For a while, you are not really aware that you live on a game board. Later in life, and after some effort to free yourself from "it all" you begin to come to the awareness that there is a game board and you are on it.
There it is. "Parcheesi" or "Monopoly" are "Empire". There are lots of these games and you "can" become aware of the game boards.
There is nothing inherently "'wrong" about each game board. They are there to play with or work with, or, to ignore if you wish too.