Rainsford, an experienced hunter, trips off a boat while heading to the Amazon and gets stranded on Ship-Trap Island.
Rainsford finds hospitality a big house in which he meets General Zaroff. Rainsford soon finds out that General Zaroff is going to force him to try to survive a three-day game in which he will be hunted by General Zaroff.
Rainsford sets three traps to try and kill General Zaroff and his companions.
Rainsford jumps off a cliff into the sea to escape the hounds, then swims to General Zaroff's house.
The General goes back to his house to sleep and finds Rainsford hiding in his room; he congratulates Rainsford, saying he has won the game, but Rainsford wants to finish it. The winner will sleep in the General's bed.