You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Okay, seriously now, for just a moment. Who doesn't like games? Come on, raise your hands. We need to kick you off the planet.
I play all kinds of games. I prefer some over others obviously, but overall I try to remember that when all is said and done, it is only just a game. Some people take some games very seriously, even to the point where it's life and death if they can't play. I have been there and I didn't like it. No game is so important that it should take over your life, unless your name is Stile and winning the game means joining the elite upper class. Others have turned game playing into a profession. While I have never done that, I have tried to do my part to make some of the games I have played into a professional organization. Win some, lose some. After all, the ultimate game itself is life.
In my extended family, card games are most prevalent. Canasta is one of my family's long standing pastimes, and when you play, there's no such thing as family (I should point and that my grandmother and I are undefeated 3-0 as a team.) And credit to my brother-in-law for knowing the widest range of fairly unique card games as well. I can never remember how to play any of them after words, but they are always great fun to play.
For myself, I prefer to sit in front of the computer, and play a good first person shooter or real time strategy game. I don't like games that are so hard that you can't even get anywhere after 10 minutes of playing. I have a real beef with some of the game makers out there. A game does not have to be impossible to be challenging. You want to make real sales? Make games that the majority of people can play, not just the über elite. I don't mind losing, but I do mind when I don't even have a chance. Games are supposed to be fun, entertaining and relaxing. If I want to be challenged, I'll go to work.