Games to Play Online with Friends While Social Distancing

Dear Icebreakers Family,

This has been a challenging time for everyone. We hope you and your family are doing well — staying safe and healthy. 

Do you need activities to play while you are isolated at home? Games can be one of the best ways to connect with friends as a social experience and to enjoy quality time with family and others who you might not be able to see face-to-face.

During such a difficult time, we wanted to provide a collection of some of the best FREE activities that are fun, social and engaging.  We recommend using a videoconference tool like Zoom, Google Hangouts, etc.) while playing the game so that you can more easily talk and see faces.

In no particular order, here is our list:

  1. Drawception (drawing game similar to Telestrations)
  2. Charades online (Act out clues – 
  3. Codenames:
  4. Codenames Duet :
  5. Secret Hitler (Deduction game)
  6. Werewolf Online:
  7. Spyfall:
  8. Sporcle (custom quiz game to challenge friends), for example:
    Name That Tune Game
  9. Jigsaw Puzzles online:
  10. Risk: Global Domination
  11. FreeCiv (Free Civilization 2 game) :
  12. GeoGuessr (Guess where you are in the world based on a series of 360 images) :
  13. Board Game Arena – You can play board games together with friends or strangers online.

Special thanks to our friends at Learning Theories for providing this guide.