51 Games to Play With Friends Online or In-Person

Games have been providing laughter and joy for many of us during these difficult times. Here are 51 fun games to play with friends, whether virtually or in real life. Whether you prefer a classic board game, online video games, or smartphone games, there’s something for everyone on this list!

1. Throw Throw Burrito: A Dodgeball Card Game

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Goodbye hot potato, hello burrito! Try to collect matching sets of cards faster than your opponents while ducking, dodging, and throwing squishy burritos.

2. Kids Against Maturity

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Based on the popular game, Cards Against Humanity, players fill in the blanks by trying to come up with the funniest answer.

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A social deduction board game where players must race to catch the ‘Chameleon’ before it’s too late.

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Collect seven unicorns in your play area. Use Magic, Instant, Upgrade, and Downgrade cards to block your opponents.

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A game for kids and adults alike, this Russian Roulette card game involves kittens, explosions, laser beams, and sometimes goats.

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In this simple game, players write answers to questions, pick their favorites, and try to guess which answers their teammates picked.

7. Bamboozled – The Bluffing Dice Game

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A party game for friends where players must roll the dice and tie or beat the previous player or bluff their way to victory.

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A drawing game for people who aren’t afraid to look silly – players have to draw blindly or with their non-dominant hands.

9. I should have known that!

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A trivia game where instead of winning points for giving the correct answer, players lose points for every incorrect answer.

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In this fun game, players put their knowledge of slogans, commercials, and logos to the test.

11. Chat Chains: A Social Skills Conversation Game

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A conversational, collaborative game designed by psychologists to help teens with social skills and emotional awareness.

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A fast-paced word association game that’s sure to provide a fun time with friends. It’s “Bye, Felicia!” if you make a mistake.

13. Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza

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Players race against each other in this card-matching word game.

14. What Do You Meme? Family Edition

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A game for people who love memes! Players compete to create the funniest memes by matching photos with captions.

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A quick-thinking game where players write down answers to prompts on sheets of paper and guess what other players will say.

16. Spoof – The Hilarious One-Word Bluffing Game

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A Balderdash-like game where players try to trick one another with fake answers to trivia questions.

17. Outrageous: The Game of Witty, Outrageous Answers That You Come Up With

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Players use slips of papers to quickly write down unique, creative answers to modern-day prompts.

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This is a simple game centered on story-telling game that explores the human experience and lets players understand each other better.

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Players compete to be the first to collect seven llamas, goats, alpacas, or rams on their farm.

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A hilarious drinking game for adult friends or fun for the whole family. Players draw command and penalty cards and try to keep up with and and outsmart each other.

21. Poetry for Neanderthals

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A modern version of the classic word game Charades, players try to guess their teammate’s secret phrase, given the most rudimentary clues.

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A ‘Broken Telephone’ inspired game where players try to copy and guess each other’s drawings.

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Players wear noise-canceling headphones and try to read each other’s lips.

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A deck of cards game where players collect matching cards of goats, yetis, and dragons and race to get rid of all their cards first.

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A card game where players try to knock each other out of the boxing ring.

26. The Awkward Storyteller

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A story-telling collaborative game where players improvise stories one line and plot twist at a time.

27. The Best Friend Game

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The perfect game for a circle of friends! This question and answer game tests how well you know your friends.

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A Scattergories-like game where players turn over cards and race to give the best examples from each category.

Fun Online Games To Play With Friends

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With over 170 million registered users, you’ll always have someone to play this Scrabble-type game with.

Learn more: Zynga

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A creepy, immersive game where players investigate a disappearance – entirely over text.

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The online version of this popular Russian Roulette-style game lets you play with friends or strangers.

Learn more: Exploding Kittens

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This smartphone game uses video and has several built-in games like Karaoke and Quick Draw.

Learn more: House Party

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If you’ve always wanted to learn how to play this classic game, this mobile version of chess is available for free download.

Learn more: Google Play

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This Pictionary-type game is free, online, and can be played by up to 50 people.

Learn more: skribbl.io

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The brainchild of Ellen DeGeneres, Psych! is a game of trivia where players make up fake answers.

Learn more: App Store

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This popular card game has several free online versions, including one on Facebook.

Learn more: Facebook

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In this espionage-themed game, players guess their teammates’ codenames and try to avoid the secret assassin and double agent.

Learn more: codenames.games

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A puzzle game for kids, especially younger ones, where players challenge each other to treasure hunts.

Learn more: Best Fiends

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The era of Covid-10 has made Jackbok Games the new classic game night pick. The party packs come with several different games including word games, drawing challenges, and interactive trivia.

Learn more: Jackbox Games

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An indoor or outdoor game where you collect hidden Pokémon by walking around your house, yard, or neighborhood.

Learn more: Google Play

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A puzzle solitaire game where players compete individually or in teams earn rewards and find collectibles.

Learn more: Google Play

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Up to 16 players work together to save their village from werewolf attacks and try to identify the werewolves among them.

Learn more: Google Play

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Similar to Boggle, players try to make as many words as they can while the timer counts down.

Learn more: Wordscatter

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This online pool app lets you play alone or in tournaments of up to eight people.

Learn more: Google Play

45. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

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A virtual escape room where players must keep talking in order to defuse a bomb.

Learn more: App Store

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An online quiz platform where you can play quiz games of any topic and create your own.

Learn more: Kahoot

47. Virtual Murder Mystery Game

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Red Herring Games offers several different virtual murder mysteries to purchase.

Learn more: Red Herring Games

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Ideal for larger groups, villagers, and werewolves try to figure out who the killers are.

Learn more: Epic Mafia

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The classic kid’s game where players guess the character by asking yes or no questions.

Learn more: Crazy Games

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This Cards Against Humanity online reboot lets you fill in the blanks with up to 50 friends.

Learn more: All Bad

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A space-travel game that takes place in the distant future where players control the main character’s fate.

Learn more: Google Play

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