Quantum Game Mechanics

In portrayals of gods or godlike beings they’re often portrayed as playing chess with mortal lives. This always seemed odd to me as chess is so ordered and limited while human life and movements are chaotic and wild. Even removing the elements of free will that playing with mortal pawns implies, how does moving a rook a couple spaces forward really equate with the actions of mortals? Especially when individuals do not always exercise control over events when large numbers of people are involved. There has to be some level of divine abstraction where the pieces are not so much direct representations but instead connected to events.

It just seems weird.