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With everything going on right now, people are enjoying more time with family, but every now and then you might want to spend some game time with your friends.

At F.G.Bradley’s, we want to promote that communal feeling of game night by providing great games that can be played using a webcam, but still staying safe and at home.



 





Check-out the other editions:
Forbidden Island
Forbidden Sky: Height of Danger

Forbidden Desert

Forbidden Desert is here because it is a great introduction to games and good for players of all levels, ages 10 and up. It is the 2013 Mensa Select winner and 2013 Golden Geek Children’s Game of the Year. The Forbidden series was designed by Matt Leacock the award-winning designer of Pandemic the most popular cooperative game of all time. Cooperative games, and there are a lot of them, are a great way to get that full game experience and still play on line. In most cooperative games, the pieces can be manipulated by one player while others participate on line; therefore, only one player needs to have a copy of the game. Also, because in most cooperative games everyone shares their information and win or lose together, there is no reason to hide any of the game information from anyone else.



 



Codenames

A pumped-up version of the well-known party game Password (which would also fit on this list), Codenames is already being played on line by gamers around the world. In 2016 this game won the Party Game Spiel des Jahres, in 2015 was the Golden Geek Party Game of the year, and was almost immediately being played over web cam. Again, only one player needs to have a copy of the game. If you have couples on either side of the camera, start with one side being the code givers and then alternate. For more participants, feel free to send a picture of the code givers’ map to the phone of the alternate spy so that not everyone can see it. There are many variations of the game to play and many themes if you are interested in including Disney, Marvel or Harry Potter.



Check-out the other editions:
Codenames: Harry Potter
Codenames: Disney Family Edition
Codenames: Marvel Edition



 

Just One

If you have enough webcams, this game can be played with up to 10 players (though it was originally written for up to 7). It was 2019’s Party Game Spiel des Jahres winner. Another variation of Password and Taboo (again, another game that could be on this list), this game asks the group to work together to help their teammate guess the word.



 



Welcome to...

Almost all roll and write games are great to play on line, the original popular roll and write being Yahtzee. However, since the invention of Yahtzee roll and writes have been getting more and more involved and upping the strategy. Welcome to.. is the 2018 Golden Geek Family Game of the Year. Only one copy of the game is needed, as one player will handle revealing the three card choices each round, score sheets for each remote player can be found online (thanks to Nick McLellan and Alain Balay).



 



Check-out the other editions:
Carcassonne: Big Box 6

Carcassonne

Sometimes you might want something a little heavier and on the strategy side. Carcassonne is a tile laying game which would need a good web cam, but works fantastic on line. It is the 2001 Spiel des Jarhes winner and has been one of the most popular entry-level strategy games ever since. There are numerous expansions and other themed versions since it was originally released. Again, only one person with a good webcam and a copy of the game is needed to run this game for 2-6 players.



 



7 Wonders Duel

This 2-player version of the award winning 7 Wonders won the Golden Geek 2015 Card Game of the Year and Strategy Game of the Year. While it would be difficult to play the 2-7 player version, the new drafting mechanic makes it not only an excellent competitive game to play via webcam, but it is still one of the most popular two-player card games available.



 



Check-out the other editions & expansions:
Disney Villainous: Evil Comes Prepared Stand Alone Expansion
Disney Villainous: Perfectly Wretched Stand Alone Expansion
Disney Villainous: Wicked to the Core Stand Alone Expansion

Disney Villainous

This breakout game from 2018 is still a gaming favorite with three expansions adding even more villainy into the mix. Its game mechanics are perfect for playing across a couple of screens. Since no two players need to have the same copy of the game, any person playing with one copy or an expansion can play against anyone with a copy or even just an expansion of the game. This is not your basic child’s game though. The game has been a hit with family and gamers alike with just enough strategy to stay interesting but still keeps the charm of Disney’s Villains and the heroes that are there fighting against you



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It is easier and easier to interact with friends, family, and even strangers online through avatars, but we don’t need to give up that communal feeling and enjoyment of playing a board game by using simple cameras and a copy of a board game on a table.