An Experiment: Try Hushing Table Talk

Everyone likes to win and so when we play games we attempt to use every means at our disposal to stack the odds in our favour. The most natural means we have by which to influence the outcome of any game are our tongues. Most every gamer has tried at one point or another to manoeuvre himself into a win. We negotiate, manipulate, subtly hint, misdirect, you name it — and each and every one of these tactics can be pulled off by our clever use of words: table talk.