Some great games to make family games night a blast

From sold-out board games, to awkwardly long queues in shops around the world, there are countless apps and games available to make family games night a blast.

Whether you use one device or multiple, we have five apps that’ll keep everyone entertained.


Heads Up!

From naming celebrities to singing and even using silly accents, the game of charades has been flipped on its head with an app called Heads Up! It’s the fun game from Ellen DeGeneres that she plays on her show with her guests, and now you can too from the safe confinement of your home with your family.

By just using the movement of tilting your phone, you can progress through a wide range of categories that’ll give you hours of entertainment.


Fruit Ninja

Whether you love fruit or hate it, Fruit Ninja is one that will demand your attention. You can slice through the fruit in three different game modes that billions of players have come to know and love. In Arcade mode you aim to set a new high score by dodging bombs and scoring combos. Zen Mode is ideal for those that are just looking to relax and take it out on some fruit for some stress relief. Classic mode is a continuous delivery of fruit to be taken out – just be sure to avoid the bombs.

Show your family who is boss by playing a shared-screen local multiplayer match on one device, but just watch out for each other’s fingers.


Words with friend 2

Words with friends 2 is essentially Scrabble, but on smart devices with an interface designed for interacting online. Challenge your brain with a range of word games, puzzles and a number of ways to challenge your friends. Expand your vocabulary and show off your spelling skills as you search for the highest scoring word.



It’s the classic murder mystery game – Cluedo.

Download the app and crack the case without trying to find boardgame. Join six suspicious characters – Miss Scarlet, Colonel Mustard, Mrs Peacock, Mr Green, Dr Orchid and Professor Plum in the Clue Tudor Mansion. Either play by yourself, or with family and friends in the classic mystery board game mode, or in online multiplayer.


Mario Kart Tour

Join Mario, Princess Peach and the gang in Mario Kart Tour as they race around the world. Race up to seven other players and compete to see who can conquer the track!

With courses inspired by real-world locations in addition to classic Mario kart course, the destinations will be featured in tours that rotate every two weeks.

Collect drivers, karts, badges and more by earning grand stars by racing and completing challenges.