Bewildering Stories

Challenge 72

The Object of the Game

The Challenge is deceptively simple this time. The object of any game is to win. But what is the object of playing the game? It may or may not be obvious. Even the participants, if asked, might not know how to answer.

In any or all of our four short stories, “Holy Bowlers,” “Spirit of the Game,” “A Nice Day for Balanced Contests” and “Scratch Handicap,” what is the meaning of the game?

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