For many of us, technology is a great place to be social and while for the most part that comes from the likes of Instagram and Facebook, many mobile games have integrated interactive elements, and in 2021 social gaming is bigger than ever. But what are the best social games to play, and what are the apps you should be downloading to your device?
Words with Friends 2
For those who enjoy Scrabble and love a bit of wordplay, then Words with Friends 2 is just about the best word game on the market. It plays in the same way as Scrabble with players going head to head to spell out games on a board, with points earned for every letter laid on the board.
You can play against the computer, random people, or a friend, with a chat function built into the game so you can enjoy a conversation with players as you play. You don’t have to complete games in one session, making it an ideal game for on-the-go, allowing you to dip in and out while you have a spare moment.
If you enjoy playing games like bingo for mobile then Moon Bingo is a great app to download as not only are there a range of different bingo games from 90-ball bingo to slingo bingo, it’s also a very social experience. Every bingo room has a chat room built-in, allowing players to chat during play as well as enjoy chat games during games. The rooms are monitored by chat hosts too, holding court and entertaining the crowd, making it a safe and fun environment to play along to.
There are games to play every minute of every day almost, and they only last a few minutes, perfect to have on the go and even a quick game in front of the TV.
We’re all familiar with the game of Uno and the app allows you to play with friends no matter where they are in the world. The popular card game can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play Store and you can invite games to play along or play against the computer. There are text and talk functions integrated into the app allowing you to communicate during play. It’s free to download and can provide hours of fun. Uno nights are back, and you don’t even have to be in the same room!
The game has transitioned seamlessly into the smartphone and it’s one that’s perfect for playing with friends, colleagues, and family members.
Draw Something is essentially Pictionary for mobile. You can play against friends or random players and the aim of the game is to draw something in which other players must guess what it is. There have been over seven billion drawings created on the app, and you’ll find players of all artistic talent, with no judgement on stick drawings!
The Leader board feature is perfect for playing with friends, and you can create daily, weekly, or even monthly challenges so the game really can be never-ending. Over the years there have been more and more features added to the piece and now there are over 50 colours, and what’s more, it’s completely free to download.