It is a general opinion that games are partimes. In games, partime denotes enjoying with participation.
Spending one's leisure with mirthful delight and funful activity may be termed as games.
When the simple and mirthful actions are brought under ruler and regulations they are termed as regular games.
A competitive game arises from a particular form of game at the time of deciding one's success.
The results can be decided on the basis of mis physical skill (stamina) or knowledge, or chancident.
At the end of the competition if the Victor receives a prize.
The game is known as wager. In wager if more oimportance is given to physical skill and bodily exercise it becomes sports.classification of folk games
Divided as Indoor games, sex and age
1. The games played by men (above 16years)
2. The games played by women (above 16 years)
3. The games played by girls( age 8-15)
4. The games played by boys (age 8-15)
5. The games played by girls (age 8 -15)
6. The games played by infants (till seven years)
Above classification is a general one.
They may considered as follows:
1. Games of Physical Skill
a. Heroic Games
b. Games entered around physical skill
c. Games related to physical skill
2. Games of mental skill
3. Games of chance
4. Games of amusement
Since these games are played at the stoke of one's life they are termed as heroic games.
The competition that ariser in the heroic games can be divided into two clossess. The competition between men and animal eg: Challikattu) and the com-bet-man and man (eg: Silambam).
In the modern age games like cricket are played by few and it is seen and enjoyed by many. Likewise few takepart is heroic games which are seen and enjoyed by many.Games entered around physical skill
Using physical skill one has to escape from the grip of many ipersons (eg: Sadugudu)Games related to physical skill
Driving the bullock carf is a sort of competitive game. Here the person who drives the carf does not exhibit any physical skill. On the basis of the ability of the bull the victory is decided. If the person who runs along with the cast exhibits his physical skill, the victory is made easy.Games of Mental Skill
In this type of games the first place is not given to physical skill. Chiefly games of mental skill are indoor games. (Individual game)Games of Chance
Completely depends upon Chance while the other party depends upon chance. (eg: Panai Udaithal)WOMEN
The games played by women do not involve physical skill, women play games of mental skill related to chance (eg: Thayam)
Childrens Physical skill (Boys & Girls)
1. Chasing Games (eg: Thottu Vilayattu, Kalla Mannaa)
2. Catching (eg: Nondikuthichu - Party games : One party will try to reach a certain limit. While the other party will way lay and catch them)
5. Make believe or initiative games.(eg: akkakka kili, xxxx)
Jallikkattu, Parri vettai, Silambam, Sadugudu, Elavattakkal, Ottam, Urimaram Yeruthal, Erattai mattup panthayam, Modi vilayattu, katta vilayattu, pathinaintham puli, Natchathra Vilayattu, Bommai cheettu, Moonu kattai, Soothu Thayam, Panai Udaithal, Uripanai vilayattu.Womens Games
Thottu vilayattu, Kurangu Vilayattu, uyireluppi, uyirkodhu kannamoochi, Kottan kottan, Poopparikka varugirom, mella vanthu mellap po, urundai Thirandai, Yen vilayattu, Nondi, Kozhikkal, Naangu Moolaikkal, Yeliyum Poonaiyum, Solakkathir, Siru veedu, Poombuliyamboo, Kulai kulaiyai Munthirikkai, kopparaik kopparai, Eesal Pidithal.Boys Games
Raja Manthiri, Wandi uruttudhal, Kallan Police, Kaatradi, pattam, kal thandi, Chechangaal.Girls Games
Onnangili yirandangili, paruppuchatti, kankatti vilaiyaaduthal, silli, akkakka kili sethu potchu, metchiley yaaru?, kizhavi vilayattu, moru vilayattu, sorruppanai, kummi, poosani vilayattu, mathaduthal, karagara vandi.Infant Games
Thennai marathu vilayattu, paruppuk kadainthu, atthali putthali, killap parandi, ucharippu vilaiyattu, Thattalanga - Puttalanga, Iyan kombu, Vinaa vidai changili, Seeppu vikkithu.