Anyone can win a hand of Poker. Yet there is a lot of skill to the game. This betrays one of the popular myths in game design—that skill and luck are opposites. They are better considered as two axes.
Quotes on game design
Some designers (like me) are sculptors: We cram everything we possibly can into our early game designs, and then, through testing, pare away everything that doesn’t work. Other designers are more like painters, starting with a blank page and adding one mechanic at a time until they complete their design.