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7 games you can play online with friends and family

Mental Floss logoMental Floss recommends Kahoot! to play from afar with your go-to game night crew.

Body: You might not be able to gather ’round your game table for an evening of friendly competition (and probably plenty of snacks), but self-isolation doesn’t have to mean the end of all group games. From virtual trivia to titles that test your artistic skills, here are seven fun and funny games to play from afar with your go-to game night crew.

Kahoot! is a great platform for educators who want to post online quizzes for their students—or even host live quiz sessions—and it’s also a fantastic way for you to keep your weekly trivia tradition going while bars are closed. A basic Kahoot! account is free and allows you to host a trivia game with up to 10 people. There are tons of existing quizzes to choose from, which you can filter by subject and grade level, or you can create your own. After you click “Play,” “Host,” and then “Classic,” you’ll be given a number code to send to the other players, who can enter it at Kahoot.it or through the Kahoot! app. Your friends will submit their answers on their own devices, but the questions will pop up on your (the host’s) screen, so you’ll also need to video chat with your friends and share your screen with them.

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