There is nothing like the feeling of gathering around the table with family and friends to play a classic game of risk or to test your poker face with a game of cards. Laughter, coupled with great conversation, only adds to the fun.
What is making these, as well as many of your other favourite games, even more appealing is that you can now connect with others from the comfort of your home by playing online.
Games like Scrabble, Monopoly, and Bingo are just a few of your long-time favorites that are a click of your mouse or a touch of your screen away.
In this post, we will share with you some of the games that have made the jump to the digital age and with it added a whole new dimension to your game playing enjoyment.
Having Your Cake and Eating It Too
One of the reasons why board games for adults are thriving in both the physical and virtual worlds is the fact that with the latter you can play even when you are flying solo.
Let’s say that you find yourself alone one evening and want to test your word power in a rousing game of Scrabble. While you probably have the board game in a box on your shelf, it doesn’t help – because who will you play against? The physical board game, after all, is not a ready player one game. So, what do you do if you are on your own?
The answer is simple: go online.
What is even better – and this is the eating your cake while still having it part – is that even though no one is there with you physically, you are never alone when you play your favorite board games online.
As you have already discovered when you join a Facebook Watch Party or attend a virtual book signing cocktail event, there is always someone with whom you can have fun and chat the night away when you step out in the virtual realm.
Here are some of the board games you will want to check out.
Power your Words with Scrabble
Referred to as the “Best Classic Game” and a must-have for every household, Scrabble is the ultimate brain game that you can still play even after having one or two drinks. Some even say that it is more fun after a few libations as your word creativity flourishes more in a relaxed atmosphere of easy talk with great background music. By the way, ziphel is a word!
In trying to explain the enduring appeal of Monopoly since its introduction to the world in 1935 as, “The New Game” and the “Rage Of America,” Geeky Edge attributes its popularity to the game’s perfect balance between strategy and a little bit of luck. In short, it is fun – plain and simple.
Given such popularity, it doesn’t surprise anyone that the game has transcended its box to permeate society in various incarnations. Even an article in the Independent heralding the return of McDonald’s version of the game speaks volumes. Incentivized by great prizes including cash, being able to play Monopoly online all year round means that you don’t have to limit your enjoyment to a specific time of year.
How About a Nice Game of Chess?
For fans of the 1983 classic movie War Games, the words, “how about a nice game of chess?” will likely strike a familiar chord.
Fortunately, the world doesn’t have to be at DEFCON 1 for you to enjoy a game of chess online. According to statistics, as many as 98,000 or more people can be online at any given time ready to play. And don’t worry if you are not a Bobby Fischer or Magnus Carlsen, as you can challenge either humans or the computer at the level at which you are most comfortable. Besides, and in line with a famous chess quote, “one doesn’t have to play well, it’s enough to play better than your opponent.
Under the “B” Online Games are a Blast
Bingo is big, and it is coming back big time, especially online. A favourite British pastime, its appeal spans all ages and demographics.
For Hipsters, Bingo isn’t just a game, it is a cultural statement that sets them apart like obscure reference t-shirts and back pocket bandannas.
Even seniors who have over recent years been eschewing the familiar confines of a favourite hall are going online to play “their game” from the cozy comforts of home.
It’s the Way We Play Today
Like the, “all roads lead to Rome” saying, all of your favourite games are now online. Whether you are using a smartphone, tablet or any other device, you can join in on the fun from anywhere, at any time.
Best of all, you don’t have to worry about your dog chewing one of the game pieces.
So, what do you say? Let’s play!