25 Best Online Games to Play with Friends

We bring you 25 best online games to play with friends and family while you practice social distancing.

You can play these games with friends in the comfort of your own home.

These are some of the best ways to stay in touch, hang out, and play online games with friends during these COVID times.

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Check out our super cool list of best online games to play with friends and family.

And, these games are completely free!!

Online Games to Play with Friends and Family

Gaming Apps

Mario Kart Tour

Get ready to race with your friends online with Mario Kart Race. Find characters like Daisy in a yellow dress and green colored Yoshi. Play the race and finish first like Mario.
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Get ready to play the mobile version of your childhood favorite video game, and challenge up to seven friends from around the world.

Players can create a multiplayer room and invite their friends for a game. So, tour the world with your friends on karts or gliders on your mobile from the comfort of your home. 

How to invite friends and family:
  • Download the game on Android or iOS 
  • Link your Nintendo Account or create one 
  • Invite your friends via your Nintendo account (using Friends Code), or Twitter and Facebook account

Cost: Free with optional in-game purchases

Download On: App Store or Google Play

Scrabble Go 

Play ScrabbleGo online with friends create words using tiles and compete with your friends. Invite them to play ScrabbleGo and win big in tournaments.
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Play this latest version of the classic Scrabble game online with your friends.

Download the game, challenge your friends, and use fun phrases and chat emoticons to chat with friends and family.

The game is available on iOS and Android-based mobile devices.

How to invite friends and family:
  • Download the app and log in 
  • Connect with Facebook to invite friends or if they have already joined search them by  name or user ID
  • Compete with your friends by creating words using a collection of tiles. 

The game is suitable for kids above 12 years of age.

Cost: Free with optional in-app purchases

Download On: App Store or Google Play.

Psych! Outwit Your Friends

Give your friends Secret Code to invite them to play Psych! Outwit your friends on your Mobile devices. Pick categories like The "Truth Comes Out Teaser" and "Is The A Fact".
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You can play Psych on the phone with your friends. Players can choose the category and then make up fake answers to real trivia questions. And other players have to guess the correct answer.

How to invite friends and family:
  • Download the app
  • Pick from a variety of fun categories
  • Give your friends the secret code to join the game
  • Make up fake answers to real factual questions
  • One player has to choose a real answer among the fake ones

Cost: Free with optional in-app purchases

Download on: App Store or Google Play

Words With Friends 2

Play Words With Friends 2 with friends. Invite them via SMS or Facebook. Create words using tiles and win points.
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Download Words With Friends 2 and get ready to Train Your Brain! 

Words With Friends 2 is a free word game that can be played on any mobile device. This multiplayer game has word games and word puzzles to play with your friends.

How to invite friends and family:
  • Invite your friends via mail, SMS, or Facebook
  • Challenge your friends and family for a game 
  • Create most words out of the letters and get points
  • The player with the most points wins

Cost: Free with optional in-app purchases

Download on: App Store or Google Play.

UNO With Friends

Play UNO With Friends. Have 2 or 3 friends to join the game and play the cards game. don't forget to press UNO when you are left with only one card.
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Play the colorful version of the classic game UNO with your friends online.

It is a fast-paced, fun, and competitive game to play with 2 or 3 friends at a time. You can also speak to each other with the text and talk function while playing. 

How to invite friends and family:
  • Download the app
  • Create a private room 
  • Invite your friends by clicking the social button on the screen
  • Click on the invite friends button to send an invite via text or Slack/Whatsapp 

Cost: Free with optional in-app purchases

Download on: App Store or Google Play.

QuizUp

Play QuizUp online with friends. Invite your friends and choose categories like General Knowledge, Basic Math, Logos, Friends, Harry Potter Movies, Name the Country, and many others.
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QuizUp is a fun, challenging, and addictive online trivia game. Pick from a variety of topics and play with friends online.

You can challenge friends and random opponents from anywhere in the world on topics like trivia on Harry Potter, flags, logos, general knowledge, languages, sports, and many others

How to invite friends and family:
  • Download the app
  • Log in using mail or Facebook
  • Click on “Invite Friends” in the main page to invite your friends via Whatsapp or contacts

Cost: Free with optional in-app purchases

Download on: App Store or Google Play

Best Fiends STARS

Best Fiends STARS is a free puzzle game with numerous levels. All you have to do is match and blast fun combos and collect cute characters.

You can also team up with your friends to play. What’s more, you can chat with your friends and send them gifts.

Connect to the game via Facebook and you can win 100 credits for free.

How to invite friends and family:
  • Download the app
  • Get a friend code by opening a tab with an “i” on it 
  • Give this code to a friend so they can add you on the team
  • You can create a team once you complete level 22

Cost: Free with optional in-app purchases

Download on: App Store or Google Play

8 Ball Pool

Play 8 Ball Pool, challenge your friends. Blue pool table with 15 balls. Use a white ball you shoot them.
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Play this classic multiplayer pool game online with your friends on your mobile device. 

You can play 1-on-1 or enter an 8 player tournament to refine your skills before challenging your friends. Level-up and win Pool coins to customize the cues and cloth at the Pool Shop.

How to invite friends and family:
  • Download 8 Ball Pool 
  • Sign up with your Miniclip or Facebook account
  • Challenge your friends for a game anytime, anywhere

You can also play the game on the web at https://www.miniclip.com/

Cost: Free with optional in-app purchases

Download it: App Store or Google Play.

Call Of Duty

Play Call of Duty, Battle Royale, and survive the 100-player experience. It has helicopters and tanks to blast the enemies.
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Call of Duty is the most popular shooter video game which now has a mobile version. 

This free-to-play first-person shooter has been designed exclusively for mobile phones. 

You can easily add your friends to play on multiplayer maps like, 100 player Battle Royale battleground, or 5v5 team-based combat or, Sniper vs Sniper battle. 

The game has thrilling graphic effects, sound, and voice & text chat options. 

How to invite friends and family:
  • Download the game
  • Add your friend by clicking on the Friend icon
  • Click on Add Friends or “Enter Name or ID” in the search box
  • Once they accept your invite you can ask them to join you for a game

Cost: Free with optional in-app purchases

Download on: App Store or Google Play

Boggle With friends

Play Boggle with friends. Create words from the given tiles and earn points. You can create words in any direction.
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Make family night super fun with Boggle With Friends!!

Compete in live tournaments with friends and family! 

The mobile version of this classic family game keeps your game score. It allows you to play with random people or challenge your friends.

How to invite friends and family:
  • Download the game app
  • Click on the Friends tab to invite contacts that already have the app, or
  • Invite friends to join Boggle With Friends by sending a text invite link

Cost: Free with optional in-app purchases

Download On: App Store or Google Play

Hearthstone

Download Hearthstone on the App Store or Google Play. It is also available at Amazon Appstore.
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Hearthstone is an online card game that lets you experience magic and mischief with your friends. The aim is to beat your enemies by reducing their health to zero.

You and your enemy take turns to play their cards. So, use the power of cards to defeat your opponents.

How to invite friends and family:
  • Challenge your friends who already have the game by opening your friend list and inviting them for a duel
  • Recruit your friends using a unique recruitment link. And unlock rewards once your recruit completes their introductory mission. 

Cost: Free with optional in-app purchases

Download on: App Store or Google Play

Lords Mobile: Kingdom Wars

Play Lords Mobile Game with your friends to get the thrills of the war and building a kingdom. Warrior in Golden Armour fighting enemies with a golden sword
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Be a Lord and a real hero by becoming a part of the army in the magical world!!

Download the Lords Mobile app on Android, Steam, or iOS today. And, get ready to build your kingdom, experience the thrill of war, forge alliances, and do a lot more. 

How to invite friends and family:
  • You have to reach Castle Lv 7 to start inviting friends
  • Send your friends an invite link
  • They can use the link to download the game, log-in and link their account within 24 hours
  • Friends get a Welcome Gift and you can get an Invitation Reward once they join a game

Cost: Free with optional in-app purchases

Download on: App Store or Google Play

Golf Battle

Play Golf Battle with your friends. Connect via Facebook earn 100 points for free and challenge your friends, and get free gifts
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Join an exciting round of multiplayer mini-golf game.

Gather your friends and play one-on-one or together with up to 6 Facebook friends at the same time.

So, get ready to play with your friends in real-time across the world on over 120 mini-golf courses.

How to invite friends and family:
  • Download the game
  • Log in using Facebook account
  • Get 100 points free and challenge your friends

Cost: Free with optional in-app purchases

Download on: App Store or Google Play

Werewolf

The Werewolves and the village. The goal of the game is to eliminate all werewolves.
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Werewolf is an ultimate game of lies and deceit. Teams are divided into werewolves and villagers and they have to fight to survive. 

It is a multiplayer online game that allows up to 16 players to take part in the game. You will have to uncover the roles of other people and convince them to join you.

How to invite friends and family:
  • Invite your friends to join the game and get rewards
  • You can invite your friends via Facebook or Gmail
  • Add your friends and invite them for a game

Cost: Free with optional in-app purchases

Download on: App Store or Google Play

Scattergories

Play scattergories with Random Opponent or Invite friends via email. Give as many answers to a question to win points. For example Names Popular Ice Cream Sundae Toppings.
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Train your brain with Scattergories!

You get questions from various categories. Answer the questions and win. 

Type the answers fast before time runs out and give as many answers as possible.

So, start playing this fast-paced and exciting category game with friends.

How to invite friends and family:
  • Download the app
  • Invite your friends via message, email, or Whatsapp
  • Challenge your friends and family
  • You can also log in via Facebook and add your friends. 

Cost: Free with optional in-app purchases

Download On: App Store or Google Play

Guess The Spy

Play Guess The Spy- Create Game or Join Game.
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Guess The Spy is a super fun and addictive game!

It is best to play this game with 3 or more players.

All you have to do is go around in circles and ask each other questions about their location.

If a player can’t answer, expose them as the Spy!

How to invite friends and family:
  • Download the game
  • Join or create a game
  • Invite your friends

So, let the games begin!!

Cost: Free

Download on: App Store 

Web Games

Playingcards.io

Play card games online on playcards.io. Play card games like Checkers, Go Fish, Match-Up and other games with your friends.
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Playing cards.io brings together free versions of all the classic card games in one place.

You can choose from games like Checkers, Backgammon, Go Fish, Match up, and many others.

Playingcards.io does not have chat so you can make Zoom or Skype calls to chat with friends while you play.

How to invite friends and family:
  • Pick a game and create a room
  • Share the link with your friends
  • After choosing a game you can send invites to an unlimited number of friends

Cost: Free

Skribbl.io

Invite your friends to play Skribbl.io using the invite link. Play 3 rounds of the game, with a draw time of 80 seconds. You can change these settings.
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Skribbl is a super fun game to play with your friends online. You can play with up to 12 friends in a private room.

To make it more fun you can give custom words and drawing time in a private room.

So gather your friends online and Skribbl!

How to invite friends and family:
  • Go to the website 
  • Click on “Create Private Room”
  • Share the link generated to invite your friends!

Cost: Free

Spyfall

Play Spyfall. Host a new game with friends or join a game created by friends. You can also learn how to play the game.
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Become an FBI detective and find the enemy spy in your department. Question each other to discover the identity of the spy.  

Find 4 to 10 friends with their computer or mobile phone and have them in the same Zoom call.

How to invite friends and family:
  • Go to the website
  • Click on Start a Game to get a room code to share with friends
  • Or Join the Game by using room code sent by your friends

To read more about how to play Spyfall click here.

Cost: Free

Cards Against Humanity

Another fun virtual way to hang out with friends is a popular card game, Cards Against Humanity. The game challenges players to give funny answers to a given question. 

You can play Cards Against Humanity online on websites like:

How to invite friends and family:

  • Friends can join the game via a shareable link or in some cases, an identification code
  • Everyone can view the game in real-time while keeping their cards, private

Krunker.io

Click on the website to play Krunker.io. You can host a game or invite your friends to join the game.
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Krunker.io is a first-person shooter game. The game has 11 different courses and setups. 

It is an internet browser video game that can be played in browsers like Chrome or Firefox.

Krunker allows you to host hour-long gameplay with your friends

How to invite friends and family:

  • Add Krunker chrome extension
  • Create a private room to invite your friends to join 
  • Or add a game URL or code to join a room created by your friend

The game is not yet available on mobile devices like Android or iOS.

Cost: Free

Download on: Chrome Extension 

Secret Hitler.io

Play Secret Hitler.io with friends online. Players will be divided into Liberals and Fascists.
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You can now play the hit board game Secret Hilter on the browser. And it’s free!

The game is set in 1930’s Germany and the players are secretly divided into two teams- fascists and liberals. The liberal team is supposed to stop the Secret Hilter.

A private game can have around 5 to 10 players. 

How to invite friends and family:

  • Sign up or Log in on the website
  • Create a room and invite your friends

Cost: Free

Chat Apps with Games

Bunch

Use Bunch App to play games while chatting on the video calls. Download the app on the App Store and Google Play. So, download and play your favorite games with friends online.
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With the Bunch app, you can do group video chat and play games with your friends, simultaneously. 

Bunch has many different multiplayer games to play. And you can also launch your favorite multiplayer titles and play video chat with them.

Some of the built-in games include Draw Party, Bunch Pool, Trivia, Flappy Lives, and Mars Dash.

How to invite friends and family:

  • Download the app and get started
  • Sign in with your Facebook account or phone number
  • Create a username your friends recognize
  • Pick a game and click on the “+” sign to select friends you want to play with

 Cost: Free

Download On: App Store or Google Play 

Houseparty 

Download Houseparty App:
- Play UNO and other games with friends online
- Talk to people over video chat
- Easily connect with friends
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Houseparty is a group video chat platform where you can video chat with your friends while playing games. 

Enjoy a virtual get together with your friends while playing games like Heads Up!, Chips and Guac, Trivia, and Quick Draw.

Houseparty allows up to 8 people to hang out virtually.

So, host a virtual game night today!

How to invite friends and family:

  • Download the app
  • Invite new users or add friends from your contacts or use Facebook to connect 
  • Create a private chat room

Cost: Free

Download now: App Store or Google Play or Google Chrome Extension

Plato

Add your friends to Plato App. You can ass friends via Whatsapp, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, or email
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Plato is a chat app that has over 30 multiplayer games to play with friends. The app requires no sign-ups or emails. 

Plato’s online games include Mini Golf, Polo, Minesweepers, Go Fish, Draw Together, Ludo, Dice Party, and many more. 

Create that perfect game night by inviting your friends for playing and chatting.

How to invite your friends and family:

  • Open the game and Add Friend and invite them via Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, or email
  • You can also add a friend using their Plato ID if they already have the app
  • Another way to a friend is by clicking on the game you want to play. 
  • Click play with a friend to Add Friend using Plato ID or invite Friends via Whatsapp or email

Cost: Free

Download on: App Store or Google Play

Conclusion 

That’s it from us, folks!!

Our list of 25 best online games to play with friends and family will help you plan an awesome game night. 

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You can also tell us how you keep yourself busy while staying at home practicing social distancing.

What games do you love playing with your friends and family?

Also, do let us know in the comments section below if we missed any super cool online games.

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