Games have been a part of leisure and entertainment activities for a long time. From board games, card and dice games to 2D and 3D video games and virtual games, the kind of games people played have evolved over centuries. There are thousands of varieties of games out there, including an increasing number of internet or web-based games.
Board games like chess, scrabble, Monopoly, checkers, backgammon etc are highly popular family games that both children and adults enjoy. Board games are usually played by multiple players and can be skill-based, chance or strategic games. While some of these games are played purely for entertainment purposes, some are used as educational tools.
Card games like poker, blackjack, bridge or rummy are gambling games that are popular in clubs and casinos. Now-a-days, you can play these card games, along with a few casino games, just for fun, or for real money on the internet. These games, like video games, can be played by a single person or by multiple players from different locations.
Video games can be played using hand-held devices or gaming consoles, on the laptop or PCs. Console games can be single player or multiplayer games, and require a screen for display. These are played using game controllers like a mouse, keyboard, joystick, or paddle controllers, to control the movement of characters or objects in the game.
Tug-of-war, croquet, stake etc are simple outdoor games that can be played in your lawn. Football, hockey, cricket, volleyball, basket ball etc are games that can also be played for fun, although they are usually considered as serious sports that require rigorous physical activity.