We’re all playing The Game 23: THE metagame, the game of games.
“The Game” is a conduit that can allow one to enter into the most bizarre strategic situation in the history of strategic situations. A sort of primer, if you will.
To conceptualize this, you need to know the definition of “metagame”:
The Metagame, or game about the game, is any approach to a game that transcends or operates outside of the prescribed rules of the game, uses external factors to affect the game, or goes beyond the supposed limits or environment set by the game.
To beat “The Game” while still thinking about it requires one to go outside the prescribed rules and into the territory of metagame.
Game theory is the science of strategy. It doesn’t just apply to some recreational games, but strategic interactions among self-interested agents of all kinds, from social media interactions, economics, and even politics.