All the best online games to play with your friends during quarantine

The coronaviruspandemic has put a damper on being social with your family and friends over the weekend due to shelter-in-place orders and various forms of lockdowns, but one social activity that you can engage in with pals is playing online games together, even from far away.

Whether you’re looking for old-school favorites, party games, escape rooms or hard-core board games, there’s likely a virtual option of a multiplayer game for you, as people have turned to tech for creative socializing during social distancing. (Watching movies and shows together through extensions like Netflix Party and Airtime for YouTube have also become popular ways to hang out virtually.) Here are some of the best online games to play with friends that are available, no matter what type of experience you’re seeking. 

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Jackbox

For me, Jackbox Games is the holy grail of social distance gaming: The party games are incredibly simple to learn but are still very entertaining to play, and it’s also easy to stream or screen-share games from one device to a group. Everyone plays through a web browser on their phones, so no apps or consoles

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