Life can be a boring routine for some of us. Work, children, the school system, the mundane realities of existence of the dog every day the strength of the individual to seek excitement elsewhere. For some, this emotion is in a relationship with a man or a woman. For some, the race that you eat of drugs or alcohol. Other shoplift from the mall or a spray paint their names on the walls, while others get a buzz working in the gym or on the basketball court. Those who still recognizable Keep a dose of human competitive instinct, but does not put too much energy to become addicted to one or more of the following games.

10. Chess

If someone tells you when you laugh you are one, the President of the Chess Club? Probably not to your face. The truth is that the obsession with chess, as in many other games, is not always a bad thing. “Chess has been linked in studies to improve mental sharpness and several individuals who play and learn in a healthy and active.

Contrary to stereotypes, tons of attractive and successful people play chess. Check out the list ‘s sexiest female chess players to see what they are losing interest for not following school board in the legendary black and white.

9. Pogs

Easter was in the 90′s and the White House, as usual, hosting their annual Easter Egg Roll. This year’s theme (the idea that marketing experts called the nation could turn the most benefit) pogs WS. Pogs are small cardboard discs, which probably cost nothing to do. Children across the country have fallen in love for the game, which consists of discs stacked an inch high and breaking the battery with a larger Pog (plastic, more expensive) so what will the stack of cardboard pogs turning. Depending on how the flip pogs, someone will win and the other will lose. The winner will take the pogs in, for example, heads, and the loser is the pogs in the queues.

Personally probably lost $ 50 of money my parents’ hard earned cash on this game then aforemention Easter. Fortunately for me, the obsession did not take hold. I was out of play before the rope slack and I get rid of all that was worthwhile. Others, especially a childhood friend long lost, were not so lucky.

8. Beer Pong

We have seen pictures in the halls of the fraternity houses nationwide. We have seen the beer-stained floor and smashed the Dixie cups. We have heard the urban legends about oral herpes and the spread of AIDS Being chapped lips or fingers cut tennis ball throwing glasses of beer. The game of beer pong is a symbol somewhat underground lifestyle of college students, freedom to enjoy yourself in a garage or behind closed doors, beer pong is a monument to the ability of young to keep sporting events mean excessive consumption of alcohol.

The obsession with beer pong, for some, is, literally, to eliminate a debilitating condition. Speaking from experience, I knew a young man home record set against playing for 9 hours straight, with only two meal breaks and frequent trips to the bathroom. He estimates that historically in 9 hours at the table I would have spent somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 types of beers, although this number cannot be verified in any way and I suspect it was less but I insisted for years that it is not.

Beer pong tables are the center of a party. Form lines around and encourage people sometimes choose their destinations based on a game. Relationships are formed and broken with dirty ball ping-pong. Monotone is a waste of resources. Is … time to stop.

7. Texas Hold ‘Em

If you are between the ages of 11 and 110, you’ve probably heard of, or participate in a poker game. The odds are that was the game to 5 Card Draw 7-Card Stud. However, if you have played at a poker table in the contemporary U.S. In the past 15 years, the odds that you participate in a game of Texas hold ‘em are also extremely high.

Texas hold ‘em round was played in Robstown, Texas, sometime in early 1900, although nobody is sure who invented it, how, why or what the exact date. The game consists of several rounds of betting, lending to the popularity of STIs who among avid card players enjoy high risk, high variable, capable of bluffing games.

The interests of children in the game dog often lead to addiction em a winery in late adolescence Texas Online, “which, for most of the players, ending with a loss of $ 50 or $ 1,000 and count perpetually excuses: “I have a bad rap” or “I lost a hand because the other guy did not know what he was doing and go for something stupid.”

For some youth, however, the Texas hold em ‘is addiction in high-profile fame, fortune and success unimaginable. These stories only fan the flames under these players inept Despit etc. His love for the game, do not have the skills necessary to compete at the professional level, but has (or not) the money to lose to players who know.

6. Curling

Curling did not become popular until the last decades have passed. While not typical of the games in this list, which has made the countdown on the basis of willing absurd set of rules and the abnormal appearance. Converging players in the shoes of medium-medium-sticky patch in a giant ice rink to push the metal discs towards a two-dimensional eye painted bulls at the other end of the ice.

Rollers are like golfers in much of the respect that involves playing time standing around looking at an agreement without movement of the variables and discuss what should be done. This time the discussion, and unlimited number of variables, is the reason for the widespread addiction s curling, which has swept the world in recent years. Few Olympic sports offer the viewer at home expert historian’s frequent opportunities to express views on how a shot should be made. Hockey is too fast. Figure skating is impossible to criticize unless you have done for a decade. Nobody can say anything about professional skiers. And the ski jump distance is over too soon. Curling allows time for sports fans formulate complex sentences like: “Yes, oh yes, I think there should push that thing” while standing with a beer in one hand and range of motion with his free arm.

The obsession with curling STI is still early. Should we wait to see the consequences of its introduction into the sport, “Our world.

5. Magic, The Gathering

It’s Friday night, in the same street as the store of local players to a team of men and women (mostly men) between the ages of 12 and 65 meet at the ping pong tables that have been covered by letters animated characters representing fiction and fantastic beasts. The men slap their cards on the table, talk, laugh, and laugh, raise their voices and occasionally each other.

Why are these kids Women’s after? Why are not home with their wives? Why do not they write your Congressman? What brings it back to this place night after night, month after month, year after year? The answer: Magic.

Articles online as Jason Alam is not going to lose my second wife: Stop light magic quickly addictive and destructive impacts this entire game on the human mind. I would suggest reading to fully understand the scope of the addiction of this game. And believe me, the list only gets worse from here.

4. World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft series, aptly named Thank STI capacity to fully immerse players in an alternative reality, has demolished countless young people who otherwise might be experiencing the thrilling heights of late adolescence and early top 20 sexual.

A strategic war game based in a fantasy landscape Equipped with all sorts of strange monsters, weapons, heroic characters, and animals is just the beginning. Finally the game has more of an individual’s life, to the point that it becomes part of the brain. Warcraft players will cut the grass and thought of themselves, what should I do if an army invaded the sidewalk more? Or, how many soldiers could fit, if they were real entities, natural size, in a kingdom the size of Lincoln, Nebraska (where I am living my life in vain pale and shattered in the spare bedroom of my brother, while ” get my degree “in the local information technology institute).

3. Starcraft

Starcraft is the bane of the world’s online gaming strategy. It is very similar to Warcraft. The adjustment of the strategy game Starcraft is realistic Comprising a wide range of environments and intergalactic space stations set-up specifically for the unique battle strategy to solve. Players war against each other online by creating real-time hosts, Massing attack and choose the breed of the species that best fits your fighting style and personality.

There are two generations of players of Starcraft: The Original Disco Junkies and The psychopaths Brood War Edition. If these two divisions based on different versions of the game, none of which has been isolated from the others in terms of popularity among online gamblers.

StarCraft is a resounding success. When it comes to actively how many people in the game, which was originally released 12 years ago by Blizzard Entertainment, the numbers are astronomical. (Yes, 1998 means 12 years ago … and yes, the original version is still being gobbled up with mind-numbing frequency.)

A group of addicts Starcraft exists on Facebook, and if you look around online there are plenty of stories (real or fake, who knows) of those addicted to Starcraft various illogical or insane acts committed in the real world “as a result of have played too. “An obsession with the game Starcraft compared with alcoholism, drug abuse, addiction or power. It is impossible to overcome the disturbance without a real life experience or change of mindset.

2. Call of Duty

Call of Duty, is a first-person shooter (a game in which the arms and hands are the only visible parts of his character) Xbox game that represents the lives (and deaths) of U.S. and British forces as soldiers Special fighting them worldwide network of terrorist regimes that threaten to overthrow the United States and its allies.

The game itself lasts only 10 hours of playing time (more or less, depending on ability), but real addiction begins when players register the game online. According to some less experienced players is “impossible to survive against some of these [Call of Duty] Internet players. They play for five or ten hours a day and I’m not kidding.”

The rumors of addiction to Call of Duty include the story of a young man who, after winning the lottery somewhere in the neighborhood of $ 100k, locked in a beach house near San Diego with a crew of friends and annoying distance on the earnings of candy, soda, the occasional stripper, customize the Xbox, and an incredible network of flat screen TV that allows the team players to play together. This is because of this story, I was a witness at first hand, that the game Call of Duty social addiction figures prominently in this list.

1. Halo

Obsession with this game first person shooter galaxy is a serious condition among young people in the United States. While at first the game people gather in groups to play one against the other, has forged a last resort, a youth-dominated society’s ills (along with games like Medal of Honor or Call of Duty) living behind a flat screen TV and communicate with other players via a headset.

While this communication is a good thing for some people (people with disabilities who cannot leave home, etc…) Is a dangerous addition as the wide range of technological inventions that have broken social ties from person to person through PLACE human connection through virtual interaction of face to face?

And do not stop the addiction to the game. View, where individuos spend extra time outside the counting game highlights (most of the time to remove dry) of their daily adventures in cyberspace. This link also doubles as a “I’m addicted to Halo “blog. It is like sitting through an AA meeting with a group of children 14 years of age you may laugh or feel sorry for your choice….

Let’s look at one of them you have to share:

“We were playing” a flag CTF “When a flag and becomes Takes Each team of defenders and attackers. The map was Zanzibar. Zanzibar is an incredible map. Very funny and very fast passed. It takes teamwork especially very good if you want to pull out a victory without problems. The game was four for four and meat together and finally played as a team. My job was to open the door to the power plant … ”

Disturbing and frantically scribbled lines like “My job was to open the door to the power plant” Beyond sad. This young man has entered a dangerous truth that has the alternate universe Perceptions potential to dramatically change history of himself and the world around him. As we peer further into the mind of this particular blog we find this shocking confession:

“Entirely’m hooked on it now [Halo]. When a game goes well, it is disturbing, as a powerful line of crack (not that I really know if this is a valid comparison mind you).”