How To Stay Connected Virtually With Friends & Family

Don't let distance keep you from having fun with your friends and loved ones!


Just because you may be spending more time apart doesn’t mean you still can’t spend time together. Now more than ever, technology makes it easier for us to stay in touch with our friends and family even if they live on the other side of the globe. You may have tried video calls but like anything, they can get stale. That’s why we came up with some online interactive games you can play with your friends and family even while you’re apart!



Unlike Facetime and many other apps, the app Houseparty allows you to video call up to seven friends at once. On top of that, Houseparty also has various games that you can play too such as Ellen’s HeadsUp!, Trivia, and Chips and Guac!



    Play this classic game from anywhere and with anyone! Pictionary now offers an online Random Word Generator All you need is paper, something to draw with, and a friend! Play this over a Zoom, Facetime, or Houseparty and have just as much fun as if you were playing in person.



      Just like Pictionary, you don’t need a deck of UNO cards to enjoy this classic card game. With UNO Online, you can still play the popular card game whenever and wherever you want! 



      Play Mario Kart with no gaming console required! All you have to do is download the app to your phone and you can invite up to 7 friends to play. What go-to character are you going to pick, Peach or Mario?



      One of the most popular board games can now be played on your smartphone. You can roll the dice, pick up cards, and place properties all virtually using the Monopoly app! 



      Challenge your friends and see who can come up with the best words while playing Words with Friends! The Word with Friends game is similar to Scrabble where players take turns finding crossword-style words to fit the puzzle. The best part? You can play with up to 20 people in one game!



      A favorite among so many kids, Minecraft allows players to explore and build. Minecraft is less of a competitive board game and more of a “sandbox” game that allows you to roam freely as you wish and promotes problem solving and learning. Up to eight players can play together, making it great for children and their friends. Adults will enjoy it too! You can find Minecraft on Xbox One, PC, Switch, PS4, and mobile for $20, or for free on Xbox Game Pass.


      What game are you going to start playing? Invite your friends, grab some snacks, and don't forget your purple tea!


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