Sometimes, games might be dangerous, and the people behind them might be more menacing! 😉 Welcome back dear friends from the US, Canada, India, Brazil, Slovenia, the UK, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Laos, Sweden, Bolivia, Vietnam, and Azerbaijan 😉
This is how a game is defined according to Wikipedia:
A game is a structured form of play, 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 or games) or art (such as jigsaw puzzles or games involving an artistic layout such as Mahjong, solitaire, or some video games).
I think it is fair to say that every game that is played online has one main element of attraction for its user. It could be the main picture of the game you see that grab your attention, or may be, the idea of the game which would create a kind of curiosity at your first read, or it could be that you played the game before in another format and you want to compare between the one you played before and the one online.
If the picture was the one that grabbed your attention, so it must be the drawing and the colors. Mario or Super Mario is one of the most famous examples when it comes to the drawing of its main character and the vivid colors that it is colored with. I remember that my kids used to just march straight forward to that game at Toys-R-us without going to any other game.
There is millions of games out there, I don’t think that one can count exactly how many games they are. Billions of people play games and some are even addicts. 🙄
Anyway, if the idea was behind your choice of one game, it means it has to do with the story behind that game. Since some of the games are taken from board games or sports games, or other sources. May be you would be interested in knowing the story behind that game.
A good example that can demonstrate our point here is “Monopoly” which one of the oldest board games that was developed to you as an online player, perhaps to enjoy it virtually as well. Here is the story:
Monopoly — The Stolen Game: Released in 1935, Monopoly is the most popular board game in the world behind, well, chess. It has sold more than 275 million copies, been played by more than a billion people and prompted people such as Wall Streeter Derk Solko to describe it as one of the most amoral experiences in the history of entertainment: “Monopoly has you grinding your opponents into dust. It’s a very negative experience. It’s all about cackling when your opponent lands on your space and you get to take all their money.”
The real game involves considerably less dancing with cartoon dollars and considerably more broken relationships with siblings.
The Disturbing Origins: The official story according to Hasbro is that during “the height of the Great Depression” an unemployed salesman named Charles Darrow proposed Monopoly to Parker Brothers in 1934, was first rejected, but eventually closed the deal. This is the official legend as told by — no joke — Mr. Monopoly, the goddamn robber baron on the box. A face you can t…….. more