Posts Tagged ‘advantage’

Always Act

December 23, 2009

Quite often in a game you’ll be given the chance to take an action, or to pass your turn.

If you can act, do it, or have a really good reason not to. If you do something then you’ll force other players to react to you, you’ll be controlling the pace of the game and you’ll have the initiative.

If you choose to passively wait then you are handing the advantage to your opponent, they get to choose what happens and when. If you spend all game marshalling your forces to an imagined perfection then you’ll probably find yourself out-manoeuvred by another player who’s moved more quickly and acted decisively.

Act when you get the chance and your opponents might make a mistake you can exploit, do nothing and you won’t be able to force these errors.