Playing board games with friends and family can be one of the best ways to feel connected and relieve that stress. Luckily, as with so many other things in life right now, you can play those games with friends and family online. Wirecutter editor Tim Barribeau has some great suggestions for digital board gaming in his article on how to be social while social distancing. Here are even more ways to expand on that idea and make an evening of it. Paperless Post has some great designs for a game-night invite, whether you want to go cutesy or retro.
5 party games to play online with friends while you’re staying inside
Also fun are party games, the extroverted cousin of board games. Typically involving lots of people, party games have rules that are easy to learn and are more about having a good time than developing in-depth strategy. After receiving so much positive feedback on our list of board games you can play online with your friends earlier this week, we decided a sequel focused on party games was in order.
While the number of video gamers among adults is substantial, it is still well under the number of teens who play. Independent of all other factors, younger adults are considerably more likely than older adults to play games, and the likelihood that an adult is a video gamer decreases significantly with age. There is no significant difference in game playing across income groups or between suburbanites and adults from other locales.