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Legendary Raymond 'Mr 100' Ceulemans.
  • Magnus Carlsen (1990-) - 'The Mozart of Chess.' Norwegian chess grandmaster and former chess prodigy who is the reigning World Chess Champion and No. 1 ranked player in the world. His peak rating is 2872, the highest in history.
  • Backgammon.
  • Chess.
  • Legendary Raymond 'Mr 100' Ceulemans.
  • Linley Classic Games Table: £24,500.
  • Deep Blue versus Garry Kasparov, February 1996.
  • Blackjack.
  • Boules | Pétanque | Bocce.
  • Scrabble.
  • Minecraft.
  • Roulette.
  • Paul Newman and Tom Cruise shooting 9-ball pool in the movie The Color of Money (1986).
  • Baccarat.
  • Happy poker tournament winner.
  • Carambole billiards.
  • Contract bridge.
  • Poker.
  • Poker Stars - the largest online poker cardroom in the world.
  • Luxury chess set.
  • George Balabushka pool cues.
  • Xbox One.
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  • Mega Millions lottery.
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"All intellectual improvement arises from leisure." - Samuel Johnson.

"You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else." - Albert Einstein.

"Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game." - Winston Churchill.

"He liked it that everything was one's own fault. There was only oneself to praise or blame. Luck was a servant and not a master. Luck had to be accepted with a shrug or taken advantage of up to the hilt. But it had to be understood and recognized for what it was and not confused with a faulty appreciation of the odds, for, at gambling, the deadly sin is to mistake bad play for bad luck." - James Bond on gambling in Casino Royale (1953), Chapter 7, by Ian Fleming.

LEISURE or free time, is a period of time spent out of work and essential domestic activity. It is also the period of recreational and discretionary time before or after compulsory activities such as eating and sleeping, going to work or running a business, attending school and doing homework, household chores, and day-to-day stresses, not including eating, and sleeping, it is often referred to as "free time". This category is for leisure activities such as those which one voluntarily spends away from such stresses, so called 'down time activities'.

A GAME is structured playing, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool. Games are distinct from work, which is usually carried out for remuneration, and from art, which is more often an expression of aesthetic or ideological elements. However, the distinction is not clear-cut, and many games are also considered to be work (such as professional players of spectator sports/games) or art (such as jigsaw puzzles or games involving an artistic layout such as Mahjong, solitaire, or some video games).

  • Board Game Geek - "Gaming Unplugged since 2000." The main 'go to' site to learn about games. Online board gaming resource and community. The site is updated on a real-time basis by its large and still growing user base, making the 'Geek the largest and most up-to-date place to get gaming information!
  • GAME - Wikipedia.
  • LEISURE - Wikipedia.
  • LIST OF TYPES OF GAMES - Wikipedia.
  • Nash equilibrium - solution concept of a non-cooperative game involving two or more players.
  • Baccarat
  • Baccarat, chemin-de-fer, is the favoured game of Ian Fleming's secret agent creation, James Bond.
  • BACCARAT - Wikipedia.
  • CHEMIN DE FER - the original version of baccarat when it was introduced to France.
  • Nicolas Zographos - (c. 1890-1953). "Perhaps more than any other individual, Nicolas 'Nicky the Greek' Zographos deserves credit for turning Baccarat into the sophisticated high stakes game that it is today."
  • PUNTO BANCO - in punto banco, the casino banks the game at all times, and commits to playing out both hands according to fixed drawing rules.
    Computer, PC & Video Games
  • Xbox 360 and popular games.
  • 12 places PokÉmon really shouldn't have turned up - The Telegraph.
  • 15 greatest Xbox games of all time - "From Halo to Braid."
  • ALL GAME GUIDE
  • CASUAL GAME - Wikipedia.
  • CIGAME - game development.
  • ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO 2011 | E3 EXPO - annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). It is used by many video game developers to present their upcoming games and game-related hardware.
  • Final Fantasy XV - upcoming action role-playing video game being developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and currently scheduled for a worldwide release on September 30, 2016.
  • First-person shooter - video game genre which is centered on gun and projectile weapon-based combat through a first-person perspective; that is, the player experiences the action through the eyes of the protagonist.
  • First player to catch ‘em all in PokÉmon GO - Metro.
  • FLIXEL - open source game-making library that is completely free for personal or commercial use. Written entirely in Actionscript 3, and designed to be used with free development tools, Flixel is easy to learn, extend and customize.
  • Full list of PokÉmon available to catch, including region-exclusives - The Telegraph.
  • Game Developers Conference | GDC - largest annual gathering of professional video game developers.
  • Gameplay - the specific way in which players interact with a game, and in particular with video games. Gameplay is the pattern defined through the game rules, connection between player and the game, challenges and overcoming them, plot and player's connection with it.
  • GAMERCRAVE - craving video games.
  • gamescom, Cologne Trade Fair or Cologne Exhibition Centre, Germany.
  • Gamescom - since 2009. Trade fair for video games held annually in August at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is used by many video game developers to show off their upcoming games and game-related hardware. Gamescom is the world's largest gaming event, (measured by exhibition space and number of visitors) with 335,000 visitors, more than 6,000 journalists and 700 exhibitors from 88 countries attending the show.
  • GDC DEVELOPER DAYS - Game Developers Conference. February 27 - March 3, 2017. Provide immersive learning experiences lead by thought leaders from the industry's top companies. Attendees partake in a full day of sessions on topics most relevant to them, coming away with invaluable lessons. Venue: Moscone Convention Center, 747 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103, U.S.A.
  • Gear for the Next Level of Mobile Games - The New York Times.
  • GEFORCE - "World's Fastest Graphics Cards, GPUs, and Video Cards."
  • How to Make PokÉmon Go Actually Useful - The New York Times.
  • How to play PokÉmon Go - The Verge.
  • IGN - "Video Games, Cheats, Walkthroughs, Game Trailers, Reviews, News, Previews & Videos."
  • Independent Games Festival | IGF - annual festival at the Game Developers Conference, the largest annual gathering of the indie video game industry.
  • INSIDE SOCIAL GAMES - "Tracking Innovation at the Convergence of Games and Social Platforms."
  • Is video gaming bad for you? - The science for & against.
  • JOYSTIQ - AOL Games.
  • KOTAKU - a video games focused blog. "The Gamer's Guide."
  • LIST OF BEST-SELLING VIDEO GAMES - Wikipedia.
  • Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum: US$149.99.
  • Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum - "Professional-Grade Wired/Wireless Gaming Mouse."
  • Machinima - "Next-generation video entertainment network for the gamer lifestyle and beyond."
  • More people are now searching Google for PokÉmon Go than for porn - The Telegraph.
  • ONLINE GAME - Wikipedia.
  • Ouya.
  • OUYA - "A new kind of video game console." Upcoming video game console that will be built upon open-source software technology running on the Android mobile operating system.
  • PERSONAL COMPUTER GAME - Wikipedia.
  • PocketGamer.biz - "The world's number one consumer site for mobile and handheld games."
  • PokÉmon Go Brings Augmented Reality to Mass Audience - The New York Times.
  • PokÉmon Go: how the overnight sensation was 20 years in the making/a> - The Guardian.
  • PokÉmon Go is just the start – Silicon Valley is taking over our reality - The Guardian.
  • PokÉmon's Success Helps Put Foursquare Back on Map
  • PUZZLE VIDEO GAME - Wikipedia.
  • RAZER BLADE - "The World's First True Gaming Laptop."
  • Replay: The History of Video Games - Amazon.com.
  • Someone made a phone case that helps aim pokÉballs - The Verge.
  • The game that makes drone warfare personal - engadget.
  • The Power of No Man’s Sky Is Making You Feel Insignificant - Wired.
  • THE WALKING DEAD - social game.
  • The top five most surprising stories about PokÉmon Go ... so far - The Guardian.
  • This map can show the exact location of every pokÉmon around you - The Verge.
  • VIDEO GAME - Wikipedia.
  • VIDEO GAME CONSOLE - Wikipedia.
  • WATSON - IBM's Jeopardy! computer.
  • World Series of Video Games | WSVG - since 2006. International professional electronic sports competition.
    • ANGRY BIRDS - popular casual puzzle video game. Immensely popular among smartphone users.
    • Battlefield 4 | BF4 - is a first-person shooter video game for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Features several changes compared to its predecessor. The game's heads-up display is much the same, composed of two compact rectangles. The lower left-hand corner features a mini-map and compass for navigation, and a simplified objective notice above it; the lower right includes a compact ammo counter and health meter. The mini-map, as well as the main game screen, shows symbols marking three kinds of entities: blue for allies, green for squadmates, and red/orange for enemies. Players can use dual-scoped weapons, including weapons with different firing modes (e.g. single shots, automatic fire). They can "spot" targets—marking their positions to the player's squad— in the single player campaign (a first in the Battlefield franchise) as well as in multiplayer, allowing teammates to either suppress or eliminate them. In addition, players will have more survival capabilities, such as countering melee attacks from the front while standing or crouching, shooting with their sidearm while swimming, and diving underwater to avoid enemy detection. The single-player campaign will see the player using vehicles to quickly traverse mini-sandbox-style levels.
    • Call of Duty - is a first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision in 2003. The game simulates the infantry and combined arms warfare of World War II.
    • Call of Duty: Ghosts - is a first-person shooter video game. It is the tenth main installment in the Call of Duty series.
    • CIVILIZATION V - turn-based single-player strategy game. The player takes on the role of the ruler of a civilization, starting with only one settler unit, and attempts to build an empire in competition with between two and six other civilizations.
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    • Counter-Strike - since 2000. First-person shooter video game. Set in various locations around the globe, players assume the roles of members of combating teams of the governmental counter-terrorist forces and various terrorist militants opposing them. During each round of gameplay, the two teams are tasked with defeating the other by the means of either achieving the map's objectives, or else eliminating all of the enemy combatants. Each player may customize their arsenal of weapons and accessories at the beginning of every match, with currency being earned after the end of each round.
    • EDGE MAGAZINE - the global game industry network.
    • FARM VILLE - farming social network game. It is available on the social-networking website Facebook and as an App on the Apple iPhone. The game allows members of Facebook to manage a virtual farm by plowing land, planting, growing and harvesting virtual crops, harvesting trees and bushes, and by raising livestock.
    • Forza Motorsport 5 - racing video game developed by Turn 10 Studios and published by Microsoft Studios for the Xbox One video game console.
    • GODSTORIA - free2play strategy-browser-game based upon the Bible and the historical events of the past.
    • Gran Turismo (series) - developed exclusively for PlayStation systems, Gran Turismo games are intended to simulate the appearance and performance of a large selection of vehicles, nearly all of which are licensed reproductions of real-world automobiles. Since the franchise's debut in December 1997, over 70 million units have been sold worldwide for the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Portable, making it the highest selling video game franchise under the PlayStation brand.
    • GRAND THEFT AUTO V | GTA 5 - open world, action-adventure video game. Grand Theft Auto V is played in third-person and combines driving and action gameplay in an open world environment, allowing the player to interact with the game world at their leisure. on release, the game was acclaimed by many reviewers who praised its story, presentation and open-ended gameplay. A commercial success, Grand Theft Auto V broke industry sales records by earning US$800 million in the first 24 hours of its release, and $1 billion within its first three days, making it the fastest selling entertainment product in history.
    • HALF-LIFE 2
    • HITMAN - revolves around Agent 47, an assassin-for-hire, whose flawless record places him in high demand among the wealthy and elite.
    • KOTAKU - the gamer's guide.
    • KUMA WAR - free games. 90+ online war games based on reality. A series of playable recreations of real events in the War on Terror.
    • Lego Movie video game
    • Minecraft - the creative and building aspects of Minecraft allow players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. Other activities in the game include exploration, gathering resources, crafting, and combat. Gameplay in its commercial release has two principal modes: survival, which requires players to acquire resources and maintain their health and hunger; and creative, where players have an unlimited supply of resources, the ability to fly, and no health or hunger. A third gameplay mode named hardcore is the same as survival, differing only in difficulty; it is set to hardest setting and respawning is disabled, forcing players to delete their worlds upon death.
    • MONOPOLY TYCOON
    • PLAYSPAN MARKETPLACE - provides a safe, secure, enjoyable marketplace for online gamers to purchase virtual goods.
    • PokÉmon - since 1996. Media franchise owned by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese consortium between Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures. The franchise was created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1995, and is centered on fictional creatures called "Pokémon", which humans known as Pokémon Trainers catch and train to battle each other for sport.
    • PREY - 3D Realms site.
    • Resogun - side-scrolling shoot 'em up video game developed by Housemarque exclusively for PlayStation 4.
    • SCARFACE: THE WORLD IS YOURS
    • SHOOT OSAMA BIN LADEN - GameBanana.
    • SONY ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT - "Ultimate Online Gaming Destination."
    • SPIKE VIDEO GAME AWARDS
    • STARCRAFT II - "Wings of Liberty." Military science fiction real-time strategy video game. Set in the 26th century, the game revolves around three species fighting for dominance in a distant part of the Milky Way galaxy known as the Koprulu Sector: the Terrans, humans exiled from Earth skilled at adapting to any situation; the Zerg, a race of insectoid aliens in pursuit of genetic perfection, obsessed with assimilating other races; and the Protoss, a humanoid species with advanced technology and psionic abilities, attempting to preserve their civilization and strict philosophical way of living from the Zerg.
    • STREET FIGHTER IV
    • THE BEATLES ROCKBAND
    • THE ELDER SCROLLS - epic fantasy role-playing video game series.
    • THE SIMS - strategic life-simulation computer game.
    • UNCHARTED 2: AMONG THIEVES - PlayStation 3 action-adventure video game.
    • Warcraft - franchise of video games, novels, and other media originally created by Blizzard Entertainment. The series is made up of four core games: Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, and World of Warcraft. The first three of these core games are in the real-time strategy genre, where opposing players command virtual armies in battle against each other or a computer-controlled enemy. The last and best selling title of the franchise is a Massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG).
    • WII SPORTS RESORT - a collection of 12 sports games.
    • WORLD OF WARCRAFT - massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG).
    • XBOX LIVE - online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service created and operated by Microsoft Corporation. It is currently the only online gaming service on consoles that charges users a fee to play multiplayer gaming.
    • ZYNGA - "Connecting The World Through Games." Social network game developer: FarmVille, Café World, Treasure Isle, Mafia Wars, Frontier Ville, Petville, Zynga Poker.
    Other Games
  • Pétanque.
  • 2 tantalising teasers from the prince of puzzles - The Guardian.
  • 9 DARTER - YouTube. Michael van Gerwen: almost 2 in a row. 17 perfect darts!
  • 50 BEST BOARD GAMES - source: The Independent.
  • 300 New Words Added to Scrabble Dictionary - "Scrabble enthusiasts will have 300 new words added to the Scrabble dictionary to up their game, thanks to the sixth edition of the popular board game."
  • Agresti Casino Royale Multi-Game Armoire - roulette, backgammon, bridge, blackjack, chess, poker, mah-jong, dominos, and playing cards.
  • ANGRY BIRDS - popular casual puzzle video game. Immensely popular among smartphone users.
  • bet your brain - "The game where everybody has a chance."
  • Bezique - 19th-century French melding and trick-taking card game for two players.
  • Board Game Geek - "Gaming Unplugged since 2000." The main 'go to' site to learn about games. Online board gaming resource and community. The site is updated on a real-time basis by its large and still growing user base, making the 'Geek the largest and most up-to-date place to get gaming information!
  • BOCCIA - a traditional recreational sport for athletes who require a wheelchair because of physical disability.
  • BOULE LYONNAISE - the aim is to throw your boules (balls) as close to the jack as possible, and keep them there.
  • BRUNSWICK BOWLING - the recognized leader in the bowling industry. Manufacturers of world class bowling balls, bowling shoes, bowling equipment.
  • Can you solve these fiendishly difficult puzzles? - The guardian.
  • Canasta - card game of the rummy family of games believed to be a variant of 500 Rum. Although many variations exist for two, three, five or six players, it is most commonly played by four in two partnerships with two standard decks of cards. Players attempt to make melds of seven cards of the same rank and "go out" by playing all cards in their hand. It is the only partnership member of the family of Rummy games to achieve the status of a classic.
  • Churchill Solitaire - not a game for everyone. It takes patience and perseverance, cunning and concentration, and strategy and sacrifice.
  • Modern croquet equipment.
  • CROQUET - lawn game, played both as a recreational pastime and as a competitive sport.
  • Dead of Winter - "A Crossroads Game." Meta-cooperative psychological survival game. This means the players are working together toward one common victory condition--but for each individual player to achieve victory, they must also complete their personal secret objective. It puts 2-5 players together in a small, weakened colony of survivors in a world where most of humanity are either dead or diseased, flesh-craving monsters. Each player leads a faction of survivors with dozens of different characters in the game.
  • DIPLOMACY - strategic board wargame. John F. Kennedy's and Henry Kissinger's favorite game.
  • Draughts - or checkers (American English) is a group of strategy board games for two players which involve diagonal moves of uniform game pieces and mandatory captures by jumping over opponent pieces.
  • E3 | ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO - annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). E3 is widely considered to be the ultimate expo in the video game industry.
  • Eeny, meeny, miny, moe - children's counting rhyme, used to select a person to be "it" for games (such as tag) and similar purposes such as counting out a child who has to be excluded from a group of children as part of a playground game.
  • EIGA | EUROPEAN INNOVATIVE GAMES AWARD
  • FEZ - platform game.
  • ForeverSpin spinning tops.
  • ForeverSpin - "ForeverSpin has brought back the world's oldest toy!" Precision, Durability and Elegance is what sets Foreverspin™ apart from other spinning tops. A Spinning Top that is built to last forever.
  • GAME CRITICS AWARDS - best of E3.
  • GEOCACHING - special treasure hunt for finding objects called "geocaches", which can be anything from a small metal tube to tupperware to ammunition cans. To join the hunt, you must have a GPS-enabled device and a free membership at Geocaching.com.
  • Gobblet strategy board game.
  • GOBBLET - strategy board game. How to play. Game rules.
  • HOW LEGO CAME TO BE THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS BRICK - Wired.
  • How to perform the 'coin in the cup' magic trick - The Telegraph.
  • How to play Monopoly in 2016 - The Verge.
  • internet's obsession with brain teasers - The Guardian.
  • Jack Puzzle: US$95.
  • Jack Puzzle - "Six different notched brass bars make up this brass puzzle, paperweight, and desk object." This puzzle seems plain enough—it’s just six brass bars. You won’t be able to resist pulling it apart, but leave plenty of time to reassemble it: Even with instructions, this beautiful desk ornament is a bear to build. Luckily, there’s nothing more satisfying than making this thing whole again.
  • Kim's Game - game or exercise played by Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides, and other children's groups. The game develops a person's capacity to observe and remember details. The name is derived from Rudyard Kipling's 1901 novel Kim, in which the hero, Kim, plays the game during his training as a spy.
  • LAWN GAMES - Wikipedia.
  • Lansquenet - card game, named after the French spelling of the German word Landsknecht ('servant of the land or country'), which refers to 15th- and 16th-century German mercenary foot soldiers.
  • LIST OF BOARD GAMES - Wikipedia.
  • List of patience games - Wikipedia.
  • MAHJONG - game of skill, strategy and calculation and involves a certain degree of chance that originated in China, commonly played by four players.
  • Malarky - trivia board game.
  • MASTERMIND - code-breaking board game for two players.
  • Mobile Games to Make Time Fly - The New York Times.
  • MONOPOLY - named after the economic concept of monopoly, the domination of a market by a single entity.
  • Musical chairs - traditional game known all over the world, played by a group of people (usually children), often at a birthday party. The game starts with any number of players and a number of chairs one less than the number of players; the chairs are arranged in a circle (or other closed figure if space is constrained; a double line is sometimes used) facing outward, with the people standing in a circle just outside of that.
  • Nash equilibrium - solution concept of a non-cooperative game involving two or more players.
  • Newcomb's problem divides philosophers. Which side are you on? take the test yourself - The Guardian.
  • Noughts & crosses - paper-and-pencil game for two players, X and O, who take turns marking the spaces in a 3×3 grid. The player who succeeds in placing three of their marks in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row wins the game.
  • Numbers game - illegal lottery played mostly in poor neighborhoods in the United States.
  • osmo - award-winning educational gaming system that works with your iPad and three game apps to transform the physical space in front of the iPad into a digital game board. Recommended for ages six and older, the games help increase problem solving, creative thinking, visual, spatial, and abstract thinking skills.
  • OUIJA BOARD - also known as a spirit / fire key board or talking board.
  • PARLOUR GAMES - Wikipedia.
  • Patience - or solitaire in the US, is a genre of tabletop games, consisting of card games that can be played by a single player. Patience games can also be played in a multiplayer fashion.
  • PÉTANQUE - a form of boules where the goal is, while standing with the feet together in a small circle, to throw hollow metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (jack).
  • Pinochle - trick-taking card game typically for two to four players and played with a 48-card deck.
  • Piquet - early 16th-century trick-taking card game for two players.
  • Playing card - piece of specially prepared heavy paper, thin cardboard, plastic-coated paper, cotton-paper blend, or thin plastic, marked with distinguishing motifs and used as one of a set for playing card games. Playing cards are typically palm-sized for convenient handling.
  • Re-Thinking the Game of Monopoly - Big Think.
  • Ritz Paris Monopoly: €85.
  • Ritz Paris Monopoly - "You are welcome to stay at the Ritz Paris and discover all of its wonders through this game of Monopoly. Explore the Suite Impériale, relax by the Ritz Club swimming pool and enjoy the beautiful Grand Jardin, all in the spirit of César Ritz!"
  • Rock-paper-scissors - hand game usually played by two people, where players simultaneously form one of three shapes with an outstretched hand.
  • RUBIK'S CUBE - invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture ErnŐ Rubik.
  • Rummy - group of matching card games notable for similar gameplay based on matching cards of the same rank or sequence and same suit. The basic goal in any form of rummy is to build melds which consists of sets, three or four of a kind of the same rank; or runs, three or more cards in sequence, of the same suit. You can also have mixed runs in all types of rummy so long as all 7 cards are in order.
  • Scavenger hunt - a game in which the organizers prepare a list defining specific items, using which the participants — individuals or teams — seek to gather all items on the list — usually without purchasing them — or perform tasks or take photographs of the items, as specified.
  • SCRABBLE - word game in which two to four players score points by forming words from individual lettered tiles on a gameboard marked with a 15×15 grid. The words are formed across and down in crossword fashion and must appear in a standard dictionary.
  • SCOPA - Italian card game.
  • SECOND LIFE - launched 2003. Online virtual world: a number of free client programs called Viewers enable Second Life users, called Residents, to interact with each other through avatars. Residents can explore the world (known as the grid), meet other residents, socialize, participate in individual and group activities, and create and trade virtual property and services with one another.
  • Shell game - (also known as Thimblerig, Three shells and a pea, the old army game) is portrayed as a gambling game, but in reality, when a wager for money is made, it is almost always a confidence trick used to perpetrate fraud. In confidence trick slang, this swindle is referred to as a short-con because it is quick and easy to pull off.
  • SIMON SAYS - the rules.
  • Skat (card game) - 3-player trick-taking card game devised around 1810 in Altenburg in the Duchy of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. It is the national game of Germany and, along with Doppelkopf, it is the most popular card game in Germany and Silesia. It is considered one of the best and most interesting card games for 3 players.
  • Sleight of Hand - John Scarne "Exposé of Sleight of Hand": YouTube 8:57.
  • Snakes and Ladders - ancient Indian board game regarded today as a worldwide classic. It is played between two or more players on a gameboard having numbered, gridded squares. A number of "ladders" and "snakes" are pictured on the board, each connecting two specific board squares. The object of the game is to navigate one's game piece, according to die rolls, from the start (bottom square) to the finish (top square), helped or hindered by ladders and snakes respectively.
  • Solitaire - any tabletop game which one can play by oneself.
  • Tamagotchi - keychain-sized virtual pet simulation game for people of all ages.
  • Test yourself with the Sweet 16 puzzle - The Guardian.
  • TETRIS - electronic puzzle game that was created by Alexey Pajitnov in 1984. The game (or one of its many variants) is available for nearly every video game console and computer operating system, as well as on devices such as graphing calculators, mobile phones, portable media players, PDAs, Network music players.
  • Tetris Shown to Lessen PTSD and Flashbacks - Scientific American.
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  • Three-card Monte - also known as Find the Lady or the Three-card Trick — is a confidence game in which the victim, or mark, is tricked into betting a sum of money, on the assumption that they can find the money card among three face-down playing cards. It is the same as the shell game except that cards are used instead of shells.
  • Tic-tac-toe - (also known as Noughts and crosses or Xs and Os) is a paper-and-pencil game for two players, X and O, who take turns marking the spaces in a 3×3 grid. The player who succeeds in placing three of their marks in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row wins the game.
  • Tongue-Twisters - phrase that is designed to be difficult to articulate properly, and can be used as a type of spoken (or sung) word game.
  • Treasure hunt - one of many different types of games which can have one or more players who try to find hidden articles, locations or places by using a series of clues. Treasure hunt games may be an indoor or outdoor activity. Outdoors they can be played in a garden or the treasure could be located anywhere around the world.
  • Trick-taking game - Wikipedia.
  • TRIVIAL PURSUIT - a board game in which progress is determined by a player's ability to answer general knowledge and popular culture questions.
  • Tug of war - Wikipedia.
  • WCA | WORLD CUBE ASSOCIATION
  • Whisky vs Water - learn how to master the ‘whisky vs water’ trick, which involves switching the liquids between glasses without spilling a drop.
  • WORD GAMES - puzzles are spoken or board games often designed to test ability with language or to explore its properties.
  • WORDFEUD - free multiplayer word game for iPhone and Android devices. Challenge your friends or play against random opponents. Play at your own pace. Participate in up to 30 games simultaneously. You can play Wordfeud with total strangers or invite friends from your contact list.
  • WORDFEUD RECORDS
  • WORDS WITH FRIENDS - multi-player popular word game running on the operating systems Android and iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch). The game is also available on Facebook.
  • your monthly guide to the best new board games - The Guardian.
  • Zero–sum game - in game theory and economic theory, a zero-sum game is a mathematical representation of a situation in which each participant's gain or loss of utility is exactly balanced by the losses or gains of the utility of the other participants. If the total gains of the participants are added up and the total losses are subtracted, they will sum to zero. Thus, cutting a cake, where taking a larger piece reduces the amount of cake available for others, is a zero-sum game if all participants value each unit of cake equally (see marginal utility).
    Snooker
  • Snooker.
  • Century break - a score of 100 points or more within one visit at the table without missing a shot, and requires potting of at least 24 consecutive balls. The ability to score century breaks is regarded as a mark of the highest skill in snooker, while the first career century has been described by Ronnie O'Sullivan as the "ultimate milestone for any snooker player".
  • Lemonade stroke - an intentionally amateurish stroke to disguise one's ability to play.
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan - English professional snooker player, and one of the most successful players in the sport's modern era. Regarded by many commentators as the most naturally gifted player in snooker history, and frequently described as a genius.
  • Sandbagging - in billiards and other games, deliberately playing below one's actual ability in order to fool opponents into accepting higher stakes bets, or to lower one's competitive rating in order to play in a future event with a higher handicap and consequently have a better chance to win; the term has spread to chess, go and other such games. Also known as hustling.
  • SNOOKER - Wikipedia.
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