Best Games to play in your free time
Poker- Poker is a family of card games that involves betting and individual play. Texas Hold’em is one of its most popular game variants and is one of the most widely played card game in the world. While poker originated as a physical table game, its various variants are now played online also. There are many poker variants but most have similar pattern of play, betting as well as hand ranking rules. The essence of the poker game is to make the best card combination and use your skill to induce a win. Poker is played with a single card deck of 52 cards and ideally between 6 or 9 players.
Rummy- Rummy is a popular card game which has been played as a household game in India. Online Rummy is its web avatar with 13 card rummy and 21 card rummy being the most popular variants. Online Rummy is legal to play in India and is recognised as a game of skill. Rummy is basically a discard and draw card game where a player has to match their dealt cards into sequences and sets. Depending on the game variant, Rummy can be played between 2-6 players.
Chess- Chess is a two player strategy game played on a chess board. It is one of the most popular games in the world played across homes, clubs, schools and now online also. Chess involves using tact and strategy to move the starting 16 game pieces to ‘checkmate’ the opponents King into an inescapable situation. There are various chess tournaments including a World Championship that is also conducted for chess. The online version of chess gives a player the flexibility to play with various skilled played from the comfort of their home.
Pool -Pool or pocket billiards (in North America) or pool billiards (in Australia and Europe) is the game that is played on pool table. The pool table has six containers known as pockets with rails. The goal of this game is to deposit the balls into these pockets. The game has hundreds of versions, and some of the common ones are eight-ball, nine-ball, ten-ball, one-pocket, bank-pool, and straight-pool. A less used term or name of this game is six-pocket.
Bridge- Bridge is one of the popular card games that require standard 52-cards deck. The game is played by four players wherein two are in competing partnership. However, the partners sit opposite to each other. The game is played all over the world in clubs, kitty parties, tournaments, and online. The governing body of this game is World Bridge Federation. The game comprises various deals and each of which progresses through four phases:- dealing the cards, auction or bidding, playing with cards, and evaluating the result.
Golf- Golf is a club and ball precision sport in which the ball is hit by the club so that it directly goes into the hole on the green. The golfers use different types of clubs in order to hit the balls into series of holes on the green course by using minimum number of strokes. Though there are various other versions of this game, but one of the commonly played is ‘Stroke Play’ wherein the players try to use lowest strokes to hit the holes. Online golf is quite a popular web version of the sport.
Tic-Tac-Toe- Tic-Tac-Toe or Noughts and Crosses is a game that is played by two players on a 3x3 grid by using their symbols. The players have to choose their symbol (typically ‘X’ or ‘O’) and fill the table with it. One who succeeds placing three consecutive symbols on the table wins the game. These three consecutive symbols can be placed horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
Word Jumble- ‘Word Jumble’ or ‘Jumble’ is a word puzzle created in 1954 by Martin Naydel, who is better known for his work on comic books. Tribune Media Services holds the rights to the JUMBLE trademark thus daily and Sunday Jumble puzzles appear in hundreds of newspapers. Jumble is a word puzzle with a clue, a drawing illustrating the clue, and a set of words, each of which is “jumbled” by scrambling its letters. The player has to solve the puzzle by reconstructing the words, and then arranging the letters in the words to spell the answer phrase to the clue.