“The Game I Always Win” / A Memorable Fancy #388

[“I could lose, but I always win.” – ‘M,’ in Last Year at Marienbad]

     In the sequel, M has invented a new game for four to six players. Each secretly chooses a number from 1 to 10. Whoever has chosen the highest number that no one else has also chosen, wins. A man called X gallantly plays but always loses. M always wins. A, the ravishing femme, this time leaves with M, having always liked the idea of being with a winner. Perhaps he will reveal the winning strategy to her; then she can be her own winner.

     In the “cut-throat” or “WTF” version of The Game I Always Win, the players declare their number-choices aloud, the sequence of play being determined by a coin flip. Turns can be traded, like football draft choices. It is not always the case that the one who plays last wins in this version. In fact, the other players can connive to block any such an attempt.

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