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5 online games we love to share

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One of the best parts about online games — and the reason it’s growing so rapidly as an industry — is the ability to play them with friends, no matter where they are. Some people have even made friends online through playing online games; even though they may have never met, or lived in a different part of the world, they can enjoy a gaming experience together and interact through chats and headphones. It can feel like you’re in the same room with them, even if you’re thousands of miles apart!Many online games are played on consoles, while others can be played on PCs or through mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. There’s a huge array of online games that you can play with friends and family (or perfect strangers!). Here are the top 5 out there that are enjoyed by people worldwide — of all levels of gaming experiences.

Jackbox Games

Jackbox Games have been an absolute classic. The Party Pack series have 7 sets now which can be downloaded and played amongst family and friends. The packs have loads of different multiplayer games that each person can play from their phone and watch on a computer or tv screen. From trivia quizzes, to Pictionary-type drawing games and more — it’s a game that’s definitely made to share with others. And with an extremely funny host who goes by the name of Cookie Masterson, you’re definitely going to get a few laughs together. A perfect game for parties, whether you’re together or playing remotely from separate houses! They release a new set every year, so you’ll always have something new to play and never get bored of the same old questions like you might with a trivia board game.

Alchemist's Lab Online Slot

Not everyone thinks about online casino games as being shared experiences, but there are so many ways you can enjoy them with friends! Take slots for instance. Slots are a game that you play alone — but how about betting against your friends on who will hit a jackpot first? A great one to try Alchemist’s Lab Online Slot which you can read all about it here. And then there’s online poker. You can join your friends at an online poker table just like you would in a land-based casino and bet real money against them! You can also build up your poker skills with friends in this online format too. With so many amazing technologies coming about in online casino game, like video poker or playing with a live dealer, it’s a fantastic experience you can share with friends, family and other online players. It almost feels like you’re really there without having to leave the comfort of home!Other games you can play online include baccarat, blackjack and craps. There’s so many options available that can suit everyone’s tastes.

Rocket League

Rocket League, the game of soccer played cars has become something of an internet sensation with millions of players all over the world dropping into an oversized soccer field to play zooming matches. Available for PC, Switch, PS4 and Xbox one, it’s an all ages game where you can team up with three other friends and blast away in your cars — which you can alter cosmetically as you score more points through goals. The game has earned numerous industry awards and has been praised for it graphics and presentation. It’s also been adopted as an esport so if you’re looking to get serious, then get practicing and play in the big leagues.

Words with Friends 2

If you like playing word games like Scrabble with friends, then Words with Friends 2 is right up your alley. Made for mobile, this game allows you to connect with loved ones while expanding your vocabulary and showing off your spelling bee skills. It’s an excellent one to play while on the go or if you’re just casually using your phone. With special rounds, goals and rewards this game goes way beyond traditional word games and is a great way to train your brain — all the while being fun. It’s fantastic for all ages, so you can get the whole family involved in this wordy game. In-app purchases are available for Words with Friends 2 which give you additional content as well as in-game currency.

Minecraft

Minecraft was one of those games that seems to be talked about, and played, by everyone. A multiplatform sandbox adventure game, users explore this world and use building blocks to customise it so that they can create whatever they want — as complex as they want. The multiplayer version allows multiple players to interact and build with each other in a single world. It’s definitely an enjoyable way to play the game — you can build different structures, mine ores together or even fight mobs!The popularity of this game hasn’t died down much over the years. It’s definitely a fantastic one to enjoy with friends as you can imagine a world that you can create, together!