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Randomness in Games

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Randomness adds uncertainty in games. Some games have no randomness whatsoever such as pure skill games like chess or Go. Other games are completely random such as children’s games like Candy Land or Chutes and Ladders. When games lack randomness, the game outcome depends entirely on each player’s skill. When games embrace total randomness, the game outcome depends entirely on chance.

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Wang, W. (2023). Randomness in Games. In: The Structure of Game Design. International Series on Computer, Entertainment and Media Technology. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-32202-0_6

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