Chances are, you’ve seen the blocky LEGO-esque characters popping up in your feed.
- Join for free.
- Free games.
- Infinite playability.
That’s a hefty promise to give gamers. But, what exactly is Roblox and why has it taken the internet world by storm?
Today, we’re looking at what exactly Roblox is and some of the best games to try, whether you’re new to gaming or a seasoned veteran.
What is Roblox?
Roblox isn’t necessarily a game. It is… and it isn’t. More accurately, it’s an entire gaming platform. Imagine a place where developers, shops, and players are all rolled into one.
Roblox is a platform that allows users to create and code their own games using a custom game builder online. They can then make them public allowing players from all over the world to play for free. Literally, any type of game you can think of can be created and shared on the platform.
And yes, once again, it’s all free.
How does Roblox make money?
The actual business side of Roblox comes in the form of in-game currency called Robux. Players can use real money to purchase Robux and use it in the shops on the platform. They’re usually just cosmetics or in-game items, but for the most part, it just adds aesthetics to whatever game you’re playing.
Developers or anyone who makes a game on the platform can actually make quite a bit of money if their game takes off and becomes popular. Designers of games can receive Robux for in-game items sold and after a certain threshold is made, they can opt into Roblox’s Developer Exchange program that allows them to exchange the Robux they earn in-game into real-world cash.
This concept of user-created games and content isn’t new, but it’s one of the most successful iterations. Similar games like Little Big Planet and Minecraft were the predecessors to Roblox, but Roblox took the customization and put all the control in the hands of the users making an incredible world that’s all user-generated.
Types of Games
There are a few popular categories of games in Roblox. Currently, foremost among them are simulation games, which cover a pretty broad category of games.
Players can enter their favorite anime world, fly jet fighters, race supercars, manage their own hospital, or even just take care of a virtual pet.
The designers of Roblox claim that the game variety is endless, and it’s easy to see why. The sheer variety of games in one category is staggering. That doesn’t even begin to cover shooters, voxel gaming, economic, or my personal favorite, board games.
It’s easy to download the client and get lost in the thousands of games available. Some games like racing games can be picked up and played for a few hours, and there are also massive RPGs and games that players can spend months or even years playing, and not see all of the available content.
Best Roblox Board Games
Today, we’re going to look at some of the most popular types of board games on Roblox.
Hotel Murder Island
Hotel Murder Island functions like similar games such as Werewolf or Salem. Players are trapped in a hotel with different roles and have to find out who the hidden traitors are before they’re killed.
Board Game Insanity
Board Game Insanity is a wacky take on the board game genre. It’s similar to games like Mario Party that function as interactive board games while offering mini-games and fun little side quests to complete.
Apples to Pairs
If the name and logo sound familiar then you already know what kind of game this is. Apples to Pairs is a parody of Apples to Apples that functions exactly the same but is done on the Roblox platform. Players match up different combinations of words to come up with hilarious combinations.
There are also quite a lot of classic games that can be found like Chess, Sorry, and other off-brand Monopoly games that users have programmed and created in the Roblox platform.
What are some of your favorite Roblox games? We’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below.
Before starting GameCows with his wife Kendra, he used to teach English Language Arts in the US. He combined his love of gaming with education to create fun game-based learning lessons until he eventually decided to run GameCows with Kendra full-time. He’s known for pouring over rulebooks in his spare time, being the rule master during game night, and as the perma DM in his DnD group. Bryan loves board games, writing, traveling, and above all his wife and partner in crime, Kendra.