Game is a collection of huge excel spreadsheets. It contains data from thousands of guys doing millions of social experiments. They wrote down what the effect of their behaviour was in certain situations. It goes something like this:
(The data in this example spreadsheet is of course just made up. Don’t take it at face value :)
THIS IS ACTUALLY WHAT GAME IS.
(The practice, that is – the theory is another topic altogether.)
Now you see how it works: You study this spreadsheet and learn what works when and how. There are no guarantees but there are predictions. Of course there will be slight variaton for you based on your traits, preferences, skills, etc., but the averages are there.
It doesn’t force you to do anything. In any given situation you have perfect freedom to choose your course of action, but now you know what the odds of positive outcomes are. It’s up to you how you use this knowledge. If you don’t have moral problems you can always go for the options with the best possible outcomes. You can choose worse-than-perfect methods but still hope for good results.
It can not possibly “not work” because game contains every human behaviour imaginable. You can not do anything that is not “game”. The difference is between “good game” and “bad game”. Good game yields good results, and that is why it’s called good game. That is why it is being taught everywhere in the world. You can learn what is in those excel sheets without paying for them. The only thing you can not do is to say “game doesn’t work”. It makes you look stupid. If you say behaviour does not affect your chances at getting laid that’s like saying it does not matter if you punch her in the face, she will still have sex with you. Of course behaviour affects your chances at getting laid.
If you still don’t understand what game is and how it “works” please consult your doctor or pharmacist.