Everything’s better with friends, right? While we should always set aside some time for ourselves, by and large, we find that our activities are much more enjoyable when we have our nearest and dearest by our side. So, let’s think about gaming. If you like playing games, then you’ll be content to play games by yourself when there’s no other option, but when you do have the option, you should take the friendly route.
You’ll find that there are plenty of options for you to choose from. Here, we’ll run through some of the best games you can play with your friends, with both online and offline options.
If you were to find yourself stranded on a remote island, you’d hope to have your friends by your side. Rust offers this experience in digital form. The premise is that you’re alone in the wild, and you have to find a way to survive and possibly even thrive. Because it’s online, you’re at the mercy of other players in the game. Your only hope of survival is to band together with a group of other stranded people, so why not make that group your real-life friends? It’s a fun and often terrifying game that will bring you and your buds closer together.
Not everyone loves the idea of trying to survive in a virtual world, and that’s reasonable enough. If that doesn’t suit you, then you could look at playing sports video games with your friends. All of the best ones allow you to play with or against your friends, either online or offline. Once you’ve got to grips with the game, you’ll find that you can easily get sucked into several hours of play. It’s a good option because you can take the games as seriously or as lighthearted as you like, and it’s generally suitable for people of all ages and abilities.
Words With Friends
Looking for something a bit slower that you can play throughout the day? Words With Friends could be a good option. This word game is essentially like Scrabble, so, if that’s up your street, then you’ll love this. You can play against friends online on your mobile device. As we said, it’s a slower option — you’ll take your turn, then wait for your friend to take their turn, which could happen in five minutes or two days. It’s weirdly addictive and competitive and will most definitely get your brain working.
So far, the games we’ve mentioned have all been online. But you can play games with friends offline, too. What could be better than hosting a Friday evening poker game with your nearest and dearest, right from the comfort of your own home? All you’ll need is some cards, some snacks, and some music to set the mood, and you’ll be ready for several hours of fun. Of course, while fun is the primary objective, there’s also a game to play! Make sure you have confidence in your skills by playing online poker beforehand; that way, you’ll head into the evening ready to test yourself against your friends.
Finally, there’s the tried and tested multiple game format: the board game. There are plenty of outstanding options out there, with new board games coming out all the time. You can choose a classic game such as Monopoly or Cluedo, or you can dive into the modern world of board games and pick up a game such as Photosynthesis or The Quest For El Dorado.
Whatever game you decide to play with friends, be sure to have plenty of fun!