Any good game has trade offs between risk and reward. In Hearts, you can shoot the moon, or get stuck with a lot of points. In rummy, you can hold your aces hoping to play them for 15 points each, but you might have to subtract 15 points if someone goes out first.
In hockey, you can pull the goalie and get an extra player on the ice, but now you have an empty net.
In game after game, there are risks and rewards. And playing games is the way to dial in your comfort with balancing the two. Life also has countless risk and reward trade offs. But luckily in the complexity of the modern world, there are plays to be made that maximize your reward while minimizing risk.
The people who find those opportunities will be the people who understand games, and the inherent trade offs that come with life.