In German, 'Spiel' (noun) means game.

The verb 'spielen' consequently stands for 'playing', either a game or a musical instrument

The adjective 'verspielt' means something like 'playful'

English and German are not that far apart. If you read old- or middle-english texts, you realize that they sounds a lot more like German than English, which, for once, makes it easy for german exchange students to kick their english colleagues' asses.