I love secret mind games.
These are the kind of games you play with random strangers although neither party will acknowledge that they’re playing.
For example on certain tube lines, where the compartment doors will open is clearly marked on the platform [i.e. The Jubilee Line] . So everyone just stands around in a pack and waits.
However on older lines [which are much more fun] the platform is just one long unbroken stretch and it turns into an invisible mental game with the other commuters of “Who can guess where the tube doors will open?”
I’ve been getting quite good at this.
The closer you get to estimating where the door will open the more likely you are to scoring a seat. [main doors are better but side doors give you the option of 2 compartments]
But thats a different game….