If a game is abstract, the rules should be brief. Rules can only be substantial if they encompass a theme.
Quotes about game rules
All play has its rules. They determine what “holds” in the temporary world circumscribed by play. The rules of a game are absolutely binding and allow no doubt. Paul Valéry once in passing gave expression to a very cogent thought when he said : ” No scepticism is possible where the rules of a game are concerned, for the principle underlying them is an unshakable truth.”