Fun Online Board Games To Play with Friends & Family

Nana Team
18 December, 2020

If you’re a struggling extrovert getting a little bored and desperately trying to find new, engaging online activities you can do with your friends, we’ve got you. 

Here are the fun online games you can play with your besties to pass the time during these repeated Covid-19 waves we keep experiencing. From word games to card games and even trivia or social deduction games, there’s surely something in this roundup that will keep the whole gang entertained. You’re welcome. 

P.S. While playing these games, it’s advisable to simultaneously run a video or audio chat with your friends to get everyone’s reactions in real time, for the best (and most hilarious) experience.

Pictionary

This one’s all the rage right now. Visit Skribbl.io to play virtual pictionary with two to 12 friends. Simply create a room and share the link, no sign up required. You can even create custom words (think inside jokes) that will have your friends in stitches trying to guess. Other sites such as Sketchful.io can host up to 64 players, and Drawasaurus.org can host up to 20 players.

Scrabble

A well-loved classic that’s sure to get everyone guessing and to elicit some serious LOLs. Visit isc.ro, sign up, send out your game invites, and enjoy a chill night with your friends showing off your linguistic prowess.

Werewolf 

A bridge-burning social deduction game, visit Werewolv.es to sign up and join a game room. There are multiple roles which are randomly assigned, and kept unknown from the other players. It’s the good guys’ task to identify the bad guys, and the bad guys’ job to wreak havoc. May the best liar win.

Avalon Steam 

A social deduction game similar to Werewolf, visit NetGames.io or ProAvalon.com to play. Simply sign up and wait for your friends to join your room through the lobby. If you’re new to this game, it has a learning curve because of the multiple roles and the voting (and scheming) involved, but the chaos is definitely worth the fun. Be warned though – your friends may never trust you again after this. 

Steam 

This is a gaming platform that allows you to play board games – some of which are free, some you’d have to pay for. Free games include Simply Chess, Catan Universe, and Risk: Global Domination and more. Paid games include Cluedo, Game of Life, Monopoly Plus and many more. Do note that if you want to play a game with your friends online, everyone needs to purchase the same game.

Mantle 

Here, you can find the classic, nostalgic board games which will transport you back to your childhood weekends. You can sign up, or choose to play as an anonymous guest.The six games on this platform are: Azul, Blokus, Go, Splendor, 7 Wonders: Duel, and Century: Spice Road.

Jeopardy Labs

This fun trivia game is for those who want to have fun while gaining a little knowledge. The host needs to stream the screen while other players watch and play along. No signing up is required, and you can create your own jeopardy games.

Chess 

If you’re one for an intellectually stimulating game, visit LiChess.org or Chess.org. No signing up is required, simply share the link with your worthy opponent. If you’d prefer more features and to play on mobile, try Chess.com, which requires signing up first.

Monopoly Deal

An all-time favourite, visit PlayMDeal.com, sign up with two to five friends, and join a game from the lobby. If you’d like to shake things up a little, visit Covidopoly.io, a COVID-19 themed version of the well-loved classic, and simply share the game code with no sign up required.

PaperGames.io

There are four classic games featured on this site: Gomoku, Tic-Tac-Toe, Battleship and Connect 4. Simply share the link to get your friends to join. 

Playingcards.io

There are a few classic card games featured on this site, such as Go Fish, Match Up, and Crazy Eights. Simply share a link, no sign up is required. If you’re sick of the same ol’ games and feeling extra creative, you can also design and create your own card game on this site using the “custom game” option. However, you have to manually deal the cards to players. You can even set up games with game pieces, spinners and checkers boards… go wild!

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