Most games have some element of luck to them. Random elements make the game somewhat unpredictable. It forces the players to be adaptable in the event of unforeseen circumstances. One of the most common of these elements is dice. Rolling a pair of dice does not produce a completely irregular pattern; a seven has exactly one chance in six of coming up, while a two or a twelve each have one chance in 36. Considerably worse, obviously.
It was Election Day, and I had two choices. I could go vote, then go to the office and pretend to try to get my work done when in fact I was just hovering over election “news” that came across my Facebook feed; or I could go vote, then take the day off and play board games with Tracie. Guess which door I picked.