There are those who say that Game only works with a certain type of women or that it's an artifact of the present age. Which of course is bullshit. Game is nothing else than the reverse engineering of female hypergamy. And female hypergamy is eternal and universal. It's a necessary feature of the female condition. It's as female as boobs. More common than boobs probably.
All those MRA blogs that have sprung lately, and many conservative writers deplore how unbalanced the mating market is today, with so many men and women giving up completely. Or the hysterical ravings about the gender ratios in China or India. The assumption seems to be that all men should have one women to marry forever. Every single one of them. But did that ever happen? Even in the grotesquely glorified 1950s. I mean is that even possible? Players, homos, spinsters, sluts, all those are a fact of life. They have always been around.
Didn't Madame Bovary chase bad boys? Didn't Anna Karenina dump his huband (and child!) for a gina tingle? Japanese courtiers wrote extensively about alphas swooping noble girls in the 11th century. Ovid knew how to take a housewife to bed as well as Roissy. People may still be evolving but female hypergamy certainly hasn't changed much.
Now of course women don't always react to the same male characteristics. Hypergamy's target is a relative one: it means getting the best man, which can mean different things in different places. Roosh recently discovered that poor Ukrainians won't easily open their legs to the first witty and hairy guy that comes along. Also there's this widely held myth that Oriental women are immune to game, that they just want a loyal and serious husband to make money with.
Well I have some experience with that, and heh, not even close. But don't take my word for it. See what cute Chinese women do today. See how they run away with long haired musicians the day before their wedding. And see how in the comments, men curse her yet women defend her. That's the way it is. Of course it's far from being common (societal pressure and basic impulse control are big factors too), but it happens too.
Roissy always points out, to everyone's chagrin, that it's the hottest and youngest of women that fall easier to narcissistic assholes. And that's because they have options. They can get away with it. They are in their peak, and what they choose, what their instincts tell them, what their bodies demand, is for them to fuck the useless alpha son of a bitch. And screw the consequences.
That's female hypergamy for you. If game is the reverse engineering of hypergamy for the purposes of sex, patriarchy is the institutional framework designed to control and suppress it. That's why it's a feature of all civilisations. And it better come back soon.