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Options for Online Games During the Holiday Season

Options for Online Games During the Holiday Season

During the holiday season, you can still play games with family, friends and loved ones online and host a virtual game night. Check out some options below:

Computer-Based:

  • Battleship
    • Click here to play online
    • Click “Friend” under the “Opponent” heading
    • You will receive a link to send them
    • Once they click the link, both of you can set your 10x10 grid with your battleships and start playing
  • Chess
    • Click here to play online
    • Click “Invite a Friend” and select the specifics for the game you would like to play
    • You will receive a link to send them
    • Once they click the link, you can start playing
  • Sudoku
    • Click here to play online
    • Register for an account with your email address by creating a username and password
    • Create a new game and invite your friends to play
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
    • Click here to play online
    • Click “Sign In” and sign in with your Google, Facebook or Twitter account
    • Once you are signed in, click “Catalog” to browse through the puzzles
    • Once you have chosen your puzzle, click “Setup Puzzle” to select the number of pieces and choose if the puzzle is private (people have to be invited to play) or public (anyone can play)
    • Once you click “Play”, you can click “Invite” and send the link to your friends to do the puzzle together

Smartphone-Based:

  • Psych!
    • Choose from a number of categories and make up fake answers to real trivia questions
    • Other players have to guess what’s real and your goal is to trick them into choosing your wrong answer
    • Points are earned when you get other players to guess your wrong answer as well as when you guess the right answer on another players turn
    • Click here to use it on an Apple device and click here to use it on an Android device
  • Scrabble Go
    • You can play a virtual version of Scrabble with friends over the phone
    • Click here to use it on an Apple device and click here to use it on an Android device
  • 8 Ball Pool 
    • You can play a virtual version of 8-ball pool with friends over the phone
    • Click here to use it on an Apple Device and click here to use it on an Android device
  • UNO
    • You can play a virtual version of Uno with friends over the phone
    • Click here to use it on an Apple Device and click here to use it on an Android device
  • Houseparty
    • Houseparty is a group video chat where you can play games with friends
    • The games available on Houseparty include:
      • Head’s Up!: This game is a modern spin on charades where one player is given a word and the other players feed them clues so they can guess the word
      • Trivia: This is a general knowledge game with many categories and topics to choose from
      • Chips and Guac: This is a word-association game similar to “Apples to Apples” and “Cards Against Humanity” where players submit cards they think fit well with a certain word or phrase
      • Quick Draw: Similar to Pictionary where one player is tasked with drawing something and the other players have to guess what it is based on the drawing
    • Click here to use it on an Apple device and click here to use it on an Android device
  • Yahtzee
    • You can play a virtual version of Yahtzee with friends over the phone
    • Once you download and open the app, simply click the “Social” tab to connect with your Facebook friends for a game
    • Click here to use it on an Apple device and click here to use it on an Android device
  • Boggle with Friends
    • You can play a virtual version of Boggle with friends over the phone
    • Click here to use it on an Apple device and click here to use it on an Android device
  • Scattergories
    • You can play a virtual version of Scattergories with friends over the phone
    • With Scattergories, you roll the dice and create an answer for each category that fits with your starting letter
    • Click here to use it on an Apple device and click here to use it on an Android device

We hope these options for online games help you have a fun virtual game night with family, friends and loved ones this holiday season!

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