11 Made-Up Games From The Big Bang Theory And How To (Sorta) Play Them
The rules of this game are fairly simple, according to Sheldon and Amy, who explained them on "The Zazzy Substitution" (Season 4, Episode 3).
How To Play:
You "postulate an alternate world that differs from ours in one key aspect, and then pose questions to each other." Then, you answer that question as if you were in that alternate scenario.
Some examples include:
Question: In a world where rhinoceroses are domesticated pets, who wins the Second World War?
Reason: Kenya rises to power on the export of rhinoceroses. A central African power block is formed, colonizing North Africa and Europe. When war breaks out, no one can afford the luxury of a rhino. Kenya withers and Uganda triumphs.
Question: In a world where a piano is a weapon, not a musical instrument, on what does Scott Joplin play the "Maple Leaf Rag?"
Answer: Tuned bayonets
Reason: Isn't it obvious?
Question: In a world where mankind is ruled by a giant intelligent beaver, what food is no longer consumed?
Answer: Cheese danish
Reason: In a world ruled by a giant beaver, mankind builds many dams to please the beaver overlord. The low-lying city of Copenhagen is flooded. Thousands die. Devastated, the Danes never invent their namesake pastry.