If you like games you are probably loyal to the games you play – games such as Monopoly, chess, backgammon and Risk. People are often not into finding out and learning about new games but it would be worth your while. First of all, after a while it can be boring to play the same games over and over. Secondly, new games can mean new challenges and new ways to think.

A game which is becoming quite trendy to play is the Settlers of Cattan. This combines the strategy of Risk with the dynamic nature of backgammon. The aim of Settlers is to be the first to reach 10 points. One gains points for a number of different reasons and does so via the accumulation of resources. The resources come according to the roll of the dice; if you have that number in question than you receive the resource.

The game kind of snowballs as the more places you build, the more resources you are eligible for and thus you will build more. The game is dynamic as the board changes every time. This means you need to be flexible and adjust according to how the board is. You can’t always play the same way like you can in Monopoly. Also the average game lasts about 45 minutes which is just about the perfect time.

In recent years, poker has grown in popularity. Suddenly there are poker tournaments everywhere and everyone is having a poker night at their house, but there are a number of other card and casino games which are just as exciting. For instance, something like keno doesn’t take a long time to learn but is lots of fun, especially for female players who don’t tend to get into things as seriously as men tend to.

In keno you have to select your numbers. The computer will then pick some from random. The more numbers you’ve matched up correctly the more you can win. One of the great things about keno is that often there is a big jackpot attached with the game so this means it can be quite lucrative. If you want to get into the game you can find out more about it via some of the free online keno games that are available.

While this isn’t a new game, many people don’t know about mancala. This is a game of strategy and skill. It is a game which is thousands of years old and is in vogue with people who travel through Asia and South America. It is a complex game and one that can take a while to get the hang of, but no doubt once you do it is worth it.

The same thing can be said for Perudo which is a game of dice. This is also a game with ancient origins. Perudo is a game of bluff and is a sort of poker meets dice game. People like to play this game when they are drunk but you need to be careful as the stakes can get high so be on your toes.

By Michelle Stevens
Michelle Stevens is a well known journalist that writes for many newspapers and online news sites. She has recently written a number of articles on the various free online keno games that are avaialable, as well as some in-depth and informative reviews.