Lots of people play games to unwind, have fun and generally enjoy themselves after a hard day at work. Some of the lucky people will literally play all day!
Unfortunately I am not one of those lucky people so I need to take into account what my favourite type of game is and make sure I play as much as possible of my favourite games.
I have always liked real time strategy games, but recently I have found the community rather lacking in these sorts of games compared to the huge communities of massively multiplayer online role playing games, especially the likes of World of Warcraft.
Another great type of game emerging from the depths of someone’s imagination is the sandbox type game, for example Minecraft. I have always liked playing online with people but the community inside Minecraft is so large and vast that you do really feel online when playing it. Plus you can connect to a server to play it.
Gaming genres can be fairly special for certain people,riot games I know my wife absolutely loves MMORPGs but I tend to like DOTA style or real time strategy style games more.
If like me you want to be able to play as many different game types as possible, then I suggest finding casual quick games you can hop in and out of, some great games for this are: League of Legends, Minecraft, Team Fortress and Starcraft II.
What other game genres are there for you to try? You can always try the great puzzle type games, these are extremely casual and great for you to get involved quickly and be able to take the fun away and not feel pressured to have to constantly play.
I will always like RTS games as they are quick, but have some learning and progression. I highly recommend strategy games for you and your friends.
I have played a lot of various genres and another one that has an unbeatable community of players (if you find the right ones of course) is WoW, this game is fantastic and really gets people involved together. If you like raiding then another great game to try is Everquest 2 or Rift. They are great games for people looking to find a great collection of players.