Multiplayer games are all the rage these days, thanks to fast Internet and advancements in mobile gaming world. There are now a number of Android and iOS games available to play with both friends and family members. These games can lighten the mood in a party or set the tone for an amazing night, bring family members together, help parents teach their kids some lessons or allow friends to have a blast.
Multiplayer games have come a long way and most games now support it in some form or another. Let’s take a look at some of the best and most popular games to play with friends and family. Let’s begin.
1. PUBG or Fornite or CoD Mobile
All of them are battle royal games with varying degrees of graphics and other in-game specs and features. While PUBG was the original that took the mobile gaming world by storm, others followed quickly. 100 players in teams of 4 or 2 will land on an island and fight for life. Sounds like Hunger Games to me.
You will often see friends hurdled around in a corner or sitting alone with headphones shouting words like ‘revive’ or ‘airdrop’. All three of them are excellent games to play with friends and are available on both Android and iOS. Other than survival mode, there are others too like zombie, team death matches, and mini maps.
Download Fornite: Site
2. Scrabble or Words with Friends
Spoilt for choice, aren’t you? Both of them are very popular games and an excellent way to pass time with friends. Do you have kids at home? Playing word building games will also improve their vocabulary and help them learn new words and their meaning. Word games like Scrabble or Words with Friends are more suitable for playing with family members.
If you are not sitting in the same room, you can still play this game. You can also chat with each other in real time using the built-in messenger. Makes the game that much fun.
This is a fun game better suited for friends but you can also involve family members. Why? You are going to spend the next few minutes yelling and screaming your lungs out. There is a spaceship that flying across the galaxy, falling to bits while trying to escape an exploding star. The only way to save it is press relevant buttons that are located different screens of your teams.
It’s a team game where everyone needs to co-ordinate with each other, yell instructions on pressing button or just do it themselves. It’s a fun game that’s often played in parties late into the night. The neighbors are not going to like it, but who cares? Surviving the space is no joke!
4. Dance Party
A party app for those who love to dance and make others dance too. Dance Party, available only on iOS for now, comes with a number of tracks to choose from. A video song will play on your computer or Internet TV and you will have to match steps. The smartphone in your hand will then use Rolomotion tech to determine how well you were able to dance and match.
This is a dance off competition like no other. You can also invite friends who are living in other parts of the world to join online for a dance off. What’s more? You can also do it turn wise so each one of you have to show off one move before the other does the same. A great way to start a party and also stay fit. Dancing is a cool way to loose weight too.
Download Dance Party: iOS
5. Heads Up
Heads Up is a pretty old game but now you can play it on your smartphone. In fact, you only need one smartphone to play it too. The basic premise remains the same, however, the speed is accelerated here. A category will be choosen and based on that words or phases will pop on the screen, one person will place the phone on his/her forehead and try and guess the word based on friends’ clues and gestures.
It’s a great party game where everyone playing the game will get a chance to hold the phone and guess the word. Here is a neat trick. Use your phone’s front camera to record clues given by friends and family members. Not only it makes for a fun memory, but you can also use it show how wrong they were in giving clues!
Minecraft is a super popular game that was originally built for PC users. It was also built to socialize which is exactly why you are here. Minecarft is now available on mobile and offers the same experience. Together, you can built houses, castles or even small cities. The scope is only limited by your imagination which itself isn’t limited.
While you can play Minecraft alone too, that would be boring and against the basic concept of the game. It supports up to 10 players at a time on a server that will be exclusive to you. The game play is smooth and you will find not hiccups.
Games for Friends and Family
There are many other games out there that you can try, but I would suggest you to begin your parties with these. Once they get boring enough, you can explore new ones or simply mix and match. Throw a couple of party tricks and good food and you have the perfect party recipe. Remember that while you are using smartphones to engage with friends, its a sin to get glued to the screen alone when others are waiting for you or watching you. Don’t be that guy/girl who refuses to enjoy in group.