With malls, restaurants, theatres, and literally every hangout place being shut because of the pandemic, there was little or no hope for us to catch up with friends. All thanks to online games for helping us survive the new normal. These gaming apps not only killed our boredom but also helped us revive our childhood days. From online trivia quiz to virtual battlefield, here is a list of online games to play when bored during the quarantine.
Best Online Games to Play with Friends
1. Ludo King
A hit among both adults and kids alike, Ludo King is one of the most downloaded games in the first few months of the lockdown. It is an online version of the traditional ludo/ snake and ladder we used to play at home. It is a multiplayer game wherein the dice is rolled virtually to move your token further. Only when a six is scored on the dice can a player start his game. Ludo King guarantees a fun time with your friends and family.
2. Scrabble Go
Scrabble Go is again an online adaptation of the popular board game Scrabble. With the letters available, form words. The one who forms the most words will be the winner. This game improves cognitive skills along with being entertaining to play with friends and family.
Monopoly has always been considered one of the go-to games to play at home with friends. Just like the classic Monopoly, the online version allows you to buy, rent, and sell your property, borrow money from the bank, and declare the winner based on the amount of money one owns.
QuizUp is an online trivia quiz game that is both fun and challenging. You can choose to play on a particular topic with a set of 7 questions. There is a timer of 10 seconds for you to answer each question and at the end of the game, it reveals who among you both is the winner. The fun part here is that we can create our own set of trivia questions as well. From NBA trivia games to Harry Potter quizzes, you have a lot to choose from QuizUp.
Apart from letting us virtually hangout with your friends on the contact list, Houseparty also lets you play games with friends. Once you enter the house, your friends will be notified and then they can enter too. Heads Up, Trivia, Chips and Guac are some of the games you can play on Houseparty.
An interesting multiplayer game that demands fast thinking, Hearts can be downloaded for free. The player with the least points wins the game. Play this card game with your friends or strangers and win each round with a little strategic thinking.
7. Snooker Stars
An amazing stay-at-home game for all you snooker lovers out there. With realistic graphics, play virtual snooker with your friends or strangers and win the game like a pro!
The popularity of PUBG was more than impressive even before the start of the lockdown. PUBG or PlayerUnknown’s BattleGround is an exclusive mobile gaming app you can play with your gang of friends. This game is all about surviving long enough to kill the others and finally emerging as the winner. You can play solo or form a squad to hit your enemies. The winner gets a virtual chicken dinner and it takes practice to achieve the feat. You can communicate with your friends as the game progresses.
Here’s a whole new mystery-solving game while you still maintain social distancing. Clue is originally a card game which later got converted into an online app that ends when the crime is solved using the clues given in the cards.
A super-interesting card game to play with your friends, kids, and family, UNO is based on colors and numbers. Choose your card based on the number or color in the opponent’s card. Finally, the player with no cards or minimal number of cards wins the game.
There are many other online games like FIFA, Minecraft, Call of Duty, Counterstrike, etc that will keep you and your friends entertained throughout the lockdown while maintaining social distancing.