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A game is a competitive activity in which participants can aim for something to achieve while a set of predefined rules. It is a form of entertainment and recreation with the intention of amusement and enjoyment.
Games may be designed for a single player or for a group of any number of people and may develop into a social activity. While games are ultimately fun, there is a strong competitive aspect to most games and not playing according to the rules is considered cheating and may lead to disqualification.
Various games have been created by numerous cultures throughout history. In addition to being a form of recreation, games may also teach skills and prepare people for other aspects of life. Some games may even be played professionally or as training in certain occupations, such as virtual reality computer games that may be used to teach pilots to fly.
- An activity engaged in for amusement.
- The equipment used in playing a board game, card game, video game, etc.
- A period of play, ending in a result.
- A single portion of play, forming a scoring unit within a game.
- A secret plan or trick. I was on to his little game.
- An activity or business regarded as a game.
- Wild birds or mammals hunted for sport or food.
- Willing and eager to do something challenging or new. I'm game.
- (Games) A meeting for sports contests.
- (Games) British. Athletics or sports as a period of activity in schools.
- (Gaming) Playing at games of chance for money.
- (Gaming) Playing video or computer games.
Derivatives: Gamester, Gamely, Gameness