Game

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A game is a structured form of play, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool.wikipedia
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Play (activity)

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A game is a structured form of play, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool. In his Philosophical Investigations, Wittgenstein argued that the elements of games, such as play, rules, and competition, all fail to adequately define what games are.
Play is often interpreted as frivolous; yet the player can be intently focused on their objective, particularly when play is structured and goal-oriented, as in a game.

Rule

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Key components of games are goals, rules, challenge, and interaction.
Game rule, a rule that defines how a game is played

Entertainment

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1) Creative expression is art if made for its own beauty, and entertainment if made for money.
The audience may have a passive role, as in the case of persons watching a play, opera, television show, or film; or the audience role may be active, as in the case of games, where the participant/audience roles may be routinely reversed.

Puzzle

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4) If a challenge has no "active agent against whom you compete", it is a puzzle; if there is one, it is a conflict. (Crawford admits that this is a subjective test. Video games with noticeably algorithmic artificial intelligence can be played as puzzles; these include the patterns used to evade ghosts in Pac-Man.)
A puzzle is a game, problem, or toy that tests a person's ingenuity or knowledge.

Roger Caillois

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French sociologist Roger Caillois, in his book Les jeux et les hommes (Games and Men), defined a game as an activity that must have the following characteristics:
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.

Card game

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Games are often classified by the components required to play them (e.g. miniatures, a ball, cards, a board and pieces, or a computer).
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.

Game classification

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Games are often classified by the components required to play them (e.g. miniatures, a ball, cards, a board and pieces, or a computer).
Game classification is the classification of games, forming a game taxonomy.

Ball game

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Games are often classified by the components required to play them (e.g. miniatures, a ball, cards, a board and pieces, or a computer).
Ball games (or ballgames), also ball sports, are any form of game or sport which feature a ball as part of play.

Gameplay

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This is often referred to as gameplay.
Gameplay is the specific way in which players interact with a game, and in particular with video games.

Game of skill

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Games of skill include games of physical skill, such as wrestling, tug of war, hopscotch, target shooting, and stake, and games of mental skill such as checkers and chess.
A game of skill is a game where the outcome is determined mainly by mental or physical skill, rather than by chance.

Strategy game

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Games of strategy include checkers, chess, Go, arimaa, and tic-tac-toe, and often require special equipment to play them.
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.

Game of chance

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Games of chance include gambling games (blackjack, Mahjong, roulette, etc.), as well as snakes and ladders and rock, paper, scissors; most require equipment such as cards or dice.
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.

Tiddlywinks

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For example, American football and baseball involve both physical skill and strategy while tiddlywinks, poker, and Monopoly combine strategy and chance.
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.

Team

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A multiplayer game is a game of several players, who may be independent opponents or teams.
Thus teams of game players can form (and re-form) to practise their craft/sport.

Sport

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Games can take a variety of forms, from competitive sports to board games and video games.
Sport 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.

Competition

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In his Philosophical Investigations, Wittgenstein argued that the elements of games, such as play, rules, and competition, all fail to adequately define what games are.
While some sports and games (such as fishing or hiking) have been viewed as primarily recreational, most sports are considered competitive.

Lawn game

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Lawn games are outdoor games that can be played on a lawn; an area of mowed grass (or alternately, on graded soil) generally smaller than a sports field (pitch).
A lawn game is an outdoor game that can be played on a lawn.

Party game

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However, many games falling into this category, particularly party games, are more free-form in their play and can involve physical activity such as mime.
Party games are games that are played at social gatherings to facilitate interaction and provide entertainment and recreation.

Knucklebones

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Games such as jacks, paper football, and Jenga require only very portable or improvised equipment and can be played on any flat level surface, while other examples, such as pinball, billiards, air hockey, foosball, and table hockey require specialized tables or other self-contained modules on which the game is played.
Knucklebones, also known as Tali, Fivestones, or Jacks, is a game of ancient origin, usually played with five small objects, or ten in the case of jacks.

Drinking game

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These games and others, as they require reflexes and coordination, are generally performed more poorly by intoxicated persons but are unlikely to result in injury because of this; as such the games are popular as drinking games.
Drinking games are games which involve the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Table football

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Games such as jacks, paper football, and Jenga require only very portable or improvised equipment and can be played on any flat level surface, while other examples, such as pinball, billiards, air hockey, foosball, and table hockey require specialized tables or other self-contained modules on which the game is played.
Table football or table soccer, foosball in North America, is a table-top game that is loosely based on football.

Paper football

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Games such as jacks, paper football, and Jenga require only very portable or improvised equipment and can be played on any flat level surface, while other examples, such as pinball, billiards, air hockey, foosball, and table hockey require specialized tables or other self-contained modules on which the game is played.
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.

Collectible card game

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Some collectible card games such as Magic: The Gathering are played with a small selection of cards that have been collected or purchased individually from large available sets.
Games are commonly played between two players, though multiplayer formats are also common.

Board game

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Games are often classified by the components required to play them (e.g. miniatures, a ball, cards, a board and pieces, or a computer). Games can take a variety of forms, from competitive sports to board games and video games.
Multiplayer games – e.g. Risk, Monopoly, or Four-player chess

Fan (person)

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The concept of fandom began with sports fans.
It has nurtured writers and artists such as Ray Bradbury, Roger Ebert, Lenny Kaye, Michael Moorcock and Trina Robbins; and has generated such spin-offs as comic book fandom, media fandom, the Society for Creative Anachronism, gaming fandom, and furry fandom, sometimes collectively referred to as "fringe fandoms".