Bridge

Bridge is one of the great games that humans have invented. There are very few great games.

What makes a great game?

A great game is one for which there is no winning strategy. Tic-tac-toe is not a great game; playing to the center will guarantee a draw at least.

A great game requires skill, so much skill that people can devote their lives to it, can make their living teaching it.

A great game is one in which you have to make decisions without full information, and with an element of random chance. While chess and go have the intricacy necessary to be great games, with both games you have full information, and there is no random chance involved.

If you are looking for a game that is a model of life, try bridge.

18-Feb-2007