4 best games for virtual game night

Let's face it, just chatting over video chat is getting stale. real fast. we're all bored because of the quarantine from the 'rona.

Talking on the phone isn't really our thing.. when is the last time you called a buddy anyway? A text is so much easier. but it's missing something. Duh, it's the human connection.

Some of the best memories we've made are the time when we're making fun of our friends for either looking dumb, sounding dumb, and most importantly, acting dumb (I'm not a bad friend, I promise). And what better way than some good old party games?!

Here is a list of party games to play over video chat starting from the intensity of noob (for Boomers that means "beginners") to expert. These will keep you at home and hopefully buckled over in laughter.

1. Charades!

(The Jimmy Fallon Show)

The quintessential party game that has it all, acting, drama, and a flair for the dramatic! This is your moment to shine thespians!

What is it: Players act out a word or phrase without speaking. For example, "Corona Virus" could be broken down by pretending to drink a beer and then coughing.

Can I play on Riotz: Yes, we're built for this :). You can use our Riotz platform, to run the entire game.

Recommended ages: 7-100

Recommended number of players: 4-12

2. Werewolf

(Teen Wolf)

So..how strong are your relationships? How strong is your moral character? Well, you are about to find out in this game of deceit, manipulations, and lies! The perfect party game for the mischievous among us.

What is it: A social deduction game in which the roles of villager and Werewolf are secretly assigned to different players. As the villagers your job is to deduct who the secret werewolf is and vote them out. As the Werewolf your job is to frame the other villagers and accuse them of being the Werewolf when secretly its you all along.

Can I play on Riotz: Yes, we were built for this :)

Recommended ages: 7-100

Recommended number of players: 9-20

3. Cards Against Humanity

The NSFW game purpose built for horrible human beings. Surprisingly there seem to be a lot of us considering it's one of the best selling card games of all time.

What is it: A game where outrages questions via a black card is asked and the best crazy answer given via a white card.

Can I play on Riotz: Yes, if you have the card set already. You can purchase on this link.

Recommended ages: 18-100.

Recommended number of players: 6-8

How to play: Link

4. Exploding Kittens

Do you like kittens? well how about explosions and laser beams? Yes? Well boy, do I have the game for you! 

What is it? It's like Russian Roulette, except the triggers are exploding kittens that can be pushed away, defused and avoided by other magical llamas, cats and trickery.

Can I play on Riotz: Yes, if you have the card set already. You can purchase on this link.

Recommended ages: 7-100

Recommended number of players: 2-4

How to play: The Exploding Kittens have made this handy guide for the quarantine