While some restrictions are slowly lifting, most of us are still staying home as much as possible and are separated from family and friends.
If you’re looking for ways to connect beyond a phone call, Sophia Morris has rounded up some games you can play with people online.
With the website Kahoot, you can play trivia and quizzes with friends and family. All you need to do is make a free account, and then you can share your screen on a video chat so that people can join in, no matter where they are.
You and your friends can play charades together through video chat. All you need to do is be willing to potentially embarrass yourself as you act things out.
If you have a chess board, you can play via video chat with someone else who has a board, making sure that the pieces are moved simultaneously on each person’s board.
The whiteboard feature on Zoom and a random word generator are all you need to play a version of online Pictionary. There’s also Skribbl, an online platform that lets you play rounds of Pictionary-like games with others in private rooms.
Both the Scrabble GO and Words With Friends apps let you play scrabble on your phone against friends or strangers, and they’re both free.