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Our technological life is an undeniable reality, with devices for all kinds of needs and capable of doing almost anything. When used appropriately, our devices and smartphones can foster genuine connections with family and loved ones. From video chats with family around the globe to digital family game night competitions, our smartphones have the power to bring us together.
Check out our selection of the ten best mobile games to create memories with the people who matter – our friends and families.
If you and your family are into charades, then this app is for you! You can play it with a large or small family. Ideally, you’ll want to start a game in a gathering. Heads Up features different themes to choose from, and it’s simple to use — one family member can show the word to the rest of the players (usually the phone is placed on the forehead), and the person with the phone has to guess the word with the help of their family. Talk about fun!
Words With Friends 2
Words with Friends is a lot like Scrabble, so chances are that most of your family will understand the gist of the game. The best part of this classic being digitized is now you and your family can play several games at once. Though there are other Words With Friends apps that will appear during your initial search, we recommend you download Words With Friends 2; this version has the most recent updates.
A game that will have your family laughing by the end of it is Dunkers. This two-player game highlights the “dunking” skills of you and your opponent. You never know — your aunt might have some hidden basketball abilities. The game can be played using the device. Its no-hassle interface can easily make it a family favorite.
The hype of Pokémon Go continues to go strong years after its debut in 2016. This game is not only great for keeping people physically active, but it’s also a vehicle that may be used to create genuine connections with your family as you all search for hidden Pokémon in the wild (aka anywhere outside your home). Once you and your family are wrapped up in the game, you’ll be able to extend the excitement into competitions and more.
The concept of Terraria is similar to Minecraft but think 2D. It is a multi-player game that allows you to add up to 7 family members. In fact, it is best if you involve more than one player because constructing your own city in the World of Terraria is quite the feat. Overall, there will be plenty of digging, battling in the game, exploring, and building. But, most of all, be prepared for unexpected adventures!
Draw something that can be played with random users or your loved ones. One of its best features is how the game can be played on your own device and on your own time. The purpose of this mobile game is to draw something, and others try to guess what the drawing is. There are so many categories you can dive into, so the silly moments are unavoidable. Is there a Piccasso in your family, or are you all stick people artists? Whatever the case, this app is simple enough for everyone to enjoy.
Ticket To Ride
This is another app that revolves around adventure. You can play it solo, but it’s best if you bring your family along to create unforgettable memories. Once all of you download Ticket To Ride, the objective is to quickly connect to cities and reach the destinations delineated for the team. This game urges everyone to be strategic, so it will also be a great brain booster for you and your family.
If you come from a competitive family, then Trivia Crack will have everyone on edge. The app, which works best with multi-players (random, family, or friends), tests out the player’s general knowledge on common topics such as entertainment, science, history, and more. The more a player, the more they’ll be rewarded. Each game is set to end once a player has gained mastery of all the topics, hence becoming the winner.
Most of us are familiar with the popular card game UNO. However, it has now been digitized in the form of a mobile game, meaning the opportunity to reverse, skip, and use the infamous “draw four” card can happen at any time of the day, from anywhere you may find yourself. As always, the best UNO games are when several people are playing. So make sure you urge your family to join you in a game of UNO!™ using their mobile phones; you’ll see that friendly competition never felt this good.
Teledoodle is another drawing mobile game. We live in a world filled with options, so it can’t hurt to add another of these in the mix. The purpose of it is straightforward — have the players guess the sketch sent out through the game. For the best outcome, play with multiple players; the game allows between two to eight players to participate at once.
All of the featured mobile games above are available for download from several platforms, including Android’s Playstore and Apple’s iOS App Store.