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10 Browser Games to Play With Friends Wherever You Are

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With everyone congregating on the internet, the need is bigger than ever for fun ways to interact with everyone through simple, web-based means. Thankfully, many websites have created browser games to play with friends, regardless of where they are. To join in the fun, all you need is internet access and your preferred web browser. As an added plus, free browser games won’t cost you a dime to play!

Deeeep.io

Deeeep.io is one of the more creative browser based games out there. In this competitive game, everyone takes on the role of a small, aquatic creature living in a large body of water. You (and all the other players) must survive in the water, making your creatures grow by eating food. You must also avoid becoming food yourself!

Eventually, if you survive and thrive, your creature will grow and climb to the top of the food chain. The creature starts out as a small animal, such as a jellyfish. But as it grows, it can change into larger and more capable animals like sharks and manta rays.

Little Big Snake

Little Big Snake has some similarities to Deeeep.io. Everyone plays as small creatures, snakes in this case. The goal is to make your animal grow in size. You do this by devouring both nectar and energy left behind by snakes that you defeat.

For each game, you try to defeat everyone else’s snakes. You do this by trapping the other snakes with your snake’s body. If a snake crashes into an obstacle or another snake, they lose. When you grow your body, you increase your chances of trapping other snakes and making them crash into you.

Skribbl.io

Skirbbl.io is easily one of the best free online word games around. In this Pictionary-style game, one player is given a topic and draws it with their cursor. Every other player guesses the answer by typing it into a chat room to the right of the image.

This is a great, free browser game that almost anyone can play. It’s especially fun for people who usually do not play games. While some games on this list might be too foreign to certain people, Skirbbl.io’s premise is familiar and basic enough for anyone to learn quickly. When it comes to multiplayer browser games, it’s a fantastic option.

Bonk.io

Bonk.io is a physics-based game that puts you in control of a ball. For the most part, all you can do with the ball is make it bounce. Your goal for each level is to be the last ball left on the screen as others are knocked off the stages.

The fun and the difficulty come from the level designs. Bonk.io’s levels are designed by the players. This means that there are an endless number of creative levels to play. This also means that many of the levels will be pretty off-the-wall. The creation aspect adds a whole new dimension to browser based games like this one.

Cursors.io 

Cursors.io is a game that pivots on teamwork, unlike the more competitive nature of other browser games to play with friends. Each player uses their cursor to move through a maze. The goal is for every player to reach the end of the maze together successfully.

The mazes have many obstacles that everyone needs to overcome as a team. This means that cooperation is essential. That’s where one of the game’s greatest challenges lies: Some players will not be willing to work well with everyone else.

Pokemon Showdown

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Pokemon Showdown takes the fun of the Pokemon series and slims it down to only the battle mechanics. This is a game for people who want to skip everything else and get straight to doing battle with friends using Pokemon.

This fan game lets you build and customize your team of Pokemon your way. You can select from hundreds of Pokemon to assemble your team. You can also select their specific traits, like their moves and the items they hold. If you’re looking for browser based games with familiar characters, Pokemon Showdown could be a great match.

8 Ball Pool

8 Ball Pool is good to play when you need a game that most people will quickly understand. The most important thing to keep in mind is that this is a two-player game.

As you might expect, this game plays like a digital version of pool. There are no gimmicks. The rules are the same as any game of eight ball. This is simply a fun, casual browser game that you and a friend can play to pass the time away. Rack ‘em up! 

Raconteur

Raconteur is an online party game to play with friends when you want game night to get weird in a hilarious way. In this browser based game, everyone takes turns adding to an ongoing story. The catch is that each player can only add one line at a time. 

Players also cannot see each other’s lines as they go. At the end of the game, everyone can read all of the lines together to see what kind of bizarre story they created. It’s a collaborative word game with a narrative twist! 

Minecraft

Minecraft is one of the most popular games in the world, both in terms of free browser games and more traditional console games. There’s a good chance that your friends will enjoy teaming up to play it. The browser based version is called Minecraft Classic.

This world-building game lets you do anything you can imagine. Work with your friends to craft tools, buildings and anything else you need to support your imaginations. 

Betrayal.io

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Betrayal.io is, in many ways, a clone of the popular Among Us game. There are few differences between them, such as the story concept and visual designs. The biggest distinction, however, is that you can play Betrayal.io in a browser without needing to purchase or download anything.

Everyone uses their characters to work together to complete an objective. The problem is that two of the players are secretly traitors who will try to sabotage everyone’s efforts. The other players work together to figure out who the traitors are and expose them.

Word Fun on the World Wide Web

Browser based games sometimes get overlooked when compared to apps and traditional video games. That’s a shame, as they’re a great source of fun that everyone can explore, especially when you can play browser games with friends. More examples include fun, web-based word games. Take a look at this list of 10 multiplayer word games you can play in your web browser.


Zac Pricener has been a content creator for the past eight years. He’s a bit of an all-around nerd, and he has a bad habit of working movie and TV show references into conversations whenever possible.

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