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evan fitzgerald
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I want to put something together with a bunch of "gaming" related quotes. The one that got me started was the Reiner quote:
"The goal is to win. But it is the goal that is important, not the winning."

Two questions - does the exact quote exist somewhere? In engligh and/or german.

Does anyone know some other good gaming quotes along these lines.
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Christopher Seguin
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"Does anyone have wood for my sheep?"
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"F No Sea to Eng Chan? Why you dirty....."
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Maybe it's not quite what you're looking for, but I can't miss the opportunity to share this one:

My 10 year old daughter when playing the game Rum & Pirates: "I'd rather drink than get married!"

(Session report from that game: here)
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Here were some I found. All from "Chess" but all work for my purpose too.

“Strategy requires thought, tactics require observation”
Max Euwe

“The winner of the game is the player who makes the next-to-last mistake”
(Savielly Tartakover)

“It’s just you and your opponent at the board
and you're trying to prove something”
(Bobby Fischer)

“The defensive power of a pinned piece is only imaginary”
(Aaron Nimzovich)

“The tactician knows what to do when there is something to do; whereas
the strategian knows what to do when there is nothing to do”
(Gerald Abrahams)
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Nothing too well known all over the globe. Just local stuff.


Something from yours truly......

I'd rather lose at almost anything else than play Apples To Apples


Of course, the usual disclaimer that I NEVER win A2A applies, but still ultimately irrelevant
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J H
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Wise and Otherwise put many of these quotes into their game...
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"In terms of the game theory, we might say the universe is so constituted as to maximize play. The best games are not those in which all goes smoothly and steadily toward a certain conclusion, but those in which the outcome is always in doubt."

George B. Leonard
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I rather like the story of Frank Chadwick playing his design, A House Divided, in a tournament and his opponent wanted to talk about design problems in the game.

Frank's reply was,"I designed the game and therefore the rules are not perfect. The middle of the game, however, is not the time to debate their validty!"
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