Your Internet Consultant - The FAQs of Life Online
10.2. What kind of games are there?
The Internet is home to two styles of games--interactive and play-by-mail.
Interactive games let you play and converse with your opponents in real time,
whereas play-by-mail games take longer and are typically more involved. Unlike
interactive games, play-by-mail games let people who have only e-mail access
(folks on Bitnet, FidoNet and Prodigy, for instance) join in the fun.
As you might expect, play-by-mail games on the Internet aren't far removed from
play-by-mail games that have taken place by "snail mail" for decades, most
Table of Contents | Previous Section | Next Section