Snapchat Games is an interesting way to keep the fun going on. If you are looking to play a game or two with someone, here’s how you can play the two-player games on Snapchat. Meanwhile, do check out these the best 2-player and online co-op puzzle games for your mobile devices in case you want to amp up the fun.
What are Snapchat games
Snapchat introduced simple but fun games right within its app. You can play these games with friends that are online and double the fun on your Snap time. These games use your Bitmoji avatar to represent you in the game. This gives the games a personal touch and makes it feel like you are actually playing with your friend!
Originally, Snapchat only had three games. But recently, they have launched a total of nineteen games. The games are quite easy to pick up but quite difficult to perfect. They are multiplayer, so you can either team up with your friend, or play against them, depending on the game.
Snapchat games are quite varied, in that each game is quite different from the next. Some of them are built on older concepts. For example, ‘Ready Chef Go’ is a remake of the classic ‘Diner Dash‘, while ‘Snake Squad’ is built around the lines of our favorite ‘Snake’ game. There are also some common to see games like ‘Bowling’ and ‘Bitmoji Tennis’ but with shiny new takes.
Even though these games are multiplayer, you can play them without the other person being online too. Of course, you will not be able to compete with them, but you can still practice! Some games let you play with strangers until your friend joins in. For example, Snake Squad will let you join the game even though your friend has not yet joined. You can compete with other players just as you normally would. Your friend can join in and drop out at any point, without affecting your game.
Snapchat games are a fun way to stay connected with your friends. They are usually quite short, lasting just a few minutes tops!
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How to access Snapchat games
Snapchat games can be accessed from within chat conversations. Unlike most apps, you cannot decide the game before the players. In the case of Snapchat, you first decide who to play with, then choose the game.
To access the games, launch the Snapchat app, and swipe right from the camera screen. This will bring you to the chats page.
Now select a conversation with the person that you would like to play a game. Tap the ‘Game’ button to the right of the chatbox.
You can now scroll through all the Snapchat games available.
Best two-player Snapchat games
If its two-player games you’re looking for, Snapchat has some neat ones! Here are some of the best two-player games that Snapchat has to offer.
Snake Squad was one of the original games first introduced when Snapchat launched its game section. Old though it is, there is something about this game that just keeps players coming back.
Snake Squad has players eat stars to get as big as they can. When played in two-player, you can join forces with your friend and try and trap other players. Circle around smaller snakes to trap them and finally kill them. Then, of course, you get to feast on their stars!
As the name suggests Bitmoji Tennis is a basic tennis game that uses your Bitmoji avatar to represent you in the game. This game is incredibly addictive and can also turn quite competitive!
The game starts with a training mode that teaches you how to play. Once you complete that, you enter the Challenger mode. Here you can compete against your friend to see who is better at virtual tennis! The game also uses your gyroscope to help you aim the ball.
Play it once, and probably won’t put your phone down. Color Galaxy is very similar to those addictive Voodoo games that you come across frequently on the Google Play Store. Only this time, you can go ahead and kill your friend, instead of a stranger!
Color Galaxy has you try to occupy as much of the surface as possible. Use your car to drive around to close up the gaps to conquer a territory. The game has but one rule. Do not go over your own tail. Cutting your tail will result in immediate death!
Subway Surfers Airtime
Based on the old Subway Surfers game, Subway Surfers Airtime has a small catch. You have to keep tapping the screen to boost yourself! The game pits you against your friend in a realtime competition to see who can go the furthest while collecting the most coins.
You can then use your collected coins to upgrade your airtime, but different outfits, etc.
How to play a two-player game with a friend on Snapchat
Now that you have found the games on Snapchat, it’s time to invite your friend to play along. To invite a friend to play a game, simply tap on the game from within the conversation.
The game will begin for you. Immediately your friend will get a notification that you have started the game. They simply need to tap on the notification to immediately join your game.
If your friend hasn’t joined after a while, you can nudge them by ‘Ringing them’. To ring a player, tap the ‘Players’ button in the bottom panel, then tap ‘Ring’.
Each game its own way of letting you know that a player has joined. So keep a lookout for your friend’s avatar!
How to know if someone is playing a game
You can check to see if a friend of yours is currently playing a game on Snapchat. If they are, you can even join in!
To check if someone is playing a game, launch the Snapchat app, and swipe right from the camera screen. Now click on the person’s chat to open it.
If a person is currently playing a game on Snapchat, you will see a small notification in the bottom right. You can also see which game the person is playing.
If you tap this notification you will be prompted to join their game.
Why can’t I play games on Snapchat?
Snapchat games require the latest version of the app to be installed on your device. Go to your App store and make sure you have updated the app recently. (Android | iOS)
What are some of your favorite games on Snapchat? Let us know in the comments below.
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