Main Article – Board Games

A game is basically a structured type of play, normally undertaken for fun or entertainment, and at times also used as a teaching tool. Games are quite different from work, which is usually undertaken for remuneration, or from literature, that is more often an expressive expression of philosophical or aesthetic elements. A game involves a set of rules with various parameters such as objectives, conflict, or a goal. It is usually played between two or more people who are involved in separate locations, with goals differing according to the nature of the game. Sometimes one player controls the computer, sometimes another, and in other cases a third person may be involved who makes commentary on events in an animated format.


A main article in this series discusses the different types of board games and the associated main articles in relation to each. Mainly, in a game theory analysis, we look at how people make sense of their world by relating it to the world of gaming. We look at how a game makes use of its environment, the rules it uses, how players learn to interact and make use of each other’s abilities, as well as what kind of interaction is possible between different players. The analysis also considers the main games and the sub-games that each has to offer. This could include card games, word games, or matching games, for instance.

A main article in this series discusses the different types of board games, as related to their main article. This includes Chess and Clue. Chess is clearly the most classical, while other games include Chutes and Ladders, Go, Quiximity, or Candyland. The main article can be found here. The next part in this series will examine the various sub-games associated with board games.