We’re getting used to the idea that, for the foreseeable future, a lot of our time will be spent at home. Many of us are left feeling disconnected from our friends and extended family. Entertainment must take on new forms, so that a feeling of excitement isn’t only found in our weekly trips to the grocery store. These online games provide a great way to connect with family and friends, while having a lot of fun doing so.
Online games for friends and family separated by long-distance
Who isn’t a fan of the high-stakes murder mystery game that has you questioning everyone’s motives? Cluedo is more commonly played as a board game but we love the fact that it can be played on our mobile devices too. There is a small fee of R59,99 on the app store, but your’e in for a world of fun as you put your detective hat and figure out who dunnit?
The popular 49-year-old card game is now also available online. UNO! is a game that has fond childhood memories for so many. Get your friends and family around the world to join in on the fun.
In order for the fun to begin, get your friends and family to download the Monopoly App. It’s available on both the Apple app store and Google play. Even better than the physical board game is the fact that there’s no chance of flipping the board in anger because you have landed yourself in jail once again!
Ticket to Ride is a strategy game that takes you on a railway adventure like no other. The objective is to try out various tactics to stop your competitors’ train lines and to take over routes before others do. There are different strategies you could try, meaning no single game will be the same. Travel the world by train, from Europe to India, and you may even pass through China. Download the mobile app (R109,99) and compete against friends and family trying to find the best train routes.
Logophiles unite! This is a free multi-player game that is a lot like scrabble. Playing with friends from all over the world means you’re not confined to finish the game all in one go. You will be alerted when your opponent has taken their turn and when it’s yours. Download the fun game on the Google Play store or on the Apple App store.
Kahoot! is an online platform that was originally designed as a quiz tool for educators and learners. But who said you can’t use it for a night of quizzical fun and games? Organise a fun virtual quiz night with friends and family.
This is a creative-thinking category-based party game, where one has to think of different items starting with a specific letter in specified themes. It was originally a physical board game but has now been brought to the virtual world with the app version (available on Apple and Android app stores). You and your friends can play in a virtual ‘room’ for hours of fun.
By Features Writer Andrea Cresswell
Person of faith. Features writer. Lover of baked goods (Mary Berry is one of her heroes). A curator of really great Pinterest boards. She also loves to stay up to date with the latest health trends. If she was lost you’d probably find her perusing the cookbook aisles of Exclusive Books, sipping on a cortado.