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Geek and Sundry's Nine Lessons from Board Gaming

Author:   GPI  
Published:  March 15, 2016

Geek and Sundry takes you through their top 9 lessons learned from board games. Here are a few:

BEING BEHIND DOESN’T ALWAYS MEAN THAT YOU’RE LOSING.

The tide of a game can turn at any point, and sometimes you can see the change coming where other times the shift is a complete surprise. In many cases, the winner is determined and points are counted at the end of a game, so you can never truly know where you stand. Anything can happen in a game, and someone else’s decision or strategy could drastically change your prospects.

 

THE DICE CAN ROLL EITHER WAY. DON’T BLAME YOURSELF.

So many games feature random chance as a method of determining outcomes, and this often means that no amount of genius strategy can make a difference. If we’re being honest with ourselves, doesn’t the randomness offered by a pair of dice simulate life better than a vacuum unaffected by chance? Even the best preparations can miss the mark due to unforeseen circumstances, and you can’t blame yourself for an outcome dictated by fate or by the roll of a die.

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