Playing against other people helps me in many ways. It helps he because I know that we are equally knew to the game. With us both being equally knew it helps me feel that I may not be the worst player at the game so I wont have as much anxiety while playing unlike I would if I was playing with kids I don't know. This helps me realize that I may actually be better so I try a little more because it is competition but it still makes me feel good even if I win or loose. This is why playing with other people you know is a good way to learn.