Key components of games are goals, rules, challenge, and interaction. Games generally involve mental or physical stimulation, and often both. Many games help develop practical skills, serve as a form of exercise, or otherwise perform an educational, simulational or psychological role. The requirement for player interaction puts activities such as jigsaw puzzles and solitaire "games" into the category of puzzles rather than games.
Attested as early as 2600 BC, games are a universal part of human experience and present in all cultures. The Royal Game of Ur, Senet and Mancala are some of the oldest known games."
# 1 Definitions * 1.1 Ludwig Wittgenstein * 1.2 Roger Caillois * 1.3 Chris Crawford *** Art of Game Desing *** * 1.4 Other definitions # 2 Gameplay elements and classification * 2.1 Tools * 2.2 Rules * 2.3 Skill, strategy, and chance * 2.4 Single-player games # 3 Types of game * 3.1 Sports o 3.1.1 Lawn Games * 3.2 Tabletop Games o 3.2.1 Dexterity/coordination games o 3.2.2 Board games o 3.2.3 Card games o 3.2.4 Dice games o 3.2.5 Domino and Tile games o 3.2.6 Pencil and Paper games o 3.2.7 Guessing games * 3.3 Video games o 3.3.1 Online games * 3.4 Role-playing games
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