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Simon Says is a children's game where the goal is to make others do certain things and/or eliminate them. In Die Hard with a Vengeance, a crazed East German terrorist who goes by said name, utilizes a life threatening version of the game in an attempt to make John McClane go on a wild goose chase as a distraction so he can steal gold bullion from Wall Street.

How to play[]

The object for the player acting as 'Simon' is to get all the other players out as quickly as possible; the winner of the game is usually the last player who has successfully followed all of the given commands. Occasionally however, 2 or more of the last players may all be eliminated by following a command without "Simon Says", thus resulting in Simon winning the game. 4 or more players can participate in the game.

Simon's riddles[]

Below is a list of the sequence of events that occurs in the film for each riddle:

  • Send John McClane in Harlem wearing a racist sandwich board.
  • McClane and Zeus Carver solve a telephone riddle involving the phone number with the answer.
  • Both men get to Wall Street Station within 30 minutes together.
  • Go to Tompkins Square Park and disarm a bomb.
  • Fill 5 gallons of water in the 3 gallon bottle and vice versa within 1 minute.