The Covid-19 situation may have eased down but many of us are still preferring to maintain social distancing to play our part in minimizing the risks of new waves and variants. But this does not mean you can’t have fun with your friends. The pandemic may have affected our social lives but it has also urged us to get creative and come up with newer and safer ways of spending quality time with friends.
One trend that has gained momentum in this regard is that of online games. They keep you entertained as well as connected productively. All you need to do is get a good package from internet service providers such as Cox Cable and you’re good to go.
Here are some of the best online games that you can play with your friends. They’re easy to access and super fun to play.
Skribbl.io is a drawing-guessing game that will take you back to your school days of playing Pictionary. You don’t have to be a Picasso to be able to play this game.
Simply open the site, make a private room, and send the invite link to your group of friends. You have the option to customize the time for drawing, the number of rounds as well as add custom words. If you’re good at drawing, you can attempt to draw the given prompt. If not, try guessing what the artist is drawing. Skribbi.io can be played by up to 2 to 8 people.
Quiplash is another fun online gaming option. It involves each member in the group and you can easily play it on Mac, PC, or Linus computer. The group members are supposed to come up with the funniest answer to a question. All the members in the group then vote the answers and the person with the most votes is declared the winner of the round.
If you want a virtual one-on-one gaming experience, you can play Checkers online. It would be a good way to catch up with an old friend or family member. The game is particularly suitable for those who are not very tech-savvy.
Psych is another interesting game that you can play with your friends remotely. In this game type, you have to choose a real question from the categories available (movies, animals, etc). Then fabricate fake answers and try to make your pals guess the correct answer. All the fake answers as well as the right ones are revealed towards the end. You earn points for answering a question correctly and also when your friends/group members select your suggested answer incorrectly.
You will also enjoy playing Spyfall with your friends online. It is a game in which the objective of the spy is to remain hidden while that of the non-spies is to identify and expose them.
Each player asks questions from other players and all players have to answer the questions. These answers should be clear enough to prove their innocence as well as discreet enough to not help the spy in guessing their locations. At the end of one round of questions, all players reveal their guesses. If they succeed in exposed the spy or guess their location in the game, they win.
#6. Telegram Werewolf
Telegram Werewolf is a game whereby werewolves hide among villagers and aim to kill one every night. The villagers on the other hand use their abilities to expose and lynch the werewolves. Before the game starts, the Werewolf Bot will send a direct message to you to let you know about your role (whether you’re a villager or a werewolf). A minimum of 5 to 6 players can play this game.