In "Being the Banker," Ben examines how to approach gaming, from the perspective of success, loss, and other philosophical ideas.
This week, he examines how to cope with failure, discussing the opportunities for personal development.
As I sat at the table staring at my Daimyo army, several options ran through my mind. I could continue to play defensively and try to eke out an advantage by burning Ben’s territories and hope to lure him into making a mistake, or I could go on the offensive and risk everything on a single attack on his Daimyo castle. On one hand, if I waited, I could try to make a comeback and potentially regain the advantage eventually, but on the other hand I could just take a roughly 20% chance at victory right now. After considering each option, I picked up the piece and made my decision.