Smoke 'Em If Ya Got 'Em
A challenging game requires so much more than than the cards that some how wind up in your hand. Given a playing field the 'field' can suddenly become greatly expanded and come to include all sorts of twists and turns. It all requires a lively interaction in order to provide the entertainment we seek. It's not about besting or overcoming, it's about the challenge of play.
This planet, whether spherical or flat, is but another chip in the pile. The question then becomes who exactly are the players and what are they playing for. Obviously these are not small time wannabes looking to escape the crab bucket.
In this realm of possibilities intention reigns supreme.