This article was last update in 2021.
With everyone under quarantine and lockdowns, everyone seems to be losing their minds with the sheer boredom of it all. There have been no social interactions, and video calls are the best we can do for some socialization. From last week onwards, there have been hyperactive group texts, constant online games, and weird Twitter challenges.
You would expect that this period would make you feel less connected with people. But, the internet has actually allowed us to connect with people more than usual. While some are playing board games with their family or polishing their hobbies, a lot more people are spending their time playing online games with their friends or random strangers.
Psych-Outwit Your Friends!
The game Psych has become one of the more staple online games for everyone in quarantine. A multiplayer game which lets you reveal some false information mixed with the true answer and your friends have to call out your bluff. It has multiple categories, including general questions and movie bluff.
How to Play Psych?
The game is super simple gather your friends, its a minimum 2 people game but you can gather as many friends as possible as there is no maximum number of players. The game does start acting up after 10-11 players. Choose from one of category from animals, Word Up or Movie Bluff. You can even buy more categories to play. Once the questions come, write a fake answer, once everyone submits their answer try to get the correct answer and hope that your friends pick your answer in order to fool them.
Most Common Question in Psych
Some of the most common question asked in psych are, Medical condition known as a stroke?, Most common Reason for getting arrested?, What is a group of zebras called?, What’s the weirdest thing in lucy bassoons pocket?, This state is known as beehive state? You get the point, The players doesn't really have to good a trivia question, they simply needs to fun enough to make up witty answer. The question asked in the Psych game are glee and exaggerated enough that does not really matter.
How to Win in Psych?
Well one way is to answer closet to the right answer but this might actually require you to be good at trivia. Which to be honest is just not possible because of the over-the-top questions. When picking the answer, most of the time the simplest answer is the correct one. Generally people put a lot of brains in coming up with answer and end up giving it away, so its pest to keep your answer simple and small. There is another way to answer the question by understanding the personality of the other players and what they like.
New Online Trend
The game has become one of the most played games this last week. So much so that the game even crashed for a bit. Here are some of the tweets by people.
Apart from Psych, there are other online games like QuizUp that is a trivia-based game that I have been hooked on to ever since we've been on lockdown and quarantine. There is Draw Something which is like Pictionary, where you have to draw a word and the other player has to guess in a certain amount of time.
The one thing that is set apart Psych from all these other fun games is that the game allows you to feel like its personal not just random general knowledge. It allows you to have inside jokes, roast sessions and a feeling that you're actually connected and bonding with the people you are playing with.
Online games are looking like the only hope for boredom, and the only way to have fun with your friends while still maintaining all the safety protocols for coronavirus. So stay indoors, get all your friends online and start playing some fun online games like Psych.