(Psychological / emotional perspective)
Specific games such as football, baseball, rugby and cricket (which are team games) represent for many the strong ability to identify with a âtribeâ or a group of people.
They indicate the way in which we gain identity and how we connect with people.
A referee in such a game signifies the monitoring of our behaviour.
In dreams, games that require the power of thought and strategy â such as chess or draughts â often give some idea of how we should be taking a situation forward. Decisions may need to be made where we have to gauge the result of our action and take into account our opponentâs reaction.