A Game of A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones has become such a powerful cultural meme that it is tempting to look for ways to extend the concept. I was talking with friends about this just yesterday.

We thought it might be fun to vary the title itself, and see where that leads. For example, you could describe the ancient Chinese game of Go as A Game of Stones.

Below are some other possible games (some real, some not). See if you can find an apt title for each. In every case, your proposed title should be of the form “A Game of ______“, where “______” is a word that rhymes with “Thrones”.

Feel free to leave a comment saying how many you figured out, but don’t reveal the answers — that would ruin it for others. Getting thirteen right is good. Getting all eighteen is brilliant! My answers will be coming in a few days, after people have had a chance to play.

  • Angry Birds
  • Appalachian bake-off
  • Atari’s Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Being John Malkovich for PlayStation
  • British bake-off
  • Buddhist wit
  • Diva Wars: Collins versus Crawford
  • Enacting urban planning laws
  • Flying robots
  • Grave robbing
  • Guitar Hero
  • Knife sharpening contest
  • Macbeth, Act 4, Scene 1
  • Nintendo’s Stealth Inc 2
  • Paying for college
  • Pornography
  • Redirecting traffic
  • This puzzle

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