Everyone loves a good game – whether it’s a simple game of tic-tac-toe to cure the boredom of a long train journey, or beating a family member at a game on your video game console.
Playing games against others, getting competitive and sharing the excitement of a game is a great form of social interaction, so it’s no wonder so many of us continue to buy, download and play games on a daily basis. After all, why play a game against yourself when there’s the possibility to gain gaming acclamation by beating someone else?
But, with hundreds of games being created and released everyday, how do you know which ones are good to play against others, and which ones aren’t?
Well, to help you, here’s my guide to the 3 best social games currently out there at the moment – so get downloading, playing and beating today!
1. Words With Friends
If you love the traditional board game of Scrabble, then Words With Friends is definitely a game you should download. It maintains all the classic characteristics of the traditional board game, but lays it out on a simple to use digital platform, allowing you to play against users no matter where you are, on the go. The game is available for download on iPhone and on Android, as well being able to played online through Facebook on your laptop or PC.
And, what’s more, with no need to learn new rules and with the game’s chat and forum features, you can play Words With Friends in exactly the same way you would as if you were playing the traditional board game against your family and friends, for real.
For those of you who haven’t directly played the game, you’ve probably heard of FarmVille after seeing it plastered on your Facebook newsfeeds or received invitations from your friends telling you to join the game – and I bet many of you have abruptly declined them.
Well, if you love gaming and are looking for the perfect game to cure your boredom on a rainy day, then maybe you should head straight back to those invitations. Why? Because Farmville is a great game that has the added bonus of great social interactions, too.
As the title suggests, the aim of the game is to build your own farm and manage it with activities such as planting, growing and harvesting crops, harvesting trees and rearing livestock, to try and earn “farm cash”.
The social interaction aspect of the game is one of the key features of FarmVille and one of the reasons the game has become so popular. You can add existing Facebook friends, or even other users, to become your neighbors, which will in turn help you to ‘up’ your productivity. It’s a great way to make new friends and the social feature adds a great social dimension to the whole game altogether.
3. Roulette Games
Traditional games such as roulette, blackjack and bingo have exploded onto the digital scene in recent years thanks to the advancement of online gaming sites and apps. Traditionally, such games were played in local communities where individuals enjoyed buzzing bingo halls and casinos full of thrill and excitement – but much of this seems to be rapidly diminishing today.
So it’s little wonder that people are now turning to online sites such as the RouletteGames.co.uk website to enjoy their much-loved games. Sites such as Roulette Games allows users to play their favorite games and enjoy same buzz and excitement of the game as they would do if they were playing in real life.
With a plethora of users from all over the world, it’s a great way to meet users with the same interests as you, chat about your favorite games and provide hints and tips to one another about how to improve – these sites are simply a great way to immerse yourself in a totally virtual gaming and social world.