A game is essentially a structured form of outdoor play, normally undertaken for fun or entertainment, and at times used as an educational instrument. The word ‘games’ encompasses a very wide range of different types of structured games, including sports and games of opportunity. Games are often distinct from work, which typically are carried out for recreation, and from literature, which often are more of an expression of artistic or philosophical viewpoints. Sports can include board games, card games, computer games, chess, racquetball, snooker, sports equipment, such as basketballs, tennis rackets, and footballs, as well as video games, such as computer games, the popular Guitar Hero series, and others. The variety of types of games developed for outdoor play is constantly growing and expanding.
A very popular type of outdoor game is chess, which date back to the 10th century BC, and has since become one of the most popular games in the world, and used by individuals of all ages across the entire globe. The earliest types of chess were played using pieces that simply moved around the board, occasionally facing another piece, but eventually requiring real skill in order to emerge victorious. Over time, the development of Chess Masters who had written books on the game, as well as Chess Sets, made it even easier for people to learn the rules of the game; today, most people can master the basics of Chess in a relatively short period of time.
Another important component of the game are playing cards, which are the main piece of equipment in the game of chess. They come in many different colors, are otherwise referred to as “cheats” because of their ability to assist in uncovering other strategies that the players may have been overlooking. Different colors will represent different clubs or bonus icons, making it possible to determine whether a player should play with a white piece, for example, or cast their vote for a black king. It’s also common for playing cards to have a face value, which allows them to be discarded after being dealt out, but returning to the deck. In this way, they are used less as a strategic element than as a means of obtaining the “match up” that may be needed in a particular game.