Broken down, the social aspect of play is such an important part of any play-related activity. This is true for both play, games, sports, and any other event who has some sort of “play” in it. Admittedly, play doesn’t have to be a social activity. You can play games (or freely) on your own. The social aspect however is still such a crucial part of most play, that it ought to be mentioned: It’s a reason (Or a push) to get out, meet people, and be social on your own preferred terms.