Social gaming

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Social gaming commonly refers to playing games as a way of social interaction, as opposed to playing games in solitude. It may refer to:

  • Card games that involve multiple players
  • Social network game, games that have social network integration or elements
  • Board games, in which counters or pieces are placed, removed, or moved on a premarked surface according to a set of rules
  • Multiplayer video games, where more than one person can play in the same game environment at the same time

MMOs can be broken down into the sub categories of:

  • MMORPG,such as Second Life and World of Warcraft,
  • MMODC, such as Diablo 3 and Torchlight 2,
  • MMORTS, such as Starcraft and Saga
  • MMOFPS, such as Firefall and Heroes and Generals,
  • MOBA, such as Dota 2 and Guardians of Middle Earth,
  • MMOR, such as the crew,
  • MMOCCG, such as Magic the Gathering and Hearthstone, and
  • MMOMG, such as the Sims Online.
    • LAN party, a temporary gathering of people establishing a local area network (LAN), primarily for the purpose of playing multiplayer computer games
  • Role-playing games, a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting
  • Miniature wargaming, a form of wargaming that incorporates miniature figures, miniature armor and modeled terrain
  • Alternate reality games, an interactive narrative that offers a platform to explore possible situations and social interactions while avoiding real world consequences