The main problem that family/friend game nights (or game times) encounter is the unavailability of the players. May ilan na hindi pwede dahil malayo sila, some are recovering in their beds, at ang iba naman ay nag-iingat para hindi magkaroon ng close contacts to not risk getting the virus. Pero hindi ibig sabihin na hindi na nagkikita-kita in real life ay wala na tayong mga iba pang paraan para mag-bonding—let me introduce online games!
Online games are games na pwedeng salihan ng mga iba’t ibang players as long na mayroon silang internet access. So even if we are practicing social distancing, we can play with each other pa rin! Here are 5 of the best online games to enjoy with your friends and family:
Isa sa mga classics na kinalakihan natin, now online! If you enjoyed playing Mario Kart in a room together with your peers, you will surely enjoy playing the online version of it. Sa game na ito, pwede tayong makipaglaro with 7 other players gamit ang multilpayer game option. So, pick your character and game face on!
- io (Website Link: Skribbl.io)
Skribbl.io is a pictionary game that we can play through the internet. Ang kinaiba ng Skribbl sa ibang mga pictionary games ay pwede mong i-customize ang mga words na lilitaw, language, at drawing time sa mga private rooms na gagamitin mo with your family/friends. Ang best part ay maraming pwedeng sumali! (As of the latest update, private rooms can have up to 12 players). For the rules and mechanics of Skribbl, click here. In this online game, pwede niyong pagtawanan ang mga drawing na ginawa while under the pressure ng maikling time at mga nakakatawang guesses kung ano ang drawing na iyon. Let your inner artist take over!
How about a humor card game to give laughter to the night? While we know that nothing beats laughing with our friends and family during a session of Cards Against Humanity—one randomly chosen player begins as the Card Czar and plays a Black Card. The Card Czar reads the question or fill-in-the-blank phrase on the Black Card out loud. Everyone else answers the question or fills in the blank by passing one White Card, face down, to the Card Czar—hindi naman mababawasan ang saya kahit na tayo ay naka video call lang habang naglalaro. To play, you can use the link above or through Playing Cards where you can choose other card games to play other than Cards Against Humanity.
Magaling ka bang magsinungaling at manglito ng iba? I-test na natin ‘yan gamit ang online game na Psych! Players are invited to give fake responses to a question, after which everyone votes on which they feel is correct. Mabibigyan ka ng point every time na may pipili sa wrong answer mo at kapag nasagot mo ng tama ang tanong. So, are you a convincing liar?
A classic board game to play online? Yes please! Hindi na natin kailangan isipin na magdala ng board at ang paga-ayos sa mga pieces. All you need is your mobile device and an invite code for your friends (4 players).