The best online games to play as a family (Part 1)

The charades-esque game is a surefire way to entertain a family. Kids, teens, grown children, parents, and grandparents alike will find something enjoyable with a round (or many) of Heads Up.

The app is available on the App Store and Google Play Store for free.

The ever-popular game Animal Crossing has a mobile version.

Animal Crossing, a game that’s typically played on Nintendo devices, has a mobile version that’s free to download and start but offers in-app purchases.

Players can design their own imaginary world and choose from up to 100 animal characters. Family members who both have the game can connect with each other on the app.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp can be found on the App Store and Google Play Store.

Family trivia night is made easier with the “Jeopardy!” app.

Family members can team up and compete against each other with the “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” app.

The game show’s mobile application offers another great trivia night option for the whole family. Family members and friends can compete against each other, use the same lifelines seen in the TV series, like “50:50” and “Ask the audience,” and unlock new (virtual) cities to visit with each win.

It’s available to download for free on the App Store and Google Play Store.

“Wheel of Fortune” also has a multiplayer app that makes for a fun game night.

Families who like puzzles and word games will be delighted with the mobile version of the popular TV show.

The game can be downloaded on the App Store and Google Play Store. The mobile “Wheel of Fortune” games requires in-app purchases but are free to download.

UNO! has a digital version that’s just as exciting as the real card game.

When getting bored of scrolling endlessly across social media or even having virtual hangouts on Zoom, it doesn’t hurt to go back to basics. A classic game of (online) UNO! with friends might be the ideal boredom cure.