As the global pandemic continues most of us find ourselves locked inside our homes for the majority of our days.
Work from home, eat at home, and socialize at home have been our daily schedule for about a year now.
Socializing from home the best we can help to keep us sane during this time. And here are our suggestions to help you do just that:
Outwit your friends with this fun mobile app from Warner Bros. Psych! Is an exciting party game to play with your friends.
Select from a number of categories which categories each of your friends has to provide a fake answer to a real question. Then each of you votes which is the funniest to get points.
Think you know your friends very well? There’s a ‘And The Truth Comes Out’ deck where you get to answer questions about one another and choose your favorite answers.
It can be played from your PC, Mobile device or games console, for free or real money, and most importantly, you can play poker with friends on any of these devices.
Whether you’re playing casually or competitively, there is plenty of time for you to chat during a game of poker whilst the dealer is dealing, or your friends are deciding whether to hit or fold.
Whilst the game does require skill, there’s a lot of patience required meaning you can talk on your microphones and not miss out on any of the action.
Compare this to play a computer game such as FIFA or Grand Theft Auto where there is a lot of banter or focus on the actual games themselves and you have little time to ask your friends how they’re doing and how work is going etc.
There are a number of apps and games out there offering quizzes to play among your friends, but you can also take control of the rules and questions yourselves.
Simply set up a Google Meet or Zoom Meeting with friends and either ask 5-10 questions on a specific topic each or have a different friend each week as the host.
This allows you to determine the length of your quiz, the points on offer, and to make sure you keep the quiz as fun and interesting with the topics as you like.
Between rounds, you can socialize, and perhaps some of the questions and answers will bring out memories and topics to discuss too.
An oldie but seemingly still a Goldie, Uno has been doing the rounds over the past year.
Thanks to technology this game is now available on PC, mobile apps, and game consoles alike.
The video chat option is arguably a big reason why the game has become really popular during the lockdown, allowing friends to play the game whilst keeping a conversation going.
Uno is a straightforward game although you will need to concentrate throughout if you want to win.
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