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Doom, Near-Death, Old Tongues: Inside My Dying Bride’s Macabre Cabaret

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You’ll have to listen closely to catch it, but My Dying Bride vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe’s eight-year-old daughter sings on the band’s new EP, Macabre Cabaret.

“[It’s] so low in the mix that I’m not sure anyone’s going to spot it. I’m fine with that,” Stainthorpe says of the guest spot on the EP’s title track. He does, however, have an alternate version of the track, with his daughter’s vocals higher in the mix, to play around the house.

“She absolutely loves it. It’s just sort of ‘La-la, la, la-la’ — it’s not lyrics per se,” he says. “When you hear a child doing that kind of vocal and then slow it down a bit and put it in the background, it’s quite eery and a little bit horror film.”

Due out November 20th, Macabre Cabaret follows the release earlier this year of Ghost of Orion, the U.K. doom pioneers’ first album for Nuclear Blast — and the first since Stainthorpe’s daughter came out victorious on the other side of a battle with Wilms’ tumor, a childhood kidney cancer.

Even so, Stainthorpe didn’t let sentimentality get in the way of his conclusion that her vocals as originally recorded didn’t feel exactly right. “Despite the fact that it was my loving daughter, it just didn’t quite sit with that particular track,” he explains. “So we lowered it to the point where you can probably — if you’ve got your cans on and cranked it up — hear it. And it’s probably quite spooky.”

Macabre Cabaret is just one of My Dying Bride’s many impending projects. Like touring bands worldwide, Stainthorpe and Co. are currently grounded due to the coronavirus pandemic, but they’re still staying busy. A stateside run is planned for next year, and the band is set to film a full-length theatrical music video for “Macabre Cabaret” in the coming weeks. They also have their own beer coming out, a craft lager dubbed “Old Earth,” produced by a local Yorkshire brewery.

“You’re one of the first journalists to ever see it,” Stainthorpe muses jovially. Unfortunately, the technology to transmit a pint through Skype has yet to be invented, but that didn’t halt the remainder of our conversation.

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DID IT FEEL A LITTLE BIT LIKE A VICTORY LAP TO HAVE YOUR DAUGHTER RECORD VOCALS ON “MACABRE CABARET” AFTER HER BATTLE WITH CANCER?
AARON STAINTHORPE Oh yeah, it was fantastic. But again, you know, one half of me is thinking, “Let her voice soar. Let everyone know she’s there.” Because she is here, you know? She was on the brink of dying, and she fought back and she survived. And it was amazing.

And another part of me, the more reserved part of me, is thinking, “Well, that’s a really private, intense part of my life.” I’ve never shared photos of her — ever — on Facebook, because I’m intensely private to that degree. So that in part goes with me reducing the vocal down, because it didn’t suit the volume it was at. And then I didn’t want to sort of shout about it too much.

I also didn’t, cynically, want people thinking, “OK, it’s great she survived, but now he’s got her on the record. How much cheese can you possibly get?” So I think we’ve done the right thing. And as I said, I’ve got both versions, so, you know, she’s happy singing the one we’ve got. And if you can spot it on the general release, that’s fine, but I don’t want to make a song and dance about it.

YEAH. I KNOW YOU EXPRESSED SIMILAR SENTIMENT BEFORE ORION CAME OUT IN REGARD TO “TIRED OF TEARS” BEING THE ONLY REFERENCE TO HER CANCER ON THAT ALBUM.
That’s right. The whole album could have easily been filled with those terrifying moments that no parent should really have to go through. And it would have been an extreme album for sure, but it would have also been an album I would never have wanted to listen to ever again, and therefore never wanted to perform any of the songs in a live capacity.

It would become like a black stain on our biography and something I’d never want to return to ever again or talk about, because you’ve got to remember when you’re producing something to be released worldwide, you’re going to do a lot of press and a lot of talking about it. If I’d have poured my heart into the whole thing, I would have wept through every interview and been completely out of control.

It would have been too negative, but obviously I had to write something. It’s like letting off steam — if you don’t, you’re gonna pop. So something had to go, and I knew one song was going to be about that subject, and it was, and I felt that was enough for this time.

I suspect on future releases, I’ll touch upon that period again because it was a powerful, life-changing experience. As a musician and a songwriter, you write about the things you know about. And I know a lot about childhood cancer now, and it’s awful. It’s absolutely awful.

We still have to go back to the hospital for regular checkups, and you see children in there who are on the brink of dying, and you see their parents — who are gray and they’ve aged 10 years over the last few months — and it’s terrible, you know? We’ve survived and we’ve come out the other side. Other people are just starting their journey, and we see them and we know what they’re going through, and it’s agony. It’s absolute agony. And you can’t reach out to them and say, “It’ll be fine,” because it might not be fine. So you just kind of nod and say, “Good luck.”


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THE EP HAS THIS THEME RUNNING THROUGH IT OF THE DANGER OF UNBRIDLED, ALL-CONSUMING PASSION AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE. HOW DID YOU ARRIVE AT THAT?
I rather boringly stick to similar themes for most of my recordings. There’s depth and there’s sex and there’s grief and there’s loss and there’s love and romance and passion. But I’m quite old fashioned, you know? I’m a lover of Byron and Keats and the old dead poets. I fancy myself as a little bit of a poet.

So I write in that kind of style because I like it, and it’s a great way of expressing sometimes some private thoughts without necessarily giving the game away. You can say something that’s on your mind or something right from your heart, something passionate, but if you word it in such a fashion, it’s not immediately noticeable as what you’re saying. And only those diehard, dedicated fans who know me will read between the lines, join the dots, and they will start to form the same picture that I originally came up with in my mind.

But I like to disguise it in flamboyant wording because it’s exciting. I think it takes you on a journey away from the heavy duty day-to-day we all have to live through. There’s never any politics in my lyrics, because for me, music is a form of escapism — not just the stuff I listen to, but the stuff I write. When someone listens to My Dying Bride, I want them to put the headphones on and crank it up a bit, pour yourself a glass of red wine, and just relax and close your eyes and go on a journey with us. And it will take you away from the horror of today.

Admittedly, it will take you to a horror of somewhere else — but I never put dates on things because I don’t necessarily want people to try and picture that era in their mind. I just want them to escape from here and go somewhere else, and see what other characters are doing and their behavior and how they interact with each other, And ultimately what happens at the end. I want it to be like a movie, and I want people to just to enjoy the journey. As traumatic as some parts of it can be, it’s escapism.

Some journalists, rightly so, have described us as being very pretentious. And there’s nothing wrong with that. I don’t think that’s a negative comment, because it is a little bit wild and a little bit fantastical at times. But that’s who we are. That’s how we express our thoughts. If you want your politics, there’s political bands out there. Millions of them. It’s just not my cup of tea. Music, for me, is a way to put my comfortable clothes on, have a drink, put my big comfortable headphones — not those little in-ears, the big, big, comfortable ones — and really turn it up. Because when you listen to music in the average ambiance of a household, there are nuances within the recording that aren’t normally picked up.

When you’ve got the headphones on and you’ve whacked it up to nine or even 10, if you dare, you can sometimes hear the breathing of the singer before he sings. You could hear the scratching on the strings. There’s things going on that you don’t normally hear, and I love that. Quite often, when I am about to express, my first word, there’s a normal drawing of breath — and it’s a big sort of [gasps] — and then you sing.

That’s normally cut out by the producer. I told Mark, “Leave all those in.” Now, you’re not going to hear it in your kitchen. Anyone who’s got those headphones on, just as the music comes, you’re going to hear it. And it’s frightening when you first hear that, because it’s something you won’t have heard unless you’ve got it loud in your ears. I love all those funny little quirky things that are going on. It’s in that environment where you might pick up my daughter’s voice in “Macabre Cabaret.”

WHAT YOU SAID KIND OF GOES BACK TO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I LIKE A LOT ABOUT BRITISH LYRICISTS IN PARTICULAR — THAT THERE’S ALWAYS THIS SORT OF FANCIFUL, PROSAIC ELEMENT TO IT THAT I THINK BRUCE DICKINSON HAS REFERRED TO AS CREATING “THEATER OF THE MIND.”
Yeah. We have a history of great, great writers — some obviously more well-known than others. Some are good, some are bad. I’m indifferent about others. I’ve recently been attending some — well before lockdown — spoken-word poetry evenings. I haven’t gotten up and had a go of it myself yet. I don’t have that kind of courage. But some of the performers do it from memory, and some of them will be reciting what they’ve written down.

There’s a lot of people, rightly so, bitter with the world and the state of affairs. And a lot of the contemporary poetry they were reciting was quite visceral and angry, and it wasn’t really my cup of tea, but I kind of appreciated what they were doing. It was well-written and delivered with passion, but I can’t help hankering back to the old style, you know? “Thou art” and “thine” and words we don’t use so much, very often. But that’s just me.

When I was at school, I absolutely loved English literature lessons. Every book I read, I didn’t just look at the pages and hope to get to the end as soon as possible. I absorbed this stuff — with relish. I really got into it. When a teacher gives you the book to take home to read, most people will flick through it as fast as possible.

For me, it was nourishment. I really enjoyed it and I couldn’t wait to read it out. The next time we had English literature, most people, when the teacher says, “John, can you read a bit now?” They’re like, “Oh God,” and they stumble their way through it. I couldn’t wait to be picked out to start orating to the rest of the crowd. And I was throwing my arms, hither and thither.

It’s just me. And that’s just how I like to write. And that’s the environment I like to be in when I write. I ridiculously light candles and drink wine and wait ’til the early hours. There’s practical reasons for that, because no one is going to ring. No one’s going to call up the house. It’s one o’clock in the morning. There’s no distractions, and you sense that writing is afoot. You can feel it coming.

The wine helps, naturally. And then it just flows and it’s warm and you’re not questioning what you’re writing. You’re just going with the flow. And things are coming out which are nonsensical, but you know that when you can put them together at a later date, you can fashion something more out of it. It’s almost like a jigsaw. You’re writing phrases that pop into your mind. “Oh, that sounds amazing. I’ll write that down.” Totally unrelated is another line below it.

And in a couple of weeks’ time, I’ll go back to this scrap of paper with wine all over it and wax and everything, and I’ll think, “That’s gibberish. That’s quite nice, though. And that will work well with something last night.”

So I start to put things together like that. And when you read about some of the old poets a couple of hundred years ago, they were on opium and all kinds of things because to unlock the thoughts that are dormant during the daytime because we have to live our lives, the wine — or for those guys, the strongest substances — just opens that door and it allows thoughts that should be locked away out and to escape. And they’re all over the place and you’re trying to grab them and shuffle them together.

It’s like someone spilling gold coins in front of you. You’re delighted, and you’re grasping. You’re gathering things together because you know at some point there’s treasure here, and treasure is good. For me, words are treasure.

HOW MUCH OF THE SPOKEN-WORD TRIPS INFLUENCED THE SPOKEN WORD ON THE EP IN “A PURSE OF GOLD AND STARS”?
No influence whatsoever with the contemporary stuff. I feel, as well, if I were to decide I had the courage to stand up and do some of the open mic stuff, would I be mocked for being so old-fashioned? You know what I mean?

My poetry is box of chocolates and roses. Theirs is politics and starvation and the way the world is, unfortunately. I just imagine them rolling their eyes and thinking, “Come on, granddad! Move on!”

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I will go back, because the pub that they go to is lovely and the beer is amazing and they have candles, as well. It’s a lovely, lovely environment.

I’m just hoping that someone does some old-fashioned stuff because it’s a dead language. Let’s face it, it’s a dead language. No one reads poetry. It was the height of fashion a couple hundred years ago. Hundreds would attend poetry readings and pay good money, as well, and then buy the pamphlets afterwards.

These days, if I decided to start reciting poetry in our local historic marketplace, there would be nobody there, and anyone who passed would just think I was a bit insane. That’s fine. The world has moved on. I just haven’t quite moved on just yet. So none of that contemporary stuff had an influence on my current writing period. And I don’t think it will, because as I say, that’s quite political. It’s very now, which is fine, but when I create something, it’s not very now at all. It’s way back.

ANOTHER THING I WAS THINKING ABOUT IN REGARD TO THE THEMES OF THE EP IS THEY’RE NOW KIND OF TIMELY IN LIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC AND EVERYTHING, BECAUSE YOU’VE GOT PEOPLE WHO BASICALLY ARE NOW KEEPING TO THEMSELVES A LOT MORE, WHICH IS GOING TO BREED A LOT MORE OF THAT LONELINESS, WHICH IS THEN GOING TO LEAD TO THAT SORT OF INTENSE DESIRE.
It is, yeah. I mean, obviously these songs were written way before the pandemic was ever here, but I think when you look at a lot of people’s music, you can pick things apart and you can add things and take away things that are relevant to how you see the world today.

I have a lot of loners in my writing, and quite often, they perish. [Laughs] It’s not a spoiler! I think most people probably would go along with that anyway. And I don’t know why that happens. If you are broken-hearted enough, the physical pain can kill you.

We’ve all heard stories of a couple who’ve been together all their lives. As soon as one of them dies, within a month the other one is dead. You’ve lived with someone for such a long time, they’re like your twin. They’re like the other you, your living shadow. When that’s taken away, you will have never experienced that in your life. And the shock to the system will destroy you.

I use things like that quite often in the things that I write because it’s so powerful. It’s like a sort of dark magic. You can’t put your finger on why it happens. Is a broken heart really a medical condition? Can that really kill someone? I sort of think — do you know what? I think it can. Because the loneliness that is ahead of you is so overwhelming that you start mentally clocking out. It’s not worth living anymore. And your body starts to slowly shut down piece-by-piece-by-piece. And you’ve gone because the love of your life is no longer there.

My literary works are scattered with perishing lovers because I think it’s fantastically melancholic. I dwell in those areas, although I’m a quite happy person. I think I like to write about things that make your heart jump a little bit. And that’s what I do.

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How Las Vegas became the world’s casino capital

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These days, it’s impossible to think of Las Vegas without the image of the lights on the strip and glamorous casinos coming to mind. But the Vegas we know of 2020 wasn’t always that way; and it took a long, long time to get its reputation for being the world’s casino capital. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and get to the root of how Las Vegas became the city that never sleeps.

A historical journey

It’s hard to believe these days, but the Las Vegas region was once an abundant marshland stock full of rich vegetation. That is, until the marsh receded, and the waters disappeared, transforming the landscape into a desert, with the trapped water underground sprouting life and forming an oasis.

It was during the 19th century that the explorer Antonio Armijo from Mexico foraged the way from New Mexico to California on the first commercial caravan. It was a member of the group, Rafael Rivera who rode west to find water and venture through the desert, setting his eyes upon Las Vegas Springs. Las Vegas was therefore named ‘the meadows’ after the grasses found growing there.

Years went on and both Mormon and Mexican settlers began to filter through. In 1890 it was decided by railroad developers that Las Vegas would serve as a spot along the San Pedro, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles railroad route as well as connecting to major cities along the Pacific Coast. From there on, Vegas boomed with stores, boarding houses and saloons popping up around the area. This was the beginning of the Las Vegas as we know it — with railroad workers and ranchers enjoying the gambling and drinking through illegal speakeasies and bootleg casinos operating despite the ban on gambling in Nevada in 1910.

In 1931 gambling once again became legal in the state, with new casinos and showgirl venues opening up along Fremont Street to entertain the thousands of workers who flocked the city during the construction of the Hoover Dam. The first hotel, El Rancho Vegas, opened up in 1941 along Highway 91. Its success inspired others to open up their own hotels along the highway which would one day become the strip. Tourists began to flock to the city over the next few decades to enjoy the casino scene and see incredible artists like Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra perform.

The birth of the mega resort

It was in 1966 the businessman Howard Hughes purchased the Desert Inn hotel; this was followed by over a dozen more hotel purchases, pushing out the mobster-owned hotels that had previously dominated Las Vegas. The concept of the mega hotel came about in 1989 when Steve Wynn opened the Mirage as the first hotel resort in the city. By 1994, Las Vegas was the home of more than 86,000 hotel and motel rooms with 13 of the 20 largest mega resort hotels in the world. It was during this era that the Strip became populated with more hotels and casinos, with developments inspired by the iconic cities and countries of the globe including Egypt, Paris, New York and Rome.

Las Vegas in the 21st century

The Las Vegas of today is well and truly established as a home for entertainment and casinos — which remain the biggest source of income for the city. However, there’s no doubt that Vegas faces more competition than ever before from the virtual world, with more people than ever before opting to play at an online casino, rather than play in the old fashioned way, but Vegas will always have the advantage. For many, it’s a once in a lifetime trip that an online casino can’t replicate, but do the online equivalents help to increase interest in Vegas?

The bright lights of Vegas is attracting billions of dollars in investment as many try and get a slice of the revenue that the sector has to offer. During 2019 over 42.52 million people came to visit Las Vegas from all around the world. Domestically, it was shown to be the second most popular destination for U.S. traveller’s dream spots after New York.

These days, Las Vegas continues to thrive and be a source of entertainment for millions of visitors from around the world looking to experience what the city has to offer. With new generations becoming interested in casino games — and some incredible musical residencies continuing to be announced — Las Vegas surely will continue to be one best places to go for a unforgettable dream destination for many.

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What can people find at some of the biggest land-based casinos in Canada? From Niagara Falls to Toronto, there is something for everyone at casinos in Canada, including table games, slots, roulette, blackjack, and other games. There are also many poker and blackjack tournaments held throughout the year and it is easy to find jackpots or slots with free spins at the casinos. Many casinos also have hotels, bars, and numerous restaurants which are perfect for players seeking some comfort. A relaxing casino experience for all ages can be found in many different places in Canada. Choose one from below.

Choosing a casino depends on your tastes and location within Canada. Do you want to experience the grandeur and splendour of nature while placing a bet? Then head to Niagara Falls. Do you want to see a show? Choose a casino with a show that will be perfect for you. If you are looking for pure relaxation, then check out some of the casinos with spas and world-class dining. Entertainment is also a large part of the casino experience in Canada. Musicians, bands, comedians, and other types of entertainment continue to be found at all of the biggest casinos.

Some Big Casinos Near Nature

Casino Niagara is located in one of the most beautiful places in Canada and the world. People from all around the globe come to experience the best of both worlds at Casino Niagara. Players have access to beauty and scenery while spending time at one of the biggest casinos in Canada. The casino has two floors with over 1200 slot machines, poker, and other table games. There are also many different restaurants and even a comedy club. The sports bar and casino was refurbished back in 2017, meaning that it has not lost any of its charm and shine.

ST Eugene Golf Resort: Casino of the Rockies is a golf and nature lovers’ paradise. The location could not be any more splendid. People can find the casino between the Rockies and Purcell Mountains. Furthermore, the casino has an interesting history after it was converted from an Indian Residential School. It was then opened in the early 2000s. St Eugene has table games, electronic roulette, baccarat, and blackjack. There is also a golf course, restaurant, bar, spa, and hotel that is highly rated in Canada. Overall games are limited so most people come for golfing and betting fun.

Caesars Windsor is famously located on the riverbank in Windsor, Ontario. Visitors from both Canada and the States frequent the casino and hotel. Players can see the Detroit and Michigan skyline from the area. There are two floors of slots, table games, and plenty of poker tables. Blackjack, baccarat, and roulette are also available at the casino. It has beautiful restaurants, a gym, bars, slots, and live sports. Check out the Titan 360™, a 10-foot tall slot machine with 5800 pounds of wins at the click of a button. It’s the largest slot machine in the world and great fun.

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River Rock Casino Resort – In Transit

Are you passing through Vancouver Airport and have a long transit? Hire a cab and spend some time enjoying slot machines at River Rock Casino Resort. There are slots galore and the different themes make it an enjoyable visit for all. There is even a Dungeons and Dragons slot for gamers. A fourteen-table game room can be found at the casino and international poker tournaments are held regularly. Other features include a VIP area, spa, live music, 24-hour food and drink, as well as other entertainment. Richmond is also worth a quick visit, especially for some delicious seafood.

Casino de Montreal – The Big Gun

Casino de Montreal is 526,488 square feet of casino excitement. The casino has around 20 thousand visitors each day and is one of the biggest casinos on the globe. If you are still unconvinced about the size of the place, then imagine five floors of slots and table games. 3,000 machines and 111 table games make the casino seem even more mammoth. Casino de Montreal games can be played in a smoke-free environment and many players comment on the user-friendly games and helpful staff. Complimentary drinks and top-rated gourmet food is all part of the experience at Casino de Montreal.

Hard Rock Casino – Another Big One

Hard Rock Casino is another large casino located in Vancouver, British Columbia. The casino is over 80,000 square feet, making it a big one in Canada. Hard Rock has gaming tables, slots, baccarat and a poker room. The casino includes 70 casino tables and 1,000 slots. Private rooms and high roller areas are also available. However, the Hard Rock name is known for excellent food and this is what people love about this casino. Many players comment on the quality of the food here. It even has a 1,000 seat theatre, making it great for dining and a show.

Elements Casino Brantford – Enjoy High Culture

Elements Casino Brantford is a historical gem for culture in Ontario. It is a charity casino that was established last century. It includes the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, which is a high society entertainment venue in Ontario. The centre is well known to performing arts enthusiasts in Ontario and Canada. Players come to see a show, enjoy some gourmet food and a game. The casino also has plenty of slots, table games, blackjack, baccarat, sic bo, three card poker, roulette, and other games. There is also a 14-table Texas Hold ‘Em poker room. Enjoy all the excitement.

River Cree Resort and Casino – Sports Lovers

River Cree Resort and Casino is a sport and gaming venue located in Edmonton that should not be overlooked. It has 39 tables of various money limits and over 1,000 slots. There are also a few different places to dine while enjoying a bet and other things to experience. There is a fitness centre, spa and a 200 room resort. However, the most interesting feature of this casino is the two hockey rinks, which are often used by the Edmonton Oilers for practice. It is possible to watch the team practice and go for a meal and some gaming fun.

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Top 8 Online Games That Kids Can Play Without Much Parental Supervision

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The gaming industry has been quite widespread since its inception. With the advent of globalisation and technology, this industry is reaching new heights. Kids these days are more inclined to the internet than they are to books. 

The internet has more information about everything than anywhere else and is very easily accessible. This further makes some parental control necessary. Most parents are worried about their kids playing violent video games that can further affect their mental health. 

Nevertheless, you cannot stop a kid from finding ways to log in to the internet, nor can you keep them away from playing video games. You can always supervise them on their media consumption. But that also gets tiresome after a point. This is when it gets necessary for you to introduce them to games that are not only kid-friendly but are also of their liking. 

If you are in a similar situation, looking for a way out, this article will surely help. Further mentioned are a few games that you can let your kid play while you concentrate on your work and well-being.  

1. Gummy Drop

Finding games that you can let your kids play without supervision is quite a task. With games like Gummy Drop, you do not have to worry one bit. With beautiful graphics and interesting gameplay, it does not take long for your kid to get hooked to the game. 

With new cities and interesting content being added almost every day, this 3 puzzle game is a good choice for your kids to play. It also connects to your Facebook account, letting you play with your other friends. It is also a nice way for your kids to improve their general knowledge and problem-solving skills. 

2. Skribbl

If you were a fan of Pictionary when you were growing up, you should definitely introduce your kids to this game. While the rules of Pictionary remain the same, this game improves on the visual aspect. With all of their friends in the same server, your kid can easily get hooked to this game. 

Easy and fun to play – once the server is set up, each player will get a word that they have to draw on the screen. The motive of the game is to help the other players guess your word. Each round chooses players at random. While it is advised that you use a tablet and a stylus to play this, you can always sketch with your finger. 

3. Ludo Supreme

A classic in every sense of the word, online ludo needs no introduction. There are some new features that are added in the game version of this app. It lets you connect to your Paytm account and earn real money while playing the game. 

Along with such amazing features, you can also play it for fun with your family or friends. It has other versions as well that come in different languages, especially in India, given the diverse nature of the country. You can download the LUDO for your android phones

4. Houseparty

There is no doubt that Houseparty has been one of the most popular downloads this pandemic. This is a networking app that lets you add as many as seven friends and play different games face-to-face via video calls. 

The novel approach of phone gaming made this a very widely chosen app. While playing games with your friends is always fun, this app lets you see and talk to them as well. Some of the most played games in this app include Heads Up!, Chips and Guac, Trivia and Quick Draw. With such amazing features and games, this is a worthwhile download for your kid. 

5. Monopoly

Monopoly is a very interesting game, which you can get your kids. Along with being fun, it can be played by any age group and is always stimulating your brain. This board game is an all-time classic that is now available on mobile platforms. 

The good thing about it being on the phone is that now your kids can play it with their friends as well, and all from the convenience of your home. 

6. Rocket League

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to play soccer but with cars, this game is exactly that. You get to pick a car at the beginning of the game in an oversized field with an oversized ball. Then start the five-minute matches where you have to score goals against them. 

To make it even more fun, this game allows the player to add up to three friends on the same server. It also has options where you can choose between casual play and ranked online play. Nevertheless, in both gameplays, you can earn new cosmetic looks for the car and get a chance to score more goals. 

7. UNO

Another all-time classic, UNO has been a very celebrated game all these years. The original company of UNO came out with the online version that is available on both iOS and Android devices. Since they are the copyright holders, you already know, the gameplay cannot get any better than this. 

Nevertheless, since it is a multiplayer game, you can play it both against your friends or strangers. It’s fun aesthetics, and new rules make it more interesting. It now has different modes of play and tournaments as well. You can also partner up and play 2v2 to win together. With servers available all around the world, you can connect to anyone you know. 

8. Guess The Word

Very obvious from the name itself, this game is known to be one of the most popular downloads in this list. It not only helps your kids spend some unsupervised time with themselves but also ensures that they learn new things in the process. 

The game contains different levels which get harder as your kid progresses, further making it more interesting and attractive. If you have some free time on your hands, you can also jump in and play with your kids.

Final Thoughts

So, these are the 8 games that kids of all ages can play without any tension. Above all, parents don’t have to panic or keep an eye on them all the time. 

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