Putting the 'social' in 'social distancing' with multiplayer apps and games

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If you're more into Settlers of Catan than Call of Duty, this is a list of silly online boardgames and party games to play remotely with friends.

We get it: lockdown is here, gamers are having their moment in the (strictly metaphorical) sun, and every man and his dog is writing a thinkpiece about how videogames will save the world. But sometimes when we talk about capital-g Games, we fall into the trap of just thinking about big budget videogames. Sometimes other forms of play, like card games, board games, or drama games get overlooked. 

In reality, a lot of people who might not think of themselves  as 'gamers' still really enjoy the social nature of playing something silly with friends, so we’ve compiled a list of great multiplayer online games that are modelled after classic party games and board games, with a family-friendly vibe and a low barrier for entry. 

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