Technology allows us to stay connected with our friends without being together. There are so many online games to play with friends that are free or inexpensive. Here’s a list of games you can play with friends over a video chat or call today:
Skribbl.io is a fun, classic game where a person is given something to draw, and everyone on the team needs to guess what they’re drawing. This is a simple party game that can be easily played over Zoom or video chat. It’s a silly game with some friendly competition, and the best part is that it’s free.
Playingcards.io is a website with multiple “virtual tabletop” games like backgammon and checkers. It’s easy to create a room where you can invite friends to play. The cool part about this website is that you can also play any game with a 52 standard deck of cards.
Dominion is a card game that has an online version of the game where you can play against your friends or the computer. It is free to sign up and start playing with friends and is fairly simple to learn.
If you’re a big fan of Cards Against Humanity (who isn’t) then rejoice, because there’s an online version of it that you can play with friends. Pretend You’re Xyzzy is essentially an online version of Cards Against Humanity that you can play with friends even when you’re not together. Playingcards.io also has a version of Cards Against Humanity as well so you can pick one that you’d prefer.
If you’re looking for mobile-based games that you can play with your friends online, try Fun Run. Fun Run is a racing game that you can play with up to four players real-time. It’s a super fun and silly game that’s free and on both iPhone and Android.
House Party is a fun app available on iPhone and Android where you can video chat with friends and play multiple party games like Heads up and Trivia games at the same time. It is unique in that it combines both the video chat and game components into one. House Party is also available macOS and Chrome as well.
Jackbox Games are an all-time favorite of mine, and they can be easily purchased and downloaded on Steam. Their party pack comes with five different games that you can play with friends. Most of these games are silly and family-friendly as well. Most of these games work by having one person displaying their screen and everyone else participating virtually with their phones. I would highly recommend Jackbox.
Overcooked 2 is another fun co-op game that can be played with friends over the web and can be found on Steam for PC users. It’s a fun game of chaos in the kitchen, as you and your friends work to make meals by following the instructions. However, there are a lot of random things that happen such as fires which makes this game a fun fast-paced game to play with friends online.