Prime numbers are fascinating topic for all interested in numbers in general and in Mersenne games in particular. Because if it is fun for you to play with numbers, all get simple. Otherwise it is boring. For example let's consider the case of roulette, whetherer you play a game of roulette or simply pretend to play the game. Obviously you do not need to master prime numbers to understand this game as there are only 32 numbers to choose from in this game. But the question is rather, is there any way to predict the outcome of that game. This is what thousands of people have been trying to do since the apparition of this game a few hundred years ago, and interestingly the point here is that prime numbers may help to answer this question, as well as chaos theory.
Prime numbers have fascinated scientists for hundreds of years and they are involved in many technical, scientific and computing applications. This is a major field in pure mathematics as well. It would not be obvious to see their involvement in other fields like business or marketing, but as business theories are based on math, one can see the ramifications of how prime numbers reach out to all human activitites. Take search engine optimization as an example, likewise we could not see a direct connection but there is certainly an indirect link. It seems mathematics are shaping our world and our universe and prime numbers still remain one of its mysteries. This is why we are working hard at understanding them better.