While the entire world is already tired of staying at home and using social media as their final resort to keep in touch with their nears and dears, there is one community that is thriving during this phase of social distancing owing to Coronavirus outbreak.

Who says being stuck at home is a royal pain in the arse? Ask gamers and you’d know why they are so chill and relaxed. Beyond the double tapping for a like, dropping a DM or flooding comments on social media, social games are offering a new type of communication to people.

It doesn’t matter if you are a pro or a noob or someone who just want to pass the time, these games will make you forget the dreadful phase of social distancing and lockdown where you can’t step outside and enjoy your life the way you used to before the pandemic threatened the world.

Player’s Unknown Battleground (PUBG)

To be honest, this online multiplayer battle royale game is so addictive that it will keep you hooked to it until your phone battery dies. With amazing maps, graphics, weapons and dangers, the game let you talk to your teammates and strategize on how to win the match. You can play this game alone or with a friend or with your group (maximum of 4 people can play the squad match).

The core plot of the game is that you are dropped from a plane with 99 other players playing along with you and then start killing them using the weapons put forth in different locations of the map. The last team or person to survive the entire match wins the game and get ‘chicken dinner’ which is like a trophy for winning the match.

PUBG is a game of teamwork and gives you the power to multitask, improve focus and make you alert all the time. The best part about this game is that you can not only chat with your team members but with other people playing the game too (no matter which country they belong to). PUBG has definitely broken the barrier of communication and paved a new way for people to chat and have fun playing the game at the comfort of their couch.

Call of Duty (COD)

Another game you can play during lockdown is Call of Duty which is like a younger brother of PUBG. Although some might argue that it is way better than PUBG, we are simply putting out information on addictive games to play to pass time. COD is a first-person shooting game that simulates infantry and combined arms warfare of World War II and is experienced through the perspectives of soldiers in the Red Army, British Army and US Army. The game is available in many series like Modern warfare, black ops, world at war and so on. This game is super addictive just like PUBG and if you love action, flaunting graphics and multiplayer modes, then the critical art of warfare COD teaches you will not be disappointing at all.

The Library of Babble

As you open the library of babble, you are welcomed with an opening screen saying ‘love is one of the most important things on the planet’. The game is unlike any game you’ve ever played as there is no audio in, no action and it certainly does not involve warfare techniques. It’s an unusual game worth installing on your phone. As you wander through the garden of words and endless oasis of tranquillity, you discover mumblings and memories of other storytellers and are left inspired to write your own. The smaller acts of storytelling and prose give you an intimate space to communicate with an anonymous person.

Ludo King

Talk about a game that brings you closer with your loved ones and Ludo will appear in your mind. This traditional Indian game will flood you with memories of your childhood as you roll the dice and move your tokens to reach the center of the Ludo board. Best part about this game is that you can invite your friends to play the game with you on real-time basis. The online game is available for free on Playstore. So why torture yourself to death when you can enjoy and have fun time playing Ludo with your family and friends. Ludu king brings a twist to the traditional Ludo game where you need not be physically present to move your token. You just need internet connection to play the game and enjoy the madness the game offers.

Quiz Up

For those who think playing games is for children, you would be in for surprise when you install the game Quiz Up. The game tests your knowledge on a wide range of subjects from mythology to politics, religion to world culture, food to history, environment to movies, you just name it! There are different modes available in the game where you can either choose to compete with computer or with other person. It’s a great game to jog your memory and boost knowledge on a plethora of topics. Collect points as you beat your competitions and use the points as a lifeline when you answer incorrectly. Quiz up is an extremely mind-numbing game that will make you play it over and over again.

Criminal Case

Another addictive game you can rely on during this lockdown is criminal case which is a detective themed hidden object game followed by a storyline with a fresh chapter as you solve murder mysteries. You play the game as a rookie cop who needs to crack criminal cases, typically of bloody variety. You will study crime scenes by clicking on different objects that lead you to the guilty. You earn stars by investigating crime scenes which can be used to perform an autopsy, question witnesses etc.  The interesting stories, amazing graphics, background music will make you feel as if you are a real-life detective charged with the responsibility of solving criminal cases in your city. If you’ve been seeking something to keep you occupied, then you need to install criminal case right now!