How did it happen that I ever allowed myself to believe that winning the game was a more meaningful victory than my enjoyment of how we were playing together?
Life is more fun if you play games.
People think my games are not thematic because I don’t have a different rule for every piece.
I don’t think it’s uncommon for children who play games to experiment with tweaking the rules, come up with rules of their own, or even make their own games from scratch. I just never stopped doing that.
Balance is not the same thing as fun.