A great way to connect with loved ones whilst maintaining social distancing, is playing board games over the internet.

ASUMCare4U: Online Board Games

ASUMCare4U: Online Board Games

Published 9 July 2020
by Samantha from ASUM Team

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Published 9 July 2020


Did you know that you can play most of the traditional board games that we have grown to love online? A great way to connect with loved ones whilst social distancing is playing board games over the internet. You can verse your friends and family, others online, or just challenge yourself, in beloved traditional board games online, such as Uno, ‎Cluedo and Monopoly.

A large range of board games are available in these online application stores, often for a small once off price ranging between $3-20. Uno is free to play online through most application stores, called Uno with Friends.

If you are wanting to play on your mobile or tablet device, you can get these games through your device’s app store. In the apple app store, Marmalade Game Studio’s provides many traditional board games. They sell bundles of these games, if you are looking to buy multiple games at a discounted price, including a bundle with Battleship, Cluedo, Monopoly and Game of Life.

If you are wanting to play on your laptop or computer, you may have to download an extra program to enable the safe purchasing and downloading of games over the internet. A popular and safe game purchasing program is Steam; Steam is like an online app store, however holds computer games rather than mobile games. You can get all the board games mentioned above and a lot more via Steam.

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