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An abstract strategy game is a strategy game that does not rely on a theme.
Air hockey is a game where two players play against each other on a low-friction table.
In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm is an unambiguous specification of how to solve a class of problems.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.
Anarchy Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) published and developed by Norwegian video game development company Funcom.
Anthropology is the study of humans and human behaviour and societies in the past and present.
An arcade game or coin-op is a coin-operated entertainment machine typically installed in public businesses such as restaurants, bars and amusement arcades.
Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks), expressing the author's imaginative, conceptual idea, or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power.
Artificial intelligence (AI, also machine intelligence, MI) is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence (NI) displayed by humans and other animals.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.
Auto racing (also known as car racing, motor racing, or automobile racing) is a motorsport involving the racing of automobiles for competition.
Backgammon is one of the oldest known board games.
Ball games (or ballgames), also ball sports, are any form of game or sport which feature a ball as part of play.
Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding.
Basketball is a team sport played on a rectangular court.
Beer pong, also known as Beirut, is a drinking game in which players throw a ping pong ball across a table with the intent of landing the ball in a cup of beer on the other end.
Blackjack, also known as twenty-one, is a comparing card game between usually several players and a dealer, where each player in turn competes against the dealer, but players do not play against each other.
A board game is a tabletop game that involves counters or moved or placed on a pre-marked surface or "board", according to a set of rules.
Bocce, sometimes anglicized as bocci, is a ball sport belonging to the boules family, closely related to British bowls and French pétanque, with a common ancestry from ancient games played in the Roman Empire.
Boggle is a word game designed by Bill Cooke, invented by Allan Turoff and originally distributed by Parker Brothers.
A book is a series of pages assembled for easy portability and reading, as well as the composition contained in it.
Bowls or lawn bowls is a sport in which the objective is to roll biased balls called woods so that they stop close to a smaller ball called a "jack" or "kitty".
Brian Sutton Smith (July 15, 1924 – March 7, 2015), better known as Brian Sutton-Smith, was a play theorist who spent his lifetime attempting to discover the cultural significance of play in human life, arguing that any useful definition of play must apply to both adults and children.
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is a United States Department of Energy national laboratory located in Upton, New York, on Long Island, and was formally established in 1947 at the site of Camp Upton, a former U.S. Army base.
A browser game is a computer game that is played over the Internet using a web browser.
Modern Bunco (also Bunko or Bonko) is a parlour game generally played with twelve or more players, divided into groups of four, trying to score points while taking turns rolling four dice.
Candy Land (also Candyland) is a simple racing board game currently published by Hasbro.
Carcassonne is a tile-based German-style board game for two to five players, designed by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede and published in 2000 by Hans im Glück in German and by Rio Grande Games (until 2012) and Z-Man Games (currently) in English.
A card game is any game using playing cards as the primary device with which the game is played, be they traditional or game-specific.
The Settlers of Catan, sometimes shortened to Catan or to Settlers, is a multiplayer board game designed by Klaus Teuber and first published in 1995 in Germany by Franckh-Kosmos Verlag (Kosmos) as Die Siedler von Catan.
Charades. is a parlor or party word guessing game.
Checkmate (often shortened to mate) is a game position in chess and other chess-like games in which a player's king is in check (threatened with) and there is no way to remove the threat.
Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid.
Chicken foot, also known as Chicken dominoes, Chickie dominoes, and Chickie, is a dominoes game of the "Trains" family, similar to Mexican Train.
Christopher Crawford (born June 1, 1950) is a computer game designer and writer.
Chris Crawford on Game Design is a book about computer and video game design by Chris Crawford.
A city is a large human settlement.
Clark C. Abt is an American researcher born August 31, 1929 in Cologne, Germany.
A client is a piece of computer hardware or software that accesses a service made available by a server.
A club is an association of two or more people united by a common interest or goal.
The term "coalition" is the denotation for a group formed when two or more persons, faction, states, political parties, militaries etc.
A collectible card game (CCG), also called a trading card game (TCG) or many other names, is a kind of strategy card game that was created in 1993 and consists of specially designed sets of playing cards.
Competition is, in general, a contest or rivalry between two or more entities, organisms, animals, individuals, economic groups or social groups, etc., for territory, a niche, for scarce resources, goods, for mates, for prestige, recognition, for awards, for group or social status, or for leadership and profit.
A computer is a device that can be instructed to carry out sequences of arithmetic or logical operations automatically via computer programming.
In computing, a computer keyboard is a typewriter-style device which uses an arrangement of buttons or keys to act as mechanical levers or electronic switches.
A computer mouse is a hand-held pointing device that detects two-dimensional motion relative to a surface.
A computer network, or data network, is a digital telecommunications network which allows nodes to share resources.
Conflict resolution is conceptualized as the methods and processes involved in facilitating the peaceful ending of conflict and retribution.
A contract is a promise or set of promises that are legally enforceable and, if violated, allow the injured party access to legal remedies.
Contract bridge, or simply bridge, is a trick-taking card game using a standard 52-card deck.
Cranium is a party game created by Whit Alexander and Richard Tait in 1998, after Richard spent a weekend playing games with another family and recognized the need for a game involving a variety of skills.
Craps is a dice game in which the players make wagers on the outcome of the roll, or a series of rolls, of a pair of dice.
Cribbage, or crib, is a card game traditionally for two players, but commonly played with three, four or more, that involves playing and grouping cards in combinations which gain points.
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit).
Croquet is a sport that involves hitting plastic or wooden balls with a mallet through hoops (often called "wickets" in the United States) embedded in a grass playing court.
A crossword is a word puzzle that usually takes the form of a square or a rectangular grid of white-and black-shaded squares.
Cue sports (sometimes written cuesports), also known as billiard sports, are a wide variety of games of skill generally played with a cue stick, which is used to strike billiard balls and thereby cause them to move around a cloth-covered billiards table bounded by elastic bumpers known as.
Dice (singular die or dice; from Old French dé; from Latin datum "something which is given or played") are small throwable objects with multiple resting positions, used for generating random numbers.
A dichotomy is a partition of a whole (or a set) into two parts (subsets).
Dofus is a Flash-based tactical turn-oriented massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed and published by Ankama Games, a French computer game manufacturer.
Dominoes is a family of tile-based games played with rectangular "domino" tiles.
Draughts (British English) or checkers (American English) is a group of strategy board games for two players which involve diagonal moves of uniform game pieces and mandatory captures by jumping over opponent pieces.
Drinking games are games which involve the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Dudo (Spanish for I doubt), also known as Cacho, Pico, Perudo, Cachito or Dadinho is popular dice game played in South America.
Dungeons & Dragons (abbreviated as D&DMead, Malcomson; ''Dungeons & Dragons'' FAQ or DnD) is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game (RPG) originally designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.
Economics is the social science that studies the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits.
Entertainment is a form of activity that holds the attention and interest of an audience, or gives pleasure and delight.
Eric Zimmerman (born 1969) is a game designer and the co-founder and CEO of Gamelab, a computer game development company based in Manhattan.
A Eurogame, also called a German-style board game, German game, or Euro-style game, is a class of tabletop games that generally have indirect player interaction and abstract physical components.
EverQuest II is a 3D fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by Sony Online Entertainment (SOE), the sequel to EverQuest, and shipped on 4 November 2004.
Exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness.
Fable is an action role-playing video game, the first in the ''Fable'' series.
Family resemblance (Familienähnlichkeit) is a philosophical idea made popular by Ludwig Wittgenstein, with the best known exposition given in his posthumously published book Philosophical Investigations (1953).
A fan, or fanatic, sometimes also termed aficionado or supporter, is a person who is enthusiastically devoted to something or somebody, such as a singer or band, a sports team, a genre, a politician, a book, a movie or an entertainer.
Farkle, or Farkel, is a dice game that has also been called or is similar to 1000/5000/10000, Cosmic Wimpout, Greed, Hot Dice, Squelch, Zilch, or Zonk.
Figure skating is a sport in which individuals, duos, or groups perform on figure skates on ice.
A film, also called a movie, motion picture, moving pícture, theatrical film, or photoplay, is a series of still images that, when shown on a screen, create the illusion of moving images.
Final Fantasy is a science fiction and fantasy media franchise created by Hironobu Sakaguchi, and developed and owned by Square Enix (formerly Square).
Gambling is the wagering of money or something of value (referred to as "the stakes") on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning money or material goods.
Game classification is the classification of games, forming a game taxonomy.
A game controller is a device used with games or entertainment systems to provide input to a video game, typically to control an object or character in the game.
A game of chance is a game whose outcome is strongly influenced by some randomizing device, and upon which contestants may choose to wager money or anything of monetary value.
A game of skill is a game where the outcome is determined mainly by mental or physical skill, rather than by chance.
A game show is a type of radio, television, or stage show in which contestants, individually or as teams, play a game which involves answering questions or solving puzzles, usually for money or prizes.
Game studies, or ludology, is the study of games, the act of playing them, and the players and cultures surrounding them.
Game theory is "the study of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision-makers".
Gameplay is the specific way in which players interact with a game, and in particular with video games.
A gamer is a person who plays interactive games, either video games, skill-based card games and plays for usually long periods of time.
Girls' toys and games are toys and games specifically targeted at girls by the toy industry.
Go is an abstract strategy board game for two players, in which the aim is to surround more territory than the opponent.
Greg Costikyan (born July 22, 1959, in New York City), sometimes known under the pseudonym "Designer X", is an American game designer and science fiction writer.
Guild Wars is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) series developed by ArenaNet and published by NCSOFT.
The Generic Universal RolePlaying System, or GURPS, is a tabletop role-playing game system designed to allow for play in any game setting.
Gymnastics is a sport that requires balance, strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, and endurance.
In psychology, happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being which can be defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.
Hide-and-seek, or hide-and-go-seek, is a popular children's game in which any number of players (ideally at least three) conceal themselves in the environment, to be found by one or more seekers.
The history of games dates to the ancient human past.
Hive is a bug-themed tabletop game, designed by John Yianni and published in 2001 by Gen42 Games.
Hopscotch is a children's game that can be played with several players or alone.
Horseshoes is a lawn game played between two people (or two teams of two people) using four horseshoes and two throwing targets (stakes) set in a lawn or sandbox area.
House rules are modifications to the provided rules of games that are adopted by individual groups of players.
Hunting is the practice of killing or trapping animals, or pursuing or tracking them with the intent of doing so.
In computing, an input device is a piece of computer hardware equipment used to provide data and control signals to an information processing system such as a computer or information appliance.
Interaction is a kind of action that occur as two or more objects have an effect upon one another.
Across the many fields concerned with interactivity, including information science, computer science, human-computer interaction, communication, and industrial design, there is little agreement over the meaning of the term "interactivity", although all are related to interaction with computers and other machines with a user interface.
Jane McGonigal (born October 21, 1977) is an American game designer and author who advocates the use of mobile and digital technology to channel positive attitudes and collaboration in a real world context.
Jenga is a game of physical skill created by Leslie Scott, and currently marketed by Hasbro.
A jigsaw puzzle is a tiling puzzle that requires the assembly of often oddly shaped interlocking and tessellating pieces.
John Forbes Nash Jr. (June 13, 1928 – May 23, 2015) was an American mathematician who made fundamental contributions to game theory, differential geometry, and the study of partial differential equations.
A joystick is an input device consisting of a stick that pivots on a base and reports its angle or direction to the device it is controlling.
Katie Salen Tekinbas is a game designer, animator, and educator.
Knucklebones, Tali, Fivestones, or Jacks, is a game of ancient origin, usually played with five small objects, or ten in the case of jacks.
A lawn is an area of soil-covered land planted with grasses and other durable plants such as clover which are maintained at a short height with a lawnmower and used for aesthetic and recreational purposes.
A lawn game is an outdoor game that can be played on a lawn.
Learning through play is a term used in education and psychology to describe how a child can learn to make sense of the world around them.
Leather is a durable and flexible material created by tanning animal rawhides, mostly cattle hide.
Liar's dice is a class of dice games for two or more players requiring the ability to deceive and to detect an opponent's deception.
The following articles contain lists of games, by type of game.
Luck is the experience of notably positive, negative, or improbable events.
Ludibrium is a word derived from Latin ludus (plural ludi), meaning a plaything or a trivial game.
Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (26 April 1889 – 29 April 1951) was an Austrian-British philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language.
Magic: The Gathering is a both a trading card and digital collectible card game created by Richard Garfield.
Mahjong (Mandarin) is a tile-based game which was developed in China in the Qing dynasty and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century.
Mancala is one of the oldest games played.
Manual labour (in British English, manual labor in American English) or manual work is physical work done by people, most especially in contrast to that done by machines, and to that done by working animals.
MapleStory is a free-to-play, 2D, side-scrolling massively multiplayer online role-playing game, developed by South Korean company Wizet.
Marketing is the study and management of exchange relationships.
Mass Effect is a science fiction action role-playing third-person shooter video game series developed by the Canadian company BioWare and released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Microsoft Windows, with the third installment also released on the Wii U. The fourth game was released on Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in March 2017.
A massively multiplayer online game (MMOG, or more commonly, MMO) is an online game with large numbers of players, typically from hundreds to thousands, on the same server.
Maze War (also known as The Maze Game, Maze Wars, Mazewar or simply Maze) is a 1973 computer game which originated or disseminated a number of concepts used in thousands of games to follow, and is considered one of the earliest examples of, or progenitor of, a first-person shooter.
Meta (from the Greek preposition and prefix meta- (μετά-) meaning "after", or "beyond") is a prefix used in English to indicate a concept which is an abstraction behind another concept, used to complete or add to the latter.
Mexican Train is a game played with number dominoes.
A microprocessor is a computer processor that incorporates the functions of a central processing unit on a single integrated circuit (IC), or at most a few integrated circuits.
Middle age is the period of age beyond young adulthood but before the onset of old age.
A military exercise or war game is the employment of military resources in training for military operations, either exploring the effects of warfare or testing strategies without actual combat.
Miniature wargaming is a form of wargaming which incorporates miniature figures, miniature armor and modeled terrain as the main components of play and which was first invented at the beginning of the 19th century in Prussia.
Minimax (sometimes MinMax or MM) is a decision rule used in decision theory, game theory, statistics and philosophy for minimizing the possible loss for a worst case (maximum loss) scenario.
A mobile game is a video game played on a feature phone, smartphone/tablet, smartwatch, PDA, portable media player or graphing calculator.
Money is any item or verifiable record that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts in a particular country or socio-economic context.
Monopoly is a board game where players roll two six-sided dice to move around the game board, buying and trading properties, and develop them with houses and hotels.
Muggins (also known as All Fives, Five Up, telephone domino or Doer Di) is a domino variant played with any of the commonly available sets.
In game theory, an n-player game is a game which is well defined for any number of players.
In game theory, the Nash equilibrium, named after American mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr., is a solution concept of a non-cooperative game involving two or more players in which each player is assumed to know the equilibrium strategies of the other players, and no player has anything to gain by changing only their own strategy.
The Nobel Prize (Swedish definite form, singular: Nobelpriset; Nobelprisen) is a set of six annual international awards bestowed in several categories by Swedish and Norwegian institutions in recognition of academic, cultural, or scientific advances.
Nursing is a profession within the health care sector focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life.
The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (Jeux olympiques) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions.
An online game is a video game that is either partially or primarily played through the Internet or any other computer network available.
An oscilloscope, previously called an oscillograph, and informally known as a scope or o-scope, CRO (for cathode-ray oscilloscope), or DSO (for the more modern digital storage oscilloscope), is a type of electronic test instrument that allows observation of varying signal voltages, usually as a two-dimensional plot of one or more signals as a function of time.
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the main historical dictionary of the English language, published by the Oxford University Press.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.
A paddle is a game controller with a round wheel and one or more fire buttons, where the wheel is typically used to control movement of the player object along one axis of the video screen.
Paper football (also called FIKI football, finger football, flick football, or tabletop football) refers to a table-top game, loosely based on American football, in which a sheet of paper folded into a small triangle is slid back and forth across a table top by two opponents.
PARC (Palo Alto Research Center; formerly Xerox PARC) is a research and development company in Palo Alto, California, with a distinguished reputation for its contributions to information technology and hardware systems.
A park is an area of natural, semi-natural or planted space set aside for human enjoyment and recreation or for the protection of wildlife or natural habitats.
Party games are games that are played at social gatherings to facilitate interaction and provide entertainment and recreation.
Password is an American television game show which was created by Bob Stewart for Goodson-Todman Productions.
PC games, also known as computer games or personal computer games, are video games played on a personal computer rather than a dedicated video game console or arcade machine.
Philosophical Investigations (Philosophische Untersuchungen) is a work by the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, first published, posthumously, in 1953, in which Wittgenstein discusses numerous problems and puzzles in the fields of semantics, logic, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of action, and philosophy of mind.
Physical Review A (also known as PRA) is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Physical Society covering atomic, molecular, and optical physics and quantum information.
Pinball is a type of arcade game, in which points are scored by a player manipulating one or more steel balls on a play field inside a glass-covered cabinet called a pinball table (or "pinball machine").
A pitch or a sports ground is an outdoor playing area for various sports.
PLATO (Programmed Logic for Automatic Teaching Operations) was the first generalized computer-assisted instruction system.
In psychology and ethology, play is a range of voluntary, intrinsically motivated activities normally associated with recreational pleasure and enjoyment.
Play Money (PM) is noticeably fake bills or coins intended to be used use as toy currency, especially for classroom instruction or as a marker in board games such as Monopoly, rather than currency in a legitimate exchange market.
A playing card is a piece of specially prepared heavy paper, thin cardboard, plastic-coated paper, cotton-paper blend, or thin plastic, marked with distinguishing motifs and used as one of a set for playing card games.
Poker is a family of card games that combines gambling, strategy, and skill.
Poker dice are dice which, instead of having number pips, have representations of playing cards upon them.
Politics (from Politiká, meaning "affairs of the cities") is the process of making decisions that apply to members of a group.
Pong is one of the earliest arcade video games.
Pressman Toy Corporation is a toy manufacturer based in New York City which was founded in 1922 by Jack Pressman.
The phrase primitive culture is the title of an 1871 book by Edward Burnett Tylor.
Probability theory is the branch of mathematics concerned with probability.
Problem gambling (or ludomania, but usually referred to as "gambling addiction" or "compulsive gambling") is an urge to gamble continuously despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop.
Professional sports, as opposed to amateur sports, are sports in which athletes receive payment for their performance.
Psychology is the science of behavior and mind, including conscious and unconscious phenomena, as well as feeling and thought.
A push-button (also spelled pushbutton) or simply button is a simple switch mechanism for controlling some aspect of a machine or a process.
A puzzle is a game, problem, or toy that tests a person's ingenuity or knowledge.
Pyramid is an American television game show franchise that has aired several versions domestically and internationally.
Quantum entanglement is a physical phenomenon which occurs when pairs or groups of particles are generated, interact, or share spatial proximity in ways such that the quantum state of each particle cannot be described independently of the state of the other(s), even when the particles are separated by a large distance—instead, a quantum state must be described for the system as a whole.
Quantum game theory is an extension of classical game theory to the quantum domain.
In physics and computer science, quantum information is information that is held in the state of a quantum system.
Quarters is a drinking game which involves players bouncing an American quarter or similar-size coin off a table in an attempt to have the quarter land in a certain place, usually into a shotglass (or cup) on that table.
Race game is a large category of board games, in which the object is to be the first to move all one's pieces to the end of a track.
A race track (or "racetrack", "racing track" or "racing circuit") is a facility built for racing of vehicles, athletes, or animals (e.g. horse racing or greyhound racing).
In sport, racing is a competition of speed, against an objective criterion, usually a clock or to a specific point.
Random number generation is the generation of a sequence of numbers or symbols that cannot be reasonably predicted better than by a random chance, usually through a hardware random-number generator (RNG).
Risk is a strategy board game of diplomacy, conflict and conquest for two to six players.
Rock-paper-scissors (also known as scissors-paper-rock or other variants) is a hand game usually played between two people, in which each player simultaneously forms one of three shapes with an outstretched hand.
Roger Caillois (3 March 1913 – 21 December 1978) was a French intellectual whose idiosyncratic work brought together literary criticism, sociology, and philosophy by focusing on diverse subjects such as games, play as well as the sacred.
Role-playing is the changing of one's behaviour to assume a role, either unconsciously to fill a social role, or consciously to act out an adopted role.
A role-playing video game (commonly referred to as simply a role-playing game or an RPG as well as a computer role-playing game or a CRPG) is a video game genre where the player controls the actions of a character (and/or several party members) immersed in some well-defined world.
Rook is a trick-taking game, usually played with a specialized deck of cards.
Roulette is a casino game named after the French word meaning little wheel.
The Royal Game of Ur, also known as the Game of Twenty Squares or simply the Game of Ur, is a two-player strategy race board game that was first played in ancient Mesopotamia during the early third millennium BC.
Rugby football refers to the team sports rugby league and rugby union.
Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals is a book on game design by Katie Salen and Eric Zimmerman, published by MIT Press.
Rummikub ("rummy-cube") is a tile-based game for two to four players, combining elements of the card game rummy and mahjong.
Rummy is a group of matching card games notable for similar gameplay based on matching cards of the same rank or sequence and same suit.
RuneScape is a fantasy MMORPG developed and published by Jagex, which released in January 2001.
Scattergories is a creative-thinking category-based party game originally published by Parker Brothers in 1988.
A school is an institution designed to provide learning spaces and learning environments for the teaching of students (or "pupils") under the direction of teachers.
Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by placing tiles bearing a single letter onto a board divided into a 15×15 grid of squares.
Senet (or Senat) is a board game from ancient Egypt whose original rules are the subject of conjecture.
Set is a real-time card game designed by Marsha Falco in 1974 and published by Set Enterprises in 1991.
Sholf is a lawn game that is a cross between table shuffleboard and golf.
Shooting sports is a collective group of competitive and recreational sporting activities involving proficiency tests of accuracy, precision and speed in using various types of ranged weapons, mainly referring to man-portable guns (firearms and airguns, in forms such as handguns, rifles and shotguns) and bows/crossbows.
SimCity is an open-ended city-building video game series originally designed by Will Wright.
Simulation is the imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system.
Skat is a 3-player trick-taking card game devised around 1810 in Altenburg in the Duchy of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg.
A skill is the ability to carry out a task with determined results often within a given amount of time, energy, or both.
Snakes and Ladders is an ancient Indian board game regarded today as a worldwide classic.
Social constructionism or the social construction of reality (also social concept) is a theory of knowledge in sociology and communication theory that examines the development of jointly constructed understandings of the world that form the basis for shared assumptions about reality.
Solitaire is any tabletop game which one can play by oneself.
A spectator sport is a sport that is characterized by the presence of spectators, or watchers, at its competitions.
Sport (British English) or sports (American English) includes all forms of competitive physical activity or games which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators.
Sprouts is a paper-and-pencil game with significant mathematical properties.
Stanley Eugene Fish (born April 19, 1938) is an American literary theorist, legal scholar, author and public intellectual.
Strategy (from Greek στρατηγία stratēgia, "art of troop leader; office of general, command, generalship") is a high-level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty.
A strategy game or strategic game is a game (e.g. video or board game) in which the players' uncoerced, and often autonomous decision-making skills have a high significance in determining the outcome.
Street racing is typically an unsanctioned and illegal form of auto racing that occurs on a public road.
In baseball, the strike zone is the volume of space through which a pitch must pass in order to be called a strike, if the batter does not swing.
(originally called Number Place) is a logic-based, combinatorial number-placement puzzle.
Table football, also called foosball (compare with the German Fußball "football") and sometimes table soccer, is a table-top game that is loosely based on football.
A table hockey game, also called rod hockey game, stick hockey, bubble hockey, and board hockey, is a game for two players, derived from ice hockey.
Table tennis, also known as ping-pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using small bats.
Taboo is a word, guessing, and party game published by Parker Brothers in 1989 (subsequently purchased by Hasbro).
Tag is a playground game that involves two or more players chasing other players in an attempt to "tag" or touch them, usually with their hands.
Tarot card games are card games played with tarot decks.
A team is a group of individuals working together to achieve a goal.
Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles).
Tennis for Two is a sports video game developed in 1958, which simulates a game of tennis, and was one of the first games developed in the early history of video games.
The Elder Scrolls is a series of action role-playing open world fantasy video games primarily developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks.
The Sims is a life simulation game series that was developed by Maxis and The Sims Studio and published by Electronic Arts.
Thomas Hurka (born 1952) is a Canadian philosopher who holds the Jackman Distinguished Chair in Philosophical Studies at the University of Toronto and who taught previously, from 1978 to 2002, at the University of Calgary.
Tic-tac-toe (also known as noughts and crosses or Xs and Os) is a paper-and-pencil game for two players, X and O, who take turns marking the spaces in a 3×3 grid.
Tiddlywinks is an indoor game played on a flat felt mat with sets of small discs called "winks", a pot, which is the target, and a collection of squidgers, which are also discs.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
A timeshare (sometimes called vacation ownership) is a property with a divided form of ownership or use rights.
A town is a human settlement.
A toy is an item that is used in play, especially one designed for such use.
A trackball is a pointing device consisting of a ball held by a socket containing sensors to detect a rotation of the ball about two axes—like an upside-down mouse with an exposed protruding ball.
Training is teaching, or developing in oneself or others, any skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies.
A trick-taking game is a card game or tile-based game in which play of a hand centers on a series of finite rounds or units of play, called tricks, which are each evaluated to determine a winner or taker of that trick.
Trivia refers to bits of information, often of little importance.
Tug of war (also known as war of tug, tug o' war, tug war, rope war, rope pulling, tugging war or toutrek) is a sport that directly puts two teams against each other in a test of strength: teams pull on opposite ends of a rope, with the goal being to bring the rope a certain distance in one direction against the force of the opposing team's pull.
In baseball, the umpire is the person charged with officiating the game, including beginning and ending the game, enforcing the rules of the game and the grounds, making judgment calls on plays, and handling the disciplinary actions.
Uno (from Italian and Spanish for 'one') (stylized as UNO) is an American shedding-type card game that is played with a specially printed deck.
A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.
A video game console is an electronic, digital or computer device that outputs a video signal or visual image to display a video game that one or more people can play.
Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net.
War is a state of armed conflict between states, societies and informal groups, such as insurgents and militias.
War is a card game typically played by two players.
A wargame (also war game) is a strategy game that deals with military operations of various types, real or fictional.
A web browser (commonly referred to as a browser) is a software application for accessing information on the World Wide Web.
Wiffle ball is a variation of the sport of baseball designed for indoor or outdoor play in confined areas.
William Ralph "Will" Wright (born January 20, 1960) is an American video game designer and co-founder of the former game development company Maxis, and then part of Electronic Arts (EA).
Win, Lose or Draw is an American television game show that aired from 1987 to 1990 in syndication and on NBC.
A woman is an adult female human being.
Word games (also called word game puzzles) are spoken or board games often designed to test ability with language or to explore its properties.
The World Chess Championship (sometimes abbreviated as WCC) is played to determine the World Champion in chess.
World of Warcraft (WoW) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) released in 2004 by Blizzard Entertainment.
Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.
Yahtzee is a dice game made by Milton Bradley (now owned by Hasbro), which was first marketed as Yatzie by the National Association Service of Toledo, Ohio, in the early 1940s.
A yo-yo (also spelled yoyo) is a toy consisting of an axle connected to two disks, and a string looped around the axle.
In game theory and economic theory, a zero-sum game is a mathematical representation of a situation in which each participant's gain or loss of utility is exactly balanced by the losses or gains of the utility of the other participants.
1000 Blank White Cards is a party game played with cards in which the deck is created as part of the game.
42, also known as Texas 42, is a trick-taking game played with a standard set of double six dominoes.
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