Most of us experienced a traditional game night with family and/or friends at some point in our lives. Those of you who did it regularly, like myself, will surely appreciate the ability to rekindle that experience. For me, it was a Saturday game night at my grandparents’ house. The adults played Scat (31), while the kids played Go Fish, Old Maid, Uno, Checkers, or whatever else we had lying around.
If you prefer traditional card and board games to poker and casino games, you can play these types of amusements online with friends, as well. It’s a bit harder to find ways to play card and board games for money, though. In fact, I’ve done quite a bit of searching for them myself. Outside of skill-based board games like Backgammon, Checkers and Chess, it’s darn near impossible. But, with a little creativity (and a web wallet account such as PayPal or Venmo), I’m sure you and your friends can figure out a way to make it work.
There are a multitude of websites and mobile apps catering to this very activity. Which one works best for you and your group will be determined by a number of factors, such as the type of games you all want to play, and the number of players in your group. Websites commonly offer a much wider range of games, whereas apps tend to be more focused on a single game or game type. For games where the number of players is not capped by the rules, such as Ultimate Werewolf, having a larger number of seats available can be a big plus.
The following link will direct you to a page with an ever-expanding list of card and board games to play with friends online.