Games help people stay mentally sharp by challenging their skills and abilities.  They also serve as inexpensive entertainment.

Games come in all kinds of forms

  • Board
  • Card
  • Dice
  • Dominoes
  • Stones / Gems
  • Pegs
  • Paper & Pen
  • Role Playing
  • Video
  • Simulations
  • Repetition

Some games are designed to be played solo where your goal is to finish the game.  These games tend to be based on memory, pattern recognition, logic and persistance. If you finish the game then you win.  Other games are designed to be played head to head.  These are usually games of chance or strategy or a combination.  There are usually points involved and depending on the point system the lowest or the highest score wins. The last kind of games are designed to encourage teamwork, social skills and comradery.

Here are a few of my favorite games:

  • Sudoku
  • Chess
  • Othello
  • Pente
  • Chicken Foot
  • Cashflow 101
  • Halo

Reply to this post.  What are your favorite games?