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Is Among Us the Best Multiplayer Party Game?

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?

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:

Table of Contents

  1. 1. Apps We Selected
  2. Our Pick Runner Up Among Us Among Us Also Groovy Scrabble® GO-Classic Word Game Scrabble® GO-Classic Word Game
  3. 2. Everything We Recommend
  4. 3. The 411 from our Appventurer
  5. 4. Other Apps Considered
Our Pick

The closest thing to the real thing!

  • 0.0 Ratings + Reviews


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.

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Runner Up

Built specifically for multiplayer

  • Join your crewmates in a multiplayer game of teamwork and betrayal!
    3.7 Ratings 14M+ Reviews 500M+ Downloads
    Free In App Purchases 1M+ Reviews
    Free In-App Purchases
    Free In-App Purchases


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!

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Also Groovy

Crosswords Across the Globe

  • The Original Word Game with More Ways to Play with Friends!
    4.1 Ratings 646K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
    Free Fresh In App Purchases
    Free In-App Purchases
    Free In-App Purchases


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.

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Everything We Recommend

  • Our Pick

    0.0 Ratings + Reviews
    In-App Purchases
  • Runner Up

    Among Us

    3.7 Ratings 14M+ Reviews 500M+ Downloads
    Play online or over local WiFi with 4-15 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.
    In-App Purchases
    $0.99 - $24.99 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!
    ⭐Play Scrabble GO - your winning Scrabble word awaits!⭐

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

    Now with Multiplayer!
    Our newest feature allows you to play classic Scrabble the way it was meant to be played: with multiple opponents!

    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 - Beat 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!

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    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. © 2021 Hasbro
    In-App Purchases
    $0.99 - $299.99 per item
    $1.99 - $19.99 per item
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The 411 from our Appventurer

Halle Homel
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Halle Homel

I am a content writer, copywriter, and content creator who lives on the road full time, traveling in her campervan with her boyfriend and border collie. I specialize in content writing within the world of travel and even run my own blog detailing adventure travel, vanlife, and National Park travel within the US with the goal of making travel easier for everyone. I have written for sites such as Canadian Traveller, Hanalei Company, Discover Athens, and more.

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