Game miniatures are outstanding when it comes to making the gaming experience more realistic. There are plenty of reasons why you need to have your own set for your games. Make it easier for yourself and try to collect them. The more the merrier; it’s true that it can be a very great hobby. As for those who want to try them out, you can buy them in shops for easy measurements. Online is a great choice as well.If you have board games available in your home, make it more thrilling by adding game miniatures. This way, instead of looking on a flat surface, you can make it actual and give it a more realistic look. It goes well with strategic games especially if you love to have fictional enemies such as dragons, witches, ogres, trolls etc. Ultimately, these are items that make gaming worth it.People who love collecting different kinds of collectibles can invest some game miniatures. Not only that they are used for gaming but they can be collection items. There are plenty of characters including enemies that you will really like. With higher numbers, you can complete them for a very long time which is the thing for item collectors.It is also good for those who want to play games without using a game board. Make your own game using the items that you have and let your imagination go free. You will find it very interesting to do. Plus, you might learn to be more strategic than before. It surely is a wonderful item that you have to buy. Add armies to the side and another to the other side. Creativity is what you will need to make it more fun to play with.It can make you play with other people and get to know them well. For people who are pretty shy about them, you can start making friends by playing and using the item as a game play. Be fair, you might get friends the easy way even though you find it difficult. This is a good time to show them that you are not what you seem to be.With these said consider investing in one and add it to your collection or make it another plaything to use for your game. Don’t spoil the moment, feel free to make your imagination flow through. In the meantime, enjoy what you are doing and don’t think it’s only a child’s game because even grown-ups like it.
When we refer to online games we are normally referring to video type games that we play on a computer via the internet. Some video games are played over the internet using mobile phones and video consoles, but generally speaking online games means computer games that need an internet connection to be played. Simple text-based multiplayer games were the first of these types of games as internet connections were slow and expensive when these games were first introduced in the 1980s. Gradually these games became popular in the 1990s, with today’s online games featuring virtual communities, realistic graphics and multiplayer games where people can even play one to one or in knock out tournaments for cash prizes. We all know that the internet is the fastest growing market place in the history of the world but did you know that there is an online games sector that is growing 4 times faster than the internet overall! Yes! and it’s the “Online Skill Games” market.There are many styles of Online GamesSome of the different types of online games that exist:1. Real time strategy games: This type of game is all about strategy where, for your army to fight successfully against the other internet players you need to develop a game plan by building lots of resources2. First person shooter: Here the players compete with each other one to one. In most first-person type games, the online game allows the death match or arena style of play. In this style of game play the view you see is the one seen from your character’s eyes.3. Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG): In this type of game each person has to keep trying to reach the next highest level until he has reached the top one written for that game and these online games can have, simultaneously, thousands of players from every part of the globe, playing in a giant virtual world interacting against or with each other. Gamers can keep playing these types of games for months or even years!4. Browser type games: These are pastime games that are quick, simple and small that are played in your browser. The popular Java and Shockwave technologies are used to develop these games.5. Online skill games: An online skill based game is a web game played in tournament format or one to one. Each player pays a cash entry fee to play with a cash or merchandise prize going to the winner or winners. The outcome of each competition is based on the player’s ability and performance not luck.How Do Online Game Companies Make MoneyAll games today, are playable online. How do we make money? This is the question that companies making the online games have to ask themselves. The majority of companies make single-player games that are played at home and in this the player has to beat the artificial intelligence of the enemy. Today these games normally include an online multiplayer version which can be played against or with other Internet players. By selling their game DVD/CDs is how these companies earn their profit e.g. Warcraft 3 and Counter Strike. Advertising and promotions is how browser game companies make their money. MMORPG companies generally charge their players a monthly fee and continue to add content by programming new scenarios etc in their games e.g. Everquest 2 and World of Warcraft. Some don’t, but survive because their DVD/CD sales are high e.g. Guild Wars.What is the future of online games?Soon there will be a new entry into the online skill games market. According to their Free Online Games Market Report they will be the first company with their new online skill games platform, to launch a business that encapsulates three of the newest phenomena on the internet today. Online Games Entertainment, Social Networking using web 2.0 and a new way of marketing which has been described as Social Marketing 2.0. One of the core differences with this new platform over the conventional models is that we the players can if we want share in the profits while we play our games. With the market today (2007) worth approximately $5.2 billion USD and predicted to rise in the next 3 years to over $13 billion USD that’s $412 per second and with social networking sites already reaching 45% of web users and the 4 major Instant Messengers having more than 400 million users between them this potentially could be a whole lot of money.