Confucius said: “I can’t stand those people who eat all day long without ever using their minds! Can’t they play dice and chess? At least playing those games would be better than nothing.”
The devil makes work for idle minds, so to speak. Confucius couldn’t bear the thought of people simply chilling out and enjoying themselves.
博 (bó) was a dice game; 弈 (yì) is known today as Chinese chess, weiqi, or go.