With so much more time sitting around at home, a board game is a great way to pass the time! It can be a nice break from watching movies and doing homework all day. Zoom calls and Facetime sessions can get kind of slow with the lack of school and work, so here’s a fun way to stay engaged with your friends and socialize!
This website contains many online card games such as:
- Crazy Eights
- Go Fish
- Checkers, and more
- Plus, it allows you to create and play your own card games with your friends.
You and your friends can play from your own houses, and according to the website, your movements will be synchronized on each other’s screens so you can see each other play in real time. By creating a new room or joining an existing room using a room code, you can play privately with your friends.
This website is an online version of Pictionary, where the website gives you three options, you pick one, draw it, and wait for your friends to guess the right answer. The faster they guess it, the more points they get, and the more people that guess the word, the more points the artist gets. This website also allows you to personalize your own avatars, and create private game rooms for your friends.
This website contains many board games including:
- Connect 4
- Checkers, and more!
This website also contains many non-board games, but try a board game with your friends first 🙂
The animation is really nice, and you can also pick your own avatar. I experimented with their Monopoly game because Monopoly is one of the more complex games on the website, and I’ve included some pictures below. Give it a shot!
The Benefits of Board Games
Other than entertainment, board games have lots of other benefits! One of them is that playing board games can raise your endorphins, which is a chemical in your body that makes you feel better. It can also lower your blood pressure and speed up your ability to find things. According to an online study, 64% of respondents said they play games to unwind and relax, and 53% play to relieve stress.
Other than allowing for more family time together, board games also have several mental benefits! The areas of your brain that allows for complex thoughts and memory formation benefit the most when you play board games, and can help decrease cognitive decline when you’re older. It can also help children boost their logic and reasoning skills, improve critical thinking, and boost spatial reasoning. It can also help boost concentration and the ability to focus for a long time.
Given all of this, I’m sure you must be excited to start playing!