Games that try to simulate real-world activities (like driving vehicles or living the life of someone else) with as much realism as possible. Simulators generally require more study and orientation than arcade games, and the best simulators are also educational.
A turn-based game mechanic is the opposite of a real-time game mechanic. In a Turn-By-Turn mechanic (synonym), each player has to wait for the other to have played, so that they can play, and so on. This way, each player has the time to think about their strategy. TBT games rely less on action than real-time games.