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Play board games / cards online with family members

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Given the current lockdown situation I am looking Into the feasibility of playing board games (e.g. scrabble or an equivalent) or cards on line with family in different locations. Set up would have to be fairly simple such as tablet apps or browser windows on tablets (we don’t have gaming consoles) and not everyone is super tech savvy. I have heard of gameboardarena and Tabletopia but don’t know much about them or their competitors, nor other options. Free would be ideal but I don’t mind paying for a good service, what I don’t particularly want is a scenario where we would all have to pay. Suggestions welcome.

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  • edited 22 March 2020 at 2:09PM
    DCFC79DCFC79 Forumite
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    edited 22 March 2020 at 2:09PM
    Milltir said:
    Given the current lockdown situation I am looking Into the feasibility of playing board games (e.g. scrabble or an equivalent) or cards on line with family in different locations. Set up would have to be fairly simple such as tablet apps or browser windows on tablets (we don’t have gaming consoles) and not everyone is super tech savvy. I have heard of gameboardarena and Tabletopia but don’t know much about them or their competitors, nor other options. Free would be ideal but I don’t mind paying for a good service, what I don’t particularly want is a scenario where we would all have to pay. Suggestions welcome.

    You mention tablets but are they Android or Apple based ?
    Apps might not be cross platform.
    Its not something I have experience of.
  • MilltirMilltir Forumite
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    DCFC79 said:
    You mention tablets but are they Android or Apple based ?
    Apps might not be cross platform.
    Its not something I have experience of.
    My wife and I have iPads, Mother-in Law Kindle Fire HD.
  • edited 22 March 2020 at 9:40PM
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    edited 22 March 2020 at 9:40PM
    Milltir said:
    DCFC79 said:
    You mention tablets but are they Android or Apple based ?
    Apps might not be cross platform.
    Its not something I have experience of.
    My wife and I have iPads, Mother-in Law Kindle Fire HD.
    All depends if there is a game that's on ios and also on the Kindle, if not then I think your out of luck.
  • krizmrtn86krizmrtn86 Forumite
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    For Scrabble I highly recommend 'words with friends' it's great for playing with people online
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