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These multiplayer apps allow for connection with friends and family.
This social app boasts over one million downloads, allowing groups of friends to create customized avatars and homes. Players can play games together supported by a voice and video chat function through the app. Bunch rates 3.9 stars on Google Play.
Mario Kart Tour
Students may remember the widely popular release of Mario Kart Tour as a mobile app a few years ago but may not know that this mobile app now has a multi-player function. After adding a friend’s player ID or Nintendo account, friends are now able to have their own races on mobile devices. Mario Kart Tour rates 4.3 stars on Google Play.
This app (or website) is not only for class quizzes or exam reviews but can make for an entertaining night with friends. Anyone can make multiple-choice or true or false quizzes to play with friends or find pre-made quizzes through the search function on a variety of topics from trivia to cats. Kahoot allows for up to 10 players at once on the free version. Kahoot rates 4.7 stars on Google Play.
Sky: Children of the Light
According to an Apple press release, this game was voted as the 2019 iPhone Game of the Year. Sky: Children of the Light boasts both quality and fun. In this social adventure game, friends must explore an animated landscape to return fallen stars of their constellations. A video-game-like experience, Sky: Children of the Light is often praised for its stunning visuals. Sky: Children of the Light rates 4.7 stars on Google Play
This card game app simulates the real game of strategy where players must avoid the exploding kitten card, at which point players are out of the game. Two to five players in the same room can take part in this game of card Russian Roulette. Exploding Kitten rates 4.5 stars on Google Play.