What is game?

  • (noun): A secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal).
    Example: "I saw through his little game from the start"
    Synonyms: plot, secret plan
    See also — Additional definitions below


A game is structured playing, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool. Games are distinct from work, which is usually carried out for remuneration, and from art, which is more often an expression of aesthetic or ideological elements. However, the distinction is not clear-cut, and many games are also considered to be work (such as professional players of spectator sports/games) or art (such as jigsaw puzzles or games involving an artistic layout such as Mahjong, solitaire, or some video games).

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7 Colors
7 Colors (aka Filler) is a Computer strategy game/Puzzle game, designed by Dmitry Pashkov ... The game was published by Infogrames for MS DOS, Commodore Amiga, and NEC PC-9801 ...
Yao Ming - International Career - 2008 Olympics
... Yao scored the first basket of the game, a three-pointer, in China's opening game against the eventual gold medal-winning United States ... Yao's 19 points a game were the second-highest in the Olympics, and his averages of 8.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game were third overall ...
Game - Types - Simulation
... Main article Simulation game The term "game" can include simulation or re-enactment of various activities or use in "real life" for various purposes e.g ... Well-known examples are war games and roleplaying ... The root of this meaning may originate in the human prehistory of games deduced by anthropology from observing primitive cultures, in which children's games mimic the activities ...
Kalahari Desert - Game Reserves
... The Kalahari has a number of game reserves—Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa's largest private game reserve, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (the world's second largest protected area), Khutse Game ...
7 Sins
7 Sins is a life simulation video game where the player must get to the top of the social ladder and make decisions related to the seven deadly sins ... The game is set in the fictional Apple City ... Throughout the game the player makes decisions based on pride, wrath, greed, envy, lust, sloth and gluttony ...

More definitions of "game":

  • (noun): The game equipment needed to play a game.
    Example: "The child received several games for his birthday"
  • (noun): Your occupation or line of work.
    Example: "He's in the plumbing game"
    Synonyms: biz
  • (noun): Animal hunted for food or sport.
  • (noun): The flesh of wild animals that is used for food.
  • (noun): (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win.
    Example: "The game is 6 all"; "he is serving for the game"
  • (noun): A single play of a game.
    Example: "The game lasted 2 hours"
  • (noun): An amusement or pastime.
    Example: "They played word games"; "he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time"; "his life was all fun and games"
  • (noun): A contest with rules to determine a winner.
    Example: "You need four people to play this game"
  • (noun): Frivolous or trifling behavior.
    Example: "For actors, memorizing lines is no game"; "for him, life is all fun and games"

Famous quotes containing the word game:

    One of life’s primal situations; the game of hide and seek. Oh, the delicious thrill of hiding while the others come looking for you, the delicious terror of being discovered, but what panic when, after a long search, the others abandon you! You mustn’t hide too well. You mustn’t be too good at the game. The player must never be bigger than the game itself.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)

    I have a notion that gamblers are as happy as most people, being always excited; women, wine, fame, the table, even ambition, sate now & then, but every turn of the card & cast of the dice keeps the gambler alive—besides one can game ten times longer than one can do any thing else.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    The family environment in which your children are growing up is different from that in which you grew up. The decisions our parents made and the strategies they used were developed in a different context from what we face today, even if the “content” of the problem is the same. It is a mistake to think that our own experience as children and adolescents will give us all we need to help our children. The rules of the game have changed.
    Lawrence Kutner (20th century)