Unfortunately, stay at home orders have just been extended for most cities. It’s certainly not the best news, but while everyone works to combat the coronavirus, we have to get creative when it comes to ways to keep ourselves social and entertained. We’ve found five popular ways that people have kept themselves busy while social distancing, check them out below!

Houseparty 

Houseparty is a social networking service that allows group video chatting through mobile and desktop apps! The app has various features that allow interactive activity between you and your friends like trivia and quick draw. 

Zoom Parties

Between online classes, online seminars, and conference calls -- everyone is “zoomed out.” But thankfully Zoom doesn’t only have to be used for those things, it’s a great way to stay connected with your friends while social distancing. 

The Sims 

Simulation game players enjoy the escape from the normalities of their everyday lives. The game lets players create and customize their Sims by physical features like hair, facial features, body types, etc.. to personality type and goals! In efforts to convince people to stay at home, The Sims 4 is currently on sale for just $5!

Animal Crossing 

Animal Crossing has taken social media by storm! You can’t get on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram without seeing a meme that references it. Much like The Sims, Animal Crossing is a simulation game that allows users to create characters and build their lives. Unlike other simulation games, Animal Crossing requires a Nintendo Switch for gameplay. While this might be our most expensive suggestion, it is the most popular amongst gamers.

Online Games : UNO & Cards Against Humanity 

If you’re not into video games, you can try out the online versions of card games. Both UNO and Cards Against Humanity have FREE online versions that can be played with friends! A cheat code for making your virtual game night feel like a real game night is setting up a Zoom meeting for you and your friends while you play. 

What are your favorite ways to keep yourself busy and entertained during the quarantine?