The World Health Organization (WHO) recently campaigned for #PlayApartTogether to encourage people to live socially connected from home. Despite having labeled uncontrollable gaming as a disorder, the WHO just recently noted the benefits of online gaming.

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Phi Dan, 22, a university student and producer at a media company, works from her home during the outbreak of the coronavirus diease (COVID-19), in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, April 5, 2020.

As human beings try to stay social all through a time of physical distancing, online gaming is seeing a boom in users. With a user base growing every day, and those looking to kill time while socializing, what better way is there to keep in touch with friends and relatives during the whole duration of isolation?

Here is a list of group games that you might need to strive at the same time as social distancing.

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a game that asks you to diffuse a bomb before the timer runs out. What's the catch? Your pals have access to the commands of how you detonate the mine, so you'll have to keep talking to them to save your self in time. For this case, you could have your buddies play with you through your desired video chat service.

It's available on a couple of platforms including, cell phones, PC, consoles, and VR.

Scrabble Go

You can't host a game night without at least a one-word game. You won't go wrong with Scrabble Go, a mobile game version of the famous crossword board games you already know and love. The game helps you to easily create online classes with your friends and family, with a function that lets you invite them thru Facebook.

It's available at no cost on Android devices via the Google Play Store or iOS devices through the App Store.


Monopoly is, as you might have guessed, the mobile recreation version of the immensely popular board game that lets you buy and boost your way to victory. The game functions an online multiplayer mode where you and your friends or relatives enjoy acquiring assets or landing in jail from the comfort of your very own homes.

It's available on Android gadgets through the Google Play Store or iOS devices via the App Store.


Eloh is a visually lovely musical puzzle game for Android and iOS that teases your brain without being stressed. Each level shows island spirits that you can move. Once you place them into the proper spot, tap the purple speaker, and a song will start. The purpose is to bounce the "sound waves" off the spirits and hit the spiral icon. It's kind of like banking a shot in billiards.

The tiers get progressively challenging, but there's no timer, ads or in-app purchases in the application.

Sayonara Wild Hearts

Sayonara Wild Heartsnamed as Apple Arcade's Game of the Year, is an electric-powered new take on the countless arcade runner. You play as a heartbroken lady with such force that it rattles the balance of the universe. Every level receives greater tough as you face lasers, motorcycle battles, and the female's "other self" -- The Fool. All the events are set to soaring, upbeat J-Pop-fashion electronica.

To play, you'll need to have a monthly subscription to Apple Arcade. It's also on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC at Steam, and on PS4!

FreeCell Solitaire

FreeCell is one of the variants of solitaire, and is being played using the standard 52 -card deck. There are four empty given above the tableau to use as the temporary storage of cards. It doesn't only help in killing time but also offers the following benefits.

o   Soothes mind

o   Boost memory

o   Teaches essential life skills to the player

o   Encourage self-competition

o   Improves computer skills

You can find this game online on the Android or iOS app store to play.

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