10 Of The Best Games To Play Online With Friends While Self-Isolating

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Since we’re all hunkered down at home, trying like hell to flatten the curve, it’s no surprise that folks are missing hanging out with friends and family. One way to not only stay in touch with your pals, but also keep entertained, is to play games with them online. Even though your squad might not be physically there, it’s certainly the next best thing.

Here are 10 fun online games to play with friends while self-isolating!

Scrabble GO

Download the Scrabble GO app and get ready to argue with your loved ones about what counts as a word. This digital version of the classic game we all know and love with its official board, tiles, and word dictionaries. Plus, once you connect it to your Facebook account, it’s super easy to play with your friends and family!

Cards Against Humanity

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We could all use a good laugh these days, right? While Cards Against Humanity is a physical game, you can play a digital version for free on PlayingCards.io and invite your friends to play along, as well. We strongly suggest running a video chat in the background so you can hear everyones giggles and outbursts!

UNO

Take your love of the classic card game, UNO, to the next level with tournaments, adventures, and new ways to play. Team up with a pal to win the game, or even get a tournament going if you’re feeling competitive.

Psych!

If you’ve ever played Balderdash, then you’ll get the gist of Psych!. All you have to do is choose from a number of categories, make up an answer to a question, with the objective that your friends will believe your answer is the real one. You’ll score points by guessing the right answer and for psyching your friends into guessing yours!

Monopoly

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It’s a classic for a reason! The Monopoly app allows for up to four players but other than that, the game is pretty much the same as the board version — except you can’t make up your own rules to your own advantage!

Mario Kart Tour

While your Gamecube might have gone into permanent storage, you can play the classic Mario Kart Tour via your phones. Challenge up to 7 of your pals to a cutthroat race that’s just like the original version.

Head’s Up on Houseparty

Because the Head’s Up app is made to be played with friends in person, you’re probably wondering how you can play it online. Well, thankfully you can use Houseparty which is a group video chat service that’ll sync up with the game so you won’t need a separate FaceTime call. If you’ve never experienced the pure joy that is Head’s Up, it’s like charades but much more entertaining!

Words With Friends

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It’s a classic for a reason — Words With Friends is where you can unleash your vocabulary skills. You can link up and play the beloved crossword game with your friends, or just join a random game with other users.

8 Ball Pool

Attention all billiards lovers, you can still enjoy a game of pool with your mates — a virtual game that is! Make it feel like you’re at the pub when you pour yourself a cold one and play 8 Ball Pool. This virtual game allows you to play one-on-one or in 8 player tournaments. Sign up through Facebook and challenge your friends from the comfort of your couch. 

Quiz Up

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If you and your pals are trivia lovers, then Quiz Up should be on your game night agenda. Quiz topics range from Friends trivia and American history, to medical knowledge and even advanced math. There’s truly something for everyone, regardless of what you and your squad are into. Each quiz pretty short, about 6 questions each, and the faster you answer, the more points you score!

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