A local area network (LAN) party is when users gather in a common physical space and share a network to play games. These games became popular in the 1990s when the internet was expensive and not widespread. Parties can vary in size from a few friends to a big event with hundreds of people.

How LAN Parties Work

  1. LAN parties involve friends bringing their computers or consoles together.
  2. Devices connect to the same local network, either wired or wirelessly.
  3. Participants engage in multiplayer gaming or other online activities like watching movies.

Biggest LAN Parties