We’re just one week into the coronavirus lockdown and we’ve officially run out of things to do.
Netflix is completed, we’ve made our own sourdough starter despite not knowing it was a thing just three days ago, and our days have started revolving around picking the best time to go for our one walk.
But now our video chat home pub sessions may be about to be taken to the next level with the introduction of virtual board games.
We’ve all spent too many nights gathered around a coffee table as we compete to come up with the most morally reprehensible combination of sentences possible in Cards Against Humanity.
The good news is you can now relive those glory days with an online version – and it’s absolutely free.
It’s simple to do, with one person needing to visit playingcards.io and click ‘create room’ to set up the virtual game.
It then provides a code which can be shared with anyone you want to join, who can see every move in real-time.
The virtual rules are the same as the game we know well, with one player choosing a statement card, and the others choosing one from their own hand to fill in the blank in the most unacceptable way possible.
With everyone’s cards going into a virtual pile, it means there’s no chance of the judge keeping track and taking part in some tactical decision making.
If making utterly deplorable choices isn’t up your street, there’s also other options including Go Fish, Checkers, Crazy Eights and Match Up – as well as the chance to create your own custom games.
Why not start a video chat at the same time to make it all a lot more authentic and maybe we’ll all make it through isolation with a little help from our friends.