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The authors (Churchill et al) make a rather strong claim: Prior to this work, no undecidable real games were known to exist. By "real game" they seem to mean a game played with the rules that are used in real life, rather than modifications of the rules. This may be where reporters got the idea that Magic is "the most complicated game", ...


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Yes, the claim appears to be true in a certain precise, technical sense based on notions of theoretical computer science. This may or may not correspond to the subjective human experience of a human player comparing how “complicated” they regard it is to play Magic: The Gathering versus some other game. Credibility of the research. The claim in the Forbes ...


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Magic: the Gathering is computationally complex, not "complicated" At least it's not "complicated" in a way that's been quantified by these sources. They appear to be confusing the meaning based on a sloppy understanding of a scientific paper. "Computational Complexity" is a mathematical concept, and the paper referenced in ...


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