The theory of games is suggested to some extent by parlour games such as chess and bridge. Friedman illustrates two distinct features of these games. First, in a parlour game played for money, if one wins the other (others) loses (lose). Second, these games are games involving a strategy. In a game of chess, while choosing what action is to be taken, a player tries to guess how his/her opponent will react to the various actions he or she might take. In contrast, the card-pastime, ‘patience’ or ‘solitaire’ is played only against chance.
Which one of the following can best be described as a “game”?
According to the passage, one opponent must lose in a game. In option A, no one loses.
Option D is irrelevant.
Option B does not involve strategies.
Only option C fits to be the answer.
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