What better way to stay busy during a global pandemic than by having a roommate game night indoors? It’s safe, fun, and keeps you away from the summer heat!

Playing games with your roommates is a great way to get to know each other. Here are some game ideas to play this weekend:


There are a variety of games available for download on Apple and Android devices, and chances are that you and your roommates have a smartphone or tablet. 

One of the games you can find is called Heads Up! In this game, a player holds a phone to his or her forehead with the screen facing the other players. The person then has a minute to watch the other players act out the word they see on the screen and guess that word. The best part is that the game records a video of the rest of the team acting (which can make for a very comical night if you watch the replays!).

 Other game options include the following:

  • Words with Friends
  • Mario Kart Tour
  • Scrabble
  • UNO!
  • Scattergories

Classic Indoor Games

Not in the mood to use your phone? Here are some fun hands-free games to choose from:

  • Two Truths and a Lie: Players take turns sharing two truthful statements about themselves and one lie. The other players have to guess which statement is the lie.
  • Name That Tune: This game helps you learn more about your roommates’ taste in music. Take turns breaking out your tunes and guess what the name of the songs are.
  • Truth or Dare: You know the drill. If any of the dares involve going outside, wear a mask, and follow all CDC and social distancing guidelines.
  • Charades: Write different words on small pieces of paper, put the papers in a hat, and mix them up. Then allow each roommate to draw a word. Each player takes turns acting out the words on their paper, and the others have to guess what that word is.

Board and Card Games

Board and card games are classics and a great way to end the night or turn it more competitive. The options are limitless. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Cards Against Humanity
  • Monopoly
  • The Game of Life
  • Clue
  • Risk
  • Apples to Apples
  • Old Maid
  • Phase 10
  • Cover Your Assets

Host a roommate indoor game night by playing one of the games above! Whether you decide on board and card games, free-hand games, or apps, you and your roommates are in for a good time. And of course, if you’re tired of being cooped inside your apartment, take your roommate game night to Richard Nixon Park located just down the street. Have fun!