I have been told, often by coaches other authority figures justifying their positions, that the training for and playing of a game is good for your character, builds physical and mental strength and teaches you things about yourself. I agree. I learned very early that I hated football practice so I ruled out immediately any plans on making the NFL a career choice. Can this apply to such things as playing games online at sites like It's your turn and Global Combat? I think so. I have learned that I am a very bad chess and Risk player. Again, ruling out any decisions as to whether or not I should become a chess master or buy a Star Wars Risk set.