# A Game You Know

What game am I thinking of? Answers should contain the game's name and an explanation.
I believe this is a medium difficulty rebus, let's see how fast you guys can solve it :)

I can only think of one game everybody would know that ends in a "z" or "zee", and the other hints don't fit "yahtzee".

However, if I add another layer of deduction to the rebus, I end up with an extremely well known game, namely:

Tetris.

Assuming that the third symbol means that you have no idea which direction you should go, then the solution to the rebus is

"I J LOST Z",

which looks a bit weird until you realise it's the

names of all the Tetris pieces written one after another in alphabetical order.

• I also came up with this game since there are J and Z (I played this a lot so J and Z do ring the bells) but didn't know how to get that especially from the symbol. Great job! Commented Mar 3, 2018 at 3:24
• @athin, yeah, I also had the solution first, and then had to work back from there to figure out a suitable meaning for the symbol. :-)
– Bass
Commented Mar 3, 2018 at 3:34
• @Bass yes, that's it. Is a second layer not common in rebuses? Commented Mar 3, 2018 at 7:04
• IIRC, originally the idea of a rebus was to write names in a way that could be read by the illiterate, and most of the rebus puzzles I’ve seen (or created) follow among the same lines. Since your puzzle contained other elements than just the picture, I’d say this was a skillfully crafted and very welcome variation on the usual theme. You can click on the tag rebus, should you want to do statistical analysis on PSE’s 350-odd rebus puzzles to decide what is actually common and what isn’t :-)
– Bass
Commented Mar 3, 2018 at 7:31

More of a guess than a complete answer, Is it something related to:

Maze or Jumanji (The board game)

Explanation:

The eye:

You have to pay attention to where you are going in a maze and in Jumanji

Letter J:

Fits more in the word 'Jumanji'

Question mark with arrows

Represents the doubt of chosing a path to follow

The Letter Z

Fits more in the word 'Maze'

• Nope, that's not it. I will add a first hint tomorrow, if nobody else gets the correct answer by then. Commented Mar 2, 2018 at 20:27

Or it could also be:

The old, classic game JezzBall

The eye:

The J:

The "J" in "JezzBall"

The symbol:

The balls went in multiple directions, all over your screen.

The Z:

There are two "Z"s in "JezzBall"

I'm probably wrong, but is it:

ouija board?

The eye:

The board is supposed to see what you do.

The J:

The name has a J in it.

The symbol:

It moves in all directions.

The Z:

It goes to all letters of the alphabet in the game, including z.