9/08/2006

09-08-06 - 2

Games aren't fun when you're really good at them. Games are fun when you feel like you can be creative and make interesting moves, surprise someone, etc. When you've got it analyzed exactly to know the right & wrong move at each point, it's no longer "fun", it's just a challenging exercise to see if you can make the moves you should. This is true of poker, but it's also true of other games. "Risk" is fun when you can try different things, but if were trying to calculate the probability of successfully taking various provinces, the EV of various positions, it would just be a lot of annoying work.

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