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Is Among Us the Best Multiplayer Party Game?

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If you're looking for Among Us alternatives to play with your friends, we tried out the most popular contenders. Here's what we found.

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Is Among Us the Best Multiplayer Party Game?

Introduction

It's no secret mobile games are the ideal way to have the social interaction you've been craving. We put 10 of the best multiplayer party games head to head, and our hands-down favorite was Houseparty. The good news for your wallet (or your parent's wallet) is most of these are free to play, but if you and your buddies are big fans of the game, you may want to spend a few bucks for extra features. Here are all of our faves:

Our Pick

The closest thing to the real thing!

  • Group Video Chat

    4.7 Ratings 779K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
    Free
    Free In-App Purchases

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We love Houseparty! Since we can't see our friends in person right now, this was the perfect way to connect and play games, even across international borders. Houseparty is basically video chat with games, and we loved being able to talk to our friends in real-time while playing.

Why we chose Housepary:

  • Amazing for connecting with long-distance friends, even across time zones
  • Lots of options for games, so you can have a lot of variety in what you play
  • Solid Zoom-like video connection makes for a great way to see people "face to face," even when you're apart
  • Similar to a real-life family game night or house party
  • Kid-friendly, despite the online feature
  • Easy to pick up on and learn the games

Houseparty is perfect for anyone trying to have a true connection with people they either know in real life, or have yet to meet, and fosters a great space to play games with people safely in a time where we have to spend time apart.

Read Houseparty's Full Review
Runner Up

Built specifically for multiplayer

  • Join your crewmates in a multiplayer game of teamwork and betrayal!

    3.7 Ratings 2M+ Reviews 100M+ Downloads
    Free In-App Purchases
    Free In-App Purchases

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Among Us is the ultimate multiplayer game that's popular for a reason. This game is a great place to play with friends, whether you're together or apart, and it's one that can quickly get addicting. This game is great for problem-solving, teamwork, and some good old fun! 

Why we chose Among Us:

  • Very engaging game for multiplayer and online playing, you'll have a hard time stopping
  • You can create your own game to play with friends or join an online game someone else has created
  • Good chat feature that’s a part of the game, so you can connect with people you’re playing with
  • It’s sort of like the game Mafia, but futuristic
  • The only thing is you don’t know who you’re talking to while playing, so people might find it hard to connect with friends this way unless they’re also on video chat, which we highly recommend

Among Us is a fantastic game to play with friends, especially since you actually need more than one player to play. Get your friends and family involved, and get ready to find out who the Impostor is!

Read Among Us' Full Review
Also Groovy

Crosswords Across the Globe

  • The Original Word Game is All New and With More Ways to Play with Friends!

    4.1 Ratings 533K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
    Free In-App Purchases
    Free In-App Purchases

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Scrabble Go is very similar to the classic board game. It doesn't take a lot to learn how to play, and we loved that it is so simple to connect with people you know in real life. You can connect your Scrabble Go profile to your Facebook account and play with family members from across the country!

Why we chose Scrabble GO:

  • Really good for connecting with family members, especially older members since most people know this classic game
  • You can connect your facebook profile, so you can play in real time with people you know personally
  • Makes it easy to learn the system of playing online
  • You can also connect with new people
  • Not super kid friendly, but not inappropriate--it might just take longer for them to learn
  • This game can easily get addicting, which is a good and a bad thing

Scrabble Go is the ideal multiplayer game for the busy work from home employee, or student currently taking classes online. It doesn't take long to play, but it is super fun, and is a great way to connect with friends and do something outside of work or school for a little bit.

Read Scrabble GO's Full Review

Everything We Recommend

  • Our Pick

    Houseparty

    4.7 Ratings 779K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
    Houseparty is the face-to-face social network where you can connect with the people you care about most. The app makes connecting face to face effortless, alerting you when your friends are “in the house” and ready to chat so you can jump right into the conversation. The same goes for you opening the app! Your friends will know you’re in the app and ready to chat, so they can join you (…because rejected calls are so last year). Houseparty is truly the next best thing to hanging out in person. See your friends more often on Houseparty.

    Questions? Comments? Just want a friendly hello?
    hello@houseparty.com
    Twitter/Instagram: @houseparty
    Cost
    Free
    Free
    In-App Purchases
    No
    $0.99 per item
  • Runner Up
    Play online or over local WiFi with 4-10 players as you attempt to prep your spaceship for departure, but beware as one will be an impostor bent on killing everyone!

    Crewmates can win by completing all tasks or discovering and voting the impostor off the ship.

    The Impostor can use sabotage to cause chaos, making for easier kills and better alibis.
    Cost
    Free
    Free
    In-App Purchases
    $0.99 - $2.99 per item
    $1.99 - $2.99 per item
  • Also Groovy
    Welcome to Scrabble GO, the free new and updated version of the classic word game!
    ⭐Your winning word awaits!⭐

    Classic Scrabble Game with New Word Game Features
    Official Scrabble board ➤ Custom word tiles ➤ Scrabble dictionary ➤ Authentic crossword game experience

    Play with Friends and Family
    Easily find new Scrabble friends ➤ Challenge your friends ➤ Use our fun and easy-to-use chat emojis & phrases to chat with friends & family

    New Word Games - Move beyond the traditional scrabble board with 4 fast-paced competitive game modes!
    1. Duels - Fast-Paced, head-to-head Scrabble game! Play 5 turns against players of similar skill. Watch out for the timer and unlock Scrabble prize chests.
    2. Word Drop - New word search game. Used word tiles are replaced with new custom tiles, opening new crossword game possibilities!
    3. Tumbler - Like anagrams? Find as many high-scoring words from a rotating set of letters in a limited amount of time.
    4. Rush - Challenge yourself in this Solo Scrabble mode, set up high-scoring plays on a smaller 11x11 scrabble board.
    ⭐Play the updated version of the classic word game as a free to play mobile game⭐

    Collect Playable Word Tiles
    Play Scrabble GO and personalize the classic scrabble experience with custom word tiles! Unlock chests to discover and collect a variety of new tiles! New and limited-edition tiles are added often, so be sure to collect them all!

    Scrabble Game Features
    Scrabble Leagues - Play against other Scrabble friends to achieve top league rankings to get more XP and chests as well as an exclusive League Frame to show off your progress.
    Practice Mode - Play Scrabble 1-on-1 against the computer. Designed to match your skill level, it’s a great way to test out new strategies and tactics.
    Boosts - Powerful word game boosts like Hint, Upgrade, Word Spy, and Vortex help take your gameplay to the next level.
    Track Stats - View your scoring averages, longest words, best plays, and more! See how your word puzzle Scrabble skills are progressing with our in-depth profile page or visit another player’s profile.
    Level up & Unlock more - Unlock new collectible Scrabble tiles and other features by scoring points in Scrabble games and Duels, or by ranking high on the Arena leaderboards!

    Privacy Policy:
    http://scopely.com/privacy/
    Terms of Service:
    http://scopely.com/tos/

    Like Scrabble GO on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/ScrabbleGO/
    By installing this game, you agree to the terms of the license agreements.

    SCRABBLE, the associated logo, the design of the associated SCRABBLE brand game
    board, and the distinctive letter tile designs are trademarks of Hasbro in the US and Canada and are used with permission. © 2019 Hasbro
    Cost
    Free
    Free
    In-App Purchases
    $0.99 - $299.99 per item
    $2.99 - $19.99 per item

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Is Among Us the Best Multiplayer Party Game?

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