10 – Minecraft
Minecraft is a game of endless possibilities. Creative building, survival gameplay, minigames, restrictive survival like skyblock and the literally thousands of mods available make this not only the most varied game on this list, but one that can be played together by an almost infinite amount of players at the same time, limited by the hardware it’s run on.
Whether it’s playing at home on LAN, running a server for external friends and family to join, using Mojang’s own “Realms” service or playing on one of the many bigger servers out there (Hypixel etc.), it’s a great game to play together and one that can be enjoyed by all ages. And while personally, I would say to play the PC Java version (gotta love those mods, baby), the console versions also now offer full cross compatibility between the Windows 10 Edition, tablet and mobile editions and of course the big three of Xbox, Playstation and Switch. With these all able to connect to each other, this opens up even more possibilities to play with your friends and family, no matter what they have. Go on, go out there and punch a tree. And for the parents who may well be sick of Minecraft. Go on, give it a try, join your kid’s world, and bond over what they love.
While this should be the end of the list, we have a bonus suggestion. A wildcard suggestion, you could say…
That’s right, go old-fashioned, boot up Dwarf Fortress (or RimWorld), start a colony and see which of your colleagues manages to get everyone eaten by werecamels. It won’t take long, we promise.
Our list is by no means exhaustive, but with many of us stuck inside for the foreseeable future, I’m sure there will be time to add to it. Have you and your co-workers (or classmates) settled on a favourite yet? Let us know in the comments.