Here are some stellar online games to play with kids during quarantine
You might have exhausted all the hide and seek spots in the house already so we figured we’d whip up a list of the best online games to play with kids. And hey, even if you don’t have kids, maybe phone that niece you’ve barely made contact with or grace your little brother with the knowledge you like to spend time with him . . . sometimes.
Finding games that are children-friendly can be challenging. Games that have too much blood, have randomly explicit content, or are simply so useless they’re brain-dulling can make online game hunting much harder than it needs to be. Good thing you’ll have to look no further.
Read on for a list of joy-inducing games to giggle along with your goofy kid while playing.
Yep, you can play Monopoly online these days. This classic board game of money management and property values has graced the internet with its free version.
This is a great way to connect with extended family that’s long distance, or even a family member that’s maybe secluding themselves in a room of the house because of their exposure to COVID-19 on the job. Bring the whole family together and unleash a few hours of fun.
Untitled Goose Game
This game is one of the funniest, most charming, and deceptively entertaining games out there. It’s technically a one player game but honestly, it’s just as much fun to watch someone else play as it is to play yourself. Essentially the game is a simulation where you play as a mischievous goose. Yes, a goose. Weird character choice, we know, but just go with it and we promise you won’t regret it.
Untitled Goose Game is a puzzle stealth video game, so the objective isn’t to do things quickly so much as it is to do them well. You start out by doing prankish things to the elderly farmer whose garden you live in, then gradually progress into a little town and beyond.
Sure, this game is kind of teaching kids that it’s fun to be naughty, but let’s be honest, they already know that.
What? You thought we weren’t going to mention this obvious gem. Minecraft is basically Legos for the digital generation. It’s one of those cool ways you can trick kids into enriching their brains by having them build things and engage in problem solving through a video game. Minecraft’s pretty much old news, but it still hasn’t truly gotten old.
One of the best parts is the online aspect of being able to connect with kids even if they’re long distance. Kids have a riot exploring and competing with friends in this online game.
This party game is fun for the whole family. Just make sure you turn on the family-friendly filter so the game removes any less than wholesome jokes from your experience. The only downside is that you’ll be encouraging children to hone their lying skills along the way. Whoops.
Fibbage is a Jackbox Games application that you download onto your TV and then have players log into the game online using their smartphones or iPads.
The digital game host will place a trivia question along with various facts on the TV and players have to contribute fictional facts to add to the list. The objective of the game is to trick as many people as you can into thinking your option is a real answer to the trivia question.
The player that gets the most people to vote for their fibs wins. (Film Daily rejects all responsibility for turning your children into compulsive liars.)
That’s all for now, folks. Let the games begin!
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