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6 free apps to help you host a virtual family games night

They’re free, fun, and easy enough for grandma and grandpa to join in

Missing family game night during lockdown? We’ve picked a few games you’d normally play at home, but are also available online - from Uno to a Scrabble-equivalent. They’re all easy to download and play, so even grandma and grandpa will be able to join in.

TEST YOUR VOCAB
Words With Friends is a multiplayer word game. Players take turns building words crossword-puzzle style, similar to the classic board game Scrabble. Download Words With Friends.



A VIRTUAL CARD TABLE
Play cards and board games with your friends and family, from Go Fish and Checkers to Remote Insensitivity (a game in which players must fill in the blanks, similar to Cards Against Humanity). There’s even an option to use a standard 52 card deck to play any game you want. Get started with Playing Cards.

HOW’S YOUR GENERAL KNOWLEDGE?
QuizUp is a multiplayer game, similar to Trivial Pursuit. You choose one of over 1,000 topics and challenge your friends to seven rounds of timed multiple-choice questions. Download QuizUp.

MAKE THEM DRAW FOUR
Uno is the classic card game we all know and love, where the race is on to empty your hand before everyone else. Now that everyone’s stuck at home, you can play a couple of rounds online. Download Uno.

HOST A VIRTUAL HOUSE PARTY
HouseParty is a social networking service that enables group video chatting. The app comes with a few games that can be played during the video call, including Heads Up!, which was created by Ellen DeGeneres. The aim of the game is to guess the word on the card that’s on your head from your friends’ clues. To play this and many other games, download HouseParty.

RACE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
In Mario Kart, players race around courses inspired by real-world cities in addition to classic Mario Kart courses. You can race against up to seven other players, whether they're registered as in-game friends, nearby, or scattered around the world. Download Mario Kart.

 

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