Are you missing Game Night with your friends and family? Luckily with technology today, there are a variety of video conferencing services like Google Hangout, Zoom & Houseparty, that makes it easy to practice social distancing and play games with your friends, so you’ll never miss that Friday game night!
Check out these five fun games that can be played virtually.
Heads Up! – Heads Up! is the fun and hilarious game from The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Choose from a variety of categories, like celebrities, movies, songs and silly accents. You’ll need two devices to play this virtually (unless you’re playing in Houseparty as this app has Heads Up! and a variety of other games), one device to run your video conference and one to play the game. Hold your device up, so your friends can see the screen, and you guess the word on the card from your friends’ clues before the timer runs out!
PlayingCards – PlayingCards is a website that lets you “create a room” where you can invite friends to play boards games and cards games like Checkers, Go Fish, Crazy Eights, and any other card game using a standard 52-card deck. All movements are synchronized, so you can add video chat and simulate playing in person.
Cards Against Humanity – Using PlayingCard.io website (or the parody game “Chips and Guac” on HouseParty), it’s easy to play the hilarious game online with your adult friends. We don’t recommend playing this game with people under the age of 18 as it contains crude humor. Click here to get started.
QuizUp – QuizUp is a mobile app trivia game that allows you to add and compete against your friends in real time. The app has different categories, thousands of topics, and the ability to win boasting rights. Add video chat, make yourself a drink and it’s just like you’re at trivia night with your friends at your favorite local bar!
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes – Put you and your friends puzzle-solving and communication skills to the test as you race to defuse bombs quickly before time runs out! The only catch is you’re the one defusing the bomb, but the Experts (your friends), are the only ones with the defuse manual and can’t see the bomb, so everyone will need to talk it out – fast! Download the game through mobile, desktop, game console and virtual reality (VR), call your friends and get solving!