Rainsford falls off a boat on the ocean. He almost dies, but he manages to get to the shore safely.
Rainsford comes across a chateau, he is very hungry and tired, so he knocks at the door. He hopes someone will open the door.
After knocking, Rainsford is very happy someone answers. The man who answered the door is General Zaroff. Zaroff knows of Rainsford and his hunting skills, they bond over that.
Zaroff tells Rainsford how he is tired of always hunting animals, so he hunts people. He explains his ''Game'' and how no one has beat it. Zaroff offers Rainsford to play his ''Game'' and if he wins, he can leave the island. At first, Rainsford doesnt want to, then he does.
Rainsford is hiding from Zaroff scared he will get caught. After a few days of setting traps and hiding, Rainsford then decides to jump off the cliff and swim back to the chateau. That way when Zaroff gets back he can sneak attack him.
When Rainsford gets back to the chateau, he hides behind Zaroff's curtains. Zaroff was very surprised and didn't have much to say because he beat ''the game'', they then decide to fight. At the end, Rainsford won and killed Zaroff.