Play Games – An American Pastime

Baseball a fun game starts the season with our President throwing out the first ball and saying ‘Let’s Play Ball’, and the games begin. This is a known tradition that happens every spring at the start of a new season. Playing games is fun and many games have a tradition that we do before we start to play. Now that we are able to play games on the internet, many of these traditions are no longer applicable.

The traditions now replaced by the gamer creating cool names and a cool picture that represents who they are. Everybody has their own traditions when it comes to playing games but since you are playing alone it is your tradition not shared by everyone. You perhaps only play when you have your lucky piece with you a tradition that you have created for yourself. The real game player normally has something special that they do before game play begins. Traditions in America are as common as playing games.

The variety of games to play range from simple board games to high quality action games. The games now are available on cell phones, I Pods, and a variety of different electronic widgets. You no longer remain in one spot tied to a desktop computer. Computer companies now provide laptop computers that are wireless and go anywhere. The computers invented for the corporate business to help provide easy accessibility for their employee. The gamers immediately jumped on board of this terrific invention and opened up game site programs to enable everyone to play games. Where ever there is the availability of an electronic widget the gamers immediately invade the market with games that everyone can play.

In order to play games today you only need to be able to have accessibility to the internet. The internet providers are many and varied. The phone companies provide dial up service and there is a multitude of phone companies. The satellite companies provide instant access via the satellite or dish. The cable companies provide instant access with their cable lines. Just about all the internet providers make it possible for you to go wireless with your computer.

What type of games do you like to play? The generation of playing board games fined bountiful websites that offer board games. The board games that are the familiar are chest, checkers, sudoku, monopoly, and puzzle games just to name a few. All these games are accessible on the internet for you to play. Children games like candy land are also available on the internet. The internet now has the creative minds of a generation of game players, which gives all of us the advantage of, supped up modern game play. Games now are interactive it is you against the mind of the computer.

Children now play learning games that help them with school and at home. Many national known companies that provide entertainment toys for children also provide interactive games free on the internet. Plays games enjoy yourself know that new games invented with you in mind every day.

Tristan Andrews is a freelance author who writes articles about Online Games and Arcade Games.

Winter Landscape (circa 1625-1630) – Joose de Momper the Younger (Flemish 1564-1635)
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"De Momper’s Winter Landscape reveals aspects of rural life in Flanders, where work competes with pleasure. At the lower right, a woman burdened with firewood warms one free hand in her skirt. Her son, hands in pockets, carries one stick, and a smaller girl trails behind empty-handed. On the left a man empties a basket of manure onto a dung heap. A close look will find chickens scratching for food and pigs’ heads poking out from a run-down barn. Life around the castle in the background is more leisurely. A man at the entrance returns with his hunting dogs. On the ice are skaters and a man playing kolf, a game something like golf that was very popular on the frozen rivers and canals of Flanders and the Netherlands."…


I spent a Saturday morning at the superb North Carolina Museum of Art. I hope to return several times, and to keep adding to a set that will show the range of the collections, the beautifully designed new building, and the outdoor sculpture park and greenway that connect it to North Carolina’s capitol city.


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