Rainie Veronica Tan and Chuan En Tan suggest five online games to play with your friends
As we continue to observe social distancing, many of us are starting to miss spending time with our friends. However, you do not have to give up socialising and having fun. Round up all your kakis to play these games!
Uno is a multiplayer card game. The objective of the game is to be the first player to score 500 points or be the first player to play off all your cards.
The gameplay is the same. However, you will not be playing multiple rounds, and the game stops when one player has finished playing off their cards. Uno is available on Google Play Store, iOS App Store, Steam, Microsoft and other websites like Uno Freak that let you play the game for free.
Cost: Free to download on Google Play Store, iOS App Store, Microsoft, but players can buy in-app items ranging from $1.48 onwards. It is also free on Uno Freak.
Number of players allowed: Up to 3 players.
Cards Against Humanity
Cards Against Humanity is an adult card game where one player picks a question card, while other players submit the funniest answer cards in their deck. Websites like Playingcards.io and All Bad Cards offer free versions of the game that you can play online with friends.
Both websites allow you to create a virtual room with your friends via a shareable link where everyone can see the game in real-time while keeping their individual deck private. The game is best played while you are on audio or video call with your friends.
Cost: Free onPlayingcards.io and All Bad Cards
Number of players allowed: Playingcards.io allow up to 6 players while All Bad Cards allow up to 50 players.
8 Ball Pool
8 Ball Pool is a multiplayer game. The rules are the same as the actual pool game. There is a cue ball and 15 object balls. One player has to pocket solid colour balls from numbers number 1 to 7, while the other player pockets stripe colour balls from numbers 9 to 15. The player who pockets all of the balls including the black colour 8 ball wins the game.
Challenge your friends, enter pool tournaments, or take on the world in one-on-one pool games.8 Ball Pool is available on Google Play Store and iOS App Store and on websites like Miniclip and Arkadium. To play with friends, sign in with your Miniclip or Facebook account and you’ll be able to challenge your friends straight from the game.
Cost: Free to download on Google Play Store and iOS App Store, players can buy in-app items ranging from $2.98 onwards. It is also free on Miniclip and Akadium.
Number of players allowed: You can either choose to compete 1-on-1 or in 8 player tournaments.
Mario Kart is a car racing game in which you compete with other players or Artificial Intelligence bots to be the first to cross the finishing line. Mario Kart is available on iOS App Store and Google Play Store.
The game recently launched their multiplayer mode which allows you to race up to 7 other players. You can compete with random players, or turn on your location to race with your friends – if they’re nearby.
Cost: Free to download but in-app items range from $2.98 onwards.
Number of players allowed: Up to 7 players
Fun Run 3 Arena
Fun Run 3 Arena is a multiplayer racing game in which you race against 8 furries (the characters in the game are called furries) to be one of the fastest 3 to reach the finishing line. The top 3 will receive attractive rewards.
Fun Run 3 Arena is available on Google Play Store and iOS App Store. You can race against random competitors or you can find friends online and show them how it’s done!
Cost: Free to download but in-app items range from $1.49 onwards.
Number of players allowed: You can either choose to play in the 2-on-2 Clan Battle or race against 8 players in the Arena.
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