Challenge your friends to epic battles from home!
7 Best Free Online Games You Can Play With Your Friends, Family & Coworkers – Looking for a fun game to play with your friends this weekend, or simply planning for a bonding session with colleagues over Zoom? Look no further, cause we have compiled this list of free online games that you can easily play with your friends over video calls and still feel connected, even from afar. Scroll down and take a pick – or why not host a virtual party to try them all?
1. Gartic Phone
Right at the top of our list is Gartic Phone, probably our favourite free online game to play with friends this year. You might be familiar with the Telephone Game or Chinese Whispers, a popular kids’ party game that many of us played growing up. Inspired by the Telephone Game, the creators of Gartic Phone decided to give the classic game a modern, digital twist that you’ll surely enjoy.
Getting a group of your friends together on a voice call and set up a room – the game can hold up to 30 players (yes, 30!). The game is essentially a mix between a drawing and sentence interpretation game, and there’s up to 11 different modes for you to try out. Get ready to write out silly prompts and attempt to replicate your friends’ funny drawings!
2. Among Us
Among Us was undoubtedly the crowd favourite during the lockdown season in 2020, but if you have yet to try it out, we are telling you now that you should definitely give it a go with your friends! Although released before the pandemic, it wasn’t until the lockdown happened that brought immense popularity to Among Us as the perfect whodunnit game that’s actually best to NOT be played face-to-face. Talk about encouraging social distancing, huh?
The game is completely free on mobile and you can play it with up to 10 friends in the same game! As each game starts, you will be randomly picked to play as either an innocent crew mate or a murderous imposter, whereby your main goal would either be to stay alive or kill off all the crewmates. It’s a fun game that definitely makes you question your own closest friends. Get ready to be stabbed in the back!
Unleash the inner Picasso in you! If you’ve been spending all this time stuck at home honing your artistic skills, it’s time to put them to good use in a game of Skribbl. Or, if your drawing skills are terrible… prepare to let your friends suffer. This free multiplayer drawing and guessing game reminds us of the good ol’ days when we used to play Pictionary or Draw Something with our own friends.
Skribbl is a browser game which consists of a few rounds in which you will take turns to draw while the rest guesses what each other’s horrible artworks are. It’s really easy to use – just create a private room and share the link with up to 7 other friends. Gather up as many points as you can, because trust me, it’s pretty satisfying to see your little avatar get crowned as the winner in the end.
4. Board Game Arena
Are you a huge fan of board games? We know how upsetting it can be when you can no longer play them now, with social gatherings being out of the option these days, but fret not! You can still play your favourite board games online with Board Game Arena, an online board game platform with over 230 games available. With popular games like 6 nimmt! and Saboteur, you would be spoilt for choice with their free game options!
Excited to host your first board game night? The interface is simple and really easy to use, even for first-timers, and you can just play directly using your web browser. The games can be played either in real-time or turn-based, and with the site’s huge player community of over 4 million members, you can easily find someone to play with if your own friends are busy!