Social gaming

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Social gaming most commonly refers to playing online games that allow or require social interaction between players, 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
    • LAN party, a temporary gathering of people establishing a local area network (LAN), primarily for the purpose of playing multiplayer computer games
    • Massively multiplayer online game, video games where a large number of players can exist on the same server simultaneously
  • Role-playing game, 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 game, an interactive narrative using the real world as a platform