Playing is one of the world’s oldest cultural phenomena. Before man was speaking, writing, or creating art, he was already playing games. The oldest known Backgammon game board is more than 5,000 years old and dice games have existed at least as long.
Depiction of a medieval game of dice
According to the concept of "Man the Player" (in Latin "Homo ludens" 1), playing is necessary for the development of a wealth of skills. Playing gives man the means of better learning to use and master his skills and is a fundamental, human activity that promotes creativity. Competitive forms of playing are also known to release energy and special strengths.
Perhaps best-said by Friedrich Schiller, "Man is only completely human when he plays".
Paul Cézanne "Les joueurs de carte" (1895) and players at GameDuell (2008)
Games have always been a special source of excitement for man.
In the past few years, playing games online has developed into a beloved form of entertainment with several million worldwide participants.
Similar to other forms of entertainment (such as watching television, playing sports, dining, and drinking), playing should be enjoyed in healthy proportions to ensure that fun is always the main focus
For those prone to addiction, playing can unfortunately become an obsession. Gambling addiction is defined as a psychological dependence on games, often with the added element of wagering money. The player often attempts to create for himself satisfaction by winning, or to replace troubles from day-to-day life with the thrill of winning and losing. This may be accompanied by financial, work, or family-related problems.
GameDuell is aware of its social responsibility as the organizer of games and takes this responsibility very seriously. For this reason, we have compiled a list of guidelines for playing responsibly and recommend that customers who are prone to addiction seek help from professionals.
Please follow these guidelines:
Problems may begin to develop when a player’s expenditure for games notably increases beyond that which is used for other leisure activities (such as buying tickets for the movies, a concert or sporting event) and his livelihood becomes endangered by these losses.
As a responsible organizer of skill games, we are committed to providing unlimited excitement for our members. A high-quality gaming site and your trust in GameDuell are at all times of utmost importance to us.
Manager Product & Community
1More information can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludology