Have a Virtual Game Night by Playing Some Online Games

With a lot of stay-at-home orders in place due to the pandemic, many people are looking for ways to still have fun and pass the time. Playing indoor virtual games can definitely add some fun to a night or day. You can choose to play one game or mix it up with a few.

Monopoly Board Game, Pictured up close
Have a Virtual Game Night by Playing Some Online Games

A Variety of Virtual Games

There are hundreds of online versions of classic games like Monopoly, Yahtzee, but finding ones that are free to play can be challenging. Some of the ones listed below are free to play, but all are worth the time.


For those who like communicating in code, this game is for you. Get into 2 teams, like red and blue. The virtual experience is different from the card game, so you’ll have to create a unique URL to get the same game card.

Each team has a “Spy Master,” and they’ll know which cards are red and blue. The Spy Master has to give each team member one-word clues to help them guess the word that is displayed on the screen for their color.


If you’re playing Pictionary, this is sort of a knock-off version of that. You can create a room that is just for your friends and it will automate whose turn it is to draw. There are word suggestions given by the game. Each player can type in their answer once they think they’ve got it, and the game also keeps score. If your friends aren’t available to play with you, you can join a game with strangers through the site.

Jackbox Games

Jackbox Games
Have a Virtual Game Night by Playing Some Online Games

Jackbox Games has a bunch of games that they sell in “party packs,” and you can choose which one you want to purchase. In each “party pack,” you get five different games. Typically, the game would go on your TV and your friends would each use their phones as controllers. However, virtual gameplay is a bit different. Once you load the game on your computer, you share the screen with your friends and connect to the game through Jackbox Games’ website using a 4-digit code.

Trivia Murder Party is one of the trivia games where you have to play a few mini-games when you get the question wrong. Tee K.O. is where you can create T-shirts and have them battle against one another.

Each game from Jackbox Games takes a maximum of 20 minutes to play and most of them aren’t boring. Those 20 minutes can add up quickly and before you know it, you’ll have spent all night playing them.