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The data will be found on multiple sheets called "Game x" where X is an integer. (Game 1, Game 2, etc...) the cells are between $b$65 and $b$73.

i tried =COUNTIF(INDIRECT("'Game " & 1:$A$1 & "'!$b65:$b73"),$B3)
but it did not work.

also after i get that working I need to do the same thing, but i need to count the number of times the Name in $b3 appears in the List with the word "Win" in the "D" column (next to the $b65:b$73)

Again i tried =COUNTIF(AND(INDIRECT("'Game " & 1:$A$1 & "'!$b65:$b73"),$B3),(INDIRECT("'Game " & 1:$A$1 & "'!$b65:$D73"),"Win"))

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