Slaughter Games

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Do you have to name the card you're searching for upon casting or upon resolution? Please elaborate on the exact ruling on a card like this. Thanks!
the naming is part of the spell effect, those only start when the spell starts to resolve

the only parts you have to decide on casting is value of X, modes and targets
of those parts only "target" applies to Slaughter Games, but the named card is not targetted, only the opponent
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While not really more descriptive than Enigma's answer, here's the exact rule:
If an effect of a spell or ability offers any choices other than choices already made as part of casting the spell, activating the ability, or otherwise putting the spell or ability on the stack, the player announces these while applying the effect. [...]

The list of choices as part of casting are detailed in 601.2b,c&d, but there's pretty much just wordier versions of the previous post.
ideally, you cast should Slaughter Games and say "any response?"
You are required to choose a target opponent when you cast it though.

if your opponent asks "what are you naming?", he is assumed to be letting it resolve and forfeits his right to respond to it.

Under normal circumstances, he shouldn't know what you intend to name, but you are free to shortcut to resolution by saying "Slaughter Games naming X" if you want

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