Language, history and curiosities in games.
A die that falls off the table is no less random.
A game is a collection of rules, usually dressed up in a particular theme.
Game rules may be evocative, they may be detailed, they may be thorough, they may be funny, they may be educational, they may be provocative, they may be shocking, but they can only be those things if they are also clear.
Theme is what the game is apparently about […]. This is how the game is dressed. Gameplay is what the game is actually about […]. This is what the game is made of.
A small game in a big box is a little bit like lying.