Games - Types of online Skill Game
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Intro: Some of the more typical Skill Games available online
Written on Monday 22nd of October 2012

Different types of skill games

The amount of online skill games you can have a wager on is growing all the time. These skilled games are generally multiplayer and come in various levels of difficulty. Most of these skill games are packed exciting graphics and features just like you might find with an arcade game. Players  from near and far are joining skill gaming sites everyday. Below is an overview of some of the more popular skill games available online.


Backgammon is the oldest known recorded skill games, believed to have orginated in the Middle East. Backgammon is a board game for two players. Each player has fifteen pieces which move between twenty-four triangles according to the roll of two dice. The objective of Backgammon is to be the first to move all fifteen checkers off the board. Backgammon has become hugely popular especially amongst card players who enjoy strategic battles.

Keno is a type of lottery game more associated with luck than skill, which has been round since the dawn of time. Keno is typically played by selecting 20 numbers from a larger field of 80. Of the 20 numbers selected, up to 10 of the numbers can win prizes depending if they are drawn in the Keno draw. The size of your prize you can win in Keno depends on how many of your numbers get drawn during the Keno game.

Solitaire is a very popular single-player skill card game, commonly associated with killing time at work. This card game typically involves dealing cards from a shuffled deck into an arranged format on the tabletop. The player will then seek to reorder the deck by suit and rank through a series of moves that the rules allow you to perform.To complete a game of solitaire, the player must have reorded all four suits within the game rules from Ace through to King.

Hi Lo
Hi Lo is a  guessing game, where correctly predicting the next, number, card or sequence is the key. Players are usually given a few chances in each round in case they get it wrong. Prizes are awarded to players that make the correct choices, the further you progress the greater the prizes. With large jackpots tempting players on to the next row.

Lotto or the Lottery is a game where players select a group of numbers from a larger set of numbers and are awarded prizes for correctly guessing a second set of numbers that are randomly selected. In a typical game of Lotto, a player may pick 6 numbers from a possible 49. If the players selected numbers match say 3 or more of those numbers that are drawn then they will win a lotto prize, the more you get correct the greater the lotto prizes will be.

The rules for playing online pool games vary, but the game is fundamentally the same. Playing pool either against the game provider of against other players. There are lots of different types from American Pool, British Pool, Nine Ball and so on. This game requires more skill then luck as the competition is stiff. There are lots of versions of online pool games you can play, for free or for money. All are very competitive!

Monopoly is the legendary rags to riches real estate game. A game of skill and a bit of luck, that's all about location, location, location. Players compete for land to buy property on, normally based on a map of London, however there are now lots of variations. Compared to other games, Monopoly is very time consuming, and games can go on for hours. So make sure you have plenty of time if you want to play  Monopoly game online.

Mahjong is a skill game that originated from China and has now become popular all over the world. The Mahjong rules vary from country to country, so if you are playing Mahjong online, check the rules first. The object of the game is to build complete suits (usually of threes) from either 13 or 16 tiles (game pieces). The winning tile completes the set of either 14 or 17 tiles.

Reversi originated from Europe in the 19th Century. Reversi is a popular board game played all round the world. It involves play by two parties on an eight-by-eight square grid using coin shaped pieces. These pieces have two distinct sides, normally black and white. The idea is to overcome your opponent using a variety of strategies causing them to flip/rotate there pieces. The winner should be left with just their colour pieces on the board.