Why is "You play the game" not correct?
It's correct. Report it so that they can add it as an alternative solution.
Thanks. I was pretty sure, but appreciate the confirmation. I have reported it.
"spielen" is the third person plural conjugation.
Sie verloren das Spiel.
Ich bin böse.
Why is the translation "They played the game" rather than "They play the game." In order for the duolingo answer to be correct, should it not have been "Sie spielten das Spiel?"
The German sentence is in the present tense (spielen - play); the past tense would be "spielten" (played). If the translation "They played the game" was marked as correct, report it.
"Ich möchte ein Spiel spielen"... sagt Jigsaw :D