Get Your Game On: 5 Online Games You Can Play with Your Friends - Jiran

Get Your Game On: 5 Online Games You Can Play with Your Friends

Step up the fun and laughter on your virtual hangouts!

Published on 13 September 2021

In the time of COVID-19, we are advised to continuously adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOP) and stay indoors as much as we can. That doesn’t mean you can’t have fun! If you run out of ideas for virtual parties with your friends, you should consider games to play together online. Scroll down and check out some of these online games that may tickle your fancy. 

1. Skribbl.io

Brewing the perfect cup of Dalgona coffee wasn’t the only trend during the first Movement Control Order (MCO) in 2020. Playing Skribbl.io was also one of the most popular activities to do. Similar to Pictionary, Skribbl allows up to eight players per game to test your artistic skills. Be prepared to be extremely flustered by the challenging options to draw or just prepare yourself to have a good laugh at your friends’ “amazing” artistic skills.

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Why we like it:

You can either choose to create a private room to play with friends or challenge others from around the globe. It has various formatting options like colours, pen size and more, which will make your drawing experience easier.

2. Spyfall

Whether you call it Werewolf or Mafia, Spyfall is the online version of this social deduction game where you are required to find the odd one out. It is best played while on a call with friends. The goal is to figure out who the spy is. Here’s the catch: everybody except the spy is given the same location. The spy then has to avoid getting caught by guessing each round’s location through inferring from others’ questions and answers.

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Why we like it:

Up to 10 people can play ithis game. It can get chaotic when some try to prove their innocence or when one of the detectives accidentally reveals a key clue that will give the answer away to the spy.

3. Codenames

You might regret not paying attention to your English teacher after a few rounds of this game. This game requires the spymasters of each team to provide one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board that belong to their team. The goal is to uncover as many of their own team’s words as possible while avoiding the words of the other team.

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Why we like it:

This game encourages you to think outside the box when giving clues to teammates as it is not easy to provide one-word clues that point specifically to the words that belong to the team. Codenames can be played by a group as big as 12 people.

4. Gartic Phone

We know how horribly wrong a round of the Telephone Game can turn out. A favourite for many, this game is essentially a mix of drawing and interpreting sentences. It contains up to 11 different modes to try. Get ready to be baffled by the absurdity of the drawings and prompts.

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Why we like it:

By far, Gartic Phone can host up to 30 players at once. Being able to create your own prompts instead of relying on AI-generated ones makes it an intimate experience. You can even save your masterpieces after the round ends.

5. Among Us

One of the crowd favourites, Among Us takes Mafia to a whole new level by actually having to move around, complete tasks and avoid being killed by an impostor. As if there are not enough things to do, you may have to vehemently defend your innocence and avoid being ousted as the impostor. Remember, keep your friends close and your enemies far away from you.

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Why we like it:

As it’s able to host up to 10 friends, this is as close as any online game beginner can get to a high-quality gameplay. The tasks are engaging, and the animation is cute and adorable. 

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