Before entering fully to analyze the term game that concerns us now it is important that we proceed previously to establish its etymological origin. In this sense we can determine what is found in Latin and more exactly in the word iocus That is synonymous with joke.
The recreational activity which has the participation of one or more participants is known as game . Its main function is to provide entertainment and fun , although it can also meet a educational role . It is said that games help the mental stimulus and physical , in addition to contributing to the development of practical skills and psychological .
The game can be defined both by the objective that your players try to reach as per the Set of rules that determine what these players can do.
There are numerous types of games: role (where the participant assumes a specific role or personality), of strategy (entertainment that requires intelligence and planning, such as Chess waves ladies ), from table (as the name implies, they need support for people to play), of playing cards (poker , black Jack ) and video game (computer programs that need an electronic device), among others.
In the same way, we cannot forget those that are known as popular or traditional games. These are those that have been passed down from generation to generation over time and that nevertheless continue to have fun and entertain children of all ages.
Thus, for example, among the best known games that can be included in this category we find that of jumping rope, the so-called handkerchief game, marbles, spinning top or spinning top, sack racing, pilla pilla or The rubber game.
However, we can not ignore the fact that there are many of these traditional games that are not aimed at children but are adults who have fun with them. This would be the case, for example, of the well-known game of petanque, the Basque ball that is typical of the Basque Country or the game of the frog, which receives different names depending on the country in which it is played.
Children's games, meanwhile, may involve the use of a toy (although it is not essential). A toy is an object that can be used individually or in combination with others. Although some are associated with historical eras or particular cultures, others have universal popularity. The main objective of the toy is the recreation but it also helps the training , he learning and the developing of the child.
It should be noted, on the other hand, that there is a discipline of mathematics known as games theory , which uses models to analyze interactions in formalized incentive structures and to carry out decision processes.
To conclude, we must add that in recent times a fantastic literary saga that has the title "Game of Thrones" has acquired worldwide success. The American George R.R. Martin is the author of it.