Classic Games Gone Virtual

In Do, May 2020 by Lauren KruchtenLeave a Comment

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In our current stay-at-home situation, finding creative ways to socialize virtually with friends and family is essential. Not only does it maintain and strengthen bonds, but it helps keep you sane if you’re solo in isolation. Several apps based on your favorite games allow you to play with your friends and family, no matter how far away they may be. A bonus? There’s no missing pieces, made-up rules or yelling—probably.

Scrabble GO
Cost: Free
See who out of your friend group is the best wordsmith with Scrabble’s free app. Scrabble GO looks just like the original game but with a helpful in-app dictionary and chat feature.

Monopoly Plus
Cost: $3.99
Everyone’s favorite classic board game goes virtual with an animated, 3D city-filled board that offers a cool new interactive experience for separated family members. You can even create your own custom game with your family’s house rules.

Draw Something Classic
Cost: Free
Similar to Pictionary, Draw Something allows you to challenge friends in a creative, drawing-based game in which you’re given a word to draw and your opponent has to guess what it is.

Mario Kart Tour
Cost: Free
When Mario Kart Wii first came out in 2008, families everywhere took to the gaming device’s plastic steering wheels to race each other on their living room TVs. Now, the Mario Kart Tour app lets you race your friends and families virtually with additional power-ups, courses and character variations. 

The Game of Life
Cost: $2.99
While real life might not be ideal right now, you can still live the dream in The Game of Life. The interactive app brings your board piece character to life as you make your way through faux college, jobs, kids, home buying and more stages of life.

Yahtzee with Buddies Dice
Cost: Free
Roll the virtual dice on your smartphone or tablet to get a higher score than your friends and family. You can also chat and send stickers while you’re playing.

Clue: The Classic Mystery Game
Cost: $3.99
The classic “whodunnit?” game goes virtual with all the same characters, plus an innovative, logic-assisted clue sheet that allows you to take notes on who did the murder, using which weapon and in what room. Create a private multiplayer game to play with your friends and family.

Cost: Free
The UNO! app takes the beloved family-friendly card game to new heights with new tournaments, challenges and adventures that put a spin on the classic game we all know and love.

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