Classic To Cool: 10 Fun Online Board Games To Bond Over!

Something that brings cheer and frolic to our cherished family and friends time are fun board games (or even just to us for that matter). But since we're practising social distancing, bonding over a table doesn't really sound like the right thing to do. Luckily for us, many of the board games (both traditional Indian and new) have adapted to our smartphones and devices. Here are some of our favourites. Ready to bring excitement to the isolation party?

Ludo King

Ludo is all the rage right now and why not? It's easy and the rules are simple. Every Indian has practically grown up playing Ludo, it can accommodate upto 4 players and the gratification of winning and boasting is a different story altogether. There's a multiplayer option and one where you can play with Ludo fans across the world too. The application is free to download on Android and iOS, another reason for its soaring popularity.

Monopoly

Always a good time to make some money and bring the entrepreneur in you to life! And what better way to do it than by playing the loved Monopoly? Brace yourselves because you can now play online and turn into a business mogul minus the real-world stress, of course (a win-win already). All you have to do is invest INR 300 and you will have access to an app game that is exactly the same as the board game. Use the online multiplayer option and create a private game with just your friends; or the offline multiplayer option to play with your family by passing the phone around. With the additional features customise house rules and use the “quick mode,” which promises a round that lasts no longer than an hour. Available on Apple and Google App store. 

Carrom

Relive your childhood with this online multiplayer version of a game of carrom that is super fun and will keep you on the edge. A true indoor fave. You have a time limit within which you need to shoot your shot before your opponent makes their move. Do your best to beat the clock and win amazing perks! This game is available for free on Apple and Google play stores. 

Cantan Universe

If you're a Cantan fan you will be thrilled with the online version that is a close replica to the original. A friend and you can play the basic version for free or up to four players can compete to see who can create the largest settlements, roads, and army. Shelling out a few bucks will also give you access several other versions, including the “Cities & Knights” and “Seafarers” expansions and a stand-alone challenge called “Rise of the Inkas”. You can purchase these within the app if you’re looking for new adventures. Download on iOS or Android. 

Catan is one of our favourite online videos games! The find out the others on our list, check out "Best Online Video Games".

Clue

If a murder mystery is what will get those spirits up then good news is, you can download the classic Clue online and try and solve the case wherever you are. Simply roll the dice, make your way around the mansion and ask questions for clues till you make it. In this beautifully animated version you can create private multiplayer games to connect with pals or other Clue fans around the world. Download the app for INR 180 on the Apple or Google store.

Dominoes By Loop Games

One of the most famous board games across nations there is, you can now enjoy playing dominoes online. This version by Loop Games has three modes, Draw Dominoes (easy, match tile with one of the two ends), Block Dominoes (similar to the previous, but here you'll have to pass your turn if you run out of options) and Dominoes All Five which is most complex and fun of em all! Download for free on any play store.

Boggle With Friends

Word games your forte? You'll ace this one. The virtual version of Boggle is fun and flexible. It helps you master your word search skills in single-player mode until you’re sure you’ll come out on top against your friends and family! You can compete in live head-to-head tournaments as well as lightning single-round tournaments if you're up for the challenge. As you advance in the game, you'll earn rewards and daily prizes and won't have to keep track because the program does it all for you. The game is available for free on the App Store and Google Play.

Scrabble Go

Another fun game in the crossword universe is Scrabble Go. The free app gives you the official board, tiles, and Scrabble word dictionaries, this is the original version. Land a triple word score with quiz, quartzy, or another high-scoring Scrabble word and rejoice. You can play with many new game mode features so you can challenge your pals to a competitive match. Get the game on the App Store or Google Play.

The Game Of Life

For INR 200 you get to play a virtual game of life, all you have to do is hop on the car. The layout of this game is pretty similar to its board version with all the same stops along the way. In this game, you will have your chances of earning an advanced degree or evening becoming a brain surgeon! You play a multiplayer game with friends online, or you can play with up to three other people on the same device. The app also has mini-games and a "fast mode" to help you speed up play! Download on Apple store or Google play store. 

Pandemic: The Board Game

A strategy driven game that fits our present situation, the fate of humanity lies in your hands if you decide to play Pandemic. Inspired by an award winning board game, while playing Pandemic you will be protecting four deadly diseases from spreading across the world. There's a lot you can do from playing solo to choosing a team with 7 different and so on. You can purchase the game for INR 400 on Google Play Store and Apple store.