A fitting theme is not only important for player immersion, but also helps in teaching the game, as it is much easier to learn a game when the theme and mechanisms match.
Gaming is an enchanting witchery, gotten between Idleness and Avarice.
Human beings are never more ingenious than in the invention of games.
A clever game AI that doesn’t express itself in a way that reveals its design is little better—and may be worse—than one based on virtual coin tosses.
I get more upset at losing at other things than chess. I always get upset when I lose at Monopoly.