Social distancing is unchartered territory, bottled up in our homes, texts and calls just don't seem to really imitate the solidity of interacting and hanging out with your friends and loved ones. A frustrating yet fulfilling game of just about any board game is another luxury that we can't afford right now, but there are a few places that just about cut it. Stuck at home with an abundance of time and the constant company of the internet, here are board games you can play with your friends online!
Trying to figure out what your friend is trying to draw or act out makes some of the most memorable memories, it's hilariously frustrating. Skribbl.io is like an online Pictionary, but it's fairly easy to set up and play, with quirky sound effects, an interesting point system and funny avatars. Each round, one player draws out their word with an array of colours and everyone else simply types out their guesses in the chat box. Skribbl has slightly better drawing tools compared to the array of other I/O games out there, so that's a point in its favour.
Pretend you're xyzzy
Cards Against Humanity is the most entertaining of games out there, and a big boost to your ego at every round you win. After all, it's all about your sense of humor. Pretendyoure.xyz lets you join games or create rooms where you can decide what the cards are about. This spin off lets you pick your own packs and rules and is just like the original version.
While it may look confusing, Webopoly is an interesting version of classic Monopoly but with other websites as property and a few unique tweaks. The game goes like every monopoly goes, you know what to expect. Give its appearance a little bit of patience, once you're used to it, it's just as frustrating as traditional Monopoly!
Say what you will, a quick game of Uno is always fun. Play.unofreak lets you create games, or play with complete strangers, it's fast and simply - Uno. The best part however, is the fact that you get to decide on the most arguable moves Uno has; stacking and doubling cards, this is a site where you play it how you like it.
Basic games are under often underappreciated, a simple game of go fish, cards, checkers or crazy eights goes a long way. Also with their own Cards Against Humanity spinoff, Playingcards.io lets you play all of these games and create your own! A simple site that just does the job and hits quite a few birds with one stone.
There's dozens more sites like these that you'll find if you go digging on the internet which you could most definitely do with all of this time at home. But these are some that'll get you started, get your friends and get on these websites to beat your boredom!
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