How Important is Gaming For Different Age Groups?
GAMES. A game is whatever it is you want it to be. A dictionary definition of that word is: a game is an intellectual pursuit based on competition and response.
Of course some games are based on competition and response, but there are also many games of pure competition where the only interaction that takes place is between the players themselves. A perfect example of this is solitaire. In this game there are no other players and the object is to eliminate all the tiles by matching them in pairs. Of course the game rules specify how to do this, but in many cases it can be easily solved by looking at what each of the players is doing. If someone is wrong, they just have to restart and try again – a simple form of self-discipline.
So how important is the playing of games in the playing world? To a very large extent it depends on the players. In many societies the playing of games is seen as a major social activity. The more active and complex the game, the more socialising and interacting there is. The more complex the rules of the game, the more chance there is for interaction within the game world.
This is an important point because it shows why the common experience of most people when playing solitaire games is so much more complex than the rules of a game such as Monopoly, for instance. In a game like this one player actually has to manage four resources – money, property, properties and people. Yet we tend to think of these things as being the only things that need to manage in the course of the game – when in fact they are only the common experience for all players.
This is something that gets lost in the game results. When we analyse the game results, we see that most players either lose or win. We see that most players do not manage to get their property to the value that they need or do not manage to collect enough properties to make a profit. The real point here is that those who win the games do so because they managed to extract more information from the game world than those players who lose.
As you can see from the example above, the world of video games is far more complex than the world of the real world. People need to learn a lot about how different types of games work. Video games are designed for a number of different age groups. Different age groups have different rules. Learning how to use the different features of games can be a good way to get children, for example, to understand the differences between games that they enjoy and those that they do not enjoy.