Popular Mechanics (South Africa)

How we game now

Stay-at-home orders don’t have to cramp your style on game night – stay safe by hosting the fun online.



The joy and nostalgia of playing a classic board game is unmatched. Luckily, all you have to forfeit is the tactile component. With Pogo, choose from free games such as Monopoly and

Scrabble to play with friends. Simply create a private room and invite others to join.


With Steam Remote Play, one player buys and runs a game, streaming it to everyone else in the group. The platform is free, but you must purchase a title to get started – something like

Overcooked! (R200) is great for two to four players.


Who said video conferenci­ng was only for work? Invite your friends to a video call, fire up a game, and share your screen. We recommend The

Jackbox Party Pack 3 ($25, or ±R370), which includes five quirky multiplaye­r games.

– Courtney Linder

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