In recent years, computer games have become a very popular form of entertainment. Most computer games are designed to provide a challenge and many are designed with sophisticated graphics and other features that make playing these games more exciting. However, games have a broader scope than their original function of entertainment. There are games that are used as education tools and even used to teach a person skills or techniques.
A computer game is basically a structured form of action, usually undertaken for fun or entertainment, and at times also used as a educational tool. Games are different from work, which most often is done for remuneration, and unlike art, which may be more or less an expression of artistic or aesthetic thoughts. Computer games can be played for leisure or for money, and many of them can be downloaded for free from the Internet. They can be made by employing a wide range of gaming concepts, from basic card games to complex strategy games, from word games to simulated military conflicts, from fun text-based games to brainteasers, from simulation based games to real life situations.
Board games have been around for centuries, but their heyday has only recently reached its twilight. In the last decade, a number of board games have found their way to the video game market, but one of the most popular of all is Chris Crawford’s Lord of the Rings Strategy & Tactics board game. Other popular games in this genre include Chutes and Ladders, Monopoly, Risk, and Scrabble.