I am (a) a Survivor fan and (b) reasonably intelligent–but apparently not very good at game-playing. I have read (mostly here) on many occasions that Richard Hatch and Brian (from Thailand) “played the game brilliantly”, and I don’t quite get it. What did they do, exactly, that was so brilliant? To extrapolate–what is the best way to play and win Survivor? Not being argumentative–I truly don’t understand.
If I were playing, I would try to win all challenges and find a couple of buddies who would agree never to vote against me. Is that a brilliant strategy? Seems kind of obvious.