Games are popular among all age groups and for all ages. A game is typically a structured form of interactive play, normally undertaken for fun or entertainment, and at times used as an instructional tool. Games are very different from work, which often is carried out only for remuneration; work is carried out for an objective, and games are an expressive expression of individual or group feelings. Games have developed vastly over time. Today they can be found in the homes of all age groups.
Solitaire games are a popular pastime and many of these games can be played on computers. The earliest version of the game was published in Berlin in 1970 and was called Fluchter mit schranken mit schrecken. Today, we tend to refer to this as the “game of life”. This game involves players choosing a single partner, agreeing on a fixed price, playing continuously until that player has no cards and is forced to lose that amount by losing the game.
A game of strategy games is another popular pastime and can also be played on computers and also with other players over the Internet. The earliest strategy games were text based and involved units or buildings. Units were named and placed in strategic positions on the battlefield. Strategic planning and use of resources and tactics were required to win the game. With the advent of computer games and Internet games, more complex strategies and game rules have been included.
Zombie Bowling is one of the most popular games today. The game involves bowling using zombies. Each time a player hits the zombies, they move closer to the bowler until finally they are struck and killed. When a player runs out of lives, the game ends and the participant becomes the zombie. Players will need to move as far as possible while bowling to get the zombies close enough to the bowler before they become one.
Some games involve physical activities such as the well known solitaire. In this game, a player chooses a deck of cards and a piece of furniture and sits down to play. The goal of the solitaire player is to eliminate all of the pairs. Most of the modern versions of Solitaire require skill as well as luck. Although the classic game involves no physical activities, it still provides entertainment and mental stimulation.
Board games provide a great outlet for social interaction and many people prefer board games to other types of games. Although they are not physically active, most board games involve some degree of physical activities such as roll playing and chess. Sports and puzzle board games can help to reduce the boredom of sitting alone and provide a fun alternative to sudoku, mahjong, and kiteboard games.