This time of year is usually synonymous with board games, as everyone gathers round to make noise and get silly with some classic party favourites. However, there’s no denying that the festive season is going to be a little different this year. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, many people won’t be seeing their friends and family in the flesh in the coming weeks. Obviously, this is going to make playing board games rather difficult. Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean people can’t find other ways to make merry with a hilarity-inducing bit of social gaming this December.
Thanks to the availability of video streaming software like Zoom and Google Meet, players have been finding ways of connecting with their loved ones for some tabletop fun all year. Whilst some games are more easily adapted to be played over webcam than others – I certainly wouldn’t recommend trying Jenga – party games are one of the better choices when it comes to playing online. The simplicity of their rules and the focus on social interaction makes many a perfect fit for video calls, but none more so than Monikers.