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6 games to play with your friends and grandkids online

The pandemic caused millions of people worldwide to be separated from their loved ones. We were forced to find creative ways to keep in touch and enjoy each other’s company. Video chats are one great way to stay connected. Tap or click here for 11 Zoom tricks you’ll wish you knew sooner.

Even without consideration of the pandemic, plenty of grandparents and friends live far from each other but still want to stay in touch. While video calls are one option, we have a better one.

Why not entertain your loved ones with an online game that you can both share? Here are the best online games to play with faraway friends and grandkids.


The card game Uno has been a family favorite for decades. Now you can play the game online. Just download the app from Apple’s App Store and Google Play Store to play with your family. It’s also available on X-Box and Playstation, as well as your favorite tablet.

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Uno is a fairly simple game and multiple family members can play together at once online. Simply sign up and share your username with your family and friends. Then invite each other to a game! The best part? It’s completely free. Get it here for iOS. Or, download Uno here for Android.

Mario Kart Tour

If you were born in the 80s, you most likely have fond memories of playing Mario Kart with your family and friends on the original Nintendo. Well, Mario Kart Tour hopes to bring that nostalgia back into your life.

It’s available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, but you’ll need a Nintendo Account to play. Sign up for free before you download. Once everyone who wishes to play has signed up for a Nintendo Account and downloaded the app, you simply need to invite each other to a game.


Drawasaurus is a fun game you can play online with multiple people, all without downloading an app! Just head to the website directly and create a room.

Rooms can be made public or private. The game overall is a twist on Pictionary, you draw, and others guess what it is.


If you are a fan of the classics, you can still play a few of them no matter the distance between loved ones. You can play Chess online with whoever you fancy. Just head to the website and select play with a friend to invite someone.

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Looking to play on the go? Simply download the app and invite your friends to a match on your mobile phone.

You can play it online or download the app. Get the Chess app for iOS here. Download the Chess app for Android here.

24/7 Checkers

Another classic option, play checkers online without needing an account or an app. Simply pick one or two players and start your game. You’ll go from website to checkers game in five seconds flat.

You can play 24/7 checkers here.

Trivia Crack

If you are looking for a trivia game with a twist, Trivia Crack is for you. Get the free app for Apple or Android devices and find out who is the Trivia King once and for all. You get characters by answering questions correctly. The first player to get every character wins.

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