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10 online multiplayer games to play with friends — for free

Free online multiplayer games, a form of distraction to engage your thinking skills with friends. Source: Shutterstock

We can safely say that 2020 has most inconvenienced us in a way we could have never possibly imagined. Since it’s close to the end of the year, it is almost time to wish COVID-19 a happy birthday and hope it disappears as vaccine trials start to show encouraging results. Adios, goodbye, au revoir, we bid you good riddance Corona! Until then, stay home, stay safe and get started on these online multiplayer games with friends.

Video games aren’t just entertaining and a fun way to connect with friends. Playing online multiplayer games with friends is good for the brain too. Studies have revealed how video games improve our hand-eye coordination, quickens our reaction time, sharpen our mental capacity and “improved performance in perception, attention, and cognition.”

Classes may be online or cancelled, but as these benefits show, there is no reason for our cognitive skills to stop getting better. Check out these 10 online multiplayer games you can play with friends — for free:

Cards Against Humanity

If you’ve played this before, you know why it deserves its reputation as the “party game for horrible people.” The aim of the game is to make people feel as awkward as you can with your answer. “Pretend You’re Xyzzy” is a Cards Against Humanity clone available for your computer, or Google device that allows you and your friends to play together.

 

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Codenames 

This is a popular free multiplayer game to play in a group of two to eight friends, with two teams and a Spymaster for each team. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you guess the 25 codenames there are on the “table.”

Skribbl

Skribbl is a free multiplayer game that consists of bringing out your inner Picasso, you can create a private room for up to 12 friends, and it’s basically charades turned digital. 

Psych!

You think you know your friends? Choose from a variety of fun categories where each player has fake answers to real trivia questions and you have to choose the most outrageous real answer among all of the fake ones. Put your bs to the test. 

Among Us

Text four to ten of your friends, and ask them to get on this space adventure with you — another free multiplayer game online. This game is currently driving Indians crazy because it’s so exciting. The prospect of being in space finding out who the impostor is, is a much better reality than 2020 and the pandemic. 

Mario Kart Tour

“Wa-hoo! It’s a-me Mario!” Yes, we know this one is a classic, and now you can enjoy this kart racing mobile game with friends. This game — IOS and Android friendly — will not only give you a blast to the past, it will connect you with your friends so you can get nostalgic together. 

UNO!

If your neighbours don’t mind, you can still shout “UNO!”. This classic American shedding-type card game is a classic — now virtual, you can still play them with friends who are several dorms, or even countries away.

QuizUp

The biggest award-winning trivia in the world is also a free multiplayer game. Trivia is a classic, and in this version you can meet new friends and challenge old ones who share your topic of interests. Kahoot! is alternatively a game-based learning platform where you can create your own trivia, but is mostly used in educational institutions as a learning tool. 

Fortnite

 

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As we struggle to survive during this pandemic, we can see why Fortnite is so popular because it’s also a game of survival. However, in this free multiplayer game you’re in “Hunger Games” mode because the winner is the last one standing. 

Call of Duty Mobile

This ever famous video game, so popular because it’s in first-person shooter mode has now become a free multiplayer game available on both the IOS and Android app stores. If you are a gamer, this one’s for you. 

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