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Fortune Game

The Fortune Game is an ancient Japanese fortune-telling ritual. Years ago, in Japan, it was extremely popular and was called “Tsuji-ura” or Crossroads Fortune-Telling. In Europe, it was called Crossroads Divination.

Fortune Game

To play the fortune game, you need a comb and something to cover your face. It can be played alone or with friends.

Caution: We advise you not to play this game. Years ago, some Japanese people would commit suicide after playing Tsuji-ura because they did not like the prediction of the future that they were given.

Step 1: You take comb and go to a crossroads in the evening, after dark.

Step 2: Sound the comb three times by drawing your finger along the teeth of the comb. Chant the following three times: “Tsuji-ura, Tsuji-ura, grant me a true response.”

Step 3: You wait for a stranger to pass by. It must be a stranger, it cannot be someone that you know. When you see the stranger approaching, cover your face with something. A book, a newspaper or a bag will do. If there are other people with ou, they must cover their faces too.

Step 4: Ask the stranger to tell you your fortune. If the stranger doesn’t answer or refuses to tell you, then you have to wait for another stranger to pass by.

In Europe, they believed that the ghosts of the dead walked along roads at night. They also believed that the devil could be found at the crossroads at night disguised in human form. So when they played Crossroads Divination, they were asking for their fortune to be told by a ghost or the devil.

You never know… that stranger who is telling your fortune could be a ghostly wanderer or even satan himself.

Interesting fact: The game of Tsuji-ura became so popular that the Japanese produced little crackers with fortunes inside, written on paper. These cakes were called “Tsuji-ura Senbai”, which means “Crossroads Fortune-Telling Crackers”. Years later, in America, after the war, Chinese restaurants adopted these Japanese crackers and named them Fortune Cookies. So when you eat a fortune cookie in a Chinese restaurant, it comes directly from this old Japanese fortune-telling ritual.

Note: Another reason why we recommend you don’t play this game is that standing at a crossroads, in the dark, talking to strangers is an excellent way to get mugged or kidnapped or both.

27 Comments

  • Why do we have to have our faces covered??? I could be talking to Drake or Kellin Quinn for all I know. I don’t wanna miss out on that!

  • OMG……..They told us not tp play this game.Then why are they posting it……..? WT.Oh BTW I’m new here

  • I tried this with my friend. We did met an unknown person so we went to her and asked her about our fortune. She just told us not to play with the thinks we do not understand and don´t know. We were a little shaken . But nothing happened to us so its good.

  • I tried this and you won’t believe I didn’t saw any stranger but my neighbour on evening walk… He complained my mother about all this and I m now not allowed.out of the house after evening… The best thing is that I asked my neighbour about my future he replied that I would get a nice kick from my mother… Lol it’s very funny right?

  • lol the comments u guys have writes are rlly funny and I did it and when I was doing it a straner asked me do u want me to tell u ur futune I was was like… Umm yeah and then that person said u will Get hurt when playing something ur not supposed and guess what that really happened Even thou it’s not rlly like a futune

  • ok seriously? they put this game on theyre site but tell you not to play this…
    ah, well, i wouldnt have played it anyway XD

  • Whiler your soo mean ;) i find this odd i know I say odd a LOT ok I noticed

  • lol i wont do this i will wait for some idiotic person to do this and tell them a fake fortune or hit them and run

  • think if someone is trolling you? xD like “tell me my fortune” then the stranger can say whatever he/she wants.”you have to drop all your money right now and run away or els i will hunt you for the rest of your life…” i will never try it :O
    and i agree with xX-WolfScratch-Xx :D

  • Me talk 2 saiten sorry but M̶̲̥̅̊ƴ family í§ very religious people Λ₪d̶̲̥̅̊ if they see me strangers they will think I’m begging 4 money lol neh

  • I did this and some guy tried to take my friend and I so we ran away but we tried it later and got a fortune, I will die in a car accindent at age 14, lol turned 14 5 motnhs ago. Maybe I did die and I am a ghost typing this!
    OOOOOhOOOOOhOOOO! ghostly call :D

  • i did it and i am not telling the fortune
    you could get a fortune by God or Jesus like i did.

  • My friend’s grandma did this when she was young she is now in mental hospital because there was a poilceman and she kept asking and he sent her away

  • my mom, if she found out about this, id be seeing a counsler, asking ppl what my fortune is like xxdeath boltxx

  • man, if i was walking at night, and someone was just standing beside the road w/ there faced covered, i would probobly be freaked out. lol

  • i think its really weird how you have to be in the middle of the crossroads asking a stranger what your fortune is. i wouldn’t try it, because if it doesn’t work i dont want people thinking im crazy. lol

  • if i saw someone playing that game by themeselves at nite i would be freaked out thinging thats a ghost :x

  • I will probably get taken to a mental hospital if I keep asking every stranger I meet to tell me the future at night at the crossroads -_-‘

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