Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.
Quotes about game rules
When you purchase a board game, what are you actually getting? The physical materials have art direction and visual design: illustrations on the board, type design on the cards, the layout on the back of the box. But a lot of what you are purchasing is the game design: the actual rules of the game.
What indicates a bad rule book is when many people take the time to do due diligence and cannot properly play the game. […] These games are easy to spot. Go to the game forum and look at the posts. If the majority of posts for a game are in the rules section, that game has a problem with its manuals.