#RayaKatRumah This Year
Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2021 is going to be very different from the usual years. While many Malaysians will be celebrating the festive season away from their family due to interstate travel bans, always remember that physical distance means nothing as long as your hearts are connected. To add some fun to your Raya celebrations away from your loved ones, we’ve compiled a list of online games you can play with your friends and family even if you’re not physically together! These games are suitable for people of all ages and guarantee lots of fun. Tell us which one’s your favourite after going through all of them!
1. Animal Crossing
Available on: Nintendo Switch
Animal Crossing is all the hype now! This laid-back social simulation game will allow you to travel the world with your friends and family virtually even though you can’t do it in real life at the moment. You can also dress your character up for the festive season and celebrate Raya together virtually!
#KlookTip: While the latest Animal Crossing: New Horizons is only available on Nintendo Switch, you can try out the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp version, downloadable for free on Google Play and App Store.2. Gartic.io/Skribbl.io
Laugh at each other’s drawings and try guessing what’s being drawn with these free multiplayer drawing games! Time to find out who’s a talented artist and who’s not – we promise these drawing games are super addictive and you’ll feel like playing again round after round.
If you’ve not yet hopped onto the Houseparty bandwagon, we’re not sure what are you waiting for. You can play tons of games with your friends and family while being on a video call together – if you get bored of a game, just switch to another and continue the fun!
Some of the games available include:
#KlookTip: Spice up the game by adding on a punishment or reward system with some of the kuih Raya or snacks you have at home!
4. Mario Kart
A classic that never gets old is definitely Mario Kart. If you’ve loved playing this racing game in the arcade, this is a great alternative to fulfil your need for speed this stay at home season. Get all your friends and family to download the free mobile app and play against up to 7 other players in a multiplayer race game! This game will give you the adrenaline rush you need.
Have fun and learn something new at the same time with Kahoot! This game’s perfect for people of all ages – even children are bound to have lots of fun.
6. Communal Puzzles
Jigsaw puzzles with your friends online? You read that right!Communal Puzzleswill have you piecing together the photos, 1/1118 pieces at a time. We suggest picking a beautiful landscape like the streets of Oxford London to get you inspired on your next holiday once the skies are bright again.7. Monopoly
How about a good old game of Monopoly? All you have to do is create a free account here and you can start playing the classic board game with your friends and family without having to gather together.8. Psych
Psych emerged as one of the most popular multiplayer games during the pandemic, people are staying connected and having fun by competing against each other through the game platform! The game is perfect for large groups of friends or family and you can choose from a variety of games available.
Lazy to download apps? Check out these Zoom games
If you’re too lazy to download apps or coordinate games online, simply hop on a Zoom call with your friends and family and try out these simple games that can be played just through a video call!
9. Zoom Karaoke Party
Sing your favourite songs and lagu Raya out loud by hosting a Zoom karaoke party with your friends and family! All you need is someone with a nice speaker system at home to blast the music so everyone can sing-along. For those who can play the guitar or piano, time to bust out your instruments and serenade everyone with your talent.
10. Blindfold Drawing Game
All everyone needs for this game are:
* A cloth/tie as a blindfold
* A whiteboard or big notebook for drawing
Take turns drawing something you have in mind while being blindfolded and get the rest to guess your drawing! This game will give everyone a good laugh when you see your friends/family fumbling around to draw something nice while being blindfolded.
We bet most people are familiar with Charades! If you think you can’t play this without being physically together, think again. Hop on a video call and divide your group into 2 teams – generate random words and phrases through this charades idea generator site and take turns to act and guess.12. Bingo
Bingo may be old-school but it’s still lots of fun to play once in a while. All you need is a pen and paper and you’re set to start playing!