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Monday, July 17, 2023

Fun Games To Play With Friends

Playing games is a wholesome entertaining activity that can be enjoyed by groups of friends. Not only are they great for bonding with your close mates but they also work as ideal icebreakers when getting to know new acquaintances.

Whether you prefer traditional board and card games or playing the latest console or PC game titles, there are a huge range of options to choose from. Here are just a few gaming ideas to consider for endless entertainment when you next meet up with your friends:

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Minecraft is a fun sandbox game that was first released in 2011 and has become one of the bestselling video games in history. By 2021, the game had reached almost 140 million active monthly players.

Put simply, in Minecraft players put together and take apart blocks in three dimensional worlds. There are different modes to choose from, for example in Creative mode players are given the supplies they need, whereas in Survival mode they must find their own building supplies and food while interacting with creepers or zombies.

You can either play by yourself or play online with friends or other players. One of the great things about Minecraft is that it can be played on computer, console or even on smartphones and tablets.

Words With Friends 2

Words With Friends 2 is one of the most popular social mobile world games on the internet. It is a brilliant brain training game that helps players to develop their critical thinking skills with classic word board games and puzzles.

There are a number of different modes you can engage in, including competitive team based lightning rounds and head-to-head games. You can also opt for the classic one to one mode with themed challenges and personalised daily goals.

Players are also invited to keep up with their friends’ progress in the Achievements section. As you progress, you can unlock certain rewards and level up. If you want to spend some time on your own perfecting your words skills, you can opt for the Solo Challenges with functional characters and themes that are updated monthly.

It is available for cross platform play on Windows, Android, and iOS devices.


How about a classic casino card game? These are ideal for games evenings with friends and can even form part of a casino themed party or event. Poker is one of the best-known casino table games and can be played with chips rather than real money.

Blackjack or “21” is a good casino card game alternative if your guests are unfamiliar with the rules of poker.

Poker and similar casino games can also be enjoyed with others online, there are a wide selection of casino sites offering online casino games. Some even offer live games that are streamed in real time, you can interact with the dealer like you would in an in-person game and communicate with other players through the chat function.

Mario Kart Tour

If you are a fan of the Mario Kart series of games, you will love Mario Kart Tour. It is a free-to-play game available on mobile app stores and the aim of the game is to be the first player to cross the finish line at each race, and to get a high score.

Each week, one of the tour’s cups becomes a ranked cup and players try to get their names up on the leader board by scoring more than the other 19 players in the race. As a multiplayer game, you can challenge up to seven friends and other opponents worldwide.

You can choose from a variety of karts, drivers and gliders which can be collected and upgraded as you progress in the game. There are some new Mario Kart features in this game, including reverse courses, trick courses and a frenzy mechanic.

Among Us

Another online game that you and your friends can enjoy is Among Us. Among Us takes place in a space themed setting and players, who are cartoon astronauts, play as either crewmates or imposters.

The crewmates will complete work assignments during the game while the imposters must secretly try to kill the crewmates while posing as crewmates themselves. The crewmates must work out who the imposters in the game are.

As a multiplayer game, you can play in groups of between four and 15 players. Up to three of these players are chosen to be imposters at random. Among Us can be played cross platform on Xbox and Playstation consoles, Nintendo Switch and smartphones.

Two Truths and One Lie

Finally, if you find yourself in a group and are ill prepared with entertainment options. The guessing game Two Truths and One Lie is a great, simple option. You will each come up with three facts about yourself, one of which is false, and the other players must guess which is true and which is not.

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