Topic outline of games


Topic outline of games

:"For a more comprehensive list, see the List of game topics."

Games are structured or semi-structured activities, usually undertaken for enjoyment. They are usually fun activities that can be educational or purely just for fun. The term "game" is also used to describe simulation of various activities e.g., for the purposes of training, analysis or prediction, etc., see "Game (simulation)". Games are a universal part of the human experience, for all cultures, genders and ages. Key components of games are goals, rules, , and interactivity. Games generally involve mental or physical stimulation, and sometimes both. Many games help develop practical skills, serve as a form of exercise, or otherwise perform an educational, simulational or psychological role.

The following topic outline is provided as an overview of and introduction to games and gaming:

Essence of games

Types of games

* Alternate reality games
* Ball games
* Board games: Chess - German-style board games
* Business games
* Car games
* Card games: Collectible card games
* Casino games
* Children's games
* Clapping games
* Computer and video games: Computer board games - Computer puzzle games - Online games (Online skill-based games, MUDs, MMORPGs)
* Conversation games
* Counting-out games
* Creative games
* Dice games
* Drinking games
* Educational games
* Field games (sports)
* Game shows
* Games of chance
* Games of dare
* Games of logic
* Games of mental skill
* Games of physical skill
* Games of strategy
* Games of status
* Global Positioning System-based games
* Group-dynamic games
* Guessing games
* Letter games
* Locative games
* Mathematical games
* Mind games
* Open gaming
* Party games
* Parlor games
* Pencil and paper games
* Play-by-mail games
* Playground games
* Political games
* PowerPoint games
* Pub games
* Puzzles: Anagrams - Brain teasers - Connect the dots - Crosswords - Eight queens puzzle - n-puzzle (a.k.a. Fifteen puzzle) - Jigsaw puzzles - Knight's Tour - Logic puzzles - Missing square puzzle - Nonograms (a.k.a. Gridders, Paint by numbers, etc.) - Peg solitaire - Puzz-3D - Riddles - Rubik's Cube - Sangaku - Seven Bridges of Königsberg - Situation puzzles - Sudoku - Sokoban - Soma cube - Spot the difference - Three-cottage problem - Three cups problem - Tower of Hanoi - Whodunits
* Quizzes
* Ritual games
* Role-playing games
* Sports (field games)
* Singing games
* Single-player games
* Spoken games
* Street games
* String games
* Table-top games
* Tile-based games
* Theatre games
* Traditional games
* Travel games
* Video games
* Wargames
* Win-win games
* Word games

Basic gaming concepts

: Game theory - Play - Playing card - Puzzle - Sport - Strategy - Tactics

Game lists

* List of puzzle topics
* List of impossible puzzles
* List of puzzle-based computer and video games

See also

: Ludology - Game club - Game semantics - Game theory - Play - Puzzle - Sport - Lawn game - Toy - Computer

External links

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