Social Gaming is a form of gaming that can be practised from any decent home computer or, more commonly, from a smartphone or tablet device. These games require, or simply allow social interaction between players, which is in stark contrast to most other single-player games that are usually enjoyed alone and without any outside interaction. The main emphasis of social gaming is on being able to play amongst a much wider gaming community, but not necessarily with friends. You can now enjoy playing on these games across a social media platform at most of today's social networking websites. There are literally thousands of social games available online today and some of the major categories include alternative reality games, miniature war-gaming, role-playing games, massively multiplayer games (MMO), local area network (LAN) party gaming, multiplayer video games, board games, social network games and card games. These games can be launched instantly in your browser without the need to download and the simple act of being able to play for your handheld mobile device means that you have the added convenience of being able to play while on-the-go.