The cool thing about science is everything is based off theory
Or based on, depending.
There are a few other steps in the scientific method, of course. The data and making sure hypotheses are falsifiable are right up there. All the bits about reality (this one) play a role.
I guess we lost the most important game in the history and future history of games and game-like events. Even less important than the galactic checkers match of Quegulon V (V means 22.3 in Quegulese, of course). That's some serious brunkai (that's Quegulese for the stuff that is almost just like parrot crap).