - , A video game written by the protagonist, similar to Lost Boys Chip's Challenge.
Hero's Duty - Arcade game featured in Wreck-It Ralph
Hoss Delgado: President Evil - Zombie fighting game for the Lamecube video game system on episode "Brown Evil." Favorite game of Mandy. The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Immoral Wombat - take off on Mortal Combat from the "Cow and Chicken" cartoon series.
Immortal Wombat - take off on Mortal Combat from the Angela Anaconda cartoon series. A game of the same name appears on . Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
Kevin Costner's Waterworld - Arcade game in The Simpsons
Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge - Console game appearing in the episode " Simpsons Marge Be Not Proud"
Multi-World - Computer game in the Marvel Comics comic book; Transformers Optimus Prime and Megatron battle in the virtual world of this game, ending with Prime's apparent death
Ninja Gladiator - Fighting game appearing in the episode " Transformers Animated Where Is Thy Sting?"
Ninja Ninja Revolution - Arcade game played by Scott and Knives in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
OASIS - MMO featured in Ready Player One
Pat the Baker - Cooking game for the Lamecube video game system on The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy episode "Brown Evil." Favorite game of Billy and Hoss Delgado.
- a side-scrolling video game depicted in an animated movie of the same name Pirate Baby's Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006
- An urban legend about an arcade game of the same name with physically impossible effects such as erratic behavior. Polybius
Ra.One - Wireless technology video game featured in (2011 film) Ra.One
The Riddle of the Minotaur - Computer game designed by Edward Nygma, featured in the episode " Batman: The Animated Series If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?"
Robot Resource - Arcade game appearing in the episode " Transformers The Immobilizer"
Science Diner - a Pong-like game that makes a cameo appearance in LittleBigPlanet 2
Scrooge McDuck's Money Mania - An arcade game in the DuckTales episode "Dough Ray Me." You play as the Beagle Boys and try to steal money from Scrooge McDuck's money bin.
Sim Sandwich - (A parody of the The Simpsons games) Sim
Space Paranoids - Arcade game featured in Tron
Starfighter - Arcade game featured in The Last Starfighter
Stay Alive - Supernatural video game from the film of the same name
Strong Johns - Arcade and console game featured in Regular Show
Sugar Rush - Arcade game featured in Wreck-It Ralph
Super Mega Blasteroids 9 - Scrolling shooter in the Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends episode "Bye Bye Nerdy."
Super Slugfest - Recurring arcade and console game in The Simpsons
Super Smash Factory 6 - Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends episode "Emancipation Complication."
Turbo Time - Arcade game appearing in Wreck-It Ralph
Ultimate Thumb Wrestling starring Ambassador Crazy Fart/ Ultimate Thumb Wrestling Challenge - PC game mentioned in The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy episode "Waking Nightmare."
The World - A popular MMORPG in the anime series. .hack
Whiffle Boy - Video game featured in the episode " Darkwing Duck Whiffle While You Work"
World of Hackcraft - MMORPG from , based on the Knights of the Dinner Table tabletop role-playing game HackMaster
Wrestle Jam '88 - Pro wrestling video game, from The Wrestler
Yard Work Simulator - A virtual reality game featured in The Simpsons
Other games [ edit ]
Barbarian Invaders (a clockpunk arcade game, parodying Space Invaders) - Discworld
Battleroom games in Ender's Game (platoon-sized teams playing laser tag-like game in zero-gravity room)
Bob-stones a form of guessing game played by the rabbits in book Watership Down by Richard Adams.
Chula - in episode " Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Move Along Home"
Cock, Muff, Bumhole - in , a variation of Nathan Barley Rock, Paper, Scissors
Dabo (a roulette-like game at Quark's) - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Deemo - A gambling game from Farscape that is lost if the player does not cheat well.
- The Glass Bead Game Hermann Hesse's novel of the same name
Gobstones - series by Harry Potter J. K. Rowling, a marbles-like game where players are sprayed with foul-smelling liquid when they lose.
House Rules Parcheesi - , a game similar to Ozy and Millie Calvinball but with predefined rules (only it's never explained what they are). The Zen idea that one must learn to let go of concrete ideas and objectives is close to the dragons' hearts, so a game of House Rules Parcheesi only ends when a player accepts the current location of the roll of duct tape as being equally valid to the "goal," and serenely stops trying to move it. Whether the player then wins or is being rewarded for not-winning is ambiguous.
Jiggery-Pokery - claims to have come first place in the game. The Ninth Doctor
Keystone - Described as a cross between Roulette and Craps by designer Peter Molyneux - from Fable 2 and Fable II Pub Games
Light Cycles - Tron
- Mornington Crescent radio comedy programme I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue
Moules ("a game of skill and dexterity, involving tortoises") - Discworld
The 'Nonary' Game - -esque game in which nine players must attempt to solve puzzles to escape from a sinking ship alive, used in Saw 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
- Poohsticks Winnie-the-Pooh
Pretzel Pals - Parody of Twister on . SpongeBob SquarePants
Questions - Verbal game played in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. 
- a building game from the Quis novels by Saga of the Skolian Empire Catherine Asaro involving the laying down of geometric solid shapes (dice) in various combinations. The game rules contain encoded knowledge of one of the former empires in the novel series.
The Quizzing Device (a water-driven, clockpunk quiz machine) - Discworld
Roshambo - while RoShamBo is actually rock-paper-scissors, in , it involves two male competitors South Park kicking each other in the testicles as hard as they can.
– a dicing game played in Sej . Serpent's Reach
Shapester - a legal approximation of “Twister” in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Shibo Yancong-San (Tile-based Agatean game, similar to Mahjong, name translates as "Cripple Mr Onion") - Discworld
Sink: A game generally played by Discordians (and people of much ilk). The rules are defined in the . Principia Discordia [3 ]
Skystones - A game played throughout Skylanders Giants
Sphere Break - , a mathematical game in which coins of differing values are used to break a numbered sphere. Final Fantasy X-2
Thou art Dead - Monster House
Trolls and Bridges - A game in the universe used to recruit military officers into an underground command structure. Known Space
- in True American New Girl, a game that is 50% drinking, 50% Candy Land, and also the floor is lava.
Universal Baseball - A version of baseball played entirely by dice, from the novel The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop., by Robert Coover An
unnamed gambling game from Toy Story 3
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References [ edit ]