Games are mental and physical activities used in education, to attain academic goals, learn interest, understand the world, or practice intellectual skills. The variety of games is vast, from games of luck and chance to games of skill and strategy. Many of the games revolve around elements of art, music, movement, or humor.
Chess is a game of skill that requires strategic thinking, memory, and abstract thought. It is often required as a class requirement for those wishing to take a more advanced level of college. Chess games require players to apply physical skill by controlling a piece with a fork over a board of chess pieces. Chess games require players to think creatively and accurately under time constraints and difficult playing conditions. Like many other mental skill games chess also requires the use of logic and abstract thought.
There are many games that require skill or problem solving skills such as the game called backgammon, which involves players taking turns being dealt a set number of cards each. These games are usually played in pairs and are usually played with one person on each team. Backgammon is a highly competitive game that requires many hours of carefully calculated moves.