Tributes are residents of the 12 districts of Panem who are forced to participate in the annual Hunger Games. Except in special cases, such as for Quarter Quells, twenty-four children between the ages of 12 and 18 are chosen at random. Every district must give two tributes, a girl and a boy. The circumstances may be different if it is a Quarter Quell, like the 50th Hunger Games. That year, each district had to send two boys and two girls to compete, thus providing a total of 48 tributes. A twist was also applied to the 25th Hunger Games, in which the districts, instead of choosing their tributes at random, had to pick their own tributes. In the 75th and final Hunger Games, the tributes were chosen, or "reaped", from the existing pool of victors. The chosen tributes will fight to the death in an arena, until only one remains, there is only 2 known exceptions to this: the 74th and 75th where they had multiple victors in the 74th and no victor in the 75th as the games never finished.