Playing in WhatsApp groups is an alternative to distract yourself with friends during the voluntary quarantine to prevent the new coronavirus. Officials recommend adopting social isolation to limit the spread of Covid-19, and the messaging app can make up for the distance with group play. Famous games, such as Uno and Detective, have versions adapted for WhatsApp to have fun with colleagues. Check the following list of five games to play on WhatsApp with friends and be distracted during the quarantine of the new coronavirus.
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Uno's goal is to use the cards in hands faster than other players. To do this, you need to play a card with the same number, color or symbol as the previous one. But it is action cards that make Uno even more fun: when used, it is possible to make your opponent buy more cards or skip the turn, for example.
To play Uno on WhatsApp, I need to bring the participants together into a group. After downloading the sticker pack with the cards, one of the friends takes on the role of "table" to distribute them to the players in the private chat. With the cards delivered and the order of play decided, just start playing.
If a player needs to buy cards, the table friend must deal them privately. And be careful: don't forget to shout Uno when playing your penultimate card if you don't want to be penalized for buying one more.
How to play UNO on WhatsApp
Playing the Tic Tac Toe on WhatsApp is very simple and you don't need anything other than the messaging app and a friend. The game consists of a sequence of nine squares, organized in the form of a "hashtag" (#), which must be filled with the symbols O or X by two people until one of them completes a vertical, horizontal or diagonal line of three symbols equals. If neither player succeeds, the game is old.
To play, simulate the game board with emojis. Use nine white square emojis, arranged in three rows of three and, for each message, replace one of these squares with the emoji of X or O.
Use the featured emojis to play Tic Tac Toe on WhatsApp Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Who has never played hangman with friends at school? It is also possible to play the classic childhood pastime on WhatsApp. The goal is to find the word before the doll is hanged. To do this, gather your group of friends and choose one of them to determine the word while the others try to guess it.
Each person must indicate a letter that they believe will fit in the spaces from the tip given. If you make a mistake, the doll gains body parts. The player responsible for the word sends the messages with the errors and successes and draws the head, trunk, arms and legs next to the strength. The game ends if someone finds out the word or the doll is hanged.
Learn to play Hangman on WhatsApp Photo: Reproduo / Jeniffer Cavalcanti
Also known as "Noite na Vila" or "Mfia", Cidade Dorme is a classic table game that has several versions, adapted according to the complexity desired by those who play. The number of players usually varies between seven and ten, but it may be suitable for a smaller group of people. The aim of the game is to find out who the killer, wolf or werewolf is, through group discussions.
To play Cidade Dorme on WhatsApp, I need someone to assume the role of storyteller. This assigns the other characters, individually in the private chat, the characters of murderer and citizens. From there the narrator declares that the city sleeps and tells the murderer that he must choose one to kill. The murderer goes to the narrator's private to inform who must die. Thus, the narrator asks the city to wake up and eliminates the participant who was killed from the group. Then the discussion is open to decide who the killer is. If they get it wrong, he keeps killing more victims until the group gets it right or everyone dies.
With your friends, you can decide new rules or add other characters with different functions: like more than one murderer, the psychopath, the detective or the angel. All this to make the game even more complex and lively.
Users on Twitter exchange game tips to play during quarantine Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo
The game Detective, which has famous versions like the board edition the "flashing" game to kill a victim, similar to Cidade Dorme when it is played by WhatsApp. The simple goal: find out who the killer is killing the victims.
To play it is necessary that someone is the "applicator", responsible for organizing the game and determining the functions of each one by private chat. In the first of the two phases of the game, the enforcer asks the killer to choose a name and, privately, he indicates who he wants to eliminate. Meanwhile, the detective also sends a name to the enforcer, which reveals that player's role exclusively to him.
People join groups of WhatApp to play Detective Photo: Reproduo / Jeniffer Cavalcanti
In the second phase, all players vote for who they believe to be the killer. If the majority of the votes are for the real criminal, he is eliminated and the victims win the match. If the majority vote is for a victim, she is excluded from the group and the game continues until it is discovered who the killer or all are eliminated.
In addition to the functions of enforcer, detective, murderer and victims, there may be others, such as the medium (someone who has the right to revive a person), the guard (who at each round chooses a name and sends it to the private person to protect it) of the murderer), the old man (a character who also chooses a name for each round not to participate in the vote), among many others. Use your creativity to adapt the rules to your game!
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