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What other national roulettes (apart from Russian) can you think of?

Asked by rebbel (23538 points ) March 15th, 2012

Russian roulette: a potentially lethal game of chance in which participants place a single round in a revolver, spin the cylinder, place the muzzle against their head and pull the trigger.
Can you create or maybe you know of a real one an other roulette (a Belgian roulette, a Spanish roulette, an American roulette, etc.)?
And what does it consists of?
Be creative!

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Blackberry's avatar

American roulette: voting.

Zaku's avatar

The post-apocalype “nation” in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome had a wheel of fortune used to determine punishments.

American board games of the 20th Century often featured spinners. See The Game of Life for example. The Milton Bradley game Bermuda Triangle is another fun example: it has a spinner which controls which way the mystery cloud moves, threatening shipping.

And of course there is the American TV game show Wheel of Fortune.

syz's avatar

Singles roulette: unprotected sex.
Financial roulette: subprime investments.
Professional roulette: Facebook.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Polish roulette You use a semi-automatic pistol.

ucme's avatar

Tragically it seems those Belgian kids killed in the Swiss coach crash paid with their lives in a metaphorical game of roulette. In the sense that their survival depended on where they were seated. RIP.

wundayatta's avatar

Chinese roulette.

It has something to do with overpopulation, but for the life of me, I don’t know what. I guess I’ll find out when the planet is overrun with humans.

6rant6's avatar

Mexican roulette – it’s where you buy tacos from a street vendor…

6rant6's avatar

Danish roulette – where you’re the last one to get to the pastries and have to take whatever is left.

6rant6's avatar

Italian roulette – where you order a salad with house dressing.

6rant6's avatar

Greek roullette – going out to dinner with friends while carrying no money and hoping one of them will bail you out.

6rant6's avatar

Japanese roulette – eating sushi someone else ordered without having the slightest idea what it is.

6rant6's avatar

North Korean roulette – this is played with an imaginary roulette wheel and an imaginary ball. After each roll, the Supreme Leader tells who won. And the losers are shot.

filmfann's avatar

Thai Roulette: Paying the prostitute before checking the plumbing.

6rant6's avatar

Indian Roulette – outsourcing software based solely on low bid

Sunny2's avatar

@6rant6 Very clever. LOL

6rant6's avatar

Irish roulette – a game played in ale houses where everyone picks a number on the dart board and then one player throws a dart. If the dart hits your number you have to take a drink. And if it misses your number, you get to take a drink.

jazmina88's avatar

roulette wheel – laying it down. casino style. acting like a pimp.

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