Christine Roche in BBC Modern English April 1981
[COUNTABLE] something that is intended to take someone's attention away from something that you do not want them to concentrate on or notice
"The closure of the bridge has caused lengthy diversions."
In my yearly attempt to "clean" the basement I always find something amusing, a diversion from my job. What is amazing is that some cartoons are still very current.
BBC Modern English February 1981
Does this game still exist? Probably it was Bertie´s attempt to win something.