Remember pick-up sticks? My youngest has a similar game where players pull random sticks out of a holey canister until someone finally selects the wrong one, and spills the marbles balancing atop them. Some sticks come out scot free. Others shift the infrastructure, moving marbles into precarious positions. Often a few fall long before the avalanche that ends the game. The person with the most sticks (and fewest marbles) wins.
There are numerous analogies one could make from this. That's what I like about random thoughts.