A pursuit or activity with rules performed either alone or with others, for the purpose of entertainment. In many games, the objective is to win by defeating the other player or players or being the first to reach a specified goal, while in others, role-playing or cooperation is emphasized
The ability to successfully seduce someone into a romantic relationship, usually achieved by pre-meditated strategy
He didn't get anywhere with her because he had no game.''.
An exercise simulating warfare for the purpose of training personnel, testing combat readiness, or to better understand various possible outcomes of various strategies or tactics. The exercise may involve human participants, or may it may be simulated, often with the aid of computers
If you say the game is up, you mean that someone's secret plans or activities have been revealed and therefore must stop because they cannot succeed. Some thought they would hold out until Sunday. The realists knew that the game was already up. Crippled; lame: a game leg. game show game theory Great Game
The improvised bits performed on the show, i e : "Party Quirks", "Props", "Hoedown"
Part of a match, commencing with a service and concluding when one player has scored or been awarded nine or ten points (in accordance with the rules)
Simulation, with rules governing the behaviors of the participants In game theory, games may be played in three forms: win-win, win-lose, and lose-lose
disapproval If you say that someone is playing games or playing silly games, you mean that they are not treating a situation seriously and you are annoyed with them. `Don't play games with me' he thundered From what I know of him he doesn't play silly games
an amusement or pastime; "they played word games"; "he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time"; "his life was all fun and games"
Scientology A contest of person against person or team against team A game consists of freedoms, barriers and purposes, and there is a necessity in a game to have an opponent or an enemy Also there is a necessity to have problems, and enough individuality to cope with a situation To live life fully, then, one must have in addition to "something to do," a higher purpose, and this purpose, to be a purpose at all, must have counter-purposes or purposes which prevent it from occurring
Animals pursued and taken by sportsmen; wild meats designed for, or served at, table
If you say that someone has raised their game, you mean that they have begun to perform better, usually because they were under pressure to do so. The world No. 9 had to raise his game to see off a strong challenge from Dale As it expands its services around the continent, the competition it offers should force the other airlines to raise their game
In transactional analysis, a series of interactions intended to support one person's view of the world at the expense of another See also 'life script', 'payoff'
A promotional vehicle that includes a number predetermined, pre-seeded winning tickets in the overall, fixed universe of pieces Participants may learn immediately if they have won a particular prize category Sometimes called Instant Winner Sweepstakes Generics A category of unbranded products usually sold in a plain one color printed container by a retail account at substantial savings to the consumer compared to national brand items Gift Enterprise Legal term referring to an illegal lottery Giveaway Merchandise or services given away for promotional proposes A television or radio show where merchandise is given away to contestant or to members of the audience
A game in Euchre involves playing a sequence of hands until the score reaches 10 British variations of Euchre end at a score of 11 A short game of Euchre can be played until 6 points The scoring model ensures that at least 2 hands would have to be played, and then only the best circumstances would make it end in two hands
A life-or-death situation for Mainframers; they must beat the User and win the game or be nullified RB: 1
A contest, physical or mental, according to certain rules, for amusement, recreation, or for winning a stake; as, a game of chance; games of skill; field games, etc
A game is a part of a match, for example in tennis or bridge, consisting of a fixed number of points. She won six games to love in the second set. the last three points of the second game
A set of actions that play out some concept, idea, etc for some purpose, i e , to "win" something, another emotion, stroke, transaction, etc A frame generated realm that describes and creates our virtual reality or matrix
If you are game for something, you are willing to do something new, unusual, or risky. After all this time he still had new ideas and was game to try them He said he's game for a similar challenge next year. see also gamely
a contest with rules to determine a winner; "you need four people to play this game" a single play of a game; "the game lasted 2 hours" an amusement or pastime; "they played word games"; "he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time"; "his life was all fun and games" frivolous or trifling behavior; "for actors, memorizing lines is no game"; "for him, life is all fun and games" your occupation or line of work; "he's in the plumbing game"; "she's in show biz" animal hunted for food or sport the game equipment needed to play a game; "the child received several games for his birthday" the flesh of wild animals that is used for food (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win; "the game is 6 all"; "he is serving for the game" willing to face danger
That which is gained, as the stake in a game; also, the number of points necessary to be scored in order to win a game; as, in short whist five points are game
a contest of person against person or team against team A game consists of freedoms, barriers and purposes, and there is a necessity in a game to have an opponent or an enemy Also there is a necessity to have problems, and enough individuality to cope with a situation To live life fully, then, one must have in addition to "something to do," a higher purpose, and this purpose, to be a purpose at all, must have counter-purposes or purposes which prevent it from occurring
The use or practice of such a game; a single match at play; a single contest; as, a game at cards
A table tennis game ends when one player has scored at least 11 or 21 points and at least 2 more than the opposing player International rules now call for an 11-point game, but the 21-point game is still often used in informal player See deuce
(games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win; "the game is 6 all"; "he is serving for the game"
Unlike many other sports, in tennis this term does not refer to the entire competition, but rather to one portion of it A game is a series of points played until the winner has reached four points and has two more than his or her opponent Scoring follows this pattern: love, 15, 20, 30, 40, deuce, advantage
A competitive and often good humoured pastime played to particular rules The packaging and boards or cards which are sometimes used may contain illustrations A type of MERCHANDISE
An item or set of materials designed for play according to prescribed or implicit rules and intended for recreation or instruction See also Kit
You can use game to describe a way of behaving in which a person uses a particular plan, usually in order to gain an advantage for himself or herself. Until now, the Americans have been playing a very delicate political game
If you are new to a particular game, you have not done a particular activity or been in a particular situation before. Don't forget that she's new to this game and will take a while to complete the task
The expression of one who is prepared for or is facing a lot of difficult and/or undesirable work, especially when it is imminent
The editor told his star reporter to put his game face on, because he was going to cover a potentially hours-long city council meeting where they were going to discuss the controversial issue and tempers were expected to flare.
A message that appears on the screen of a computer or video game when all of the player's lives have been lost and the game must be started again from a checkpoint or save point, or when the game has been successfully completed
A radio or television programme or an episode of the programme that involves members of the public or celebrities, whether as individuals or as part of a team, playing a game, especially involving the answering of quiz questions, for cash or prizes
n. Nintendo Corporation’s popular battery-powered, portable handheld gaming system first introduced in 1990 and updated frequently. Games are supplied on cartridges. The latest Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, features a 32-bit ARM CPU with embedded memory and a 2.9-inch TFT reflective screen with 240x160 resolution
1. A person who is a visionary.2. A company that alters its business strategy and conceives an entirely new business plan. This type of company switches up and forms a new business strategy in order to compete directly or indirectly with competitors. A game changer changes the way that something is done, thought about or made
(Oyunlar) A game seven is the final game of a best of seven series. This game can occur in the postseasons for Major League Baseball (League Championship Series and World Series), the National Basketball Association (all rounds of the NBA Playoffs), and the National Hockey League (all rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs)
All fish species except endangered and threatened species This includes trout, char, grayling, salmon, muskellunge hybrids, carp, bullhead, wiper, saugeye, smelt, splake, black bass, walleye, northern pike, bass, crappie, sunfish, whitefish, catfish, drum, shad, perch, sucker, topminnow or minnow
(sports) a plan for achieving an objective in some sport (figurative) a carefully thought out strategy for achieving an objective in war or politics or business or personal affairs; "newscasters speculated about the President's game plan for an invasion
Someone's game plan is the actions they intend to take and the policies they intend to adopt in order to achieve a particular thing. If he has a game plan for winning the deal, only he understands it He is unlikely to alter his game plan. a plan for achieving success, especially in business or sports
Game shows are television programmes on which people play games in order to win prizes. Being a good game-show host means getting to know your contestants. A television show in which contestants compete for prizes by playing games of knowledge or chance. a television programme in which people play games or answer questions to win prizes. or quiz show Radio or television show designed to test the knowledge, luck, or skill of contestants or experts. Among the shows popular on U.S. radio were Dr. I.Q. (1939-49), Information, Please (1938-48), and The Quiz Kids (1940-53). The genre was adopted by television and cash awards were increased, so that radio's $64 Question became television's $64,000 Question. In the mid-1950s, to increase their shows' popularity, some producers began feeding answers to contestants who had been chosen to win. An accusation of unfair practices on Twenty-one (1958) led to a government investigation and the quick demise of the big-money shows. The game show later regained popularity when it was revived in formats with lower stakes and easier questions, as on Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune. At the turn of the 21st century, game shows such as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire boasted large cash prizes and gained popularity in prime time, and reality shows like Survivor adopted aspects of the game show genre
A mathematical method of decision-making in which a competitive situation is analyzed to determine the optimal course of action for an interested party, often used in political, economic, and military planning. Also called theory of games. Branch of applied mathematics devised to analyze certain situations in which there is an interplay between parties that may have similar, opposed, or mixed interests. Game theory was originally developed by John von Neumann and Oscar Morgenstern in their book The Theory of Games and Economic Behavior (1944). In a typical game, or competition with fixed rules, "players" try to outsmart one another by anticipating the others' decisions, or moves. A solution to a game prescribes the optimal strategy or strategies for each player and predicts the average, or expected, outcome. Until a highly contrived counterexample was devised in 1967, it was thought that every contest had at least one solution. See also decision theory; prisoner's dilemma
(l) The study of situations involving competing interests, modeled in terms of the strategies, probabilities, actions, gains, and losses of opposing players in a game See also management game; war game (2) The study of games to determine the probability of winning, given various strategies
In general, a (mathematical) game can be played by one player, such as a puzzle, but its main connection with mathematical programming is when there are at least two players, and they are in conflict Each player chooses a strategy that maximizes his payoff When there are exactly two players and one player's loss is the other's gain, the game is called zero sum In this case, a payoff matrix, A, is given where Aij is the payoff to player 1, and the loss to player 2, when player 1 uses strategy i and player 2 uses strategy j In this representation each row of A corresponds to a strategy of player 1, and each column corresponds to a strategy of player 2 If A is m × n, this means player 1 has m strategies, and player 2 has n strategies Here is an example of a 2 × 3 payoff matrix
A field of study that bridges mathematics, statistics, economics, and psychology It is used to study economic behavior, and to model conflict between nations, for example, "nuclear stalemate" during the Cold War
The study of decision problems in competitive situations Game theory is the procedure for analyzing and deriving rules for making decisions when two or more people or organizations are competing for some objective
(Oyunlar) Oh Hell (also known as Up the River, Hell Yeah!, Stinky Fingers, Get Fred, Gary's Game, Diminishing Bridge, Shit On Your Neighbor, Kari's Lane, German Bridge in Hong Kong, and many variations of "Oh Hell" with euphemisms and other swearwords) is a trick-taking card game in which the object is to take exactly the number of tricks bid, unlike contract bridge and spades, where taking more tricks than bid is a loss. Its first appearance dates to the early 1930s and is sometimes credited to Geoffrey Mott-Smith
Informally, a game formalized using a function that assigns to each coalition of players a real number representing the payoff that the coalition can gain if it is formed, without specifying how the outcome is divided among the participants of the coalition; upon the execution of the game, each player can be a member of at most one coalition
Informally, a representation of a game as a tree of decision nodes, with the game beginning at a unique initial node, and flowing through the tree along a path determined by the players until a terminal node is reached, where play ends and payoffs are assigned to all players; each non-terminal node belongs to a player; that player chooses among the possible moves at that node, each possible move is an edge leading from that node to another node
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