And for all the right reasons.
I think backgammon is a much better game, because of the element of chance introduced by the dice. I used to be pretty good at chess, but I was never any good at backgammon.
A perfect game would be like life itself, where the players have access to information about the field, but some things are hidden from some or all the players. Analyzing a situation and devising an appropriate response is all well and good, but in the real world, there is always the element of chaos and randomness–and of asymmetry.
“But it snows on the enemy, too.”
–Napoleon Bonaparte, 1812
–Adolph Hitler, 1941