If you take part in a children's game in dreams, the interpretation is clear: you take refuge in the past to escape from present responsibilities. On the other hand, if you dream you are playing a board game it reveals that your social relationships are superficial. If you dream you are betting your wealth on some game of chance, it means you hope chance will solve your problems. Finally, if you are just the spectator of a game - without participating - the image is a symptom that you are behaving indifferently to certain problems that concern you directly. (See lottery , card , betting pool and roulette ) According to the saying of an Indian guru, life is a dream and we should realize this. But it is also a game and it's essential that we play our part.