Every time we prepare to go out of our homes, the lockdown gets extended. And this time it’s lockdown 3.0. However, it is becoming very difficult to stay indoors as boredom started setting in right from the first week. You might have already completed your watch list on Netflix and read your favorite book for the third time. So what else can be done to get through these quarantine weeks?
Well, have you tried online board games yet? Yes, you heard that right. Our childhood was incomplete without these games. It was fun to play the Carrom board game, Monopoly and Checkers with our friends and family members. Now you can relive the past by playing them online. Board games can keep you engaged for several hours at a stretch. They can help you exercise your mind and keep your competitive spirits going.
We don’t know when the lockdown is going to end! But we do know that playing board games can help you beat Lockdown blues. In this article, we have collated a list of 5 online board games you can play with your family and friends.
So without further ado, let’s dig right in.
Carrom Board Game
Do you remember playing Carrom board games with your family? Well, our summer vacations were incomplete without this game. As we are confined in our homes, online Carrom games can be a great way to bond with your loved ones. The rules are similar to the offline version. In order to win, you will need to pocket all your pucks and the Queen (if your opponent hasn’t already pocketed the Queen).
Carrom games online are very popular with teens and young adults. They are super-fast and can be played anywhere, anytime. You can invite your friends and challenge them for fun gaming. Moreover, you don’t need to worry about the lifting heavy board every time you want to play the game. Just download the Carrom board online app on your mobile device and start playing.
Gone are the days when you waited in long queues to buy the Monopoly board game. Now you can buy properties, build hotels, and collect rent at your fingertips. Well, your favorite property trading game has come to life on your smartphone. A Monopoly app is a replica of the offline version of the game. Just like the traditional game, players have to move around the board, buy and trade properties, build hotels, collect rents from their opponents and drive them to bankruptcy. In the online version, you can create your own private game and invite your friends and family to play with you.
Do you want to improve your vocabulary? Lockdown is a great opportunity to boost your word power and you can do it by playing Scrabble. It is a popular game and probably. The rules of a Scrabble board game are simple and easy. Players have to form meaningful words on a 15×15 board. The words are created from top to bottom or left to right in a crossword fashion. With the multiplayer option, you can invite and challenge your friends and boast of your vocab skills.
Many people get confused between Chess and Checkers. Though there are a few similarities, these games are poles apart. Checkers is played on an 8×8 board and consists of black and white uncrowned pieces (aka men). It is played by two players each on the opposite side of the board. The pieces should be moved diagonally to an unoccupied adjacent square. If the adjacent square is occupied, the player can jump over and remove the pieces of their opponent. It is an interesting game that requires a lot of strategies. You can download the game from the Play Store and App Store on your device and invite your friends to play with you.
Ludo has become a hot favorite game during this lockdown. It is a strategic board game and can keep you hooked for hours. In Ludo, you have to move around the board and reach the winning place by strategically eliminating your opponents’ pieces. In the online version of the game, there are multiplayer options that allow you to create rooms to play with for your friends. You can invite them over and play to kill time.
We are forced to bear the brunt of lockdown as it is testing our patience. Nevertheless, it depends on how you choose to spend your time. You can either play the Carrom board game or challenge your friend to Scrabble or any other game and still make the most of this quarantine period!