"a game of Russian Roulette"

Russian Roulette
Creative Commons AttributionRussian Roulette - Credit: CrucifiedChrist
Russian roulette is a potentially lethal game of chance in which participants place a single round in a revolver, spin the cylinder, place the muzzle against their head and pull the trigger. "Russian" refers to the supposed country of origin; "roulette" reflects the element of risk-taking and the spinning of the revolver's cylinder being reminiscent of spinning a roulette wheel.