Photo: David Orcea (Shutterstock) This endless pandemic year has probably put a real damper on your weekly game nights. But now that we’re all facing down a socially distanced holiday season, it might be time to cast your eyes back to those heady early days of March and April, when we were all hosting Zoom cocktail hours and getting together for Houseparty parties , and plan some virtual fun. You can still play games with your friends and family in an attempt to add some festivity to your holidays at home—it just means that rather than breaking out a game board and inviting people over, you need to take things online once again.

Almost every board game you can think of can be played online, and a number of websites can help you make the magic happen. A lot of them will require you to register if you want to play with friends, but the gameplay will happen for free if you can tolerate some ads. Others have a subscription fee, but if you’re planning on playing online a lot over the next few waiting-for-a-vaccine months, it might be worth it.

Here are a few of my personal suggestions for desktop games to play at next online game night to help you get started. If you have your own favorites, please share them in the comments! Screenshot: Emily Price I used to be a huge Yahtzee fan, but admittedly haven’t played much in a while. With this online version, you’re playing […]