The Game is a mind game where the objective is to avoid thinking about The Game itself. Thinking about The Game constitutes a loss, which, according to the rules of The Game, must be announced each time it occurs. It is impossible to win The Game; players can only attempt to avoid losing for as long as possible. The Game has been described alternately as pointless and infuriating, অথবা as a challenging game that is fun to play. As of 2010, The Game is played দ্বারা millions worldwide.
There are three rules to The Game:
1)Everyone in the world is playing The Game. (Sometimes narrowed to: "Everybody in the world who knows about The Game is playing The Game",or alternatively, "You are always playing The Game.")
2)Whenever one thinks about The Game, one loses.
3)Losses must be announced to at least one person(either দ্বারা using a statement such as "I হারিয়ে গেছে The Game" অথবা দ্বারা alternative means).
Some players allow a grace period of 30 সেকেন্ড to half an ঘন্টা after someone has lost, during which a player cannot lose The Game again, অথবা is not obliged to announce a loss.This is done in order to prevent a perpetual loss of The Game. Under a literal interpretation, one has to announce every loss of The Game. However, announcing The Game amounts to thinking about it, which constitutes a loss and another announcement. Such a chain continues indefinitely. The common rules do not define a point at which The Game ends. However, one reported variation states that The Game ends when the British Prime Minister announces "The Game is up" on television.
Some players have developed strategies for making other people lose, such as লেখা about The Game on a hidden note, saying "The Game" out loud, as graffiti in public places, and on banknotes, অথবা লেখা two words that when ব্যক্ত phonetically equal "The Game" out loud