A lot of people really enjoy playing games on line and there is now so much to choose from, it can be a great alternative to a Nintendo or X Box and many of the games can be free to play as well. There are many games available from word games, role play games and board games to casino games and more complex adventure games.
Some games are interactive which means that you can play against other actual people or you can chat to them between games. A lot of people find that this is a lot of fun and makes the games more fun. It could partly be to do with the competition but also because it is a social thing and people tend to be naturally sociable. If you are normally shy talking face to face then this could be a good way to mix with others more easily. Many people like to play against others in serious games too such as online poker.
They may not know anyone else who likes to play and be too far away from a casino, so it is a good chance to play the game against other people. Most games also have a chat room and so you can talk while you play. Some people are happy to share tips and tactics and others would rather not chat and just play. You will find that as you get used to playing games online more and more, you will get used to the way these sites work and be able to easily find the type that you like the best. It is great to have an alternative and often a free laternative to buying computer and video games and by incorporating the social aspect you do not lose out on that in the way that you could do if played alone.