In history, sometimes there wasn’t a place with Wi-Fi or a smartphone or Pac-Man. Sometimes there were different kinds of games they would play. But now in history is a time with Wi-Fi, smartphone, and, yes, Pac-Man for all you retro gamers. But what makes games so fun, and what is a game anyways?

Games are one of those words that are hard to explain. You could call it something you can play, but that is kind of vague. Merriam-Webster’s definition is “a physical or mental competition conducted according to rules with the participants in direct opposition to each other.” This does not fit other games that have no opponent, unlike Pokemon and Clash of Clans. says it is:

a competitive activity involving skill, chance, or endurance on the part of two or more   persons who play according to a set of rules, usually for their own amusement or for    that of spectators.”

This is a more valid definition and clearly explains our games today.

But, like other games, how do they keep you playing? Well, sometimes it’s the story that keeps you in for more. You want to know what’s next in the main character’s story. Sometimes it’s in the innovative gameplay, like new ways to play games. Other times it’s the graphics. The artwork is a major way gaming companies can show off their skill at making beautiful characters and enhancing their real-life looks.

Many of the elders here know how history has told its story. Gaming was once only a dream. But history has made it its next chapter. And who knows what’s next is store for games?!


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