Games and sports have almost become synonymous: a sport is any physical or mental pursuit or competition that has certain rules and where individuals do it for enjoyment. However, a sport can be any competition or event where individuals do certain physical actions as part of a certain set of rules. Games on the other hand can be defined as physical pursuits that require an interaction of two or more people wherein the participants attempt to achieve a goal, either to complete a certain task, or to complete a distance race, for example.
In the past, most people only thought of board games when they were referring to physical activities. However, the world has seen the emergence of video games and computer games over the past twenty years. Sports related board games and computer games have evolved into something that not only allows people to enjoy physical activities but also mental exercises as well. Video games often require players to develop certain skills and thinking processes in order to succeed in their chosen game. This is very important in many sports since the brain is one of the most powerful tools that a player has in winning a match or competition. Computer games on the other hand, require players to think quickly and problem solve in order to win a particular game and become better at it.
There are three main categories of video games: racing, puzzle and action games. Racing games are most popular among teenagers and young adults while puzzle games are usually more appealing to older generations. Action games are usually referred to as fighting or military based. Most video games nowadays require the player to interact with the storyline and the characters in the game. Computer games such as the well-known Final Fantasy series are examples of these genres.