10 Online Games for Kids to Play with Friends
Add some socially distanced fun to your kids' virtual playdates with these online games they can play with their friends.
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Friends can be added to your child’s account so they can challenge each other to a race with Mario and the gang. The best part? This version is free.
Online Games for Tweens and Teens
Draw Something - Age 14+
This Pictionary-style game is perfect for creative kids, but you don’t need to be a budding Picasso to enjoy it! Users simply take turns selecting a word to draw, and then watch friends try to guess what it is. There are random matches on this game, so be sure to monitor that feature.
Roblox Age 12+
Another one of my boys’ favorite online games, kids can search for one another and become “friends” so they can explore 3-D worlds created by other users. Those that want to create their own experiences can do so for a cost in Roblox Studio.
Scrabble Go - Age 9+
Another classic, Scrabble Go allows kids to play together in daily tournaments, as well as challenge themselves during three fast modes. Rewards enable them to personalize their boards with themed objects and there is also a “chat with friends” feature.
Pokémon Go - Age 9+
Sure, the Pokémon Go craze has calmed down since it was launched a few years ago, but it’s still a popular game for those who love Pikachu and Charmander. Kids can add each other to their friends list to play this online game both indoors and outside—just avoid playing the game on subway platforms, when crossing the street, and at museums.
Back in 2016 when the Pokemon Go craze was at its peak. Remember crowds?!
And if you’re looking for a screen-free family activity to do after dinner, try having a family game night with some favorite board games.