There are plenty of games that can be played alone, in fact until recently, most video games were primarily designed to be used in single-player modes. Many still are, with titles like Mini Metro, Grand Theft Auto, and 2048 all being single-player games.
However, things have changed a lot recently, and many of the best games for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One include extensive multiplayer modes. Some, such as Call of Duty: Warzone and PUBG Mobile is specifically designed for multiplayer gameplay.
Many traditional cards and board games are also best played with others, both in their classic forms and digital versions.
This makes playing games a great activity to do with your friends. If you’d like to find a new game to play with your pals, here are some options to consider.
Monopoly is a board game that’s recognized around the world. Although the original version was based on streets and landmarks in New Jersey’s Atlantic City, it has been adapted for regional markets around the world. This has resulted in 1144 versions of Monopoly being released, including the India Edition, which includes places like Kochi, Patna, and Agra.
Anyone who’s played Monopoly knows it can go on for a long time, so it’s a great game to play with friends if you have plenty of time.
You can choose to play with the physical board game, or if you prefer, there’s also a mobile app version that allows multiplayer over the internet. The advantage of the app over the physical game is that there is no need to tidy up after a session.
Poker is another game that has been enjoyed for years, with groups of friends getting together to chat, bond, and play cards.
While you can still enjoy poker by playing the traditional way, many are making the switch to playing online. With the option to play from a PC or smartphone, you can join private poker rooms and schedule your own tournaments to play with your friends no matter whether you’re in the same room or another city.
There are several different versions of poker that you can play, from the most famous Texas Hold’em variant, to easier to learn five-card draw.
Fortnite Battle Royale
Battle royale games have become all the rage of late, partly thanks to the different format and longer games, partly because of the freedom the large maps allow for, and partly because many are free to play.
Fortnite is one of the most popular battle royale games available at present, with as many as 12 million people engaged concurrently and 250 million active players.
Another reason it’s so popular is that it has the ability for you to enable cross-platform play. This lets you and your friends take on each other in battle royale matches, even if you use different consoles and computers.
For example, you could play on an Xbox One, while one friend players on a PlayStation 4, and another on a PC. All of you can join the same match to work together or take each other on.
Whether you’re in the same room or miles apart, Fortnite is great to play together with friends.
Pie Face is a different kind of game that will leave you in stitches from laughing so hard. Instead of using counters or dice on board, your face becomes part of the game. It borrows heavily on the comedic “custard pie” used in many films and cartoons and the format of other games like Pop Up Pirate and Buckaroo.
The game has a plastic hand that you load with whipped cream. Players then take it in turns to spin a dial that tells them how many times to rotate the lever. They must then place their face in the hole and complete the defined number of rotations.
After a random number of rotations, the hand will pop up, splatting cream in the face of the losing player.
It’s a hilarious game that you and your friends will have hours of fun playing with, even if you lose.