How to lose your friends with these 8 online games, Digital News
Video games have definitely been the go-to activity for the midlife blues, and it’s not all about single-player action, as there are also digital versions of board games to online card games.
This makes it the best way to entertain yourself as well as curb impending separation anxiety from being away from your friends.
If your friends are the competitive type and prefer games that test the strength of your bonds, we might have games that could possibly make or break your friendships. Also, if you have any other recommendations, let us know!
1. Space team
Being separated from your friends for a while can be quite trying and to avoid this, communication is key. Spaceteam is the perfect social gaming activity that ensures teamwork comes first.
Developed as a board game, Spaceteam is for two to eight players who shout technobabble at each other until their ship explodes. Each participant would be assigned a random control panel with buttons, switches, sliders and a dial.
They would need to configure the commands according to the instructions given, but the catch is that the instructions are sent to another teammate who would have to vocalize them to guide them accordingly.
Although the game is best played head-to-head, with the current global pandemic, it might not be something that should be risked.
Instead, it would be advisable to use video conferencing platforms to effectively communicate on-screen instructions to your crew. Spaceteam is available for download on the App store and play store free.
2. Among us
It’s the iconic quarantine game for everyone. Among Us is a game that takes place in a spaceship where teammates try to prepare for departure. Played with four to 10 players, participants will have to identify who among the crew is the hidden impostor who is determined to kill everyone in the ship.
Groups of friends will have to interrogate and work together to figure out who the suspect is in the group. The game is best played using voice or video chat to make chats more interesting. From there, you can definitely see how well you know each other’s quirks and even lying abilities.
Scattegories is the perfect online game for friends who prefer a more intellectual approach. Each round, players will receive a letter and 12 unique categories.
Entrants will be required to respond to the categories with a word or phrase beginning with the letter provided as quickly as possible within the allotted time.
If you and your friends aren’t much of a gamer group, this online game might just be what you’re looking for. TypeRacer is an online typing contest, where players compete by typing quotes from books, movies, and songs.
A web-based multiplayer batting game, millions of people around the world have completed hundreds of races on the platform. Not only is it a good adrenaline rush with friends, but it’s also a good way to improve your typing speed.
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If you are familiar with the Catan board game, Colonist.io is an online version of it. Strongly focused on strategy, the objective of the game is to get ten victory points before the other players.
Points can be earned by building settlements, upgrading cities, buying development cards, or building the longest road or largest army. To do this, resources will have to be collected.
At the start of the game, each player had to place two settlements and two roads at the intersections of the tiles found on the number board. Each tile contains different resources and numbers which can then be collected once the game has started.
During the game, each player begins their turn by rolling the dice. It doesn’t matter who rolls the dice, if players have a city or settlement touching the tile with the corresponding number that was rolled, they can collect resources from the bank depending on what is seen on the tile.
This will then continue until a player reaches the objective.
This game is definitely one that would take time. Therefore, if you prefer a game that is not fast-paced and mind-boosting, this is a great choice.
Krunker is a multiplayer first-person shooter that’s perfect for a group of beginners. Similar to Call of Duty and Fortnite but with a Roblox-like aesthetic, the game’s ultimate goal is to kill every enemy in sight.
DragonBound is a free multiplayer online HTML5 game. It’s a great game not only to play with friends online, but also to make friends.
Players take turns shooting each other with vehicles loaded with artillery. Participants can join tournaments organized on the web browser or create private rooms specially designed for their own group of friends.
It might be a classic game, but nonetheless, it’s definitely a fun game.
Much like Tetris, Jstris is an online multiplayer block game where players will have to match pieces of different shapes to form a row. With each complete line, the line disappears and the players receive points.
They will then continue to collect points until the field is filled. The longer the player can delay the inevitable, the higher their score will be.
It’s a classic game that certainly brings back a lot of childhood memories. And what better than with your group of friends to reminisce about carefree days.
And these are some of the games that are perfect for entertaining you and your friends during this difficult time. The games on our list are in no way a reason to ruin friendships but rather to get closer through fun and friendly competition.
If you’re looking for lighter fun, check out our list of games that are guaranteed to have lots of laughs.
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This article was first published in geek culture.