The Examined Game

Tough Decisions

Tough Decisions

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.