Figma is a popular design tool because of its ease of use and great user experience. But many people may not know that Figma is capable of more than design. I recently discovered that the Figma community has many games you can play, and in this article, I’m going to tell you about six classic games you can play with your team.
To those unfamiliar with the Figma community, I explain that it is a place where Figma users can share projects, plugins, widgets, and files, as well as download and use them.
In addition, users can also interact with each other through comments.
Creator: Caleb Denio
Here is a Figma version of Pong, the famous game released in 1972 by Atari. Move the arrows on the keyboard and play against the computer. The game works as a plugin.
Creator: Not Karl
Catan is a famous multiplayer board game introduced in 1995 and has since become very popular worldwide.
The game’s objective is to build villages and cities and expand them by collecting resources (wheat, sheep, and stone) and trading them with other players and opponents.
It’s a great digital version built with Figma. You’ll need to duplicate the file and install two plugins to play it. No worries, the instructions are in the file.
If you work remotely, it might be a good idea to play it with your team.
Creator: Nate Greenwall
Checkers is a popular game worldwide, and here there is a version built in a Figma file. Two players can play the game, so why not invite one of your teammates to a game?
Backgammon is a board game of strategy for two players and is one of the world’s most popular board games. In this version, you will need to duplicate the file and use a plugin to throw the dices (The link to the plugin is inside the file)
Besides the great idea of building the game, the creator used auto layout to organize the tokens on the board, and it’s cool to see how he used the auto layout feature for it.
Snake is a game that was very famous on mobile phones at the end of the 90.
If you are unfamiliar with it, a snake eats food in the game and tries to avoid colliding with the wall or its body.
I found in Figma two versions:
Creator: Alex Einarsson
A great Figma widget for playing Rock Paper Scissors with your teammate.
You can find a game in the Figma by:
I want to point out that as I wrote this post, I was thinking about junior designers searching for their first job in the industry. From my point of view, you can use your creativity, and creating a classic game in Figma can give you confidence and a positive view in design managers’ eyes.
Thank you for reading the article. I hope this article showed you cool games you can play in Figma. Please feel free to share it with your friends or team members, and if you have any questions, please let me know.
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