Free Online Games To Play With Your Friends
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Free Online Games To Play With Your Friends

Kenneth Fong
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Being stuck at home sucks.

And since it’s the Circuit Breaker period, it sucks extra because it’s not like we can go anywhere anyways.

Sad SpongeBob Sitting In A Diner
Source: SpongeBob SquarePants | Giphy

If you miss the company of your friends or colleagues.

Why not take a break from work, jio everyone, and distract yourselves with these free online games which everyone can play?

Just tell your boss that you guys are having an online conference or something (which is TECHNICALLY not wrong…)

Oh, and don’t forget to use these food delivery promo codes or these hawker food deliveries and promos to order in so everyone can have lunch or dinner together as well too!


TL;DR: Free Online Games To Play With Your Friends

Thinking of hosting a virtual game night?

Here are some of the best online games you can play with your friends. Best of all, they’re free!

Free Online GameType of GameHow Many Players?
AirConsoleOnline Console Game1 to 10
BunchParty Game(s)
- FlappyLives
- Mars Dash
2 to 4
Card Against HumanityCard Game1 to 50
HousepartyParty Game(s)
- Chips & Guac
- Heads Up!
- Trivia!
- Quick Draw!
2 to 8
Krunker.ioFirst Person Shooter2 to 10
Monopoly The World EditionBoard Game2 to 4
Psych!Party GameUnlimited
Secret HitlerSocial Deduction Game5 to 10
skribbl.ioWord-Guessing Game2 to 8
UNOCard Game2 to 4

AirConsole (1 to 10 Players)

AirConsole Screenshot
Source: AirConsole

AirConsole is an online video game console where your smartphones are the gamepads.

The thing is… you’ll be playing games together on one screen.

So… to get around this.

One person will have to stream the browser game over Zoom so that everyone else can join!

Otherwise, you can also play with your family members instead.

(Okay lah, sometimes your friends might be busy right?)

There are a total of 11 games under the Free Starter Pack which you and your family members can play including:

  • KartGo! Air!: kind of like Mario Kart
  • Burnin’ Rubber 5: racing game
  • Smoots Summer Games: a sports game with plenty of track and field events

How to Play

Just open AirConsole on your browser (on your desktop, laptop, or smart TV).

Link up your smartphones and start playing!

Bunch (2 to 4 Players)

FlappyLives Bunch Screenshot
Source: Bunch Group Video Chat Games

Most of you would know and are using Houseparty but did you know that there’s a similar app called Bunch which pretty much does the same thing?

I suppose if the party games on Houseparty get boring, you can download Bunch and try other party games like:

  • FlappyLives: an infuriating game where you try to get past obstacles
  • Mars Dash: endless runner game where whoever stays alive longest wins

How to Play

You and your friends need to download the Bunch app from the App Store or Google Play.

“Start a Party” by inviting your friends.

The game starts when at least one friend accepts.

Invite your friends, create a room, and start a game.

Cards Against Humanity (1 to 50 Players)

Cards Against Humanity is a popular card game which challenges players to come up with funny (or absurd) answers to questions in order to win.

The key to winning is to amuse each other with ridiculous answers.

Disclaimer: results vary if you play with morally bereft friends

I managed to find three options.

Option 1: playingcards.io (1 to 6 Players)

playingcards.io Screenshot
Source: playingcards.io

Just head to playingcards.io, scroll down and search for Remote Insensitivity (yep, they’ve named it something else to get around copyright issues).

Click ‘Start Game’, share the link with your friends so they can join, and select ‘Enter Game’.

The gameplay mimics an actual Cards Against Humanity game as you have to deal, move cards, and discard cards yourself.

There aren’t any expansions and but it’s a pretty good, free, online alternative.

Option 2: All Bad Cards (1 to 50 players)

https://not.allbad.cards/game/rh5TWdP-i
Source: All Bad Cards

The All Bad Cards version was created by a member of Bungie, the developers of Halo and Destiny.

The interface is a little nicer and automated — you don’t have to drag the cards around yourself.

And it’s mobile-optimised.

Expansions are included in the game as they’re sourced from r/cardsagainsthumanity (includes all of the cards released in North America from every official set).

Which means you’ll be able to find some really funny combinations.

This particular version also has an interesting feature called “My Cards Suck” which is an option that you can play once every 5 rounds.

Once clicked, you’ll be given a new set of white cards.

However, the computer will choose a random card from your new hand and play that round.

So… it’s a bit of a gamble!

Option 3: Pretend You’re Xyzzy (3 to 20 Players)

Pretend You're Xyzzy Screenshot
Source: Pretend You’re Xyzzy

The Pretend You’re Xyzzy version doesn’t look the best but it has a LOT of options.

It has all of the current CAH expansions.

And you can do stuff like:

  • Password-protect games
  • Create public games and have spectators join

But… it might be a little overwhelming for those who just want something simple.

Houseparty (2 to 8 Players)

Houseparty Chips & Guac
Source: Houseparty

Besides hanging out virtually via Houseparty, I’m pretty sure you already know that you can also play a variety of party games too.

The great thing about Houseparty is that it’s available on iOSAndroidMacPC, and as a Google Chrome extension.

Meaning everyone can join, whether they’re on their smartphones or their laptops.

Here are some of the games on the app right now:

  • Chips and Guac: similar to Cards Against Humanity
  • Heads Up!: basically Charades
  • Trivia!: to show off your knowledge
  • Quick Draw!: a virtual version of Pictionary

How to Play

You and your friends need to download the Houseparty app from App Store or Google Play.

Invite your friends, create a room, and start a game.

Krunker.io (2 to 10 Players)

Krunker.io Screenshot
Source: Krunker.io

Krunker.io is basically what you’d get if you crossed Minecraft with Counter-Strike.

Yep.

It’s a first-person shooter (bless those who’re using their laptop touchpads) game that is HIGHLY addictive.

How to Play

Click ‘Host Game’, select your map and customise the game according to your preference.

Once done, click ‘Invite’ to get the invite link and share it with your friends.

Monopoly The World Edition (2 to 4 Players)

Monopoly The World Edition Screenshot
Source: Pogo.com

This board game probably needs no introduction.

You make as much money as you can, monopolise as many properties as possible, and drive your friends into bankruptcy.

(And possibly lose your friend along the way…)

Although in Monopoly The World Edition, instead of buying properties like St. James Place and Vermont Avenue.

You’ll be buying cities from around the world like Athens and Barcelona.

How to Play

To get started you’ll need to create a free account on Pogo.

Select the ‘Chat Rooms’ tab and select the Game Mode which you want to play:

  • Pogo Rules: Popular rules are mixed with the Official Rules so expect time limits and turn limits
  • Official Rules: As the name suggests
  • Speedy Rules: Maximum number of turns in Jail is 1 and the game ends when one player is bankrupted
  • Family Rules: Official Rules with unlimited buildings, time limits, and free parking ($5 million starting bonus)

Select chat room and choose an empty table.

Once you’re in, you’ll get a pop-up that will allow you to customise the game and make the table private.

Select the option and enter a password of your choice.

Get your friends to enter the same chatroom and table, and simply provide them with the password to get started!

Psych! (Unlimited Players?)

Psych! Screenshot
Source: Psych! Outwit Your Friends

Psych! is another great party game which you can play without needing to meet face-to-face.

Everyone has to come up with ridiculous answers to trivia questions.

If you can pick the right answer out of all the submitted answers, you get points.

You also get points for every player you manage to psych into choosing yours.

How to Play

Simply download the app on the App Store or Google Play and start outwitting your friends.

Secret Hitler (5 to 10 Players)

Secret Hitler
Source: Secret Hitler

Secret Hitler is a social deduction game that’s pretty much like Mafia except that it’s more complex and requires a little more deception.

How to Play

Everyone is secretly assigned one of three roles: Liberal, Fascist or Hitler.

Players will vote to enact either a Liberal or a Fascist policy.

The Liberals are the majority but they don’t know the roles of the other players.

The Fascists know the identities of other Fascists (as well as Hitler) and must work together to accomplish their goals.

Hitler is on the Fascist team but does not know who the other Fascists are and must figure that out.

The Liberals win if they enact 5 Liberal policies or manage to assassinate Hitler.

While the Fascists win if they enact 6 Fascist policies OR 3 Fascist policies and electing Hitler as Chancellor.

Interested?

Then you might want to read the rules to find out more!

skribbl.io (2 to 8 Players)

skribbl.io Screenshot
Source: skribble.io

Remember Pictionary?

Or Draw Something?

Yep.

This is basically the online version of the charades-inspired, word-guessing game where you can hang out with your friends (there’s a chat option in the game) and see who sucks at drawing.

How to Play

Head over to skribble.io.

After you’ve entered your username, click on ‘Create Private Room’.

This will bring you to a Lobby where you can decide:

  • How many rounds you wish to play
  • How much time do you want to allocate for drawing
  • If you wish to add any custom words (to y’know… localise the game)

Invite your friends by sending them the Invite Link.

Once they’ve entered their username, select ‘Play’, and they’ll enter the Lobby of the private room which you created

When everyone’s onboard, select ‘Start Game’, and let the hilarity ensue.

UNO

UnoFreak Screenshot
Source: UnoFreak

The best games are those with the potential to ruin friendships.

And UNO is one of the best card games for this.

Psst! If you wanna polish your UNO skills in your spare time, you can do so here.

How to Play

Head over to UnoFreak.com and register an account.

Click on ‘Join a Game (Play)’ to create a new game.

Enter a name for the private room and a password of your choice.

Once your friends register an account, they can head to the Lobby and enter the private room with the password.

Pro tip: Alternatively, you can just forward the Room URL to them and they’ll be able to join instantly without having to create an account!

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