I'm currently reading a book about the importance of gaming. ("Reality is broken: why games makes us better and how they can change the world", by Jane McGonigal). It's pretty interesting. One of the things she bangs on about is that gamers are more involved, give more creative solutions, usually spend more time on projects, and things like that. While I doubt anyone is going to argue here about these positive traits, I sort of wonder to what degree "gamer" also means "playing games aside video games". Particularly on this forum, where even the 'general gaming discussion' pretty much exclusively has video game threads. Hence this poll. I don't really have a breakdown of all the types of games, so I'm sorry if I miss stuff. The most should speak for themselves: Cardgames: games involving mostly or exclusively around cards (duh!). Again: only the offline variants, please. Board games: the most classical ones. Usually involves a board and your family somehow. Sports: the non e-sports variant. And unless you play chess or similar on a pro-level, it should be a board game. Puzzles: from sudoku's to crosswords to those mazes at the back of cereal boxes. Also things like Rubik's cubes and similar one player experiences. Game-ified projects: this is a hard one to describe, as it's from the book. It's somewhat described as a job, but you do it for fun. The author claims that some projects (like wikipedia) are successful, at least for a part because they are set up as a game. This could warrant a thread in itself, but I'm mostly asking "how many projects are you involved in that give you the same satisfaction as a game?" Other types: ...because I just threw this poll together and have no idea what I might have missed. And of course: how often do you do any or all of the above?